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BOUNCE BY VANESSA MDEE FT MAUA SAMA AND TOMMY FLAVA

bounce With Money Mondays in the pipeline theres no stopping Tanzanian Songstress Vanessa Mdee aka VeeMoney.

With 3 Pan-African features released within the past fortnight (IMARA Frederic Gassita (Gabon), Vitamin U Roberto (Zambia) and Cassper Nyovests Baby Girl (South Africa) which features VeeMoney in the visual as a special appearance).

Vanessa continues with this brand new Boy is Mine inspired collaboration with two of the baddest vocalists out of Tanzania Maua Sama and TommyFlava. Bounce samples Wayne Wonders Bounce Along and will have you doing exactly that as we gear up for her December album release.

Bounce is produced at BKej Studios (Tanzania) by Breezy, with sultry visuals shot by Justin Campos to accompany this immediate smash.

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SOUTH AFRICA'S FRESHLY GROUND TO HEADLINE THE 20TH EDITION OF KOROGA

koroga20thBack in 2014, South African group Freshlyground first delighted fans at the inaugural Koroga Festival.

Nineteen editions later, the Afro-fusion group will be making a triumphant return to the twentieth bi-monthly music festival, to be held on 25th-26th of November, 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya.

One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years, Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. In fact, even President Barack Obama has touted Freshlyground as an example of the contributions South Africa has made to the world.

The group is currently putting the final touches on their seventh studio album, which is set to be released in early 2018.

The Doo Be Doo hit makers will headline the event alongside Award winning Kenyan afro pop band boy group,Sauti Sol.

Advance tickets are on sale for KShs 2,000 on ticketsasa.com. Keep it here for more details about the event and line up.

POR FAVOR BY PITBULL FT FIFTH HARMONY

pitbull fifth harmonyAmerican rappers Armando Christian Perez popularly known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide and American girl group Fifth Harmony unite.

During the Latin American Music Awards late last month, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony debuted their Spanglish collaboration, “Por Favor,” (which means please in English) blends genres and languages.

The pop-leaning single kicks off with Pitbull’s trademark growl. “I already see mami needed TLC,” he raps. “I ain’t too proud to beg just like TLC.”

Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei follow suit, singing infectious melodies in both Spanish and English throughout the bounce-driven production.

Latin music has experienced a rise in popularity this year with songs like Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito" (featuring Daddy Yankee) and J Balvin and Willy William's 'Mi Gente" (with Beyoncé).

The new Fifth Harmony track does not disappoint. Pitbull's fiery delivery blends nicely with Fifth Harmony's soaring, instantly singable melodies.

Pitbull is the latest rapper to join forces with Fifth Harmony, following French Montana, who recently linked up with the quartet for “He Like That (Remix).”

CHINA LOVE BY VICTORIA KIMANI FT ROCK CITY

KimaniKenya’s Victoria Kimani recently released the official visuals for the hit single “China Love” featuring American hip-hop duo Rock City also known as R.City

The American hip-hop duo Rock City is made up of brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas, who use the stage names Uptown AP and A.I. respectively.

Victoria sings her heart out on ‘plastic’ love which blends with our thinking that ‘Made in China’ is fake and hence she needs an original love. Theron, the one half of R.City who makes a cameo on the song assures her that he knows what she likes and she needs.

This 2017 AFRIMMA Best East African Female artist has expanded her network of collaborations in Africa to sing with the likes of Diamond, Khuli Chana, Ommy Dimpoz, M.I, Phyno, Donald, Sarkodie, Bucie, and now she has scored a big one with the fast rising duo.

With over 700,000 views so far on YouTube, the track is set to rule the charts and Kenyan airwaves for a while.

The video was shot and directed by Dae Visuals and co-directed by the Kenyan diva in China.

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ALWAYS ON MY MIND BY VIVIAN FT PALLASO

vivianpallaso Sultry Kenyan songstress Vivian and popular Ugandan dancehall artist Pallaso have teamed up for a new joint hot sizzling single, titled Always On My Mind.

Always on my mind is a love story between two young lovers and Upbeat dancehall track set to brighten music lovers from Kenya, Uganda, East Africa, Africa and beyond as both artists seek to earn supreme.

Following the release of Chingi Changa, Vivian decided to feature Ugandan Dancehall and Afrobeat King Pallaso.

The East African duo collaboration is the second collaboration for Vivian despite doing it with the East African and Ugandan legendary superstar Jose Chameleone on her single Charm Charm.

