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AVRIL RELEASES IN LOVE

Avril201809Kenyan award winning singer, songwriter and actress Judith Nyambura also known as Avril has released a new single titled In Love.

The hit starts with a preamble of a clip of her cuddling her baby girl out is the sun.

Mother and daughter are captured enjoying some girl time as Avril sings:

“When I see you smile… when I see you laugh… these are the simple things my baby.”

In Love is an Afro pop song that speaks to all the couples who are in love.

Avril had this to say about the song, "This beautiful song was written by Tommy Flavour with me at the back of his mind. It is a song i believe will resonate with every person who is truly in love and every couple that has ups and downs in their union but still manage to push through."

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JAY Z OVERTHROWS DIDDY AT NO.1 ON FORBES LIST

jayzThe list, curated annually by Forbes Magazine features a number of artists who have remained on the list for years as well as a few newcomers. The biggest shocker of the list is that Rapper Jay Z has overthrown mogul Diddy on the number 1 spot which he has held for years. Those listed here are the top ten rappers who are raking in some major cash. Accumulatively, hip hop’s ten highest earners made $422.5M; the equivalent of Ksh4.2T.

10.Kanye West – $27.5M

Chicago native Kanye West raked in $27.5M for his music, ( as a rapper and producer) as well as his deals with Adidas and clothing line Yeezy.

9.Future – $30M

“King’s Dead” rapper is not doing too badly. With a new album out “Hndrxx,” he has gone on to grow his brand; curating the soundtrack for “Superfly” which came out in June 2018.

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BAND BECA RETURN WITH RIDE OR DIE

bandbecaKenyan girl band The Band BeCa recently released the audio to their new song titled Ride or die after being quiet for awhile.

The talented songbirds, Becky Sangolo and Carol Kamweru, last dropped a single about six months ago dubbed ‘1234’. Since their professional break out in 2016, Band BeCa have served us several girl anthems such as ‘Toka’, and ‘Brathe.’

Their new single is titled “Ride or Die”, about a love that is untamed.

They described the song as follows: “Ride Or Die is a totally relatable song as it talks of a love that is willing to defy boundaries just to be felt, a love that is untamed, a love on fire. The song gives off that, “I don’t Care what anyone thinks but I love you” kind of vibe. A song that shows a love totally true, never-ending and totally committed.

‘Ride or Die’ was produced by Jack Jack on The Beat and co-written by Bien(Sauti Sol), Mike Mugo(Just Imagine Africa) and The Band Beca.

AMERICAN RNB STAR JOHN LEGEND MAKES HISTORY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

JohnL18John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Legend who is popular for songs such as All of me, Tonight, Ordinary people and Green light made history twice over the weekend.

At 39, Legend is one of the youngest EGOT winners and also became the first African-American man to garner that honour.

This is after the singer-actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, USA alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."

"EGOT" stands for the big four awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The EGOT status is the holy grail of the entertainment industry and only 12 people before that night had ever won all four awards in competitive categories.

The internationally acclaimed artist has won10 Grammys, with his first win being in 2006. In 2015 his song "Glory" featured in the film "Selma" won an Oscar, and he received a Tony in 2017 for his role as a co-producer for the broadway production of Jitney.

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THE GITHURAI GIRL WHO WENT VIRAL RELEASES SONG WITH VIVIAN

amanigAmani Gracious, who goes by the stage name Amani G, the 13-year-old girl from Githurai who went viral worldwide with her rendition of ‘Girl on Fire’, is song by song showing her prowess and realizing her dreams of being a world acclaimed singer.

Amani recently dropped her second music video in collaboration with songbird Vivian. The video was directed by Sammy D and the audio was done by Teddy B.

This second project is titled ‘In Love’ and is off her forthcoming EP – ‘13′. It has already garnered over 7,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours.

In this song, Amani G and Vivian sing about the love of God towards them that has given them the strength to shine and enjoy their lives.

The talented teen star recently signed a two-year record deal with Pine Creek Records, that includes a minimum pay of 2.5 million.

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TIMMY T DAT AND ARROW BOY RELEASE BANGER MARY JANE

timmy tdat arrow bwoy mary jane deejaysosycom 275 275 1534341333Kenya’s hit-makers Timmy Tdat and Arrow Bwoy teamed up the first time to deliver their brand new hot sizzling single dubbed “Mary Jane”.

The two chart-topping Kenyan artists have been flying high for months now with their solo projects, with Arrow Bwoy, in particular, enjoying a meteoric rise to the top courtesy of hits such as “Digi Digi”, “Dodo”, and “Shikisha”.

