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About Walenisi

The inaugural Walenisi Festival stands as a beacon of celebration, an ode to the indomitable spirit of Kenyan youth, and a testament to the power of creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Organized by the esteemed Jijenge 254 Association, this landmark event marks a pivotal moment in the cultural landscape of our nation. Set against the backdrop of the illustrious Serve International Church Kakamega, the Walenisi Festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, a melting pot of artistry, diversity, and community

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At its core, the Walenisi Festival embodies the ethos of inclusivity, inviting individuals from all corners of society to converge and partake in a tapestry of expression. Whether young or old, artist or entrepreneur, the festival offers a welcoming embrace to all who seek to explore, create, and connect. It serves as a rallying cry for unity, celebrating the rich tapestry of Kenyan culture while fostering dialogue, understanding, and appreciation across diverse communities

More than a mere gathering, the Walenisi Festival represents a rallying point for the next gen- eration of leaders, innovators, and change-makers. It is a canvas upon which dreams are paint- ed, ideas are shared, and aspirations are realized. Through a myriad of activities including rap battles, open mic competitions, dance showcases, fashion exhibitions, and artist exhibitions, the festival provides a dynamic platform for self-expression and exploration

As we embark on this journey of discovery and inspiration, let us come together as a collective force, united in our pursuit of excellence and our commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come. The Walenisi Festival beckons us to ignite our passions, embrace our talents, and forge bonds that transcend boundaries, creating a legacy of creativity, resilience, and empowerment that will endure for years to come.

Join us as we embark on this extraordinary journey, where every beat, every brushstroke, and every word spoken becomes a testament to the boundless potential of the human spirit. Together, let us write a new chapter in the story of Kenyan youth, where imagination knows no bounds, and dreams take flight on wings of possibility

Welcome to the Walenisi Festival – where creativity knows no limits, and inspiration knows no bounds

Event Objectives

Promote Cultural Appreciation And Collaboration Through Music, Dance, Fashion, And Visual Arts

At its core, the Walenisi Festival is a celebration of culture, diversity, and creativity. Through a vibrant tapestry of music, dance, fashion, and visual arts, we aim to promote cultural apprecia- tion and collaboration, fostering dialogue, understanding, and respect across diverse commu- nities. From traditional rhythms to contemporary beats, from indigenous crafts to avant-garde designs, the festival showcases the kaleidoscope of cultures that define our nation, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in the beauty and richness of our shared heritage

Foster Social And Economic Empowerment By Offering Platforms For Skill Development And Exposure

Beyond the glitz and glamour, the Walenisi Festival is rooted in a deeper mission of social and economic empowerment. By providing platforms for skill development, mentorship, and expo- sure, we aim to equip young people with the tools and resources they need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Whether through workshops, seminars, or hands-on experiences, attend- ees will have the opportunity to hone their talents, expand their horizons, and unlock their full potential. Additionally, by spotlighting emerging talents and connecting them with industry professionals, we seek to create pathways to success and prosperity for the next generation of leaders and innovators

Showcase The Diverse Talents Of Kenyan Youth In Various Creative Fields

The Walenisi Festival serves as a vibrant showcase of the rich tapestry of talent that defines the Kenyan youth. From budding musicians to visionary fashion designers, from spoken word poets to dynamic entrepreneurs, the festival provides a stage for individuals to shine and share their unique gifts with the world. Through a diverse range of activities and competitions, we aim to celebrate the breadth and depth of creativity that thrives within our communities, inspiring both participants and attendees alike to embrace their passions and pursue their dreams

Facilitate Meaningful Networking Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs And Professionals

In addition to being a celebration of artistic expression, the Walenisi Festival serves as a nexus for collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By bringing together young entrepreneurs, professionals, and industry leaders, we aim to create a fertile ground for networking, knowl- edge-sharing, and partnership building. Whether forging new business connections, seeking mentorship opportunities, or exploring potential collaborations, attendees will have the oppor- tunity to expand their networks and cultivate relationships that can propel their careers and ventures forward


