11 November 2012

Kenya: Erykah Badu for Next Tusker Lite Experience

Erykah Badu has been confirmed as the next headline star for the Tusker Lite Experience, which takes place in Nairobi on December 11.

The First Lady of Neo Soul's performance will mark the Tusker Lite Experience's first anniversary, as it takes place a year since the event kicked off with Donell Jones.

The Experience at the Carnivore Grounds will be as intimate as usual, with added oomph to mark the end of the year as well. Jones, Joe Thomas and Johnny Gill were past Experiences orchestrated by Tusker Lite.

Badu will bring her fiery entertaining spirit to Nairobi, so well witnessed in her live performances across the world.

The 41 year old mother of three has five albums in the bag, the last being the most controversial due to the song 'Window Seat'.

Badu is a Grammy Award winner who dabbles in song-writing, producing and acting. She got her creativity no doubt from her actress mother, who raised Erykah and her two siblings single-handedly.

The musician changed her name from Erica Abi Wright to Erykah Badu to honour her roots.

According to Wikipedia, she believed Erica to be a slave name and hence changed the spelling and meaning of it, where 'kah' stands for inner self.

Badu has been known to say that she is always perfecting her live performances and Kenyans will be lucky to be witness to a more perfected version of her on-stage excellence, than the last one.

Erykah, or @fatbellybella on twitter, is well known in Kenya for tracks like 'Bag Lady', 'Call Tyrone' and 'Love of My Life'.

Though her last album was released in March 2010, Erykah has been busy acting. Check out the trailer from her upcoming movie They Die by Dawn.


Laura is a Senior Editor at Capital FM. She is also in charge of the Capital Lifestyle website. In more than 10 years at the station she has developed a zeal for social and youth development and works hard to uplift the local industries, such as music, art, and film. Laura is a writer, blogger, and a definite social media guru.

LAURA WALUBENGO has written 415 posts.


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