Famous Gikuyu Afro-pop sensation Ayrosh brought Saturday night to a standstill after an electric performance at the fifth edition of Folk fusion. Not even the pouring Nairobi rain could stop music revellers from having the time of their lives.
The event held at 910 James Gichuru had the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry in attendance. Youtuber Patricia Kihoro, Aunty Jemima, Sue from Sued watches among other influential people graced the event. Fans showed up in large numbers and showed out. They did not disappoint when it came to the dress code as the venue was lit up by all the colourful African prints you can imagine.
Walking into the venue, you were greeted by the sweet aroma of well-prepared African dishes. Yes, home-made tasting fries also qualify in this category. In true African spirit, the drinks selection was in plenty. In celebration of our African culture, the sound of rich Kenyan music greeted you as you walked in. The organizing committee spared no cost when it came to the event’s décor. Beautifully lined up fairy lights and bulbs of all colours lined up the sky of the venue, giving it that magical feel.
Some of the sensational artist’s that graced the stage alongside Ayrosh include Sol Generation’s Ben Soul, Mutoriah and Kwame among many more. It also saw guitar-maestro Ricky Githinji popularly known as hookah-the-travelling-monk coming out to grace the stage alongside movement the band covering Ayrosh’ acoustics.
True to his word, Ayrosh gave Nairobians a night to remember with a sensational three-hour performance. It was worth every penny they paid for. Performing all his greatest hits, including Maheni and Sugar Mami, Ayrosh was on fire.
The event which started back in 2016 has grown in propensity and reach. It continues to attract masses of music revellers of all ages and walks of life each year to come together and celebrate the African culture. This year’s edition was the biggest one yet and it truly has the potential to grow and occupy spaces bigger than the Blankets and Koroga’s of today.