I was quite excited when I landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. I had been in the air for 5 hours and was a bit exhausted and could not wait to get off the plane-we arrived at about 8:30 pm. My friend Pauline was already waiting for me at the airport so that’s me saving up on extra cash and to think that we just started communicating ten days before my trip-Friendship truly knows no bound. We met through a mutual friend at home (Lagos) and they both met on Facebook-Talk of the advantages of social media :D.
We left the airport at about 8:30 pm and proceeded to Kileleshwa. It’s a nice suburb in Nairobi and it’s an area I would recommend for anyone who intends to visit Nairobi to stay.
I had a quick change and we headed out for a night in town. Pauline had asked me earlier if I liked House music because we were heading to Brew Bistro where her DJ friend will be playing House music. She also had requested some of her friends to join us so it would be more fun and they met us at Brew Bistro. I liked the ambiance at the lounge and what got me really excited was that they brew their own beer in the bar and you order it fresh from the barrel. How cool is that? With all of my excitement, I ended up with a glass of red wine (not a beer fan).
After about a few minutes, House Music switched to Nigerian Music. I watched the crowd as they got so excited. Pauline told me that Kenyans were crazy about Nigerian Music and Nollywood movies as well-I guess you never really know the value of what you have so good job Naija.
We left Brew bistro at about an hour later and headed to Skyluxx. There was a fund raising event happening there so we were asked to pay. The club wasn’t really filled but we had a pretty good time there as well. I had the opportunity to try Kenyan Kebab and it was delicious.
We proceeded to another club (don’t remember the name) after Skyluxx and called it a night-or morning- at about 3am. Thankfully, there was no Nigerian music playing there so I got to enjoy some western music (mainly old school) and we were treated to a free bottle of Hennessy (all thanks to Paul). I was already tired and I had to a couple of activities scheduled for the next day.
My summary of Nairobi’s nightlife? Ecstatic! I like the blend of culture from South African House to Naija Music with a bit of western music and of course Kenyan Music. I definitely want to go back to Nairobi and if you’re wondering what next I’ll be doing on my next trip, be sure I’ll be going on another “Night Hop” HEHEHE!!!