Prepare to be transported into the heart of Kenya’s vibrant hip-hop culture as the Walenisi Festival presents an electrifying Rap Battle. In this high-energy showdown, wordsmiths from across the nation will converge on stage, armed with nothing but their wit, charisma, and lyrical prowess. As the beats drop and the rhymes flow, audiences will be mesmerized by the raw talent and creativity on display, as each artist strives to outshine the competition and claim victory. From intricate wordplay to powerful storytelling, the Rap Battle promises to be a thrill- ing showcase of Kenya’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, offering a platform for emerging talent to shine and leaving audiences spellbound by the depth and dynamism of the genre


Step into the spotlight and let your voice be heard at the Walenisi Festival’s Open Mic Competi- tion. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a first-time participant, the open mic stage beck- ons all storytellers, wordsmiths, and musicians to share their voices and narratives with an eager audience. From soul-stirring poetry to heart-wrenching ballads, from spine-tingling spoken word to infectious melodies, the open mic competition celebrates the power of expres- sion and the beauty of storytelling in all its forms. With each performance, participants will captivate the crowd, leaving a lasting impression and igniting a sense of connection and cama-
raderie that transcends boundaries


Unlock the doors to opportunity and forge invaluable connections at the Walenisi Festival’s Business Networking session. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the festival, entrepreneurs, mentors, and industry experts will come together in a dynamic environment conducive to collaboration and growth. From sharing insights and best practices to exploring synergies and potential partnerships, the business networking session offers a platform for meaningful dia- logue and relationship-building. Whether you’re seeking mentorship, investment opportunities, or simply looking to expand your professional network, this session provides a fertile ground for innovation, creativity, and success


Get ready to groove to the rhythm and feel the beat as dancers from across the region show- case their talent, passion, and creativity in the Walenisi Festival’s Dance Competition. From hip-hop to contemporary, traditional to fusion, dancers of all styles and backgrounds will take to the stage in a spirited competition that promises to ignite the dance floor. With each move and each expression, participants will captivate audiences, showcasing the diversity and dyna- mism of Kenya’s dance culture. From solo performances to group routines, the Dance Compe- tition celebrates the universal language of dance, uniting performers and spectators in a shared celebration of movement, music, and joy


Step into a world of style and sophistication at the Walenisi Festival’s Fashion Exhibition. Here, emerging fashion designers will unveil their latest collections, blending tradition with innova- tion on the runway. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and designs as models strut their stuff, showcasing the best of Kenyan fashion talent. From contemporary couture to traditional attire, each ensemble tells a story, reflecting the unique vision and cre- ativity of its creator. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, a trendsetter, or simply someone who appreciates the artistry of design, the Fashion Exhibition offers a feast for the senses and a glimpse into the vibrant world of Kenyan fashion


Embark on a visual journey of imagination and expression at the Walenisi Festival’s Artists Exhibition. Here, visual artists from across the nation will showcase their masterpieces, each stroke telling a story and inviting reflection on the beauty and diversity of Kenyan artistry. From paintings to sculptures, mixed media to digital art, the exhibition offers a diverse array of works that span genres, styles, and themes. Wander through the gallery at your own pace, taking in the sights and sounds of creativity unleashed. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a casual observer, or simply someone who appreciates the power of visual storytelling, the Artists Exhi- bition invites you to explore, engage, and be inspired by the extraordinary talents of Kenya’s artistic community

Event Logistics & Budget

Marketing & Branding
Sound & Miscellaneous

Securing a suitable venue is paramount to the success of the Walenisi Festival. The Serve International Church Kakamega has been identified as the ideal location, offering ample space to accommodate all activities and attendees. A thorough assessment of the venue’s layout and facilities will be conducted to ensure optimal utilization and a seamless flow of events. Costs associated with venue rental, permits, and any necessary infrastructure enhancements will be budgeted for to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all participants

A significant portion of the budget will be allocated to entertainment, ensuring that attendees are treated to a captivating and memorable experience. Resources will be allocated for stage setup, including lighting, sound systems, and other technical equipment to enhance the visual and auditory elements of the event. Additionally, funds will be earmarked for performers’ fees, securing top talent across various artistic disciplines to engage and inspire attendees through- out the festival

