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Entertainment in Kenya – Entertainment Companies in Kenya

Entertainment in Kenya: Kenya boasts of having a variety of entertainment news and products suited for people of all ages, cultures and groups.

Entertainment operators in different regions of Kenya provide flexible and diversified entertainment services all year round taking advantage of tropical weather in order to meet the changing demands of fun-seekers in Kenya.

From family entertainment to culinary entertainment including restaurants and dinner cruises by dhow to sports entertainment with activities such as go-kart racing, mountain biking, windsurfing, white water rafting and other water sports to evening entertainment in clubs, pubs and discotheques – the options are endless and the fun just never stops.

By night, visitors can choose from restaurants offering diverse cuisine to gratify the cosmopolitan tastes of a multi-cultural society. Add to this a broad range of discos, heavy metal clubs, jazz bars and the “rave” scene and you will find there is something for everyone.

Exciting Articles

Before the PriceWaterhouseCoopers report titled Entertainment and Media Outlook (2015-2019) was released in September last year, a local projection released to Pulse by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya had placed Kenya’s entertainment worth at Sh200 billion.

This wasn’t far from the latest outcome. Indeed, the talk about numbers is a non-issue. The truth is that the local entertainment has steadily risen to affirm its position as one of the greatest earners and employers as well in the Kenyan economy.

What is even more exciting is that beside the conventional entertainment outlets such as TV, radio, film and music recording in general, new media players among them YouTube and everything social media has thrown in a whole new twist in the entertainment game; and so, a future that very few, if any, saw coming is here with us.

Entertainment Industry in Kenya

According to the PriceWaterhouseCoopers report, the local entertainment industry made more than Sh189 billion in revenue. Now, this is expected to rise to Sh347 billion by 2019.

The report that accounts for data collected from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria cuts across a number of sectors in the entertainment industry among them Internet-based forums, television, filmed entertainment, radio, recorded music, publishing, out-of-home advertising, video games and sports, had a favourable leaning on internet, filmed entertainment and video games – all of which were projected as growing new frontiers.

Entertainment in Kenya – Internet

The Internet is taking charge of the entertainment space. Literally, everything entertainment; from video access, gaming, selling of music can now be done with the click of a button. That is where the new money is. They call it over-the-top streaming revenue.

With much of the new support coming from the Internet and for that matter increased use of social media, PwC had it that the entertainment and media industry earned Sh150 billion with a projection of Sh88 billion expected from TV and radio alone in the next four years now.

According to the forecast, the music industry is expected to slow down with more people migrating or opting for social media sites as sources of entertainment. This is expected to favour video games whose growth rate is expected to hit nine percent.

This is not to say that the increase of social media use will mean an end to conventional media such as newspapers, TV and radio. According to the survey, in Kenya, the three remain strongholds attracting advertising revenue as first choices for the advertiser.

“Today’s media companies need to do three things to succeed: innovate around the product and user experience; develop seamless consumer relationships across distribution channels, and put mobile (and increasingly video) at the centre of the consumer’s experience,” said PwC Southern Africa entertainment and media leader Vicki Myburgh.

Then, South Africa entertainment revenue stood at Sh884 billion with the second-placed Nigeria scoring Sh418 billion.

Gone are the days when celebrities would boast of making money through tours and concerts through gate fee and ticket sales. Long gone are the days when musicians would thrive on CD and album sales, days when we would talk about albums going platinum.

It is all about transforming fame to fortune through the new age platforms that have changed the game completely, forever. As a matter of fact, the above traditional methods are now being used as complementary aspects in the entertainment games for celebrities to cut their niche in an otherwise cutthroat showbiz market.

Entertainment in Kenya Skiza tunes

A few months ago, Safaricom released a whopping Sh152 million to artists, money that was earned as royalties raised through the online Skiza tunes.

