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KENYA'S SAUTI SOL AND NIGERIA'S WIZKID WORK ON COLLABO

whizkidsautisolNigerian musician, Wizkid is on a winning streak that doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. The singer has worked with some of the biggest stars in the world and now it looks like he is ready for another big pan-African collaboration. This time, Wizkid will be working with Kenyan superband, Sauti Sol.

The collaboration was confirmed in a series of images that were dropped on social media and fans from both sides can't wait to see the end result of this work.

Wizkid is a busy man. American rapper, Future, recently confirmed that he had about 3 tracks recorded with the Nigerian singer.

The Daddy Yo singer was in Kenya for the Barbecue Live festival that went down on Saturday at Kenya International Conference Center where he delivered a spectacular performance.

This will be Wizkids second collaboration with Kenyan acts as he previously worked with Camp Mullah on the track Prices.

The award winning Nigerian artist is currently riding high with his song Come closer ft Canadian rapper Drake.

J-LO AND MARC ANTHONY GET TOGETHER IN NEW VIDEO

jloanthonyTheir marriage didnt work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.

Lopez on Tuesday released a video for her single Ni Tu Ni Yo (Neither You Nor Me), which opens with her sitting at a table as Marc Anthony enters to welcome her.

The fellow singer embraces his ex-wife and compliments her on her watch before introducing her to a photographer who, throughout the video, takes glamour shots as Lopez poses before various backdrops.

The track, driven by a reggaeton beat and horn section, also credits Marc Anthony a frequent artistic collaborator of Lopez before and during their marriage as a songwriter.

Lopez premiered Ni Tu Ni Yo recently during the annual Macys fireworks show for the July 4 holiday in her native New York.

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VANESSA MDEE AND MR.P RELEASE KISELA

kiselaFresh off of her acting debut on MTV SHUGA, East Africas leading female artist Vanessa Mdee releases her brand new single Kisela. The single features Nigerian King of Pop Mr P (Peter Okoye) of PSquare.

This horn heavy stadium anthem tells a story of a heartbroken woman who discovers what she thought was a relationship is actually a mere hook up. This captivating break up song produced by Nigerias smash hit making producer EKelly (produced VeeMoneys Cash Madame) is another indication of Vanessas versatility. The heart wrenching lyrics play on a tale as old as time.

The Clarence Peters directed visuals are an absolute delight and show off both Peter and Vanessas ability to play a role. These two will have you hooked displaying their star quality in this passionate story.

Vanessa was heard stating that Peter Okoye is the definition of a music icon and this dream come true not only gave her an added lesson in music and entertainment but also a class in humility and professionalism.

AKON TO BUY 50% OF AFRICAN MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE

Akon17Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.

Africas first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy.

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as the platform of the future.

Its not just a platform for Senegal but for Africa, he added, refusing to be drawn on what he had paid for the transaction.

Best known for his singles Locked Up and Smack That, Akon has devoted more of his time in recent years to his Lighting Africa solar energy initiative and other charitable pursuits.

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DJ JOE MFALME BAGS A NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD NOMINATION

neaNigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) recently announced the 2017 NEA nomination list for the 12th edition of the awards. The NEA most especially recognizes Nigerians in the entertainment industry making an impact on the continent and in the diaspora but they have since gone ahead to award non- Nigerians.

The 2017 NEA will be held on September 3, 2017 in New York City, during the American labor day weekend.

Therefore Dj Joe Mfalme is pleased to announce that he had been nominated for the second time on the best disc jockey (Non-nigerian) category.

Dj Joe Mfalme will battle it out with some of Africa's finest on this hotly contested category, these include; DJ Lebbie of Sierra Leone,DJ Mensah of Ghana,DJ Bossman of Liberia,DJ Slick Stuart & Roja of Uganda and DJ Vyrusky also from Ghana.

The nomination has come as a result of Dj Joe Mfalme's zeal and passion for his work as a radio, TV and party disc jockey,endorsements as well as his heavy social media presence.

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DJ JOE MFALME LANDS A NEW TV SHOW

turn upThis new month has come with blessings of its own,Kenya's most sought after mixmaster Dj Joe Mfalme has landed a new show alongside the multi talented Amina Abdi Rabar.

