Omar, Atemi team up for charity concerts


Barely three months since he released his latest album, UK-based neo soul musician Omar Lye-Fouk is back in Nairobi for a series of concerts where part of the proceeds will go to charity.

This time round, instead of Salif Keita or Honey LaRochelle, Omar will be sharing the stage with Kenya’s own Atemi Oyungu.

They have performances lined up at Club Volar on Friday and Mombasa Continental Resort on Saturday.

Omar has six studio albums including Sing, which he re-released in July this year as he puts finishing touches on his upcoming album due out next year. His new music will feature at the Kenya concerts.

Omar’s music is mostly referred to as underground, but he has recorded tracks with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Estelle, Common, and many others.

Atemi, meanwhile, has a long list of accolades. She started off her music career using the name Carol Atemi before changing it along the way. She is in the process of recording her sophomore album, and insiders are raving about its goodness, saying it will top the success of her debut album “Hatimaye” by far.

The event has been organised by Smooth Urban, who will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Twakutukuza Trust, which helps pay bills for needy cancer patients.

Advance tickets are available on and at any Artcaffe Restaurant.

Capital FM’s DJ Andre will be spinning the decks before and after the performances.

(Drop an interesting comment for a chance to win tickets!)


  • Njeri

    Am a great admirer of Atemi and would love love to hear her sing…would also like to discover Omar am yet to listen to his music..Viva Atemi!!

  • Njukey

    Am a big Omar fan and his recent album is quite something especially a track he did with Stevie Wonder called “Feelin You”, heard him discuss the album recently on BBC 1Xtra with the legendary Gilles Peterson, like they say in the UK … Big Tuuuuune! I need that ticket Laura 🙂 

  • Wacherah

    I am a big fan of Omar. Just voted for him for the Best UK RnB/Soul Act.  I have all his 6 albums on my iPod and enjoying his 2007 album Sing(If you want it) very much. Did Karaoke last week and sung ‘This is not a Love Song’ his ’97 hit. A  from you would make me tick an important point on my bucket list. Cheers CFMlifestyle and Laura. 

  • Qui

    I have heard of both of them but never listened to their music…until today!!! I am a convert…the neo soul vibe just speaks to me. Now to convince my pals to join in we go for the concert….

  • Njeri

    what about me…:(…was sooo looking forward to it..

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