It, therefore, comes as no surprise that their musical paths have met as they continue to dominate the club scene with their commercial hits.

Their new track is aptly titled “Mary Jane”, produced by hit-maker extraordinaire Magix Enga who seems to have that Midas touch.

Timmy T dat who is also a radio presenter at a new Kenyan radio station said,“This is the first time I am working with Arrow Bwoy and it was a great experience. He is a talented artiste and I would like to work with him again. ‘Mary Jane’ is a song about drugs and the youth. How do we get to choose sobriety rather than indulge in drugs that will throw them off course.”

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TUJIANGALIE BY SAUTI SOL FT NYASHINSKI

tujiangalie sauti solKenyan award winning musicians Sauti Sol and Nyashinski have come together once again to address the issues ailing our country in an unprecedented hard-hitting political song.

Sauti Sol and Nyashinski who collaborated on the hit song Short and Sweet, have brought the same touch they use when it comes to making us dance and sing along and the result is a product that will elicit debates and may split their fans down in the middle.

Bien-Aime Baraza, one of the band members, launches the song and sets the tone in the first second; “Barua toka Jaramogi na Kenyatta, wanauliza kama Kenya kuko sawa, nikawajibu Kenya tuko na disaster, watoto wetu wanazidi kuzikana…” (Letter from Jaramogi and Kenyatta asking if all is well in Kenya. I told them Kenya is a disaster, our kids are burying each other.)

From there, the four artistes go on to list the main issues affecting the country: t ribalism, crippling national debt, corruption, greed and lawlessness among other issues “We vote tribe ama real cash ask Boni,” raps Nyashinski. “I’m richer than my neighbour but we both in the slum.”

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RAPPER JAY A IS BACK WITH ANOTHER SINGLE TITLED MURDER

Jay aKenyan rapper Juma Ali popularly known by his stage name Jay A is back with his 2nd single of the year titled ‘Murder’.

Six months ago Jay A released a ballad titled Love story featuring Rwandese singer Neneh. Now, Jay has turned things around with‘Murder’,a straight club banger, which is a feel good song that speaks of a guy who has a crush on a beautiful lady.

Jay A made his debut in the music industry five years ago and in less than six months after his debut, he had immediately cut a niche for himself in the Music Industry in Kenya, with a phenomenal growth releasing one hit after another.

Jay A has recorded over 14 songs and released twelve videos so far that have all made the A list. He has also released collaborations with Media personality Amina Abdi as well as Jamaican sensation Tiana.

His major hit song Dumbala was for years trending as one of the hottest songs and continues to receive massive Air play from all the top Radio and television stations in Kenya and the region.

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ERIC WAINAINA RELEASES NEW ALBUM AFTER 7 YEARS

EricwaKenyan award winning musician Eric Wainaina recently launched his fourth studio album dubbed Dreams in Stereo.

The album includes collaborations with local artistes such as Kagwe Mungai, Kendi Nkonge, John Nzenze, Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kaveseke Masinda.

The singer said that the album is personal to him in many ways having been able to be freer to himself.The album is influenced by his passion for musical theatre as well as personal influences that go past his Kenyan roots.

He released it after a 7 year hiatus, with his last album Love + Protest released in 2011.

He draws inspirations from Black Gospel, Blues, Soul, Funk and Reggae. The album is exclusively available on the Safaricom Songa App.

Eric Wainaina is best known for his hit songs Daima and Nchi ya Kitu Kidogo. He released his first album Sawa Sawa in 2011.

DJ JOE MFALME SCOOPS AFRIMMA NOMINATION

afrimaThe list of nominees for the 5th Edition of the 2018 edition of the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) was released about a week ago.

For the 3rd year running, your favorite Radio/TV disc jockey Dj Joe Mfalme has been nominated in the best Dj category alongside fellow Kenyan Dj Creme De La Creme.

DJ Joe Mfalme will be up against some of Africa's finest, Dj Black Coffee from South Africa, Dj Cuppy and Spinall from Nigeria as well as the recently married Dj D-Ommy from Tanzania among others.

The list includes Kenyan artists and personalities such as Sauti Sol, Akothee, Victoria Kimani, Nyashinski, Arrowboy, Khaligraph Jones, Willy Paul, Gloria Muliro, Papa Dennis, Producer Enos Olik, Wyre, Dj Poizon Ivy, Dj Fully Focus, Dj Shinski and Lupita Nyong'o.

This year, AFRIMMA added a new category tagged ‘AFRIMMA Achievers Award’. This category that Kenyan Oscar Award winning actress

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