The last leg tour of the inaugural Wasafi Festival held at Uhuru Gardens on Monday night failed to live up to its hype and buzz.
The horrible performances by artistes who took to stage dampened the excitement of New Year eve. The only thing that met expectations was the stage setup, the VVIP and VIP lounges and the décor.
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The Wasafi camp of Lava lava, Queen Darling, Mbosso Khan, Rayvanny, Harmonize and Diamond Platnumz failed to impress the crowd with their play back music performances.
Even Mbosso of the ‘Hodari’ and ‘Nadekezwa’ fame couldn’t thrill revelers despite sending majority of them-ladies into screams when he set foot on stage.
Lava Lava had a bizarre moment on stage when female fans stretched out their hands to pull down his and grab his genitals. He seemed to enjoy the brief encounter before backing off.
Harmonize, who donned a costume themed on the Kenyan flag, performed more like a hype man rather than a musician. He quickly drew the ire of the crowd when he described Kenyans as being poor.
“Jamani wajua Wakenya ni maskini wenzangu sababu wote tuna hustle. Wakenya nawapenda nyinyi ni maskini kama mimi na tunatafuta wote hivyo tufurahieni wote.”
His remarks angered the crowd, especially those in the VVIP section who had paid Sh15, 000 for tickets. He was booed and had to play it cool, diverting their anger with his ‘kwangwaru’ song
The boring night was rescued by reggae group Morgan Heritage who gave a brilliant performance. Even Diamond Platnumz, who was the last to take on stage, couldn’t rival their performance despite perfoming longer.