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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

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

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

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

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

Fantasy Collaborations: 10 Unusual Musical Pairings We’d Like To See

April 23, 2016 |

As we’ve mentioned before, this year is turning out to be a big one for musical collaborations across Africa. Kenyan artists have not been left out but have contributed some interesting collabos so far. With this trend going on, it is difficult not to start dreaming up some potential collaborations that would make so much […]Read More

Sample Sunday: Ma3 – Sweetie ft. 9con

April 17, 2016 |

EnnovatorMusic; 2012 Ma3 was in many ways a supergroup. The quirky 6-piece afro pop band’s constituent members comprised of a bunch of high achievers in different areas within and without the music industry.   Tim Rimbui continues to make waves through his Ennovator label and digital music marketplace Waabeh. Kato Change has gone on to […]Read More

On Our Radar: Rozzi@Work

April 15, 2016 | 1

Given how competitive the music industry has gotten in just about every market you care to look, one surefire method an artist / group of artists can exploit to break away from the pack and get noticed is doing covers of well-known songs. This method triggers instant curiosity in fans of the original. They’ll lower their guard […]Read More

New Music: Eclipse, Sage, Madtraxx, Dela, Kayvo Kforce + EA Wave

April 13, 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: Eclipse – Superstition Eclipse have finally dropped the visuals to Superstition off their upcoming album Kenyan Kid Iz The Future. Check it out above. Sage – Girl In A Blue Dress […]Read More