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SAUTI SOL RELEASES SHORT AND SWEET FEATURING NYASHINSKI

sautinyaAward winning Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol have collaborated with top singer Nyashinski for their new track “Short and Sweet”. The song is already available on all major music streaming platforms such as Songa music by Safaricom, Spotify and iTunes.

“Even before I came back to Kenya, I was always in awe of the works of Sauti Sol. It’s amazing how we struck a cord almost immediately, and we’ve grown to become friends.

I always believed this (working together) was going to happen at some point; the actualization is an honor to be part of their Afrikan Sauce project", Nyanshiski said.

“Short and Sweet” is the fifth single of their upcoming LP “Afrikan Sauce” which is set to be released soon.

Other songs in the LP include; Melanin featuring Nigeria's Patoranking, Rewind our very own rapper Khaligraph Jones, Afrikan Star feat Nigeria's Burna Boy, Girl Next Door feat Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage and Live and Die in Afrika (Remix) American rapper Rick Ross.

UGANDA'S NAVIO RELEASES PAPER

paperUgandan master of hits and classics, Navio teams up The Mith (Uganda) and Nigeria’s Ice Prince in new release titled “Paper”.

The single, presented by Navcorp and Icon, is produced by Mo Piano and mastered by Dawoo at Audio Central. It’s a super fresh and clean track with edgy hip-hop sounds meets trap. The video was shot and edited by the power duo: Shiloh and Henix.

”The single is the flagship production under Icon, Navio’s brand new cutting edge Ugandan studio and label, opening soon. It’s just one among many of Navio’s great projects set to launch. “This song is really about those on the hustle and push limits to achieve their dreams. It’s also a cautionary tale with hints of vengeance and the pitfalls of the high life,” he adds.

“Paper” follows the success of “Nielewe” collaboration between Navio and Vanessa Mdee.

Navio, The Mith and Ice Prince are some of Africa’s most consistent artistes in the game, with their contribution to hip hop music scene being insurmountable,with Navio and Ice Prince having delivered some of last year’s biggest hits like “Njogereza” and “Particular”.

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CALVO MISTARI, BOBBY MAPESA AND FENA GITU TEAM UP IN A NEW PROJECT

map2018Bobby Mapesa and Calvo Mistari make BC— the Kenyan hip hop music duo who unveiled their new merger while releasing their debut album (BC) last year (2017).

They have since been working on several projects that have birthed two music videos of their new single, produced by Cedo: LOVE ME featuring sky rocketing Kenyan femcee Fena. One is by acclaimed Kenyan director VJ One with the second one directed by Odibz of Team Mistari, depicting social media’s influence on relationships. Video two features renowned Kenyan media personality Kamene Goro.

Speaking on the smooth R&B track, Calvo said, “This is one of the songs in BC album that shows the diversity of our sound. From the collaboration to production; we hope you all love it!”

The same was echoed by Bobby who said, “My fans have never heard this soft side of me. I think working on a love song is nice for a change!”

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DAVIDO'S NEW SINGLE, ''ASSURANCE''

Davido Davido's new single, ''Assurance'' has officially crossed the 1M views mark on YouTube barely 24hours after release.

The video which was put out on Tuesday, 1st of May hit the million mark barely 24 hours after its release.

'Assurance', which is a song dedicated to his girlfriend Chioma, had seen the duo trending on social media ever since the release of the single, a day before the video was premiered.

The song which had been released on the occasion of Chioma's 23rd birthday had gained the much needed fuel to boost its hype when the singer shut down a club for her birthday party and followed it up by presenting her with a Porsche car as a birthday gift.

This has attracted a lot of comments from celebrities and Nigerians across social media, with some even converting the title of the song to vision statements and prayer points.

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SINGER MUMBI BACK IN KENYA TO LAUNCH EP

mumbiUSA-based Kenyan songstress, Mumbi, is back to Kenya and set to launch her debut EP “For The Culture” – 30th of April 2018 from East Africa, in a worldwide release. Known for her diverse sound that blends afro-house, soul, R&B and hip hop, Mumbi is set for her biggest career move that has now birthed the 5– track EP featuring the singles: “Yours”, “Intro”, “Soweto”, “Good Enough” and “Too Much”.

