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Best Kenyan Music Videos of 2016

December 31, 2016 |

There seemed to be a saturation of ideas when it came to Kenyan music videos in 2016. With the current trend of having nearly every single an artist or band releases being accompanied by a music video, this was bound to happen. Not everyone has the time and budget to pull a Beyoncé. Perhaps it was […]Read More

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

Cece Sagini – I’m A Doer ft. Octopizzo

November 30, 2015 |

MG Production; 2015 Dir. Osidiana Moses Even with just three major releases in the past two years, Cece Sagini’s upward trajectory as a singer-songwriter is undeniable. She keeps sounding better and adding more layers to her music with every new release. She also seems to have developed a level of synergy with the production outfits […]Read More

Octopizzo – Something For You

November 13, 2014 |

Outhere Records; 2014 Dir. Daniel Obradovic One of the hottest issues that always comes up when discussing strategies on how Kenyan music as a whole can be better recognized among the provider’s of Africa’s most popular music (a privilege shared by Western and Southern Africa in general, Nigeria and South Africa in particular) is how […]Read More

Sample Sunday: Octopizzo ft. Tracy – BlackStar

March 9, 2014 |

Octopizzo’s latest single, BlackStar is still going strong since its release right at the start of the 2014. This time his daughter Tracy, who has appeared on a bunch of his videos already, features on the track itself for the standout chorus. But what is the inspiration behind the chorus and the entire song’s arrangement? The […]Read More

Best Of 2013: Music

January 6, 2014 |

2013 was a very eventful year for all stakeholders in the local music industry. The most positive trend that emerged over the past 12 months saw artists exploiting less common means of getting their products to the masses such as digital and mobile-based downloads. Investing in creating a strong social media and web presence also […]Read More

Recap: Coke Studio Africa Episode 2

October 19, 2013 |

Saturdays 8-9PM on NTV / 9-10PM on QTV After a successful premiere episode, Coke Studio Africa fired on to its second episode, first showing on 12th October with another interesting lineup of performances from Octopizzo (Kenya), Waje (Nigeria), Qwela (Uganda), and Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) with Lady Jaydee (Tanzania) and HHP (South Africa) making a second […]Read More

Coke Studio Africa (Preview): A Refreshing Way To Quench Your Musical Thirst

September 27, 2013 |

Premiere Date: 5th October 2013, on NTV at 8PM Time Slot: Saturdays 8PM on NTV / 9PM on QTV Riding on the massive success of Coke Studio @MTV in India and  Pakistan, the guys at Coca-Cola in conjunction with a bunch of broadcasters are set to premiere a brand new live music series called Coke […]Read More

Octopizzo – Nini!

August 30, 2013 |

Dir. A. Macharia Octopizzo’s rise to the top of the local hip-hop circles has been remarkable. You simply cannot take that away from him. He has come from peddling mixtapes while based in the slums of Kibera to being one of the top-selling artists  in the country across platforms such as In addition to […]Read More