Photos: Energy-filled show that was Esagasaga Night
Esagasaga Night went down Friday night with pomp, colour and energy at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi.
The fete, which ran from Friday 6pm to Saturday dawn, attracted thousands of people from the vibrant Kisii community who turned up to celebrate their culture the best way they could.
By 10 pm, the restaurant was already packed to capacity, with little dancing space left for the latecomers.
Mecheo Junior Band started off performances for the night with an electric show that charged up the crowd in readiness for what was to follow.
It would be criminal to miss a Nyatiti show at the event so artiste Omuna rose up to the task and played the instrument with such skill and orthodox adeptness, prompting a huge chunk of the audience to join him on stage for a dance.
That was the beginning of an adrenaline-filled night of dance, interaction, love-sharing and eating.
Other top acts who performed at the fest included: Bonyakori Kirwano, Mr Ong’eng’o, Kwasa Kwasa Band, Embaramba, Obokanao, among others.
There was traditional food and drink to feast on, ranging from the traditional delicacies such as obokima bwobori, amatoke, ebisukari, amanyabwari, enderema, chinsaga among others.
MCs Lawrence Nyakundi and Omoiberania did not disappoint as they kept the crowd on their toes.
Revelers were visibly happy, and they could not hesitate from sharing their experience with Citizen Digital.
One Emily Kerubo said: “I am so excited to have come for Esagasaga Night especially because this event happens only once a year. I had the chance to meet new friends, know more about our culture, learn new Kisii songs and interact with my childhood buddies. I thank Egesa FM for organising such a genius event.”
Another, Kevin M. Ombongi, said: “I have had a really good time, my Friday could not have been any better.”
Here are photos taken at the event: