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Following an incredible year of performances, organizers of Koroga Festival kicked-off the new year on Sunday at Nairobi Arboretum with a the familiar sounds of Tony Nyadundo, Ken Wa Maria, J.B. Maina, and Ugandan superstar Jose Chameleone – backed by a 12-person band. koroga-festival-nairobi-kenya-susan-wong-6The headlining Ugandan heavyweight, Joseph Mayanja, popularly known as Doctor Jose Chameleone, is one of East Africa’s finest musicians and put on a performance worth noting. In an exclusive interview with Capital Lifestyle, Chameleone revealed how Nairobi has always had a special place in his career.koroga-festival-nairobi-kenya-susan-wong-12

“It’s been a journey of 15 successful years; I’m finally back to where it all started. My fans in Nairobi know that this is where it all started and now is the time they get a loaf of what they baked!”koroga-festival-nairobi-kenya-susan-wong-8

The Koroga Festival is a bi-monthly event and is a great reflection of Kenya’s brilliant and diverse local talent, whilst also showcasing leading artists from all over Africa through music, fashion, food and arts. Previous editions have seen musicians like Mi Casa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sauti Sol, Mayonde, Papa Wemba, Freshlyground, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Simphiwe Dana, just to name a few, grace the stage.koroga-festival-nairobi-kenya-susan-wong-5

Mafikizolo set to bring signature sound to 13th edition of Koroga festival
attends Music Around the Globe during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Mafikizolo is set to excite Nairobi fans with their signature Afro-beats, and Zulu and Sotho lingo on Sunday, 31st of July, 2016 at the urban lush backdrop of Arboretum Gardens.

attends Music Around the Globe during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
attends Music Around the Globe during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Mafikizolo’s latest collaboration sees the duo Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe working with DJ Maphorisa again, whom they had worked with on their smash-hit “Khona.”

Though their last album was in 2013, Renuinted, Koroga Festival fans will likely get a taste of what the duo is working on.

“Over the years we’ve featured other musicians, but with this project [new album] we’re going to feature more African producers,” said Kgosinkwe in an interview with Times Live.

Get your tickets from Ticket SASA for only KSH2,000. Children under 12 years old are free of charge.

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