Dec. 6, 2019

The Best Of Kenya Nights: Here Are The Top 5 Kenya Nights Events As Chosen By The Founders

Over the past ten years, the good people over at Kenya Nights have been behind some of the most memorable nights the Kenyan party scene has experienced. From nights spent dancing barefoot on the Kenyan coast to the bustling streets of Nairobi, Kenya Nights has consistently brought us the best of dance music. Featuring incredible acts from the continent and beyond such as Mi Casa and Black Coffee to the iconic trio, Major Lazer, Kenya Nights has undoubtedly made its mark on Kenya's nightlife. As we gear up to celebrate 10 years of Kenya Nights, it's only fitting that we take some time to look back at the amazingness that has been a decade of Kenya Nights. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 Kenya Nights events, handpicked by Sadia and Riz.

Kenya Nights Turns 3 – 24th November 2012 at Tree House with Nadja Lind

7 years ago, when Kenya Nights was celebrating three years in the game, they put on one of the most epic events to date featuring German DJ and Producer Nadja Lind. EDM lovers were in for an experience like no other with Nadja Lind bringing not only the best of Dub and Chill but also, the most amazing energy that had partygoers on their feet all night long.

Kenya Nights & ElectrAfrique present Black Coffee – 19th July 2014 at Simba Saloon, Carnivore

This Kenya Nights x ElectrAfrique collaboration was a dream come true for AfroHouse lovers in Kenya. At a time when SA House had taken the continent by storm and we were all moving to the beat of a Kwaito drum, along came Kenya Nights and ElectrAfrique with a gig that was headlining AfroHouse heavyweight champ, Black Coffee. This was huge and we really weren't sure how they'd top this one but Kenya Nights said "hold up, hold my phone" and kept bringing the heat for another six years!

Kenya Nights 6th Anniversary with Culoe De Song – 4th December 2015 at Tree House

Hot on the heels of Black Coffee's 2014 performance, Kenya Nights blessed us with yet another legendary performance from none other than AfroHouse DJ and producer, Culoe De Song. This was really the icing on the cake for AfroHouse lovers. Imagine being able to experience Black Coffee then experience his protégé the following year... I mean, really, how much better could this get?!

Kenya Nights presents Mi Casa - 16th June 2017 at The Alchemist Bar

"I have never been to been heaaveeeen..." until we saw Mi Casa live! With hits like Heavenly Sent and Jika, Mi Casa had carved out a space in our hearts that they will forever occupy! The South African band put on a spectacular show with a crowd of revelers singing back every lyric to them and just like that, Kenya Nights had done it again!

Kenya Nights & Tuborg Open present Major Lazer Sound System – 6th October 2018 at Carnivore Grounds

This was arguably the most lit event of the decade. Nairobians came out in numbers for the Jamaican-American electronic dance music trio and it goes without saying, they brought the house down. We brought the energy and they brought the vibes and the music, and Kenya Nights made it all possible.

This year, Kenya Nights comes full circle as they celebrate 10 years with Major Lazer Sound System headlining their 10th Anniversary gig alongside South African AfroHouse DJ, THEMBA. There really is no better way to mark ten years of legendary events. Diplo is Hype, Kenya Nights is Hype, WE are Hype ... Don't play yourself! Tickets here!