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GILAD PAYS HOMAGE TO NAIROBI IN NEW SONG

gilardhomageHot off his collaboration with Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari, Israeli born Gilad Millo is back with an ode to his adopted city Nairobi, which he has called home for the past ten years.

The Kenyan based Millo teams up with Superband for this melodious song Nairobi Yangu , in which he describes Nairobi as the best city hes lived in comparing with other major world capitals such as New York and London among others.

Like a solitary rose in full bloom in a garden full of exotic flowers Nairobi is elevated and planted firmly in our ears as he croons about it being the only city in which hes found love.

Nairobi Yangu , which was written during one of the citys infamous traffic jams, is a song that he hopes will position the Kenyan Capital as the leading business and arts hub in Africa, filled with fun loving people and a spirit of celebration and is an instant classic guaranteed to play on in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

The music video, which was directed by Mushking, made a buzz in mid march when the Nairobi County arranged for the closing off of Mama Ngina Street for the shooting of a major scene in the video has received rave reviews with some viewers comparing Gilad to Midas who turned everything he touched into Gold. Capital FM May 19, 2017

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RAPPER DRAKE BREAKS RECORDS AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

drakebillboardsDrake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

The music magazines televised gala in Las Vegas hands out awards based on the years chart performances, leaving little suspense about who will end the night well unlike the more prestigious Grammys, which are based on voting by music professionals.

Drake the Toronto hip-hop star who has commanded the charts with a string of catchy hits including One Dance, Hotline Bling and Fake Love edged out the record of the English balladeer Adele, who won 12 awards in 2012 in the wake of her breakthrough song Someone Like You.

With the low drama over who will win prizes, the Billboard gala instead offers musicians a wide television audience months after the US entertainment industrys awards season.

Cher presented with the Icon Award for lifetime achievement took to heart the title of her 1989 hit If I Could Turn Back Time, singing it in a black fishnet suit and leather jacket as in the original video.

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HONEY BY DELA MARANGA FT SILVASTONE

delaThe vocally talented Dela has a brand new song out titled Honey featuring Silvastone, a London-based African singer, songwriter, and producer renowned in the UK music scene.

Honey is a sweet romantic song that has a catchy tune and tells the tale of two people who are deeply in love with one another. The song was produced by Silvastone and the video shot by Gory who has worked with the likes of Ycee.

Dela is currently on a nationwide tour dubbed City To City Tour where shell be visiting various towns within the country to mentor the youth as well as interact with her fans.

Dela Maranga who is currently signed to Taurus music alongside Kagwe Mungai is one of Kenya's hard hitting artist right now.She is famed for hits such as her Hello Swahili cover which went viral,Adabu with H_art the band,Ahadi zako,Nakuahidi with Gilad,Third party lover,Mafeelings,Paza SAUTI and her rendition of the Kenyan national anthem.

MAUA BY THE BAND BECA

mauaYour Favorite girl band, The Band BeCa are back with a new single, Maua, which is a cover song. The original song Maua was written and recorded by Eric Zealani, an uprising singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.

 

Band BeCa has achieved some great milestones since breaking out in 2016 as professional musicians and their immense talent, coupled by their vocal prowess, good branding and consistency has made them to be one of the most sought after performers in the business today.

 

Listen to the track below as produced by Saint P and even we wont be having visuals for this project, super producer Kevin Provoke made sure the lyrical video is quite enjoyable as you sing along to this hit.

The beautiful duo have sang toka which introduced them to Kenyan music lovers,then cane the club banger brathe and their third release was titled tonight with popular female rapper Petra.

NYASHINSKI GIVES HIS FAN A DOUBLE DOSE OF NEW MUSIC

nyashinski17aRapper Nyashinski on Tuesday released two songs becoming a top trend on all social media platforms.

The rapper, who broke the internet becoming the first Kenyan artiste to hit two million views with a lyric video, released Aminia and Malaika hits.

In Aminia the rapper goes hard on critics touching in his top Christian hit Mungu Pekee whose lyrics video hit two million views.

He urges young people to keep working hard and believing in themselves.

In Malaika the celebrated rapper went soft and emotional with a love song featuring an acting couple in the music video.

The lyrics of the song have been quoted by Kenyans online who celebrated the accomplished rappers ability to take on different genres.

The songs which have been causing such a buzz on the interwebs,have already garnered more than 164,000 views and 94,000 views for Malaika and Aminia respectively.

HABIDA RELEASES AFRICAN MAN

habidaMTV award-winning Kenyan songbird Habida Moloney is set to releases her new single African Man.

