This is Nairobi: Rigga Live, March 2019

I need to start with this: Rigga put together one of the best shows I’ve been to in the last decade.

No, I did not misspeak: One of the best shows staged in Kenya in the last 10 years.

Here’s the thing: I feel like Rigga is one of the most underrated artistes and performers in East Africa today. And if you were at this gig, you know exactly what I’m talking about. This man has a gift. This man is a gift.

(And if you weren’t there, woi. From my heart to yours: Pole. Haki, pole sana.)

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Words can’t possibly properly capture how electrifying the performances were, and how that ensemble of gifted humans pulled together to bring alive one helluva mind-blowing show.

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And again, if you think I’m in any way exaggerating, find anyone that was there, and ask them to tell you what they experienced during that gig. Go on, ask. I’m not going anywhere, and the pictures will be right here when you get back.

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Listen: Next time you see a poster labelled “Rigga Live”, just buy the ticket. (Or don’t. It’s your choice, really. But with the calibre of performances on display during this edition, heh… Me I’d suggest you just buy immediately.)

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At some point, power even went out – because we live in Kenya, and sometimes, Kenya Power can be special. But even in the darkness as the generator kicked in, there never was a moment of silence. And that moment, to me, was one of the most phenomenal things I’ve ever experienced.

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Rigga, I thank you for trusting me on this one. It was an honour.


Yes, you can book yourself a moment. Or for a loved one. Or for you and a loved one. Be it personal portrait, friendship portrait, couple/family portrait; or an event you have coming up – wedding, music, private family function… You get the idea. As long as there are stories to tell, I’m good at freezing those moments in time. 

It’s simple: Just drop me a line on stillsbymarcus@gmail.com, and we’ll chat.

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