KBL Partners with Matata in Launching the ‘Super Morio Experience’ Debut Album

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Kenya Breweries Limited’s (KBL’s) newly launched tropical-flavoured alcoholic beverage, Rockshore Tropical Lager has partnered with Matata, a Kenyan Music and Dance Group based in Oslo, Norway for the launch of their debut album themed ‘Super Morio Experience’ for its Kenyan fans.

To pull off this concert, the Matata group tapped into some of Kenya’s hottest and most sought-after acts to shore up the experience. Some of the local artistes enlisted to boost the experience are uniquely talented, creative, charismatic, creative and brilliant content creators, including Wakadinali, Karun, Bensoul, Nviiri, Buruklyn boyz, Dj Joe Mfalme, Dj Daqchild and hosted by Reedah Yvonne and Guddah man.

These in turn created a shared audience between the concert experience and the new Kenyan Rockshorers, tapping into their unrivalled energy, delivery, and choreography. The group presented a powerful LIVE ACT, avant-garde dancers and cultural curators through artistic expression that was showcased through an electrifying experience for the Rockshore Tropical consumers.

Speaking at the colourful and experiential album launch event, KBL Innovations Marketing Manager Rachel Wariko said that Rockshore Tropical Lager’s sponsorship of the event augured well with KBL’s recruitment agenda, and resonated with the company’s growth plans and niche positioning strategies that create relevance and electrifying experiences among young adult consumers.

“KBL is ecstatic about collaborating with the Matata group to create a stimulating end-year experience for Rockshore Tropical consumers. The event set the stage for not only creating a new bold, lively, colourful, exciting identity and positioning among Rockshore Tropical consumers but also creating powerful connections and experiences that will unlock its long-term growth following its recent launch in the market,” said Ms Wariko.

Commenting on the sponsorship and the event, EABL Head of Innovation Effie Thiong’o said the exciting sponsorship was in line with KBL’s commitment to continually engage with their consumers at their specific touch points as they continue to provide consumer-led options for the evolving consumers.

“The growth of Rockshore Tropical Lager today comes in response to the growing market preference for flavorful and affordable beers inspired by local taste preferences that can increase the base of consumers to the category. For a flavorful taste and vibey character that will draw a young disruptive, and contemporary audience. Rockshore will be looking to redefine the beer experience and landscape in Kenya,” said Ms Thiong’o.

Matata’s ‘Super Morio’ Experience project is a snapshot of their sonic, dance and visual evolution from aspiring dancers to one of the brightest live-act groups coming out of Africa. They explore their Kenyan roots, love and mental health1 in youth culture positioning themselves as the voice of their generation.

After a successful series of single releases that have earned them millions of views, the Matata Experience has incorporated Flava Rooms which brought the celebration to life by giving it a flavorful immersion into the world of Matata exploring them distinctly but in unison. The Flava zones included Yellow Zone, Purple Zone, Blue zone, Pink Zone, and Green Zone: each zone had a special identifying feature like a dance floor, foam party, mock beach, silent disco and photo stands, all aligned to Rockshore Tropical brand characteristics.

“KBL has emphasized innovation as one of the company’s key growth pillars. This new brand supports our company’s overarching mission to heavily invest in innovation in the creation of alcoholic beverages that meet the changing taste and demographics, which has enabled KBL to attract new consumers,” concluded Ms Wariko.