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The Films, Stage Plays & Publications Bill: KFCB’s Chilling Statement of Intent

October 11, 2016 |

A few months back, as the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) signed an MOU with its equally controversial South African counterpart the Film and Publication Board (FPB), we warned that this partnership may trigger an attempt by the KFCB to seize even more regulatory space for itself beyond films and broadcast content. Sure enough, that dreadful […]Read More

New Music: Anthony Wasonga, Alfa Mars, FemiOne, Muthoni The Drummer Queen, Nuru + Outgrown

June 7, 2016 |

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Anthony Wasonga – Names With The President (Remix) ft. Alfa Mars As the political tensions in Kenya continue to rise leading up to the 2017 general elections, it was only a […]Read More

Nairobi Yetu – Kilio Cha Haki (Album Review)

June 5, 2016 | | 2 Comments

UpToYouToo; 2004 “Rap is like manure from heaven. Our rhymes are meant to be revolutionary, coming down to change everything.” _ Kah Imagine the best rappers Kenya has to offer putting away their egos and petty rivalries for a moment, synchronizing their schedules and coming together to record a well-produced socially conscious collective album. Impossible, […]Read More

Sample Sunday: Just A Band – Usinibore

May 15, 2016 |

Penya; 2009 Just A Band’s announcement that they’ll be going on a break this year is a perfect opportunity to take a step back and re-appreciate the material they’ve put out so far. The one song that defines their unrestricted and innovative creative process is definitely Usinibore off their 2009 sophomore album 82. While Ha-he resonated with the local masses by reviving […]Read More

New Music: Gabu & Frasha, Noel Nderitu, Mars Maasai, Bobo, Reithy + Jublak & Stitch

May 13, 2016 | | 3 Comments

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Gabu & Frasha – W.A.B.E ft. DJ Joe Mfalme It’s getting busy on the P.Unit side of things. Aside from Frasha launch of his solo debut album Dakitare group has announced their […]Read More

Job Half Done For Artists As Skiza Tunes Court Battle Ends in Victory Against PRSPs

May 13, 2016 |

A protracted legal battle between music industry artists and Premium Rate Service Providers (PRSPs) over the distribution of royalties from Safricom’s Skiza Tunes music platform was concluded on May 11, 2016 by a High Court ruling in favour of artists.  Since the conception of the lucrative service, PRSPs have been acting as absolute intermediaries controlling both artists’ […]Read More

New Music: Athieno, Just A Band, Kahvinya, TwennyEights, R.I.Z.E + MANU

April 28, 2016 |

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Athieno – IaM (Album) Stop the presses! Athieno released an epic album earlier this month, entitled IaM. As the title suggests, this album represents a journey back to the self and embracing […]Read More

How the KFCB Transformed Into Kenya’s Morality Mafia – Part I

April 25, 2016 | | 2 Comments

How does the average protection racket work? First, it secures territorial monopoly over the area it wishes to control, quite often by muscling out competitors through extra-legal means. If there is no obvious demand for its protection services, the organization will go out of its way to create that demand by propagating an atmosphere of […]Read More