• Anthony Hamilton has sold more than 50 million albums.

• Anthony hopes to collabo with Drake and Kanye West.

arrives in Kenya for Stanbic Yetu Festival
Anthony Hamilton arrives in Kenya for Stanbic Yetu Festival
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In case you haven't heard award-winning American RnB star Anthony Hamilton is in the +254. The 'Struggle No More' star is in Kenya to perform at the much anticipated Stanbic Yetu Festival.

Below are some facts about the event

  • It is sponsored by Radio Africa Group and Stanbic Bank, the partnership started when Covid struck.
  • Anthony Hamilton came to Kenya for the 1st time in 2013, this will be his second visit.
  • He has sold more than 50 million albums.
  • Kenyan artists who will be performing include Otile Brown and June Gachui.
  • On the decks will be the badest spinmasters in the +254 among them DJ Pinye, DJ Stylez, and DJ Forest.
  • Tickets can be found at all Stanbic branches or www.ticketsasa.com

Speaking at the launch of the event, Homeboyz Radio and Radio Africa events General manager Somoina Kimojino expressed her delight in partnering with Stanbic in a bid to keep supporting the industry and uplifting artists' welfare.

"This partnership didn't start today, it started a year ago and maybe the conversations started earlier. Then Covid happened and we had conversations of how do we support the industry still without going out, and we had an amazing virtual concert it was Kenya ni yetu we were celebrating Kenyans,"said Kimojino.

Adding, "we had about 10 Kenyan artists who put an amazing show that inspired and gave hope to everyone and really gave back to them financially."

On his part, Stanbic CEO, Charles Mudiwa said the bank's goal is to help local artists aspire for more by linking them with international acts.

"You might say why music? I think music is Africa's, it is something that symbolizes who we are," said Charles.

I mean we talk about ubuntu you can't complete that without talking about music. I mean Africans we do music when we are happy, when we are crying, mourning and every moment is a musical moment for an African." 

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