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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

Videos of the Week: Mayonde, Sauti Sol, Victoria Kimani, Tetu Shani + Makarao

January 9, 2016 |

The first week of the year has not been an idle one on the entertainment front. Sauti Sol went straight back to business with a New Year release of the music video to Relax  off their brand new album Live and Die in Afrika. It’s kind of a highlight reel of the incredible year they have just had […]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

Mayonde – Magic in the Air (Album Review)

December 14, 2015 | 1

Mayonde Music; 2015 Mayonde’s voice has always been quite a force to reckon with right from the moment she burst into Kenya’s soul and alternative music scene as Diana Nduba. In addition to her amazing set of pipes, the Coke Studio Africa regular also has a way with songwriting that results in beautiful, soul-massaging music. Her most […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa Season 2 Premiere Recap

September 19, 2014 |

Saturdays 8PM on NTV Kenya / 9 PM on QTV Kenya Re-runs via YouTube Coke Studio Africa made its return to TV screens across the continent on September 13 after a very successful first season late last year that captured audiences’ imaginations through unprecedented artist collaborations and live musical fusions, firmly placing itself at the top […]Read More

Mayonde – Isikuti Love

August 5, 2014 |

Mayonde Music; 2014 2013 was the breakout year for Diana Mayonde Nduba, after she gradually released a bunch of well received tracks via SoundCloud in addition to being one of the standout features in Just A Band’s 2012 Boxing Day Special compilation. Her soulful-electric-chill musical style, stellar vocal presence and beautiful song-writing earned her thousands of […]Read More