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Kenyans take over Nyege Nyege fiesta

Non-stop entertainment characterised a days' long showcase of the arts

In Summary

Festival had six stages and over 300 selected international performers

Congolese rapper Infrapa
Congolese rapper Infrapa
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Revellers from around the world gathered in Jinja, Uganda, on September 5-9 to celebrate East Africa's most anticipated annual event, the Nyege Nyege Festival.

The fifth edition was a true showcase of the arts, with six stages and over 300 selected international performers who offered non-stop entertainment.

The events also presented art installations and delicious cuisine, dancers, acrobats, graffiti artists, fortune-tellers and magicians who came together to create one grand adventure that lasted four days. 

 

The Kenyan crowd was well represented, with the "wamlambez, wamnyonyez" chant dominating the fiesta. 

Performers included Kenyan acts Nazizi,  Dj Mufasa, Duma, Mc Yallah and Seeds of Datura. Other notable acts included Ugandans Pallaso, Navio, Lilian Mbabazi and Beenie Gunter.

Ethiopian DJ and producer Rophnan
Ethiopian DJ and producer Rophnan
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Kenyan musician Nazizi
Kenyan musician Nazizi
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Kenyan rapper Boutross Munene
Kenyan rapper Boutross Munene
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Kenyan revellers
Kenyan revellers
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Ugandan creative Rasta Kana
Ugandan creative Rasta Kana
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Ugandan media personality and radio host Miss Deedan
Ugandan media personality and radio host Miss Deedan
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Uganda masqueraded partygoers
Uganda masqueraded partygoers
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