The Kenyan Boys Choir Perform in Guinness World Record largest Carol Festival
The sweet charming harmonies refined in Nairobi, Kenya on December 17, performed in the largest gathering of carol singers in the world; certified by Guinness World Record at Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
The international choral music ensemble continued to earn fans with their soul-stirring performance of “O Holy Night” that saw the audience build up from intimate whisper to the final chorus of the performance that took the stadium by storm.
This Festival which had its debut in 2008 is renowned as an evening of songs of praise and worship. Kenyan Boys Choir accomplished to be part of this year’s festival for its debut performance at the event and was advantaged to be part of the choirs cited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Largest Group of Carol Singers in the World”.
This event routinely gets bigger than the previous by at least 15 percent and statistics of the event in 2015 revealed a large pool of over 30,000 attendants, a TV viewership in excess of 30 million and over 7 million social media interactions.
The Kenyan Boys Choir performed alongside Award-winning Gospel singer Don Moen, the most decorated acapella group from the UK ‘the PRM Band’, and local artists from Nigeria including Sammie Okposo, Buchi, Esther Edoho, Steve Crown, Elijah Oyelede, Perfecta Ekpo and Julius Nglass.
The acclaimed Christmas Carol Festival which is a Christian gathering helps strengthen the bond of unity in the state, as well as create a conducive ambiance for spirituality growth and peaceful co-existence in the Nigerian State.
The 9th Akwa Ibom Festival saw the Kenyan Boys Choir feature with an ensemble that was more gratified and diverse to the world. This was evident in their voices and in how they danced along to every artist’s performance during the festival.
It was amazing to see the choir being the talk of the town as every Nigerian could easily recognize them as they traveled through Lagos State, Nigeria while heading back home after the fete.
Article By @TomOmulo