21,000 ROCK UP FOR GROOVE WINNERS TOUR IN EMBU
(July 8th 2018) Embu Stadium recently hosted one of the largest gatherings seen at a Groove Tour to date. Over 21,000 eager men, women and children from all walks of life poured in to the stadium to celebrate the best that Kenyan Gospel music has to offer.
The event, dubbed 2018 Groove Awards with Safaricom – Winners Tour, saw many of the winners and top nominees from the recently concluded 13th edition of the Groove Awards with Safaricom take to stage and showcase the best of their musical repertoire.
Electric performances were enjoyed from various Groove winners including Masterpiece, Sarah K, Shiru wa GP, DJ Mo, DJ Terrots, and 2018 Artist of the Year, Guardian Angel.
Two-time Male Artist of the Year Bahati also made a surprise appearance, with event MC Moji giving a great account of himself both as a master of ceremony (with the gifted MC Abel) as well as a performer.
The biggest cheer of the day was reserved for the trio of six-time 2018 winners Timeless Noel, Jabidii and Hype Ochi for their set that included favorites such as “Kula Neno”, “Shoot Satan”, and the now dance floor classic “Odi Dance”. By this time the burgeoning crowd had spilt into the rafters and outside the walls.
Continuing with the theme REBUILD, a bold call to repair areas of our lives that are broken, Groove Care pastor Ken Gomeri led a powerful devotion around the topic and took time to pray for salvation and the intervention of God in the lives and circumstances of all present.
Speaking about why they do the Groove Tour, Groove team leader Pastor David Kuria said “Every year we take our Gospel artists to different parts of the country because we feel it is important for the consumers of Gospel to connect with the music and the artists they love”.
He added, “Music has become the universal language that today’s generation speaks. It is a powerful unifying force for our nation, transcending race, age, gender and ethnicity, and needs to be encouraged at all levels of life”.