The organizers of the renowned Nyege Nyege International Music and Arts Festival in Uganda have expressed their discontent towards the organizers of a similar event in Kenya, which they dubbed the Nyege Nyege Kenyan Edition.
Taking to their official Twitter account, the Ugandan organizers tweeted, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. After ‘Nyege Nyege Dubai,’ now ‘Nyege Kenya’? We are thrilled to witness the enthusiasm of fans for the original NN23 in Uganda, with significant enhancements that have greatly improved previous editions. Dates and a new location on the Nile will be announced in the coming days.”
However, the Kenyan organizers countered the claim in a press statement, asserting that their government had sanctioned a certified Kenyan music and arts festival, marking its inaugural edition.
Meanwhile, the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda stands as one of Africa’s most prominent and adventurous music festivals. The three-day extravaganza, held once a year, brings together artists from across the continent to captivate over 10,000 revelers hailing from various countries.
Last year, the Nyege Nyege festival took place at Itanda Falls in Jinja, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.