ZIADA Nairobi Worship Experience: How it went down


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 

Wahinyaj winning an album

Wahinyaj winning an album

Pastor Peter cutting cake

Pastor Peter cutting cake

One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God

Number 8 doing his thing

Number 8 doing his thing

Band Mwanga bringing the house down when the ZIADA team had gone to change

Band Mwanga bringing the house down when the ZIADA team had gone to change

Nasara beat boxing

Nasara beat boxing

Mercy Wairegi

Mercy Wairegi

The next big thing Makena

The next big thing Makena

Look at the kid

Look at the kid

Gerriey Wainaina

Gerriey Wainaina

David Ogara, the pianist.

David Ogara, the pianist.

Carlisto

Carlisto

They came back in colourful attire

They came back in colourful attire

Happy 49th birthday. Cake by Valentines Cake House

Happy 49th birthday. Cake by Valentines Cake House

Band Mwanga

Band Mwanga

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.

The  event was managed by Emerald Events Kenya. Follow them on twitter here and like their facebook page here.

 

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Spikey 58 Poetry Contest


Dear poets,

The first Bullet Pen poetry contest is here. This is in conjunction with and in pleasant memory of The Princess Project Kenya and in honour of the benefits of collaborative writing which include our good friend Stephen Derwent Partington who donated copies of his book to The Princess Project Kenya.

Peace!

Peace!

Peace!

Three times peace!

Peace is the theme of this Spikey 58!

Submission Rules

  • Poems, only, should be submitted to this contest.
  • All poems should carry the theme, peace.
  • Each poet submits one poem.
  • Language: English. If a poem is written in another language, it should be accompanied with an English translation.
  • Font type: Book Antiqua
  • Font size: 12
  • Do not justify your poem.
  • Email your submission to bulletpen@lesleighinc.com as a Microsoft Word 97-2003 attachment.

Deadline for submissions is 23rd November 2012.

The judges of the contest are Stephen Derwent Partington, poet, poetry editor and author of How to Euthanise a Cactus, and Kevin Orato a poet who reads too much poetry for his own good and has developed a commendable aversion to performance poetry.

 

PRIZES: The best five poems by the best five poets will each win a copy of How to Euthanise a Cactus by Stephen Derwent Partington.

 

The shortlist will be published on this website on 30th November 2012 and the winners will be announced on 7th December 2012.

FIERY RED WARNING: Friends, nuclear family members, boyfriends and/or girlfriends, children, cats, dogs, fishes, cows and robots of Lesleigh Inc staff should not participate in the Spikey 58 contest.

 

CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO POETS RESIDING IN  KENYA.

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