Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known by the name “Rihanna” might be coming to Kenya this year. This is according to Phat! Productions founding director Mike Strano.
Mike shared a letter from Rihanna’s management, searching for a credible promoter who can take up the East African leg of the tour, specifically in Kenya. It read:
“Rihanna is going on tour this fall. We are looking at September 1-October 31.”
The letter further said:
“Yes, I believe Rihanna will get at least 2-3 shows in Africa, probably Johannesburg and Cape Town, as traditional markets for such A-listers. Then maybe Lagos. Since we put the word out this morning, we’ve had an inquiry from Kenya and Tanzania. We expect one from Uganda, as they’ve also hosted A-listers before.”
Mike says Kenyan fans should cross their fingers.
Asked how easy it will be for a Kenyan promoter to take this up financially and technically, Mike said, “In every market, this would need to be a heavy sponsor-driven concert.”
Promoters have their work cut out for them to satisfy Rihanna’s demands.
Rihanna will be travelling with a party of 60 people. They will need local transportation to and from the hotel during the tour.
For accommodation, they will need 20 single rooms in a five star and above, 10 single rooms and 15 double rooms in a four star.
Their catering demands are addressed in the “Hospitality Riders”.
Rihanna is the brains behind the popular Fenty make up brand that has gained popularity in Kenya.
At the Grammys in 2018, Rihanna surprised the world with her well choreographed moves premised on the South African Gwara Gwara dance style.