It was the first time an artist was paid over Sh20 million for a single song. The boom was redistributed to artists through their associations among them the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK.), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Kenya Association of Music Producers (Kamp) as well as Premium Rate Service Providers (PRSPs).

This Skiza platform only has 5,000 registered members out of the estimated over 10,000 musicians, promoters, songwriters and performers we have in the country. Strange enough, out of all the music recorded by local artists, only 11,000 songs are on this platform.

The biggest lot of entertainers has locked itself out of the new windfall with cry-babies claiming that the industry is “dying” as they cling onto old methods of raising entertainment money.

As this happens, leading telecommunication service providers have been wrestling to grab a share of the big entertainment pie with Safaricom and Airtel even going ahead to factor big budgets to sponsor music events and help record artists’ music as they negotiate their way into being part of the millions.

Clearly, in the lead, Safaricom now has a foothold on local music after introducing the Skiza platform in 2008, a service that has millions of subscribers paying at least 75 cents daily; per Skiza tune.

Before a renegotiated deal between artists’ bodies, PRSPs and the giant telecommunication firm, only 7.5 percent of what was collected was being released to artists in loyalties.

It was only last year when Safaricom announced it was increasing royalties to 15 percent. This was reviewed to 17 percent this year and projected to 20 percent for next year.

And as artists’ bodies initiate digital monetization on radio and TV stations through logs for every music that goes on air, we can clearly see how the PwC Sh347 billion by 2019 estimations will be achieved, on the part of our celebrities.

“The truth is that there is a lot of money to tap in this entertainment industry for our artists but many are still stuck to the traditional ways of earning,” says Maurice Okoth, one of the leading voices in the entertainment industry – who was the MCSK CEO before quitting to join TV Cosmopolitan, a digitally driven new TV station.

Entertainment in Kenya – YouTube channels

“Many young people are tapping into the entertainment industry. We are seeing scores making good cash through YouTube channels, homemade TV programmes, running social media accounts for celebrities and other prominent people. The World Wide Web has just opened limitless and endless possibilities for all young users. This should help boost the entertainment industry, and there is no doubt, Kenya has tapped into this space,” he adds.

“I have been able to make money through one single song through online outlets and I agree that is time we artists refocus on how we sell our art. We can say that there is so much money in the entertainment industry but unless we tap into that, that will remain mere talk,” remarks Gloria Muliro, a leading gospel star whose hits songs have profiled her among the highest earners in the Kenyan market.

Entertainment in Kenya – Useful Links

    Entertainment Companies in Kenya – Nairobi

    Here is a list of the major entertainment companies / venues in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Klub house  K1 Parklands Ojijo road

