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Kanye West eyes Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium for 2024-25 world tour

By Grace Kerongo February 7th, 2024 2 min read

Music enthusiasts across East Africa will be excited to learn that Kanye West is contemplating including the Kenyan capital in his upcoming world tour, slated for 2024-25.

With tentative dates spanning from June 2024 to February 2025, the tour is set to hit major cities across the globe, with Nairobi featuring prominently among the potential venues.

The Instastory shared by Kanye West himself unveiled a list of cities set to be graced by the iconic artist, with Nairobi standing out as a potential hotspot for the tour.

The tour routing, as detailed in the Instastory, encompasses a diverse range of locations including Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Madrid, Cairo, London, Dubai, and more.

Nairobi finds itself in an esteemed company alongside other global metropolises like Lagos, Sydney, Melbourne, and Tokyo.

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While the Nyayo Stadium has been earmarked as the venue of choice for Kanye’s Nairobi leg, event pundits have pointed out that the larger Kasarani Stadium might better accommodate the anticipated throngs of concert-goers.

The Main Stadium at Kasarani has a sitting capacity of 60,000 while Nyayo National Stadium’s capacity is about 30,000. The seating arrangements are comfortable and afford the spectators a nice view of the field and the track.

Netizens have been buzzing with excitement, speculating about the potential impact of Kanye’s presence on the local music scene.

In a viral video, Kanye West is seen appealing for assistance in securing additional arenas, stating, “We just sold out the United Center in minutes.” He then implores, “It is the only arena I had access to last year and when I call, they tell me it is not available for me and you know what that is. So if there is anyone out there who can help with this, please do.”

Social media has been ablaze with suggestions for unconventional venues, with users proposing locations such as the Great Wall of China, Corcovado, and the Giza Pyramids.

Kanye West wrote in another social media post, “I have not been allowed to perform in a year. Feels like the Elvis Presley movie.”

However, amidst the excitement surrounding the tour, questions linger about sponsorship opportunities given Kanye’s recent controversies, including allegations of antisemitism.

Nevertheless, anticipation continues to build as Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign prepare to release their joint album, “Vultures,” with a listening party scheduled at Chicago’s United Center on February 8, 2024.

The event promises attendees a unique opportunity to experience the album alongside the artists and collaborators before its public release.

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