The new single is a plea from a Kenyan woman to her African Man to be loving even though she knows its hard for him to physically show it, explains Habida.

 

The single was recorded in Lagos with super Tee-Y Mix, known for his back-to-back hit singles 10 over 10, Tony Montana and various others.

Habida is planning an exclusive listening party soon, to celebrate the song and some major announcements in the first week of June.

 

GILAD COLLABOS WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING VIOLINIST

GiladGilads strong soulful voice is delivered perfectly; blending both English and Swahili over a hauntingly beautiful violin serving a smooth love song, which has all the hallmarks of an award winning track.

The former Israeli Diplomat turned Kenyan pop star was enthusiastic and humbled by the high profile collaboration saying he hoped to showcase the beauty of the Swahili language and African culture which he has come to love to the world through Ms Ben-Aris unique sound.

On her part, Ben Ari says the song is a fusion of African sounds with strings of love terming it a feel good song that will be sung by many.

The song, which was a collaborative effort, over a period of six months, and produced online between New York and Nairobi, was released on 2nd May 2017 to a very warm reception.

Classically trained Ben-Ari has worked with notable greats such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and many others and will be in Kenya at a later date to shoot the video alongside Gilads highly talented Superband.

SAUTI SOL, BEBE COLLABO RELEASE MBOZI ZA MALWA VIDEO

SautibebeLegendary Reggae, Dancehall King from Uganda Bebe Cool and MTV Best Group winners Sauti Sol hailing from Kenya have released their new video titled ‘Mbozi Za Malwa which is Luganda for conversations that usually take place when friends are having a drink at the locals.

Bebe Cool and Sauti Sol had released the audio in early April, launched an online dance contest between Kenyan and Ugandan girls.The winner was promised to walk away with $500, hang out with either Sauti Sol or Bebe Cool and the Best Dancer in East Africa title.

The catchy tune, has already received a lot of airplay in Kenyan media outlets and has been described as a definite club banger by many. The video has already garnered over 23,000 views on YouTube in 2 days.

“Bebe Cool is truly a legend and working with him has been great a experience. We got to learn a lot from him throughout the entire audio creation process to the video production. We hope that the song will unify Kenyans and Ugandas more than ‘Matoke’ haha.’’ Said Sauti Sol

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ALL ABOUT THE TRACE VIDEO MIX BATTLE AND POOL PARTY

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Internationally acclaimed Trace franchise is proud to bring you yet another best of both worlds video mix battle and pool party that will be happening this Weekend atWet lounge and Hotel Royal Orchid Azure,Westlands.

Trace inconjuction with their East African channel Trace Mziki are bringing the best from two continents,Kenya's very own award winning Dj Joe Mfalme and French mixmaster Dj Style who will go ahead to battle it out on the wheels of steel.

Alongside these two,there are other big names on the line up such as Grammy award winning American - Congolese singer Mohombi,Congolese star Lumino,top gospel artist Willy Paul,sultry Kenyan singer Vivian,fast rising Everlast band and the talented Dj Kriss Darlin.

The video mix battle between Dj Joe Mfalme and Dj Style will be happening tonight from 10pm till 4am at Wet lounge while the much anticipated pool party will be going down tomorrow from 2pm till late at the hotel royal orchid azure pool side.

This is surely the ultimate weekend plan so don't miss out!

For charges and more information about these events visit the Trace Mziki social media platforms.

DJ KHALED RELEASES I'M THE ONE FT JUSTIN BEIBER,CHANCE THE RAPPER,QUAVO AND LIL WAYNE

khaleedAmerican disc jockey and producer DJ Khaled was up to something when all the photos of him stunting with Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, Quavo and Lil Wayne popped up on the Gram back in February.

Yesterday (Apr. 24), DJ Khaled revealed the title of his next single Im The One, featuring the aforementioned squad of top-charting artists with his newborn son Asahd floating in a colorful inner tube in the cover art.

Between their joint appearance at the iHeart Music Awards and their Coachella debut, Khaled and his first son Asahd have been hard at work gathering vocals from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna and more special guests to finalize Khaleds tenth studio album Grateful.

The lead single Shining featuring Jay Z and Beyoncé currently sits at the top of the Urban Radio after debuting at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts in February.

Im The One is scheduled to drop this Friday, Apr. 28th.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated Grateful album will features the likes of rappers Nas,Drake,Future,Nicki Minaj,Rihanna,Travis Scott,Mariah Carey and Chance the rapper according to reports.

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