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New Music: Blinky Bill, Maia & The Big Sky, Abbas Kubaff, Stacy Kamatu, Ayano + High Renaissance

November 29, 2017 | 1

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: Blinky Bill – Cc God ft. Owuor Arunga & Sage Blinky Bill has just released the intro track to his upcoming full length album, Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales. […]Read More

A Goat for a Vote (Documentary Review)

October 6, 2017 |

Een van de jongens / Venfilm; 2014 Dir. Jeroen van Velzen It is a well known fact that student leadership in Kenyan universities and other institutions of higher learning has always been inextricably linked to the external influences of political parties or movements holding sway over the country. Successful candidates for leadership often employ the […]Read More

Billy Black – Untitled (EP Review)

September 22, 2017 |

Billy Black Studios; 2017 Kenya is currently going through a presidential election process that is turning out to be more of a democratic marathon than a short sprint. The country is deeply polarized after going through an acrimonious campaign period, hotly contested elections, and finally the challenging and annulment of the results to pave way […]Read More

Tunji – Mat Za Ronga

July 13, 2017 |

Inkverse Music; 2016 Dir. Richie-G For first-timers, travelling to Ongata Rongai from the centre of Nairobi using public means tends to be a rather peculiar experience. As one of Nairobi’s much farther satellite towns and primarily accessed through the single-lane Magadi Road, the process of getting to Rongai can be nothing short of hellish during peak traffic […]Read More

Shit Happens (Web Series Review)

July 10, 2017 |

Pembe Tatu Films / Life Dream Production; 2017 Dir. Gerald Langiri Life, as we currently now it, is but a series of highs and lows, feats and failures, mistakes and miracles – perhaps Nature’s way of helping us grow stronger and discover ourselves. Shit Happens, an ongoing web series written by Maina Mundi and directed […]Read More

Best Kenyan Songs of 2016 – Part 2

December 31, 2016 |

Continuing from where we left off in Part 1 of this feature, we’re counting down our 50 picks of the best Kenyan music had to offer in 2016. As has been mentioned before, the competitiveness in music circles is at an all-time high and these 50 tracks barely scratch the surface of the great content […]Read More

Best Kenyan Songs of 2016 – Part 1

December 29, 2016 | 1

Recent developments in the Kenyan music scene has made the task of compiling “Best Of” lists such as the one below very difficult indeed. It is becoming harder and harder to ignore new and upcoming talent. Barely a month passes by these days before stumbling upon awesome new stuff from someone you’ve never heard of. 2016 […]Read More

Athieno – IaM (Album Review)

October 19, 2016 | 1

Self-Released; 2016 Athieno is your quintessential African fusion artist. Numerous musical genres and influences ooze out of her songs, softly kneaded and layered together to leave just enough room for one final fundamental ingredient – a unique signature sound which combines her arresting vocals and her deceptively simple songwriting. The results of this two-pronged creative […]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

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