To ensure the smooth operation of the event, comprehensive transportation logistics will be arranged for performers, equipment, and staff to and from the venue. This includes coordinat- ing transportation schedules, hiring vehicles, and ensuring timely arrivals and departures. By meticulously planning and coordinating transportation logistics, we aim to minimize delays and disruptions, allowing the festival to run seamlessly and efficiently

Developing a robust marketing strategy is essential to maximize awareness and attendance at the Walenisi Festival. Resources will be allocated for marketing and branding initiatives across various channels, including social media, print media, and community partnerships. Engaging content, eye-catching visuals, and targeted outreach efforts will be employed to generate excitement and drive participation. Collaborations with local influencers, media outlets, and community organizations will be leveraged to amplify reach and engagement, ensuring broad exposure and enthusiastic participation from diverse audiences

Attention to detail is key to creating an immersive and memorable event experience. Budget- ing for essential sound systems, lighting, and other miscellaneous expenses will be prioritized to enhance the overall ambiance and attendee experience. From providing quality sound equipment to creating visually appealing aesthetics, no aspect of event production will be overlooked. Additionally, contingencies will be budgeted for unforeseen expenses or last-min- ute adjustments to ensure that the festival runs smoothly and leaves a lasting impression on attendees.

By meticulously planning and budgeting for these essential logistics, we aim to create a seam- lessly executed event that delights attendees, fosters community engagement, and achieves the overarching objectives of the Walenisi Festival

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite sponsors to partner with the Walenisi Festival and align their brands with this impact- ful and youth-focused event. Sponsors will benefit from prominent brand exposure to a target audience of young individuals aged 16 to 28. Sponsorship packages can be customized to meet the specific needs and objectives of each sponsor. Some potential sponsorship opportu- nities include:

i. Title Sponsorship: Become the official title sponsor of the Walenisi Festival, receiving prominent logo placement, brand mentions, and exclusive branding opportunities throughout the event

ii. Category Sponsorship: Sponsors can choose to sponsor specific activities or areas of the festival, such as the Rap Battle, Open Mic competition, Fashion Exhibition, or Dance competi- tion. This allows sponsors to align their brand with specific elements of the event that resonate with their target audience

iii. Promotional Opportunities:  Sponsors can benefit from exposure through various promotional channels, including social media mentions, press releases, signage at the event venue, and inclusion in marketing materials.
iv. Engagement Opportunities: Sponsors can actively engage with attendees through interactive booths, product sampling, or brand activations during the festival. This allows for direct brand-to-consumer interaction and creates a memorable brand experience

Sponsorship packages will be tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each sponsor. benefits may include brand visibility, increased brand awareness, customer engagement, and the opportunity to support youth empowerment and talent development initiatives

Event Evaluation And Future Plans

Following the culmination of the Walenisi Festival, our commitment to excellence extends beyond the final curtain call. We recognize the importance of conducting a thorough evalua- tion to gauge the event’s impact, measure its effectiveness, and gather valuable insights from participants and stakeholders. Through a comprehensive evaluation process, we will assess various key performance indicators, including attendance figures, participant satisfaction levels, engagement metrics, and stakeholder feedback

This evaluation will serve as a cornerstone for our strategic planning efforts as we chart the course for future editions of the Walenisi Festival. Armed with a deeper understanding of what worked well and areas for improvement, we will refine our approach, enhance our offerings. and innovate to ensure that each subsequent iteration of the festival surpasses the last. Our commitment to continuous improvement is unwavering, and we pledge to incorporate the lessons learned from each event to elevate the Walenisi Festival to new heights of excellence


In conclusion, the Walenisi Festival represents more than just a moment in time – it is a lesta- ment to the boundless potential of Kenyan youth, a celebration of their creativity, resilience, and ingenuity. We extend our sincere gratitude to all prospective sponsors for considering this remarkable opportunity to join us on this transformative journey. Together, we have the power to make a meaningful impact, to inspire positive change, and to create a legacy that tran- scends generations.

Thank you for your kind consideration, and we eagerly await the possibility of collaborating with you to make the Walenisi Festival an extraordinary success. Together, let us embark on this journey of empowerment, creativity, and collaboration, shaping a brighter future for gener- ations to come