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WATCH: What happened to Blankets and Wine events? MDQ speaks

By Sinda Matiko December 3rd, 2022 2 min read

Cultural entrepreneur Muthoni The Drummer Queen has explained why the once popular Blankets & Wine festival has been missing from the yearly entertainment calender.

The event will be making a comeback on December 21, 2022, at Moi Sports Center Kasarani after a two years hiatus.

Explaining the hiatus, MDQ told Nairobi News that uncertainty situations in the country in the last two years were the reason to blame.

“Blankets and Wine event is alive and kicking, we have been operating in Uganda and we coming back to Kigali, Rwanda in 2023.

We have been offline in Kenya because of two years of the Covid-19 pandemic and a very strange 2022 with the weirdness of the elections. We had to take a break but we are now back,” she says.

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The festival which began in 2008 will be celebrating 14 years in the Kenyan market and 10 years in Uganda.

In Rwanda, the B&W as is popularly abbreviated will be returning in May next year.

With two more weeks to go MDQ promises a whole different experience than any previously held event in Nairobi.

“This time it is going to be really exciting, we have levelled up in many ways. We have an incredible venue, an impressive lineup of acts and a series of partnerships that elevate the experience we intend to deliver.” Muthoni added.

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Although MDQ remained cagey about the artist line-up, Nairobi News understand that Nigerian record producer and performer Ckay will be among the headliners.

CKay is famed for hits such as Emiliana and Love Nwantiti.

The festival will also showcase musical performances from all around Africa, including Amapiano superstar Musa Keys (South Africa) and Sauti Sol member Savara according to the grapevine.