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Nigerian Afrobeat sensation Ayra Starr arrives in Kenya.

The singer, who shot to fame with the globally-popular song ‘Bad Samaritan’, arrived last evening at the JKIA Airport accompanied by her crew, band members, manager and security personnel.Ayra Starr is set to headline the ‘Shoke Shoke’ concert at the KICC grounds alongside Kenyan rappers Khaligraph Jones, Mejja and Boutross.


In a press statement, the Mwanaume Ni Effort initiative, which is organizing the much-anticipated for concert, said the sustainable music festival will be the first of its kind in Nairobi with the aim of educating the youth on the importance of going green; and to drive behaviour change among its target audience for a sustainable environment.


“We are passionate about both entertainment and the environment. We also believe that the best way to reach Gen Z’s and millennials with the message of sustainability is through music and entertainment, ” said Baraza Mwabe, the Shoke Shoke Festival Director.


The fast-rising hitmaker, born Onyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, has been riding high with the massive club hit ‘Rush’ which has now crossed the 100 million views mark on YouTube.


Besides music, Starr is also a gifted songwriter and model. In 2018 she was signed to Quove Model Company to develop her modelling career before the music bug came calling. She is also currently one of the most streamed non-East African acts on digital stores across East African countries.


Last year, Starr performed in Kenya for the first time where she teamed up with Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza with whom she is said to be working on a new song.


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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