Entertainment: Tusker Oktobafest 2019 Was Epic. We Need More Events Like That!

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As promised it was one of the best festivals Kenyans have had the chance to experience this year. TuskerOktobaFest 2019 came in the bang and from the insta stories, tweets and word around online streets it was one of a kind. Dubbed the Kenyan Coachella, Oktoba fest brought in a list of epic headliners who brought the roof down with great music good vibes and positive messages. Shout out to H_art the band.

If you missed it here’s a rundown of what went by and why you should save the date come next Oktoba festival. Yes, word has it that TuskerOktobaFest is going to be happening each year just like Coachella does in the USA.

Held at Ngong Racecourse Tusker OktobaFest could be dubbed the biggest event of the year as it had 4 stages, a total of 45 Kenyan acts and more than 16,000 attendees in the arena. The line up of the biggest names in the entertainment industry carried the scene with prowess giving us fun memories and enjoyment all at once.

We cannot forget to mention the food, beer, games and more beer.

Yvonne Masibo (left), Lynda Chalker (Right) at the TuskerOktobaFest 2019
Picture courtesy: Herman Jush Photography

Day one of the festival saw performances from Bensoul, Nviiri the storyteller, Sailors & Ethic, Juacali, Tetu Shani, Karun, PHY, Dj Blinky Bill, Fena, Ochungulo, Chris Kaiga and Sauti Sol.

Bensoul, Sauti Sol, Nviiri the storyteller, Kaskazini performing Extravaganze at the TuskerOktobaFest 2019. Picture courtesy of Herman Jush Photography
Sailors & Ethics perform their urban tunes at TuskerOktobaFest 2019

Related: Mics and Beats: Tetu Shani.

Bienaime of Sauti Sol wears bras that were tossed to him during their performance. Picture courtesy of Herman Jush https://www.instagram.com/hermanjushphotography/

Yes, Bien wearing 5 bras was a highlight but all credits go to the band’s good performance, which couldn’t be described any less of ecstatic.

Picture courtesy Herman Jush Photography

You know Kenyans are in the right mood when the weather cannot deter them from having a good time. Day 2 of the Tusker OktobaFest had showers, downpour, and mud but still, people stayed to enjoy the night.

H_art the band perfoming at the TuskerOktobaFest. Picture coutesy Herman Jush Photography

Needless to say, it wasn’t any less of a thrill. The main stage was graced by impeccable artistes including Nadia Mukami, H_art the band, and Khaligraph Jones who really had the crowd up and dancing, Nyashinski and Dj Joe Mfalme the mix master who held the fort till late.

Khaligraph Jones entertains fans during the TuskerOktobaFest 2019. Picture Courtesy Herman Jush Photography
Nyashinsky performing at Ngong racecourse during the TuskerOktobaFest 2019

That was a recap of the weekend that was and down to a tee, it was the biggest and most fun extravaganza that Kenyans have experienced in the country, yet.

Still on entertainment read more about Blinky Bill as the future of Kenyan music.

Featured images via: Herman Jush Photography

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