The Nairobi Festival Organising Committee has announced calls for auditions for the residents as it gears up for the second edition.
The edition is slated to take place from 12th – 17th December 2023, at Uhuru Park.
County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Inclusivity, Public Participation, and Customer Service Anastasia Nyalita said people aged between 18 – 80 years to submit a one-minute clip showcasing their talent by November 25, 2023 via WhatsApp to 0777 200 290.
Nyalita said the five-day extravaganza will celebrate Nairobi’s diversity and talent.
“This is a chance for Nairobi youth to be selected to take part during the 5-day extravaganza in December. We expect a hundred thousand (over 300,000) Nairobi residents to turn up for the duration at Uhuru Park and experience the vibe of their city. We will celebrate Nairobi’s diversity and talent, be it in music, cooking, art, or whatever else celebrates our culture as Nairobians.” Nyalita said.
The head of the event’s planning committee and renowned producer and the current County Chief Officer of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Clement “Clemo” Sijenyi, promised to deliver an extravaganza that will feature Nairobi’s top DJs, musicians, culinary and visual artists.
“There is a lot of untapped talent in Nairobi’s estates and we hope that everybody who feels they have something unique to offer will send a video. Even sportsmen and women are encouraged to send their content.” He said.
The first edition of the Nairobi Festival took place in December 2022.
This year’s event will mark the official re-opening of Uhuru Park, which has been under renovation for the better part of the year.