Koroga 2020 featured great music, great performances, great food and great views

Mike Rua performing at Koroga. Courtesy of Turn Up.
By Nzula.

Koroga Festival is one of the most anticipated and biggest music festivals in Kenya, alongside Blankets and Wine. The festival is a showcase of Africa’s diversity through art, music and food. Most notably, Koroga is credited with bringing some of Africa’s biggest-selling artists like Yemi Alade, Alpha Blondy and this year Diamond Platnumz.

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Environmentalists’ vs Koroga

However, this year’s edition of Koroga was mired in controversy. The 29th edition of the festival, set to happen at Hell’s gate was contested by environmentalists who claimed that it would be detrimental to the environment and the wildlife. The event got green-lit after the High Court dismissed an application seeking to block the organizers from using the location after wildlife activists raised concerns.

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Who performed?

African superstar Diamond Platnumz was the headliner for the 29th edition. Other performers who graced the stage were H_art the Band, who opened for Diamond, Mike Rua, Khaligraph Jones and Nadia Mukami just to mention a few. According to revellers online, he brought the house down.

Here are some tweets about the best moments of the festival.

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  1. There was plenty of dancing, of course. Wakenya wakose wachekwe!

2. Apparently, it was the best Koroga ever! From the venue to the people to the performances.

3. Diamond’s performance was everything. We now know why they call him Simba!

4. The views from Hell’s Gate were glorious

5. Those dance moves though…

There are still concerns about the impact this event might have on the environment and wildlife by conservationists but in the meantime, KWS will use the proceeds from the concert to rehabilitate a picnic area and the rest will go to conservation initiatives at Hell’s Gate National Park and Longonot Park.


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