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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

New Music: Dave Ndegwa, EA Wave, Tercy, Manchild, Mars Maasai + Sauti Sol

March 15, 2016 | 1

It’s yet another day full of new, not-so-new and buzzing music releases from around and about the Kenyan scene. Let’s get right into it: Dave Ndegwa – Sunny Day Dave Ndegwa follows up his excellent breakout single Kairetu with this new track titled Sunny Day, a soothing afro-soul love song that will brighten your day instantly. […]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

Sample Sunday: Sauti Sol’s Live and Die in Afrika

November 29, 2015 | 1

Sauti Sol Entertainment; 2015 We’ve reviewed Sauti Sol’s self-produced third album Live and Die in Afrika. As noted in the review, this album is quite a feast when it comes to the variety in production and musical influences from all over the African continent and around the world. Here’s a look at some of the […]Read More

Sauti Sol – Live and Die in Afrika (Album Review)

November 29, 2015 | 4

Sauti Sol Entertainment; 2015 Kenya’s favourite afro-pop band Sauti Sol brought some extra cheer to the internets over the second last weekend of November by releasing their third album entitled Live and Die in Afrika as a free download for a brief 48 hours. There’s iTunes, Amazon MP3 and a ton of other options for […]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

Sample Sunday: Riding the Riddims

August 30, 2015 |

Sauti Sol’s lastest release Shake Yo Bam Bam  has sparked some interesting discussions on its sampling of some classic Jamaican reggae and dancehall riddims (as well as Awilo Longomba’s unforgettable Coupé Bibamba). The apparent trend in the past five or so years is that more and more Kenyan producers and musical artistes are turning to the […]Read More