Eldoret town was ignited with startling performances from nominated artists ahead of this year’s Groove Awards with Safaricom that is to be held on 1st June 2017.

The event hosted at Eldoret Sports Club on 21st May drew local artists from the Rift region and several national music stars nominated in different categories.

The crowd got steamed up by a performance from Eko Dydda’s two sons; 5-year-old ‘Keep It Real’ and 2-year-old ‘Am Blessed’ (their Pseudo names) as they curtain raised for their father. He later charmed the crowd with his hit rap ‘Vidole’ sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Moses Sirgoi a local artist in the Rift region also turned the crowd wild with his local song ‘Abaibai Ane’ that is nominated in the Rift Valley Counties’ song of the year category.

The crowd was equally charged when Kelele Takatifu took the stage. Their hit song ‘Bamba Mbaya’ seemed very popular as everyone danced to its tune.

Apostle Anthony Musembi asked the crowd to vote for his song ‘Ahadi za Bwana’ as the Worship Song of the year stressing that it aligns with the Groove’s underlying theme of ‘#Going Back to Church’.

Size 8, Pitson and Mercy Masika also performed. The event left many Eldoret residents wanting more and appreciating Safaricom for supporting the Kenyan gospel industry.

The next Groove tour will be held in Karatina on 28th May 2017.