The Kenyan Tycoons Who Own Multi-Million Nightclubs In Nairobi

Allan Chesang is a businessman and politician who has invested heavily in the nightclub business. He owns Club Blend, with branches in Nairobi, Thika, and Meru, as well as the Craft Lounge in Westlands and The Garage Club in Thika. In addition to his nightclub ventures, Chesang is the founder and CEO of Transcentury Global Limited, a company with interests in private and public equity, real estate, and PPP projects.

Pavilion XV, one of Chesang’s nightclubs, has become popular with Nairobians, who flock to its premises on weekends for electrifying events like Amapiano Sundays, Thursday Reggae Therapy, and Bashment Saturdays. Top guest DJs and musicians, including Otile Brown, Nadia Mukami, and Khaligraph Jones, as well as influential comedians like Eric Omondi and Jalango, have graced the club on several occasions.

Kelvin Shahban, another businessman turned politician, owns Laviva Lounge, a popular nightclub along the Thika superhighway that caters to the middle and working classes. The club has been a fan favorite since its establishment in 2018.

Caleb Amunga is a Nairobi businessman who founded Bahama Breeze in 2016. The nightclub primarily targets people between the ages of 23 and 35 and has grown to become one of the most popular entertainment joints in the city. Its amazing ambiance, affordable drinks, and electrifying music make it a go-to spot for many Nairobians.

Richard Ngatia is a city businessman and politician who founded and owns Galileo Lounge, one of the best partying joints in Nairobi along Waiyaki way. The club is frequented mostly by middle and working class Kenyans who are willing to spend thousands of shillings on a single bottle of whiskey. Ngatia also owns several businesses in the hospitality and health sectors and serves as the President of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce (KNCC).

Wilson Kanani is the businessman behind 1824 Whiskey Lounge, a popular nightclub along Langata Road in Nairobi West that targets young people between the ages of 18 and 24. The club has taken the city by storm in a short period of time, with celebrities and public figures frequently visiting. On Sundays, the club hosts a show called “Sunday School,” featuring top DJs like DJ Exclusive, DJ Shawn, and DJ Payne.

KRG the Don, a controversial Kenyan Dancehall musician, owns the newly opened Casavera Lounge along Ngong road, which has become increasingly popular in Nairobi. During his tour of Kenya in 2021, Jamaican musician Konshens partied at the club. KRG the Don revealed in an interview that it cost him Ksh200 million to buy the land and construct the fancy nightclub.

Barry Ndegeyingoma, a Rwandan businessman, is the owner of the famous B-Club in Kilimani, Nairobi. He is known to be one of the wealthiest people in the country. The club gained national attention in January 2020 when Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino shot DJ Evolve at the nightclub.