The Naivasha leg of the 2023 Tusker Oktobafest regional events came to a close over the weekend. It was hosted on the 6th and 7th of October 2023. Party Island Lounge became the epicenter of entertainment and cultural celebration.
Naivasha and its neighbouring areas reveled in the grand celebration of Kenyan culture, embracing beer, entertainment, food, fashion, arts, and music.
With a diverse and inclusive lineup of artists, featuring both male and female talents, the event lived up to its promise of electrifying performances. The crowd was thrilled by the renowned rap trio, Wakadinali, who proudly represent Tusker as brand ambassadors. The stage also belonged to the ‘Siskii’ sensation, Mejja, the ‘Kale Kadance’ hitmakers, Vijana Barubaru, and the sensational Veryl Mkali Wao, a star discovered during last year’s Tusker Nexters talent search.
The event provided a platform to the rising musical stars to showcase their talents. Speaking at the event, Obako expressed his gratitude, saying, “Tusker has been a game-changer in my career. Performing at Oktobafest was a dream come true, and I’m grateful for the platform it provided me to showcase my talent to a wider audience.”
Veryl Mkali Wao, “Being a part of Tusker’s Nexters talent search was a turning point in my career. Oktobafest has given me the opportunity to shine, and I’m excited about the path ahead.”
This event marked the second regional edition of the 2023 Oktobafest, following the successful kickoff in Kisumu the previous weekend.
The local economy also experienced a boost courtesy of hosting the event showcasing the positive impact of the event on local businesses. Mr. James Kamau, Manager of Party Island Lounge, remarked on the event’s impact: “The Tusker Oktobafest has brought an incredible surge in business to our establishment. We are thrilled to have been a part of this event, which not only entertained but also provided a significant boost to our revenue. We look forward to more partnerships with KBL and hosting more such events in the future.”
This year’s OktobaFest expanded its reach to embrace East African nations, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and South Sudan