Have you ever been speechless? Speaking for myself, yes I have and still am. And this feeling of speechlessness has infected my pen such that I lack words to describe the experience. I blame all this predicament on the ZIADA team of Zidi the Band, Adawnage and Number 8 for the wonderful peace concert, ZIADA Nairobi Worship Experience, held as Kenya celebrated it’s 49th Birthday on 12.12.12. The event featured other wonderful artists such as Nasara the poet, Carlisto, Mercy Wairegi, Beat Marvel, Gerriey Wainaina, Makena and Mwanga Band.
Everything about the event was awesome: From the praise and worship led by ZIADA to the live performances – which were backed by ZIADA – of Nasara, Carlisto, Mercy Wairegi and Makena to the performance by Mwanga Band (as the MCs and ZIADA went to change to different attire) to beat boxing by Nasara, Beat Marvel and Carlisto to the final performance by ZIADA and the cake commemorating 49 years since independence.
As I have stated, I find myself without words to express what went down. As they say a picture is worth more than 1,000 words, I got permission from Kweli Magazine to post some of their pictures on the event so that this post can be at least 10,000 words..More pictures can be found here
And here is what was said on twitter….
Safaricom live and Kenya music week should take notes from #ZiadaNairobi on how to manage gigs – Lellimandela
#ZiadaNairobi best way to finish my leave……now kesho jobo asubuhi – sushiwara
Totally blest at #ZiadaNairobi. – pinkyshizga
I’m out of words to explain the joy that I’m having … #ZiadaNairobi was just the bomb – VinMacharia
You guys are looking great,,, suggestion…just merge and remain ZIADA forever – busharoh
#ZiadaNairobi was awesome awesome – MudenganiT
I couldn’t make it to #ZiadaNairobi but whatever happened there must have been God’s doing!! The praise reports tell it all. ZiAda, keep on! – MissRipplez
#ZiAdaNairobi was pure bliss, on a level of its own. Whaatttt?? – vikmunala
Mad talent represented at #ZiadaNairobi equals to an epic day …#OneNationUnderGOD – Didi_romi
My 12.12.12 spent well at #ZiadaNairobi it was epic I tell u Epic:) – ms_makena
#ZiAdaNairobi AWESOME!AWESOME !YOU GUYS R A BLESSING – ElleOkumu
The #Kenyan flag decor at the #ZiadaNairobi concert, which was epic!! God bless Kenya. #Kenya365 #Kenya – Kenya_365
true definition of #beatboxin nasara the poet n carlisto at#ziadanairobi – antwanruiyot
So the lady had to M.C with an ipad. and the guy some piece of paper. yawa #ZiAdaNairobi – Owagah
Well done @EmeraldEventsKe on #ZiadaNairobi – well planned, organized, managed & executed event! Much respect! – justalffie
The event was sponsored by Orange Kenya, NTV, Cocacola, Valentines Cake House, Swizz Entertainment and RiqRiq. Mad respect to the MCs Faith Muturi and Larry Agufa for a job well done.