Speaking on “For The Culture” EP and her return to Kenya, Mumbi says: “I chose to launch the EP in Kenya because everything begins at home. Kenya is my home and what better way to launch something than at home first. I wrote most of the songs on the EP at a time in my life where I had taken some time off to regroup,” hinting on her future plans: “I plan on moving back to home and definitely working on a new album from Kenya.”

Even before the EP was ready for release, Mumbi was concurrently working on her debut album, which is expected to be ready by September 2018. While in Kenya, she intends to collaborate with top Kenyan acts including Khaligraph Jones, Steph Kapela, Xtatic and Camp Mulla.

YKEE BENDA FEATURED IN THE OFFICIAL FIFA WORLD CUP GLOBAL ANTHEM

ykeeFast rising Ugandan singer, Ykee Benda has been featured in the Official FIFA World Cup global anthem dubbed 'Colours' which has been released just the other day. In the song, Ykee celebrated Uganda's passion for football.

The World Cup 2018 anthem has been created by Coca-Cola in partnership with global music icon Jason Derulo, “Colours” to celebrate all the vibrancy and excitement that comes with the arrival of the world's biggest football tournament.

Ykee Benda and Tanzania's Diamond Platinumz are the only East Africans chosen to be part of the anthem ahead of the World Cup slated to be held in about one and a half months from June 14th to July 15th in Russia.

Other top artistes who have been featured in the song include South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest, Ethiopia’s Sami Dan and Mozambique’s Lizha James.

 

KENYAN SONGSTRESS HABIDA MALONEY IS BACK

habida0418Kenyan songstress Habida Maloney is back with a new single title I Am which was released a couple of days ago.

Habida has been very vocal about her struggles with self-esteem and self-love when she started her journey into motherhood.

The singer and mother of two has a passionate voice in inspiring women to appreciate themselves and to be unapologetic authentic.

This time round, Habida has worked with the reputable photographer Emmanuel Jambo to shoot a body image awareness series themed #IAM.

Her message was clear, “When women support each other, incredible things Happen!”

 

POPULAR KENYAN FEMALE RAPPER WANGECHI IS BACK

wangechi18Popular Kenyan female rapper Wangechi is back after a 2 years hiatus. Wangechi has just released a new single titled Used to it.

Wangechi is set to release a few more singles in the coming months, culminating with get 3rd self titled EP release slated for the end of year.

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN RAPPER KENDRICK LAMAR WINS PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE

kendrickRapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don’t live on the pop charts.

The 30-year-old won the prize for “DAMN.,” his raw and powerful Grammy-winning album. The Pulitzer board said Monday the album is “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” He will win $15,000.

Lamar has been lauded for his deep lyrical content, politically charged live performances, and his profound mix of hip-hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African sounds. Since emerging on the music scene with the 2011 album “Section.80,” he has achieved the perfect mix of commercial appeal and critical respect.

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AMERICAN RAPPER NICKI MINAJ'S DOUBLE RELEASE

minaj18Last week American rapper Nicki Minaj premiered two new tracks: "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz."

Minaj first took to Twitter on April 10 to announce "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" and share their artwork.

The songs are vintage Minaj, with elastic beats, combative words and the West Indian accent she slips into many of her songs. “Chun-Li” was produced by J. Reid for Chevy Musik and “Barbie Tingz” was produced by Chevy Musik, with both songs co-produced by Minaj.

Minaj has not released an album since 2014’s “The Pinkprint” but she’s been popping up on tracks with Lil Uzi Vert (“The Way Life Goes”), Travis Scott (“Krippy Kush (Remix)”), Yo Gotti (“Rake It Up”), and Migos with Cardi B (“Motorsport”). She also joined Migos’ Quavo on “She for Keeps” from Quality Control’s “Control the Streets Vol. 1” compilation.

Chun-Li sees Nicki out for blood, with the track named after a Street Fighter character who seeks revenge after her father's murder.

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