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Safaricom to honour Ex-CEO Bob Collymore in style

Safaricom has announced an Sh2 million sponsorship for the Bob Collymore International Jazz Festival scheduled for Saturday, 24th February at the Carnivore Grounds.

Known for its steadfast commitment to supporting the arts and nurturing young talent, Safaricom has pledged the cash sponsorship to ensure the success of the concert organized by the Bob Collymore Foundation in honor of the deceased ex-Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore.

This contribution will significantly enhance the festival’s capacity to attract top-tier musicians, support budding talent such as the Ghetto Classics and Safaricom Youth Orchestra, and offer an immersive experience for attendees.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Bob Collymore Foundation for an event that celebrates the rich culture of the creative arts and jazz music. Our sponsorship reflects our ongoing commitment to fostering creativity and providing platforms for young musicians to thrive. We look forward to a memorable festival that will inspire and entertain audiences of all ages,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

The Bob Collymore International Jazz Festival aims to spotlight the vibrant jazz scene and instill a profound appreciation for this timeless art form.

By uniting talented artists, avid jazz enthusiasts, and the broader community, the festival endeavors to create an unforgettable fusion of soulful melodies and captivating performances.

Among the notable artists set to grace the event are Enkare Saxophone Quartet (KE), Humphrey Mubba (TZ), Samuel Mutuku (KE), Syssi Mananga (DRC), The Jazztified (KE), DJ D-lite (KE), Safaricom Youth Orchestra (KE), and the Ghetto Classics (KE).

Proceeds from the festival will be channeled into music education initiatives and supporting underprivileged children, including the Ghetto Classics.

The Bob Collymore Foundation is dedicated to providing music education to over 300 underprivileged youths in Kenya, aiming to transform their lives and communities.

 The 61-year-old Bob Collymore succumbed to a two-year battle with cancer in 2019.

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