      Entertainment in Kenya - Entertainment Companies in Kenya

      Entertainment in Kenya – Entertainment Companies in Kenya

    2. Anchor Restaurant Westlands Arcade.
    3. Buffet park/Tamasha Hurlinghum
    4. Changes pub and restaurant
    5. Choma Zone (Meat Ventures) Mombasa road
    6. Cloud Nine Interaction.
    7. Club sound Mpaka Plaza
    8. Coco Jambo Chaka/Argwings Kodhek Road
    9. Crooked Q Westlands.
    10. Dolce The Club Koinange street
    11. Fiery peach/cheetahs Hurlinghum Plaza
    12. Florida  2000 Discotheque Moi avenue.
    13. New florida Night Club Koinange street.
    14. Galilleo lounge Westlands
    15. Jambo Grill Thika Road
    16. Club Vibro Nairobi West
    17. Legend Bar and Butchery Rongai
    18. Maggies Restaurant  Moi Avenue
    19. Mainstay Creations
    20. Mang Hotel Ronald Ngala
    21. Mwendas pub Utalii House
    22. Natural Heritage Ngummo
    23. Olive Gardens Hurlinghum Argwings Kodhek
    24. Psys Langata
    25. Sheebeen Upperhill
    26. Skylux lounge Soin Arcade
    27. Surf and Bytes Anniversary Towers
    28. Taidys Restaurant Nairobi West Maai Mahiu Road
    29. Tamasha Langata Road
    30. The Agenda Restaurant Ngong Rd opp Uchumi
    31. The Legend Lounge Baricho Road
    32. The princess Hotel Tom Mboya street.
    33. The Spree Club Moi avenue/Biashara Street
    34. Tononoka Fire works
    35. Wallet Bar and Restaurant Moi avenue
    36. Winkers Pub and Restaurant
    37. Meladen Club and Restaurant
    38. Black Diamond Mpaka Plaza
    39. Hotel Jaffers Tom Mboya /Ronald Ngara.
    40. Rafikiz Lounge Langata Road
    41. Peppers Restaurant Parklands/Westlands Road
    42. White house Bar and Restaurant Ngong Road
    43. UpperHill springs UpperHill Hospital Road
    44. Havana bar and restaurant Westlands
    45. Vineyard Bar and Restaurant Ngara
    46. Garden of Eden Restaurant  James Gichuru /Gitanga Road
    47. Vineyard Wine house,Restaurant and lounge  Rhapta road westlands
    48. Red Cube restaurant Total Petro station Karen/Langata Road
    49. K’P S restaurant and lounge Utalii House Ground floor
    50. Dream Village South B opp Mater Hospital
    51. Nerkwo Bar and restaurant Plains View South B
    52. Prime stuff Limited
    53. Berbers Oasis NHC House Harambee Avenue
    54. G-pot Arwings Kodhek/Chaka Road
    55. Zanze Bar Kenya cinema 5th floor
    56. Club N-tyce Tom Mboya /Ronald Ngara junction
    57. Simmers Restaurant Kenyatta Avenue
    58. Country Club Kinoo/Limuru Road
    59. Pots and Palms Kileleshwa Office park
    60. Alfajiri Restaurant

    Entertainment in Kenya – Mombasa

    Here is a list of the major entertainment companies / venues in Mombasa Kenya.

    1. Bob’s Sandwich Bar/Murphy’s Irish Pub
    2. Canton Malaysian Restaurant
    3. Casablanca Day & Night Club
    4. Club Lambada Mtwapa
    5. Florida Night Club & Casino
    6. Fresha Events Agency
    7. G10’s Disco
    8. Il Covo Pub & Restaurant
    9. La Veranda Restaurant
    10. Mamba Village
    11. Mombasa Go-Kart & Restaurant
    12. Nyali Cinemax
    13. Party Plot Restaurant
    14. Pitcher & Butch Pub
    15. Roberto’s
    16. Safari Inn International Meeting Point
    17. Stars & Garters Club
    18. Tembo Disco
    19. The Moorings Restaurant
    20. The New Big Tree Beach Resort
    21. Wild Waters Mombasa
    22. Ya’mas Beach Bar & Restaurant
    23. Bike The Coast
    24. Safari Inn Bar & Restaurant

