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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.

 

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.

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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

  1. Bars and Clubs in Kenya
  2. Casinos in Kenya
  3. Cinemas in Kenya
  4. Event Companies in Kenya
  5. Event Management Companies in Kenya
  6. Event Planners in Kenya – Event Organizers in Kenya – Event Management Companies in Kenya
  7. Film Production Companies in Kenya

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

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    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

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List of Entertainment Companies in Kenya

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