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TANASHA DONNA FT MBOSSO LA VIE

La Vie ART ft MbossoKenyan star Tanasha Donna Oketch has released her first track of the year which is a collaborative effort with Tanzanian singer Mbosso.

The newly released 'La Vie' is her first single off her anticipated body of work dubbed the Donnatella EP which is set to debut later this week.

'La Vie' is a sultry love ballad in which Tanasha sings her heart out for her love in English, French and Swahili. Mbosso's melodious Swahili vocals further express the love he has for this girl that he wants to love forever.

'La Vie' is French for life and in the opening lyrics, Tanasha sings in French which loosely translates "My love I will love you all my life."

 

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KHALIGRAPH JONES BAGS BEST HIPHOP AWARD AT SOUNDCITY MVP AWARDS

Khaligraph Jones 20Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has started the new year and new decade with a major win. 

The hard-hitting hitmaker won the Best hip hop award at the SoundCity MVP awards in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend. He beat the likes of Falz from Nigeria, South Africa's Kwesta and Ghana's Sarkodie among many others to bag the prestigious award.

Papa Jones won the award for his hit 'Leave Me Alone' which he shot in Dallas and Houston Texas, USA. The song has garnered over 1.4 million views since its release in June 2019. 

He was the only East African artist to clinch an award at the event which saw Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz and his Wasafi crew give an exhilarating performance.

The African Giant alias Burna Boy also won big at the SoundCity MVP awards after he scooped three awards. He won Best male MVP, Song of the year and African artist of the year beating fellow countrymen Davido and Wizkid.

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KANYE WEST TURNS DAVIDO’S IF INTO A GOSPEL SONG FOR SUNDAY SERVICE

KanyeKanye West's Sunday service performance of Davido's 'If' has excited many social media users.

Kanye, who recently became a devout Christian, performed a cover of the hit track alongside City of Refuge church's choir in Los Angeles.

The video of Kanye's performance which was shared on the church's official Instagram handle has been viewed over 500,000 times.

The video seems to have interested a lot of social media users who were surprised that the American star converted an Afrobeats song into gospel.

After posting the video which has gone viral, Davido captioned it, "Praise the Lord".

'If', which was released on February 17, 2017, to critical acclaim, was produced by Tekno, who supposedly ghostwrote the track for Davido.

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BEYONCE TO RELEASE A NEW IVY PARK COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH ADIDAS IN 2020

BeyonceCelebrated singer Beyoncé has announced the relaunch of her athleisure brand, Ivy Park in collaboration with Adidas. Beyoncé made the surprise announcement in a series of six teaser Instagram photos on December 9th 2019.

In two of the photos, she’s wearing what appear to be box braids (possibly a wig styled as such) that cascade all the way down her backside in the honey-toned brown hue we’ve come to view as her signature. The braids are ornamented with rows of cream-colored and maroon beads that spell out the name of the brand across her hair.

The award winning singer also shared some detail shots of some potential new accessories from the brand, some Adidas-themed ear studs, an ear cuff emblazoned with the brand’s logo, and a matching ring.

Ivy Park has had a tumultuous couple of years. The brand founded by Beyoncé parted ways with its original retail partner, Topshop, in 2018 amid reports that Philip Green had been accused of sexual assault.

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JESU NI MWATHANI BY SAILORS GANG

Sailors GangGengetone stars Sailors Gang are taking their fans to church with their new hit ‘Jesu Ni Mwathani’.

The award winning group known for their vulgar lyrics and twerk filled videos have seemingly reformed to release a thanksgiving song titled ‘Jesu ni Mwathani’ which translates to Jesus is Lord.

The newly released song is mostly in Kikuyu and in true Sailors gang fashion is infectious as well as catchy with lines like “bila ye life ni fogothari… Jesu ni mwathani, amen!”

The video begins with the group going up on stage to receive an award at the recently concluded Pulse Music Video awards 2019 but the scene quickly transforms into a choir session. Popular Sailors gang artist Miracle Baby is the choir master as leads the group to sing about all the Lord’s goodness in their lives while the other members are dressed as choir members.

The song has garnered over 10,000 views since it’s release. Fans are digging this new song and have lauded the group’s ability of making music for the club and now music that transcends to church. Sailors Gang is known for hits like Pekejeng, Wamlambez and Wakiritho alongside Kenyan rapper Octopizzo.

EMINEM AND NICK CANNON ARE FEUDING OVER MARIAH CAREY

eminem2019Rapper Eminem is in a vicious war of words with entertainer Nick Cannon.