    Entertainment Companies in Kenya Video

    List of Entertainment Companies in Kenya

    1. 4 My Daughter Company
    2. 5 Best Bars in the Nairobi CBD
    3. 6th Avenue Movies
    4. A24Media.
    5. Acapulco Club
    6. Afri-home Solutions Ltd
    7. Aftermath Entertainment Kenya
    8. Aftermath Entertainment Kenya
    9. Alankar Manufacturer Ltd
    10. Alcatraz Entertainment
    11. All About Kids
    12. Amphibians Entertainment
    13. Artcaffe
    14. Artcaffe
    15. ATL Entertainment
    16. ATL Entertainment
    17. Bahati Family College
    18. Bar Bar
    19. Bar Code
    20. Bella Vista Restaurant
    21. Berbers Oasis Bar
    22. Best Night Clubs In Nairobi
    24. Big Ideas Entertainment
    25. Big Ideas Entertainment
    26. Bilenge Musica Du Congo
    27. Binamz Movie Shop
    28. Black Beat Entertainment
    29. Black Beat Entertainment
    30. Black Diamond
    31. Black Supremacy Sounds
    32. Blackstar Entertainment Company
    33. Blackstar Entertainment Ltd
    34. Blanco’s Sports Grill
    35. Blanco’s Sports Grill
    36. Blaze Entertainment Ltd
    37. Bliss Entertainment
    38. Bob Murphy’s Pub
    39. Bollywood Centre Ltd
    40. Bomas of Kenya
    41. Brainwork Entertainment
    42. Bridah Fun World
    43. Bubujika Puppet Show, Events, Entertainments & Bouncing Castle
    44. Bubujika Puppet Show, Events, Entertainments & Bouncing Castle – Hurlingham Branch
    45. Buffet Park Tamasha
    46. Bungoma Family Development Programme
    47. Café Mocha
    48. Cafesserie
    49. Canton Malaysian Restaurant
    50. Capital Premium Movies
    51. Captain Live Entertainment
    52. Carlos Entertainment
    53. Carlos Entertainment
    54. Casablanca
    55. Casuarina Nomad Club
    56. Centre for African Family Studies
    57. Changes Pub
    58. Changes Pub
    59. Chege’s Entertainment & Music Shop
    60. Chege’s Entertainment & Music Shop
    61. Chics Bar
    62. Choma Zone
    63. Circles Lounge
    64. Civil Servants’ Club
    65. Club Entyce
    66. Club Lambada Mtwapa
    67. Club Legend Rongai
    68. Club Soundd
    69. Club Vibro
    70. Club Volar
    71. Coco Jambo Restaurant
    72. Comked Entertainment
    73. Credible Sounds Nairobi, Kenya
    74. Cucu Nyakairu Comedians
    75. Daima Family Medicare Ltd
    76. Dance Into Space
    77. Dandora Medical Centre & Family Planning
    78. David’s Video Shop
    79. Delimentation Entertainment
    80. Digital Eye
    81. Digital Video & Audio Entertainment
    82. Discover Movies
    83. Dj Xela
    84. Dolce the Club
    85. Dormans Café
    86. Dream Village Club
    87. East Africa Glassmar
    88. Egesa East Villa
    89. Emuruba Electro Services
    90. Endtime movies
    91. Entertainment With A Difference
    92. Entertainment With A Difference
    93. Entevart impressions
    94. Espot Entertainment
    95. Family & Friends Services
    96. Family Access Medical Centre
    97. Family Commercial Enterprises
    98. Family Cute Collections
    99. Family Dental Care
    100. Family Dental Centre
    101. Family Dental Centre Annex
    102. Family Dental Centre Annexe
    103. Family Dentistry
    104. Family Empowerment & Relief Organization
    105. Family Eye-Care Centre Ltd
    106. Family Federation For World Peace & Unification
    107. Family Health International (FHI 360)
    108. Family Health Options (K)
    109. Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK)
    110. Family Impact Africa
    111. Family Insurance Brokers Ltd
    112. Family Klings Investments
    113. Family Life Counselling Association of Kenya
    114. Family Life Promotion & Services
    115. Family Medical Supplies Ltd
    116. Family Programmes Promotions Services
    117. Family Smile Dental & Maxillofacial Clinic
    118. Family Smiles Dental Clinic
    119. Family Support Institute
