Dan Aceda launches new album ‘Accelerata’ at Octobenga concert
Dan Aceda, the crown prince of benga, launched his fourth album Accelerata at a mind-blowing concert on Friday. The concert, dubbed Octobenga, was held at Alliance Francaise.
The new album Accelerata has 11 songs that include jams like Attention, Stella and Look To You, that features Etana. Musicians featured include Fena, Avril, Proff, Winyo, K Letta and Red Accapella.
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The concert was packed with fans and Aceda did not disappoint. Among the songs he performed include We played Bobea, Look To You, and Tetema from the new album and others such as Sanasana, Songa, and Wale Wale.
Among the attendees included Actor John Sibi Okumu, radio personality Rachel Muthoni, Digital Publisher and influencer Rayhab Gachango, Magunga Williams of magunga.com and Rugano Books, Musician Jemedari among others.
Dan Aceda is an award winning Kenyan singer and songwriter. His previous albums are Suluwe (2005), Benganology (2010), and Made in Kenya (2013). He has toured and has played in concerts all over the world including the US and Europe, East Africa, Malawi and more. Dan was a member of the cast of Mo Faya, the first Kenyan musical to be staged in the off Broadway New York Musical Theatre Festival. In 2011 Aceda began work in film providing the musical scores for films such as Clearing the Air produced by Maina Kiai and InformAction, Afrodite Produced/Directed by Charles Ouda, Simiyu Samurai produced by Robbie Bresson, Sumu La Penzi and Jane and Abel both produced by Speilworks Ltd.