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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

Videos of the Week: #ElaniSpeaks + Akothee Duets With Diamond

January 17, 2016 |

The big showbiz news of the week came from a rather unexpected source. Afropop group Elani released a video explaining their rather low profile in 2016.  The group had had a superb 2014 consisting of a well-received debut album boasting a string of singles that got tonnes of airplay. However, after their year-end mega-concert, Elani began […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa Season 3 Episode 3 Review

November 7, 2015 |

Sundays 8-9PM Citizen TV With Coke Studio Africa three episodes deep and most of the featured artistes having showcased a thing or two, it has become easier to predict which mashup pairings are likely to work or come out bland. Episode 3 pulled no pleasant surprises and went exactly as expected. The artiste pairing that […]Read More

New Music: Anniesoul, Kiu, Sauti Sol, Pizo Dizo, Elani + Sanaipei Tande

July 28, 2014 |

Anniesoul – Fire Anniesoul is back, and this time it isn’t for covers. She’s just dropped a new original track called Fire, self-produced in collaboration with Moez Dawad. It is a fiery, funky love song that spreads across several genres it would be pointless to pigeon-hole it. Kind of brings Janelle Monáe to mind. Listen […]Read More

Elani : KooKoo

April 30, 2014 |

Dir. Ogopa Video; 2014 Looking at the growth of modern/urban music in Kenya, there are probably a ton of people who believe it wouldn’t hurt to consider classifying the period so far as “Before Elani” and “After Elani”. This three-person band finally burst into the national scene late 2013 after years of honing their craft […]Read More

BLKE 2014 Watch List

February 2, 2014 | 1

For our month-ender/month-starter, we’ve all had the whole of January to get a rough picture of what the local entertainment scene is going to be like. So, in the spirit of randomness, here’s a very limited selection of some of who/what to look out for as the year progresses. Of course, this list is in […]Read More

Elani – Jana Usiku

September 11, 2013 | 3

Sol Music Entertainment Dir. Steve Muriungi Elani is not a new band in Nairobi’s music performance circles. The afro-urban trio have been constantly featured in various performance venues and have held down concerts for a number of years now. They are now ready to cross over to the other side of the music business and […]Read More