Event Review: Blankets And Wine Festival With AKA, Nneka And Lots More

The April 9th Blankets And Wine Festival was one for the books, the event was headlined by AKA, the “Supa Mega” hip-hop star from South Africa. It also featured revolutionary soul sounds of Nigerian/German Nneka, whose tracks such as “Heartbeat”, “Africans”, and “Lucifer”, got the audience in the right mood.

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Blankets And Wine Festival – How It Went Down

Following the theme “Made in KE”, there was a designated area featuring talented and globally resounding fashion and accessories designers from Kenya who were selling their items at the best possible prices you would ever get.

The experience extended into food and drinks, with a number restaurants, insta-chefs, and street-food vendors bringing their most popular dishes to Blankest And Wine. The aim was to bring more excitement to Sunday family time; as the organizers did a really remarkable job at incorporating more parent-child activities that kept everyone engaged while having fun.

Other Performances

Fena (Fena Gitu), who is currently dominating the East African airwaves with hit tracks such as “Kama Kawaida”, and “Sema “Ng’we” was also present and delivered an amazing performance. Other acts included; Ukweli, Janice Iche, Prisca Ojwang’, Trina Meka Mungai, Kavinya, Tetu Shani, Ciano Maimba, Kerby, Mvroe & Kiwango, and Suraj (Deejay).

AKA – Performance Of The Night

Blankets And Wine

There was no doubt AKA who gave an electrifying performance stole the heart of the crowd, he was engaging, interactive and simply made the night one to remember. As African music continues to gain worldwide recognition, artists like AKA are redefining what has originally been African and creating a completely new genre of hip hop music.

The Super Mega hit maker has collaborated with some top acts in the continent making him one of the most sought-after and highly-paid artists in Africa. Some of his achievements include winning numerous awards and performing at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Blankets And Wine – AKA Interview

In the above interview, AKA mentioned artists such as Emtee, Da L.E.S, Nasty C, and Tellaman among the acts he enjoys listening to. He’s also proud to be among the pioneers who are pushing hip hop in South Africa and the continent in a truly authentic African way.

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AKA’s love for music and performing is just as big as his hits. He still enjoys performing for his fans, as the latest performance at the Blankets and Wine says it all.


— Video Credit and special thanks to: David Gitonga (E-LABZ) —