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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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THIRTEEN YEAR OLD AMANI GRACIOUS RELEASES HER FIRST SINGLE SITASAHAU

amani18A few weeks ago, Gracious Amani, the talented girl from Githurai took the Internet by storm singing to Alicia Keys'song ‘Girl on Fire’.

The American superstar was wowed like the rest of the world and shared the video on Instagram and wrote: "Look at this beautiful soul, shine!"

Amani was first recorded by a visiting tourist, Britt Chantel, who was equally blown away by her melodious voice.

Now, after becoming an overnight sensation complete with media interviews, the 13-year old was signed a 2.5 million deal with Pine Creek records for two years and has dropped her first single titled 'Sitasahau.

The song that has already garnered views on YouTube is about how she will never forget her past and will share her blessings with everyone.

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NYASHINSKI RELEASES KEBS

nyash18As the countdown to his debut album kicks off, the comeback king Nyashinski presents his seventh (7th) solo single, titled #KEBS.

In Kenya, KEBS is an acronym for the Kenya Bureau of Standards. In this single, Nyashinski equates certain characters around our everyday lives to KEBS.

The lyric video was brought to life under the direction of Tonament and Sir-Nare, with visuals shot at Studio Zolani in Nairobi.

Nyanshinski goes ham on unnamed artistes and bloggers who have been circulating what he terms as fake news about him.

Among the ‘fake news’ are claims that he has a US based baby mama, that he demanded Sh1 million to appear on a TV interview and that he broke up with his Kenyan girlfriend.

Nyash, in the hit, describes himself as the gold standard of Kenyans music and compared himself to the legendary status of the late rapper E-Sir.

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UPCOMING RAPPER KONKODI RELEASES FIRST SINGLE

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Noah Nganga,  a former underground rapper from H Town ( Huruma) was the last artist to be signed to Decimal Records last year and has just released his First Solo Single "Get Down (maji).

The rapper who's debut was a feature in a star studded track featuring PUnit's Bon Eye, Tanzania's Joh Makini and Grammy Award winning Kenyan musician Owuor Arunga - appetite- has been undergoing development and training at the hands of legendary producer and Decimal CEO Musyoka and award winning PUnit's rapper Bon Eye.

The former shisha seller was spotted by rapper turned CEO Bon Eye at his local club after approaching him and spitting bars afterwhich Bon Eye and Musyoka took him in and nurtured him under Decimal.

Get down was produced by the award winning producer and CEO of Decimal records Eric Musyoka who is single handedly responsible for notably Ukoo flani, Nonini, PUnit amongst other rappers. Get down is a feel good song which is heavily inspired by Marvin Gaye's sexual healing and features Konkodi's cleverly written lyrics in Sheng and English.

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