Ayra Starr arrives in Kenya ahead of Saturday’s concert


Nigerian songstress Ayra Starr arrived in Kenya ahead of the eagerly awaited ‘Shoke Shoke’ Festival at the KICC on Saturday.


Ayra Starr, who rose to prominence with the globally popular song ‘Bad Samaritan,’ arrived at JKIA Airport last evening, accompanied by her crew, band members, manager, and security personnel.

Ayra Starr will perform at the KICC grounds alongside Kenyan rappers Khaligraph Jones, Mejja, and Boutross at the ‘Shoke Shoke’ concert.

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On the decks, it will be DJ CNG x Cream, DJ Shwan, Lordwin, Storm, and Kaneda, with Shaffie Weru as the host.

The Mwanaume Ni Effort initiative, which is organizing the much-anticipated concert, stated in a press release that the sustainable music festival will be the first of its kind in Nairobi, with the goal of educating the youth on the importance of going green, as well as driving behaviour change among its target audience for a sustainable environment.

Singer Ayra Starr

“We are passionate about both entertainment and the environment. We also believe that the best way to reach Gen Z’s and millennials with the message of sustainability is through music and entertainment, ” said Baraza Mwabe, the Shoke Shoke Festival Director.

The fast-rising hitmaker, whose real name is Onyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, has been riding high with the massive club hit ‘Rush,’ which has now surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.

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Aside from music, Starr is a talented songwriter and model. She was signed by Quove Model Company in 2018 to further her modelling career before being bitten by the music bug.

She is also currently one of the most streamed non-East African acts on East African digital stores.


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