Until the launch of Radio Maisha in 2013, almost all Radio stations either played American R & B, hip hop, rhumba, reggae and a sprinkling of local music.
Radio Maisha burst onto the scene with a new mix of music, referred to as contemporary African.
This beautifully woven mix of hits from mainly West, South and East Africa spiced with witty talk and a good serving of current affairs has propelled the station to a position where it is interchangeably taking market leadership with Radio Citizen.
The success has spawned a national following and a respectable appreciation of African music. It is on the back of this that Choma Na Ngoma has been born. An event to celebrate African music and cuisine. Revelers should expect lots of nyama choma, kuku choma, samaki choma, mitura and all manner of other finger licking grills.
Keeping with the tradition of charity beginning at home, the organizers of the event have lined up a list of top local talents led by the pre-eminent boy band Sauti Sol, Willy Paul, Tha Kansoul, Fena Gitu, King Kaka and Khaligraph Jones to headline the inaugural concert, styled as an annual festival.
To top it all, the night of Madaraka day eve will be crowned by the sassy, energetic Nigerian queen Yemi Alade.
The Afro pop singer and songwriter gained prominence after she won the Best Female at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).