    120. Family TV
    121. Family Web Link-Africa Ltd
    122. Family Welfare Club
    123. Family Wings Investments
    124. Family Wonder Cakes
    125. Fanartics Kenya
    126. Festival for African Fashion and Arts
    127. Fiery Peach/Cheetahs Pub
    128. Flannes International Limited
    129. Flixx Entertainment
    130. Florida 2000
    131. Florida Nightclub & Casino/Kalabaza Restaurant
    132. Footreadz Productions
    133. Forth Fourth Scene Entertainment
    134. Fox Theatres
    135. Frame Studios Production
    137. Franks Enterprises
    138. Free View
    139. Funtastik Parties & Events
    140. G-city Entertainment & Arts
    141. G-city Entertainment & Arts
    142. G-POT Restaurant
    143. Galilleo/Galaxy Club
    144. Garden of Eden Restaurant
    145. Gate Enterprises
    146. Gecko Production
    147. Gigg Entertainment (Kenya)
    148. Gipsy Bar
    149. Golden Mile Park
    150. GP Karting Ltd
    151. GTZ-Family Planning Support Unit
    152. Hannah Wambui Kiiru
    153. Hardlight Pictures
    154. Havana Bar & Restaurant
    155. Head Bangaz International
    156. Heartstrings Entertainment
    157. Heartz Restaurant
    158. Hevid Media
    159. Holy Family Basilica
    160. Holy Family Hospital Nangina
    162. Homeboyz Entertainment Ltd
    163. Homeboyz Radio
    164. Hot Sun Films
    165. Hurlingham Family Health Clinic
    166. Hypemasters Ent
    167. Ilcovo Bamburi
    168. Inhouse Entertainment
    169. Ipic Entertainment
    170. Ipic Entertainment
    171. Ivory Entertainment Group
    172. J-Link Entertainment
    173. Jabali Afrika
    174. Jacent Properties
    175. Jaffers Hotel
    176. Jambo Grill
    177. James & Family Enterprises
    178. Jamhuri Entertainment Ltd
    179. Japale Entertainment
    180. Japale Entertainment
    181. JJ Workshstation
    182. Johari Productions
    183. Jumuika
    184. K1 Klub House
    185. Kahama Sports Bar &Pub
    187. Kamata Music School
    188. Kamau Family Investments Ltd
    189. Karen Country Club
    190. Kati Kati Entertainment
    191. Kayamba Africa
    192. Kayamba Fiesta
    193. Kenkana Entertainment
    194. Kenkana Entertainment
    195. Kenwap
    196. Kerugoya Family Pharmacy (K) Ltd
    197. Kigutha One Stop Shop
    198. Kim Enterprises
    199. Kim Records Entertainment
    200. Kingfolks Entertainment
    201. Kingfolks Entertainment
    202. Kinoo country club
    203. Kloset Movies
    204. Klub Vibro
    205. Koroga Coutry Club
    206. Kp’s Restaurant
    207. Kusine Café
    208. La Marina Restaurant
    209. Laxxlis Entertainment World
    210. Laxxlis Entertainment World
    211. Leading Edge Food & Entertainment Co Ltd
    212. Leading Edge Food & Entertainment Co Ltd
    213. Legend Lounge
    214. Leisure Village Club
    215. Lekwod Entertainment
    217. Little Angels Birthday Planners
    218. London Distillers (K) Ltd
    219. Madd City Stalls
    220. Magic 90 Entertainment
    221. Malindi Sea Fishing Club
    222. Mang Hotel
    223. Mark Singh Media Promotions
    224. Masters Garden Inn Restaurant
    225. Mastronic Videos Shop
    226. Mazishi
    227. MediawiseIdeals
    228. Member’s Club
    229. Mercury Lounge
    230. Mnarani Club
    231. Mo Sound Entertainment Limited
    232. Mondeas
    233. Monte Carlo Club
    234. Mooreland Restaurant
    235. Morop Child & Family Programme
    236. MotoBaridi
    237. Mount Kenya Entertainment
    238. Mountain Club of Kenya
    239. movieDuka
    240. Mully Children’s Family
    241. Mungatana Entertainment
    242. Mungatana Entertainment
    243. Muthaiga Country Club
    244. Muvy Maniac
    245. Mwafrika Sounds
    246. Mwendas Cocktail Pub
    247. Nairobi Club
    248. Nairobi Nv Lunar Park
    249. Nairobi Roller Skate Entertainers
    250. Nation Media Group

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