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Governor Nyong’o hails Richie Spice’s Kisumu gig as a special ‘homecoming’ affair!

World-renowned Jamaican reggae legend Richie Spice will thrill fans in Kisumu with a much-anticipated live performance on May 28, Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has confirmed.

The county boss made the announcement via a Twitter post, featuring a vibrant poster advertising the event at the Mamboleo Show Grounds.

Governor Nyong’o expressed his excitement saying, “It’s coming home! Get ready for a mega live performance by Richie Spice on the 28th of May at the Mamboleo ASK Grounds”.

The concert, sponsored by Kisumu County Government and Ziva Empire, promises to be an unforgettable experience for reggae enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

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Richie Spice revealed his Kenya tour plans on Instagram three weeks ago, announcing his participation in the Good Vibes Festival at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) grounds on May 27. The artist shared his excitement saying, “May 27th Nairobi Kenya I’ll be coming your way, get your tickets now, bless!”

Tickets for the Nairobi event are available in advance with regular tickets priced at Ksh 2,500, VIP tickets at Ksh 5,000 and VVIP tickets at Ksh 7,000. At the gate, regular tickets will be priced at Ksh. 3,000, VIP tickets at Ksh. 7,000 and VVIP tickets at Ksh. 9,000.

Richie Spice, known for his affiliation with the Rastafari movement, has an extensive repertoire of music. His popular hits include ‘Earth a Run Red’, ‘Brown Skin’, ‘Grooving My Girl’, ‘Marijuana’ and ‘King and Queen’.

Coming from a musical family, Richie Spice’s siblings, Spanner Banner and Pliers, of the famous duo Chaka Demus and Pliers, have also established themselves in the music industry. While his brothers Glenroy Bonner and Jah Mikes have pursued music to a lesser extent, they remain overshadowed by the fame of Spice, Banner and Pliers.

This won’t be the first time Richie Spice has performed in Kenya. In 2017, he graced the stage at the Dobba Festival alongside fellow Jamaican stars Etana and Luciano. Two years later, in 2019, he made a triumphant return to the ‘Nobody Can Stop Reggae’ concert.

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