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Sample Sunday: E-Sir – Nimefika ft. Big Pin

March 20, 2016 |

Ogopa DJs; 2001 This week marked thirteen years since the tragic death of Kenyan hip hop artist E-Sir in a road accident on March 16, 2003. The abrupt end to his potentially limitless career may have been untimely, but his rise to fame could not have been better synchronized with the significant changes taking place […]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

Pace – Twende Safari

April 4, 2014 |

Provoke Music / Lewiskko Music; 2014 Dir. Ogopa Video From the looks of things, Kenyan artist Pace has finally managed to elevate his single Twende Safari to hit status through the video release, a full six months after exposing the audio version to public scrutiny. Yes, the music video has done its job and given […]Read More

Vanessa Mdee – Closer

June 17, 2013 |

BHitz; 2013 Dir. Ogopa Video Here’s something few people knew about Vanessa Mdee until very recently. When she’s not VJing at MTV Base or DJing at Tanzania’s Choice FM or getting involved in activism she actually makes music! Who knew? *Mind blown* I first got wind of this when I got to watch her collabo […]Read More

Viola Karuri – Aibu (Out The Door)

June 3, 2013 |

Ogopa/Redlily; 2013 Dir. Ogopa Video Singer/Songwriter/Audio Engineer Viola Karuri has finally released her first offering from her yet unnamed second album. The track is entitled Aibu (Out The Door) and is obviously about getting rid of unnecessary drama from those better halves who behave as they are stuck in the Big Brother House with you, and the best […]Read More