The ‘Not Afraid’ rapper has responded to Nick Cannon’s diss track, in which Cannon claimed Eminem’s former chauffeur had a video of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ rapper ‘sucking a c***’.

The diss track titled ‘The Invitation’ by Cannon features the lyrics: “I heard your chauffeur got a video of you sucking a c***. You paid him off then laid him off, now who really the opps.”

It seems as though Eminem who was born Marshall Mathers is taking the whole thing in his stride, taking to Twitter to say: “You mad bro? Stop lying on my d***. I never even had a chauffeur, you bougie f***.”

He followed up his first tweet with a second, which read: “I demand an apology, Nicholas. You’ve made my gardener so jealous!”

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AFRO QUEEN SERRO RELEASES NEW TRACK WITH ENOQUE WAMBUA DUBBED BADO NAKUPENDA

bado nakupenda serroKenyan Afro-centric singer Enoque Wambua teams up with the Afro Queen Serro to release a new music video “Bado Nakupenda”.

The soothing mellow tune captures the story of two lovers facing struggles in their relationship and through poetic lyrics, assure each other of their willingness to go through the struggles together in love. 

Speaking on the release, Enoque says, “When I sent the first verse of this song to my producer Modest, he mentioned it could use a different flavor and that’s how Serro came to mind. She really did bring her magic, giving the song so much color and vibe!” Serro adds, “It was an amazing experience collaborating on this song, throughout the process, the energy was really amazing.”

The audio which rides on a catchy guitar melody was produced by Modest Chabari and co-produced by Mutoriah while the simplistic yet colorful and scenic video was shot of Gatehi Mwaniki (NMK Films).

Enoque Wambua is a Soulful Afro-Centric Singer, Songwriter, and Performer who believes in telling the African story with inspiration from the great musicians like Bob Marley, Jonathan Butler, Lokua Kanza, and Chronnix.

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UGANDAN STAR VINKA COLLABOS WITH ROMANIAN EDM ARTIST INNA

howwe vinkaRomanian Inna & Vinka released their new single, “Bebe”, to a global audience and premiere events across Africa, Europe and the USA.

“Bebe” is an instant smash hit, a song composed with French, Swahili, Luganda and English lyrics, written by Inna and Vinka, Marco & Seba, Theea Minculescu, O'mara Nicholas Bonique and Shena Skies. The track was produced by Marco & Seba, with whom Inna has collaborated with on some of her biggest global mega hits.

The “Bebe” music video is set in an urban, stylish setting with cool very well-defined characters, and the two artists express their style and strong personalities through their outfits, style and the track’s message. The music video was directed and shot on location in Bucharest, Romania by NGM Creative (Bogdan Păun and Alexandru Mureșan) and produced by Loops Production.

“I composed ‘Bebe’ in a spontaneous studio session, the melody was ready immediately, the same with the chorus and the entire concept, it all came together very well and then I continued to work on the song with Vinka, Theea and Marco & Seba. I love the result, Vinka fits perfectly into the song’s vibe. Enjoy!”, says Inna.

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CIARA AND NICKI MINAJ DROP MAJOR COLLABOS WITH LATINA STARS

TusaPopular music stars Nicki Minaj and Ciara are back! They have coincidentally been featured on collabos featuring Latina artist.

Latin music is making a mark on the global music stage, and everyone wants a piece of the action.

Nicki Minaj, Karol G – Tusa

The twosome makes for a great collaboration on the November release ‘Tusa’. The Colombian Grammy winner Karol G holds her own against the legendary lyricist Nicki Minaj. A collaborative effort, Nicki is also known as Nicki The Ninja sets the pace with her rap which even sees her drop bars in Spanish before she sings her heart out. The two are a match made in heaven, proving that music is limitless, not defined by language or nation. 

IZA, Ciara, Major Lazer – Evapora

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NEW RELEASES FROM DIAMOND PLATNUMZ’WASAFI LABEL

Rayvanny I Love YouNovember is shaping up to be a month of great releases as we gear up for party season, and as such there are a few notable releases that you should be listening to.

The Tanzanian music titans Wasafi Crew WCB have delivered a trio of releases in just a fortnight. Despite being busy with the planning and execution of the Wasafi Festival that happened in Dar es Saalam on the 9th of November, the Wasafi crew have proved that they are the bigwigs of Bongo music.

Here are the top three releases from the Wasafi crew:

1.Diamond Platnumz- Baba Lao

Platnumz bigs himself up in the ultimate self-glorifying track ‘Baba Lao’. Putting himself on the same level as Tanzanian President Magufuli, the Makonde people and more, Chibu is not shy is singing his own praises.

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