nairobi1How many times do you get to hear a foreigner sing about your city? Probably never! That’s why this ode to Nairobi by Ghanaian reggae singer Rocky Dawuni is a big deal.

The song “Nairobi” appears on Dawuni’s acclaimed 2015 album “Branches of the Same Tree”.

Filmed in Kenya’s capitol city, the video is an ode to this “beautiful city in the sun” and a plea for peace and celebration of shared destiny. The video captures a picturesque portrait of iconic and historic monuments of Nairobi as it explores the everyday life of the city. Dawuni serves as a traveling minstrel, journeying across neighborhoods, bearing a message of goodwill.

The video features cameo appearances by a who’s-who of Kenyan top celebrities including popular Kenyan hip hop artist, Juliani; Dr. Abbas Gullet, the Secretary General of the Kenyan Red Cross; Kenyan publicity maverick Gina Din Kariuki; Kenyan tycoon and philanthropist Chris Kirubi; and Kenyan dub poet and musician Oneko Arika who is also featured on the song.

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