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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

New Music: Trabolee, Wangechi, Cosmic Homies, Shukid, Playmakr + Cosmic Elation

March 31, 2016 |

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: Trabolee – Mutinda Muliro Freestyle Riding on a Kendrick Lamar(?) beat and alluding to Pavelee and Kantai’s hip-hop classic Nare, Trabolee goes full beast mode on Mutinda Muliro, complete with an ominous music video […]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 2 Review

October 24, 2015 |

Sundays, 8-9PM EAT – Citizen TV Episode 2 of Coke Studio Africa was a study in cohesion.  All the featured songs seemed to have found their natural partner. This, combined with the visions of the respective producers and the artists’ own concerns with not letting their original compositions down, gave birth to some very agreeable […]Read More

New Music: Kiu, Fena & Wangechi, Blinky Bill, Sage, M^3 + Joy Gitau

July 20, 2015 |

Kiu – Aye (Davido Cover) Three-piece girl band Kiu are currently working with Jaaz Odongo’s Music Image Sound outfit after the relative success of their breakout track Mwanake. Their first offering under MIS is a glorious cover of Davido’s Aye. Check the video out above.  Fena & Wangechi – They Don’t Know Fena and Wangechi have finally […]Read More

Wangechi Returns With Therapeutic Live Sessions

February 15, 2015 |

After a triumphant entry into the local hip hop scene in 2013 with her revivalist 90s rap debut mixtape Consume Chakula Ya Soul and an equally tasty beat-tape entitled Balance: A Prelude To Art 19,  2014 was a good year for female rapper Wangechi. In addition to a growing fanbase, she got to feature on […]Read More

New Music: Accurate, Wangechi, Valentine Ziki, Jarel + J_Kali

September 8, 2014 |

Accurate – Throwback Hip-hop collective  The Switch Up are gearing up for the release of their TSU mixtape set for early October. To add to the tracks from the mixtape that are already out is Throwback by Crew Teflon’s BV Accurate. He hops on beats from Joey Bada$$’ Waves  off his 1999 mixtape with some entertaining Kenyan-centric lyrics covering everything from […]Read More

Just A Band, Wangechi & Anto NeoSoul Featured on CNN Inside Africa

May 13, 2014 |

CNN’s African current affairs program CNN Inside Africa was all about Kenyan music this week. Just A Band, Anto NeoSoul and rapper Wangechi each made their case to our very own Zain Verjee who was in Nairobi to have a feel of what’s popping in the local music scene. For those who cannot view the […]Read More