This new show dubbed The Turn up debuted on 1st of July and will be airing on Maisha Magic East this and every Saturday afternoon from 12 noon to 2pm.

The turn up seeks to bring you nothing but the best in entertainment,mixxes from your favorite deejay that will get you dancing,the latest 411 in the showbiz industry from Amina and you get to vote for your favorite songs on the countdown.

The turn up is the revolution that you have been waiting for in the world of entertainment, it doesn't get any better than this,quality entertainment from the comfort of your home and with the baddest duo from Capital FM.

For more updates about the show and how to be part of our live audience on Saturday, kindly follow my social media platforms as well as the Maisha Magic East accounts. Watch Maisha Magic East on channel 158 on DSTV and channel 4 on GoTV.

BLACK EYED PEAS TO MAKE COMEBACK IN VIRTUAL REALITY FORM

blackeyed peasThe Black Eyed Peas will make their comeback in the medium of augmented reality, which will.i.am has hailed as a multi-dimensional idea.

The hip hop group, which is currently comprised of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and taboo, made their return to the music industry earlier this year after seven years, and the band have decided to reinvent themselves as a threesome by launching a new experience where their upcoming music will be available on a Pokemon Go-style virtual reality game next month.

Speaking about their forthcoming venture to The Sun newspaper, will.i.am said: In mid-July, The Black Eyed Peas launch our new experience and youll see what weve been doing in the medium of augmented reality.

And the 42-year-old musician believes the Where is the Love? hitmakers innovative idea is like nothing else that has ever been created before, and he has likened it to a whole new world of music.

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AMERICAN SINGER JIDENNA TO HEADLINE THE 3RD EDITION OF FOMO

JIDENNAAmerican recording artist and record producer Jidenna Mobisson popularly known as Jidenna will be jetting into Kenya on 29 June 2017 for the 3rd edition of the Hennessy FOMO party on 1 July at the Carnivore grounds.

The singer who is widely known for his hit singles such as Classic Man , Little Bit More ,

Bambi and Long Live the Chief will be coming into the country with his entire band to deliver a live performance at the annual event that has gained recognition for featuring global artists.

Last year the event brought two headlining acts who wowed the Kenyan crowd that is Fuse ODG,a popular London based artist of Ghanian descent and Flavour a popular Nigerian musician.

Apart from Jidenna headlining the event,other top acts include Nyashinski,Shadaya and Nasambu.The MCs of the night will include,DNG,Shaffie Were and Mc Samora.On the decks will be Kenya's sought after Dj Joe Mfalme,Dj Kace,Dj UV,Dj Xclusive and Dj Kalisouth.

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CALVO MISTARI AND BOBBY MAPESA RELAESE NEW SINGLE

bcKenyan music duo BC: Bobby Mapesa and Calvo Mistari have released their newest single and video featuring Opips and Jardel.

Dubbed Nawapenda Wote, this is BCs third single off their upcoming self- titled album, BC, co-produced by Gift and Dillie and mastered by acclaimed producer Eric Musyoka of Decimal Records.

 

Speaking about the dope track, Bobby said, Our fans love lyrical content and wordplay I am sure they will definitely enjoy this! Calvo added, This song is BCs perspective, adding. A lot of people will relate to this song because they must have dated different people from different backgrounds.

 

The sexy club song is set to rock dancehall and hip-hop lovers alike. Set in Huruma and the upmarket Kitusuru parts of Nairobi, the video was directed by Odibz and captures the duos different perspectives on dating girls from opposing backgrounds

BET TO HONOR SOUTH AFRICA'S YVONNE CHAKACHAKA

Chaka ChakaSouth African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being honoured internationally with a BET International Global Good Power Award, on 29 June 2017.

Yvonne Chaka Chakas latest accolade, BETs International Global Good Power Award, isnt for her music, but for her work related to improving the health of Africans.

The South African songstress, fondly known as the Princess of Africa, has long been synonymous with excellence in the music industry, locally and internationally.

Her lyrics resonated with freedom fighters during the apartheid years. After democracy, her focus shifted when one of her backup singers died of malaria.

She began the Princess of Africa Foundation, where she works to eradicate the effects of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV and to carry out community and social charity works, said BET. There, Chaka Chaka focuses on healthcare, education and sanitation.

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