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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

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

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

Future Sounds: Is The Next Wave of Kenya’s Musical Renaissance Nearly At Hand?

April 2, 2016 |

Does Kenyan music seem to be headed anywhere? Will the industry ever edge closer to the levels of international recognition and commercial success enjoyed by its counterparts in West Africa, Central Africa, South Africa and our Tanzanian neighbours any time soon? The quick and easy answer to these questions would be a resounding NO. A […]Read More

New Music: Trabolee, Wangechi, Cosmic Homies, Shukid, Playmakr + Cosmic Elation

March 31, 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: Trabolee – Mutinda Muliro Freestyle Riding on a Kendrick Lamar(?) beat and alluding to Pavelee and Kantai’s hip-hop classic Nare, Trabolee goes full beast mode on Mutinda Muliro, complete with an ominous music video […]Read More

New Music: Dave Ndegwa, EA Wave, Tercy, Manchild, Mars Maasai + Sauti Sol

March 15, 2016 | 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: Dave Ndegwa – Sunny Day Dave Ndegwa follows up his excellent breakout single Kairetu with this new track titled Sunny Day, a soothing afro-soul love song that will brighten your day instantly. […]Read More