On the other hand, this is also Pallaso's second collabo with a Kenyan songstress,he previously worked with the award winning Avril Nyambura on a song called Babie.

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MIGOS,NICKI MINAJ AND CARDI B TO RELEASE COLLABO SOON

migoscardiminaj1The winning trio of the Migos has released a teaser video for their collaboration with No Frauds star Nicki Minaj and Bodak Yellow rapper Cardi B.

The video has been released amid lots of speculation that the two female emcees were hoping to work together.Quavo, Offset and Takeoff made the decision to debut the track onstage as part of their performance.

According to XXL Magazine , Migos performed at Powerhouse 2017 in New York City on October 26, and they took the opportunity to debut their new Culture 2 single featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

Despite rumours of intense rivalry between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, it seems the two put aside the drama to work together on this project.

The track features the signature Migos heavy trap beat, lined with easy raps. Based on the star power in this collaboration, this track could be top of the charts upon its release.

Over the weekend one third of Migos asked Cardi B to marry him.

SIWEZANI BY PHY

phywezani After what seemed like ages of waiting, performing and recording artist Phylis Ng'etich alias Phy came through with some new music early this month.

The incredibly talented songbird, who established herself as a force to reckon with after winning the Maisha Superstar singing competition, released her new single dubbed Siwezani.

Siwezani, a soulful love ballad about that painful kind of unrequited love, is as moving as Phys previous release Taboo. Siwezani is her third single since her debut hip-hop banger Ruka featuring King Kaka and Khaligraph Jones.

Like her previous releases, Siwezani is earning praise and placing Phy on the list of the most talented singers in the country.

The 24 year old recently represented Kenya at the 2017 world youth and students festival that went down in Sochi,Russia.

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NAMELESS RELEASES OH WHY

Nameless Oh Why After a trying period overcome by illness, Nameless took some time away from the limelight.

But it seems that though he may have been down, he was never out. His latest release Oh Why is just what every Kenyan needs.

As the repeat election dominate conversations across the nation, political tensions and tribal rhetoric seem to be the running theme. The track instead asks Kenyans to pull away from the negativity and focus on the nations well being.

The track which has a simple, memorable hook carries a thought-provoking message. The strong lyrics urge all to be mindful of their neighbor and avoid propagating the hate. A legend in the Kenyan music scene, Nameless release could not have been more aptly timed.

The track that was written and performed by Nameless is accompanied by some smooth vocals provided by Lydia Ndwiga.

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DJ JOE MFALME NOMINATED FOR HAPA MUSIC AWARDS

Vote for Joe, Best in Africa DJKenya’s most sought after mix master Joseph Mwenda alias Dj Joe Mfalme has scooped yet another continental music award nomination after the widely recognized AFRIMMA (Africa Music Magazine Awards) and AEA – USA (Africa Entertainment Awards)

The radio and TV deejay has been nominated for this year’s HAPA (Humanitarian African Prestigious Awards) Music awards, in the best African disc jockey category.

He will be battling it out with some of Africa’s finest mix masters which include; DJ Black Coffee | South Africa, DJ Spinall | Nigeria, Deejay Evra | DRC, DJ Maphorisa | South Africa, DJ D-Ommy | Tanzania, DJ Paulo Alves | Angola, DJ Nyce | Ghana, DJ Merco | France, DJ Exclusive | Nigeria.

Dj Joe Mfalme is honored to be representing Kenya in the awards and is grateful to the organizers who have recognized his craft as well as dedication in connecting people through music.

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NAKUPENDA BY YEMI ALADE FT NYASHINSKI

nyashyeminakupenda Ahead of the arrival of Yemi Alades third studio album Black Magic, the vocal powerhouse enchants with the visual for her soaring romantic ballad Nakupenda featuring 2017 MTV EMA nominee from Kenya Nyashinski.

Housed on her extended play Mama Afrique and aided by the comeback king, the Swahili revamped version of the original sees Yemi Alade belt a classic African love anthem that will stand the test of time.

Yemi Alade rose to fame with her all timr hit dong Johnny after winning a Nigerian talent search in 2009, has since risen to great heights in the continent.

Former Kleptomaniax member Nyashinski previously collaborated with the Nigerian beauty on Coke Studio Africa season 4 in the live performance of Mungu Pekee. The track that saw great success is among the many tracks released by the talented rapper, who had previously been away from the spotlight for years, making his return in 2016.

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