MicRobbery All Star lived up to its billing after a night long festive, full of stellar live performances, star cameos and plenty of surprises. The Sunday day and night event hosted by the multi-talented Barak Jacuzzi saw performances from The Posse (Host), Shappaman, Kenna, Monitah, Eduardo, Atwal, Elly Sings, Halisi The Band, Prisca Ojwang’, Kelvin K, Steph Kapela, Skeme Music, Janice Iche, Rain ‘ De, Bany and TOT.
Shappaman gave a peerless closing performance at midnight bringing out Kus Ma (formerly of super star group Camp Mulla) who went ham to much applause and love from the revelers. It was Kus Ma’s first performance since getting back to the country. The Posse who were the hosts for the day brought out songbird Ms. Kemunto, crooners Cee L and EduArdo for ‘December Nights’ and their latest unreleased collaborative jam ‘Noma’ respectively. Janice Iche undoubtedly gave one of the most memorable performances at the night show with an energetic band (The Movement Band) flanked by Xtatic. Atwal ‘ s Trap Heaven went live again at the star studded party with The Posse, Kelvin K, Steph Kapela, Dave Ndegwa and Rain’ De performing tracks from his recently launched trap album. 19 year old EduArdo topped the night when Savara Mudigi (Sauti Sol) joined him on stage as he performed a re-fix of ‘Dola Dola’ off Sauti Sol’s latest album (Live And Die In Afrika) sending the crowd into a frenzy. The After Party came deep into the night headlined with Nu Fvnk (EA Wave) and a surprise cameo from Hiribae (EA Wave).
Apart from the live performances there was plenty to go about from a fashion pop up featuring 1V1 Garments (Glenn and Smilez), Vivi Karia, Muthaland, Kyfly to an explosive silent disco set up by Wireless Events with Taio (Cosmic Homies) setting the vibes right for the daylong party with a special 2 hour wavy set.
”We came up with the concept to help empower fellow upcoming independent artists. It made total sense, it helped us grow our brands together and at the same time co-exist, meet, collaborate and network with other peer acts who are leaders in their own musical spaces” We Are The Posse.
MicRobbery prides itself in creating a unique exprience by featuring an array of sounds from a slew of artists across the city. Since inception a year ago the concert has featured over 30 acts.Through their event outfit Posse Party, The Posse developed a daring model that put the rising artist at the fore front of ticket sales and hands on promotion as a way of stirring the business acumen in the less rewarding underground scene.
Photography by Nairobiphoet.