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Get Your Groove on at the Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival

Get Your Groove on at the Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival

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If you are an R&B lover who grew up in the 80s and 90s, you certainly have great memories of the legendary R&B group Boyz II Men who gave us some of the most timeless hits. Well, the group will be in Nairobi on June 10 to give fans an unforgettable musical extravaganza, courtesy of the Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival. The Stanbic Yetu festival is not just a concert, but a celebration of music, culture, and music. It is now in its second edition after hosting Anthony Hamilton for first edition last year.

In this article, we will take an in-depth look into the award winning history of Boyz II Men, explore some great hits that we know and love, and take a look at what those attending the concert can look forward to experiencing. We will also highlight the DJs who will participate in the Stanbic Yetu Festival, as well as other performers.

A Brief History about Boyz II Men

Nobody could resist the smooth harmonies and heartfelt lyrics that Boyz II Men brought to the music scene and that is how the American R&B group easily rose to fame in the 1990s. Their soul stirring music struck a code with listeners worldwide, including among Kenyans who grew up during that era. The group consists of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman. The unique vocal prowess of each of them blended so harmoniously and this took them right to the charts and into the Grammies. Some of the most popular songs that many will remember are “End Of The Road”, I’ll Make Love To You”, “One Sweet Day”, “Its So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”, “Motownphilly” and “On Bended Knees”. 

Aside from four Grammy Awards, Boyz II Men who have a 25-year music career have amassed an incredible nine Soul Train Awards, nine American Music Awards, three Billboard Awards, and the 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The group also has under its bag a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well and a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013.

Some of Boyz II Men’s Greatest Hits that Kenyans Know

Boyz II Men’s music has a timeless appeal that has been the backdrop to many a romantic moment among Kenyan fans. Their melodies like “End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love to You” and “On Bended Knee” have been love anthems for years among Kenyan fans and are quite an integral part of the local music scene. The timeless appeal of Boyz II Men’s music continues to captivate audiences of all generations in Kenya to date.

Stanbic Yetu Festival Introduction

The Stanbic Yetu Festival could not have been more timely, because it came about just when Kenyans were dusting themselves from the effects of the pandemic. We were ready to get out and celebrate Kenyan culture, good music, and togetherness. The festival aims to bring people together to not only enjoy world-class performances, but also to showcase the rich diversity and talent within Kenya’s music scene. Going by how fast tickets are selling, it is clear that Kenyans are ready for this.

Other Performers at the Stanbic Yetu Festival

 Aside from Boyz II Men, Kenyans will also get to enjoy performances from one of Kenya’s most beloved music groups, Sauti Sol. The Afro-pop group will perform a range of music from their five albums and one EP, which have received widespread acclaim both locally and globally. The festival will also feature other homegrown talents, and household DJs like Dj Shaky, G-Money, DJ Grauchi, DJ Dream and CNG. With all this talent, Kenyan’s are assured of a vibrant and eclectic musical experience.

Why Stanbic is Bringing Boyz II Men to Kenya

In recognition of the great impact that Boyz II Men’s music has had on Kenyan culture and way of life, Stanbic Bank aims to demonstrates its commitment to promoting arts and culture in Kenya through the Stanbic Yetu Festival. The bank wants to not only facilitate an unforgettable musical experience, but to also create a bridge between international acts and local talent.

What Concert-Goers Can Expect at Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival

There is no doubt that The Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival will be an unforgettable evening for those who will attend and experience electrifying performances and soulful melodies. Attendees of the concert can expect mesmerizing light displays on stage, and state-of-the-art sound systems. And what is a great concert without these two. There will also be food stalls, interactive experiences, and overall, a great meeting point for music lovers of similar interests. We have heard that attendees will be kept warm and cozy with hot mugs of beverages incase it gets too cold ☺️. 

What People Are Saying About Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival

The anticipation for the Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival is evident given the speed with which the VIP and VVIP tickets sold out, and how fast the arena tickets are running out too. People are also buzzing with excitement on social media under the hashtag #stanbicyetufestival.


There will be no regrets about attending The Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival on June 8 at Uhuru Park. The concert will certainly be a great celebration of music, togetherness and the timeless appeal of Boyz II Men’s legendary hits. Nairobi is ready and pumped up for an unforgettable night of top-class entertainment and we cannot wait. With the diverse line-up of artists, DJs and the main act Boyz II Men, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. So mark your calendars and get ready to experience the magic of Boyz II Men and the Stanbic Yetu Festival. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

FAQ’s About Boyz II Men Stanbic Yetu Festival

Where will the concert be held

This second edition of Stanbic Yetu Festival will be held at Uhuru Park on 10th of June 2023.

How much are the tickets

Tickets are going for Ksh.8,000/- for the main arena. VIP and VVIP tickets are already sold out, and they were going for Ksh.15,000/- and Ksh.30,000/- each respectively.

Where can I buy tickets

Tickets to the Stanbic Yetu Festival are available on https://www.ticketyetu.com/.

Who else is performing?

The upcoming Stanbic Yetu Festival will be headlined by award winning Kenyan band – Sauti Sol.

Who is the event organiser

Stanbic Yetu Festival is brought to you in a collaboration between Stanbic Bank and Radio Africa Group. 

Link to articles

Boyz II Men is coming to Kenya!

Sauti Sol to headline the Stanbic Yetu Festival.

The house hold DJs who will be performing at Stanbic Yetu Festival.

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