International artistes jet in for KigaliUp Festival

Ugandan award-winning artiste Eddy Kenzo this Friday arrived at Kigali International Airport ahead of the KigaliUp Festival which is expected to take place this weekend.
Kenzo and his crew are welcomed by a young girl at the airport. (Stephen Kalimba)
Kenzo and his crew are welcomed by a young girl at the airport. (Stephen Kalimba)

Ugandan award-winning artiste Eddy Kenzo this Friday arrived at Kigali International Airport ahead of the KigaliUp Festival which is expected to take place this weekend.

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Promoter Alex Kayoboke admires Kenzo's BET Awards plaque (Stephen Kalimba)

The 2015 BET winner for Viewer's Choice Best New International Artist Award said on arrival that he takes Kigali as his "second home."

He is expected to perform his Sitya Loss among other hits on Saturday evening. 

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American artiste Soleil Laurent is also in the country with her band Quantum Split. (Stephen Kalimba)

To add to the impressive list of names to feature in the KigaliUp 5th Edition is American songbird Soleil Laurent, who also arrived in Kigali today with her band Quantum Split and her father Richard 'Earthman' Laurent, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.

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Kenzo talks about his BET Award. (Stephen Kalimba)

Kenya’s boy band Sauti Sol are expected Saturday morning. 

KigaliUp Festival is expected to take place both on Saturday and Sunday at Petit Stade, in Remera.

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