Rihanna's management is searching for a credible promoter for the East African leg
Word Is can confirm to you that Rihanna's people are looking to bring her to Kenya for a concert.
This news was broken by Phat! Productions founding director Mike Strano.
Mike shared a letter from Rihanna's management, searching for a credible promoter who can take up the East African leg of the tour, specifically in Kenya.
It read: "Rihanna is going on tour this fall. We are looking at September 1-October 31."
Speaking exclusively to Word Is, Mike said, "Yes, I believe Rihanna will get at least 2-3 shows in Africa, probably Johannesburg and Cape Town, as traditional markets for such A-listers. Then maybe Lagos."
Adding, "Since we put the word out this morning, we've had an inquiry from Kenya and Tanzania. We expect one from Uganda, as they've also hosted A-listers before."
Mike says Kenyan fans should have their fingers crossed.
Asked how easy it will be for a Kenyan promoter to take this up financially and technically, Mike said, "In every market, this would need to be a heavy sponsor-driven concert."
Promoters have their work cut out for them to satisfy Rihanna's demands.
Rihanna will be travelling with a party of 60 people. They will need local transportation to and from the hotel during the tour.
For accommodation, they will need 20 single rooms in a five star and above, 10 single rooms and 15 double rooms in a four star.
Their catering demands are addressed in the "Hospitality Riders".
We are yet to find out if any Kenyan promoter has been selected to be part of the tour.