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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

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

Best Kenyan Albums of 2015

December 31, 2015 | 7

2015 was a good year in terms of the number of good albums released with the best of the lot coming rather late in the year. Although Wangechi’s  anticipated debut album Art 19  once again proved elusive after the second year of baiting, the pleasant surprise was no doubt the quickfire release of Maisha Superstar Phy’s extremely […]Read More

Best Kenyan Music Videos of 2015

December 23, 2015 | 2

Music videos are being taken much more seriously around here, both as an art form in themselves and as a medium that adds some extra personality and flavour to music releases. Even Pulse Magazine saw the need to come up with some sort of (ghastly, badly thought through) awards event for local music videos. Our […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa Season 3 Episode 1 Review

October 16, 2015 |

Citizen TV, Sundays 8-9 PM EAT The best Pan-African music themed show in recent memory, Coke Studio Africa is back on our TV screens for a third season. The premiere episode kicked things off on 11th October 2015 with so many new bells and whistles, it hardly resembles the simple format it had way back […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa Premiere Episode Review

October 9, 2013 |

Saturdays on NTV 8-9 PM / QTV 9-10 PM The much anticipated music performance series Coke Studio Africa aired its debut episode on NTV and QTV ( plus a number of other channels across Africa) last weekend. On the lineup were performances by MI (Nigeria), HHP (South Africa), Karun (Kenya), Boddhi Sativa (Central African Republic), […]Read More

Lady Karun – Karun (Album Review)

August 18, 2013 | 4

Sound Mind; 2013 I’m finding it very difficult not to compare Lady Karun’s career progression with that of Justin Timberlake. Her identity as one of the main focal points of Camp Mulla,  a very successful musical group (by Kenyan standards) is difficult to shed off, like Justin’s was with ‘N Sync back in the day. […]Read More