Eric Omondi, Khaligraph and Bensoul to headline this year’s Madaraka Festival in Kisumu

Kisumu City get ready!!!

Bensoul, Khaligraph and Eric Omondi

Entertainment heavyweights Khaligraph Jones, Comedian Eric Omondi and Sol Generation First born Bensoul are set to headline this year’s Madaraka Festival scheduled for August 3rd, 2019 at the Kisumu Beach Resort.

Others on the performance list include; Musa Jakadala, Nazizi, Karun, Mazzi & Soul Purpose, The CBK Music, Nairobi Horns Project and Nafsi Huru.

The 5th annual Madaraka Festival will be hosted by self-proclaimed president of comedy in Africa Eric Omondi, MC Mbom and MC Jakamega. On the one’s and two’s will be the Baddest Dj Kriss Darlin and Dj Suraj.

Madaraka Festival

Since 2014, Madaraka Festival has attracted over 3,000 patrons and reached over 3 million people digitally. Proceeds from the festival go towards One Vibe Africa’s Education Music and Art Program (EMAP) which has served over 500 youth in Kisumu.

In 2019, this international cultural extravaganza will be the culmination of an entire week of activities happening in Africa for the first time, and will feature live music, storytelling, poetry, exhibitions, workshops, and a film festival.

Madaraka Festival is the most consistent African event in the diaspora dubbed “a night to remember” by northwest music scene.

One Vibe Africa’s initiative

According to Simon Okello ,the festival aims at supporting One Vibe Africa’s initiative on building communities through sustainability and entrepreneurship.

“Our hope is to expand, one community at a time, by producing a Madaraka Festival in each community with the proceeds supporting that community as well as One Vibe’s work. Our goal is to leverage our network throughout Africa to reach many communities through music, the universal language,” Simon Okello one of the organizers said.

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