Tarrus Riley to headline WRC Koroga Festival in Naivasha this week




International renowned Jamaica artiste Tarrus Riley is set to grace East Africa’s popular gathering of music, food, art and fashion, the Koroga Festival.

Dubbed “The WRC Koroga Festival” edition, the 4-day event will take place from June 23 to 26, 2022, at the Garden on Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha. This will be the first-ever recreational village where rally fans can be engaged, fed, and entertained for the duration of 4 days during the WRC Safari Rally Kenya.

Touted as one of the most famous music festivals in East and Central Africa, Koroga Festival makes a comeback after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Speaking about the event, Farida Idris, Capital Group’s Commercial Director and the Project Director Koroga Festival, said, “I thank President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta for initiating and following through with the sporting spectacle together with the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage. Last year, President Kenyatta announced that Kenya would host the WRC Safari Rally every year until 2026.

“The WRC Koroga Festival will be a four-day food, fashion, and music festival that will bring us the best talent from across the continent to showcase the best we have from here in Kenya and around the region. We will bring together the best Kenyan DJs, and the best artists and create an opportunity to enjoy the Safari Rally on a totally different level”.

Koroga Festival will be 4 days of absolute ‘enjoyment’ in Naivasha whichwill then culminate into the final Day 4 of the most energetic line-up, featuring DJ G Money, DJ Protege and The King of the decks, Capital FM’s DJ
Adrian, while music artists Kamanu, Graviti Band and Nviiri The Story Teller will be the performing acts on stage. Super star Tarrus Riley (pictured) will ‘close’ the night.

For the 1st time in the history of Koroga there will be a 4-day long festival with performing acts (DJs and artistes) from within and outside Kenya. This edition is bigger than ever before, and most definitely one not to miss, with a lineup that will simply blow your mind.

The line up Includes

Day 1:

DJ Stretch
DJ Slick Cobain
DJ Joe Mfalme
DJ Lisney
MC Wanjira

Day 2:
DJ Roudge
DJ IV
DJ Kris Darlin
Samidoh
MC Wanjira

Day 3:
DJ UV
DJ Schwartz
Jo Kisila
Burukylyn Boyz
Otile Brown
MC Sheila Kwamboka

Day 4:
G Money
DJ Adrian
DJ Protégé
Kamanu
Gravitti Band
Nvirii The storyteller
MC Fareed Khimani and
MC Kui Kabala

Tarrus Riley’s foray into music was inevitable. The talented singer and songwriter was always surrounded by music from an early age. His father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley. “I define myself, so I make thought-provoking music about Black consciousness and experiences. I want to open people’s minds and let them think. My music isn’t prejudiced towards colour, class, creed, or nationality,” he is quoted in one of his interviews.

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