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NAKUPENDA BY LE BAND FT KHALIGRAPH JONES

nakupenda Fast rising Kenyan boy band Le Band has teamed up with Kenyan Hip Hop oracle, Khaligraph Jones on a new smash they title “Nakupenda.”

‘Nakupenda’ (I Love You), the feel-good love song is the band’s first release of 2018, collaborating with the high-flying Khaligraph Jones to make a bold statement. The fast-rising four-man group was one of the breakout stars of last year and a lot is expected of them this year.

With two primary vocalists (Fidel Eli Shammah& Ken Mwendwa) and two primary instrumentalists (Joel Maina & Abe Kiptanui), they are shaping the future of music by tapping into its rich past and employing powerful, catchy lyrics and their signature rhythms indicating a continent on the verge of global explosion.

They have been together for roughly three years now, with their January 2017 release -‘Number 1’ featuring the sultry Suzziah – being considered the group’s big breakthrough.

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INSIDE BY ROSA FT NAIBOI

rosainsideMulti-talented Kenyan artiste Rosa has released a new single “Inside” featuring multitalented hit maker Naiboi - produced by renowned Kenyan producer Jegede of Pacho Entertainment.

The urban pop smash love song has bits of Swahili, Luo and English showcasing Rosa’s versatility and growth musically.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Rosa says “Inside defines my style moving forward and having Naiboi on the track gives it a feel different from my usual style” adding, “It's a fun song that still has a very serious meaning when put it in reality and one that we can easily to relate to.”

The music video of “Inside” has been directed by one of the most sought after music directors VJ One. As she continues to solidify her brand in Kenya and beyond, Rosa is currently planning on working with more acts in the industry and is keen on releasing hits and seeing the entertainment industry rise this year.

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SEARCHING BY HABIDA

habida201801 Habida starts off 2018 with a bang! Releasing her new single “Searching”. After spending 2017 planning, recording, and rebranding, she has decided to start off the year in an unapologetic way. Searching is the first part of a trilogy “The Journey to I AM”.

“I AM” for Habida is about being her true self. Being comfortable as well as enjoying her journey, mistakes, failings, and embracing her successes.

The trilogy is a musical description of her journey through music, love and life. Habida's narrative this year is, “I have done it for the music industry, my fans and everyone else, but this time I do it for the fulfillment of my purpose and my true self”, in essence allowing her fans into the real her!

Habida has a new sound! Which she has been looking for since the beginning. Qura Mark Rankin and Habida worked tirelessly on the I AM-EP AND MORE! Between L.A and Nairobi, flying back and forth. Qura, a Grammy-winning British record and mixing engineer and music producer, started off Habida’s career in 1998 when she was 17 years old and now as life would have it, they have gone full circle and worked together again after all these years to produce Magic!

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UGANDA'S BEBE COOL FEATURES ON INTERNATIONAL COLLABO

bel Jamaican superstar, Honerebel has released a new song dubbed, "Your Love" featuring Ugandan singer, Bebe Cool. The club remix also features American star, Pitbull and fellow Jamaican Charly Black.

The song released only a week ago has already started getting airplay and has been produced by fast rising Ugandan producers Herbert Skillz.

The song is part of Honorebel's (formerly known as Manga) new EP called Your Love which was released on November 17th 2017.

Through a Facebook post, Bebe Cool has announced the release of the club banger and wrote;

"It's Jamaica, Miami and Uganda connection which is all the ingredients you need to make a hit record like "Your Love" club remix. Honerebel and Charly Black from Jamaica, Pitbull from Miami via Cuba, Bebe Cool and Herbert Skillz from Uganda, pretty much makes this record a Global and international club banger".

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KPETE WICKED BY SKALES

opeteTop Nigerian Afro Beats artiste, Skales, releases another hit record “KPETE WICKED” to set off East African dance floors on fire. This Jay Pizzle-produced track is off his successful 2017 sophomore album “The Never Say Never Guy.”

KPETE WICKED is a mid-tempo song that incorporates traditional Yoruba acoustics with short saxophone interludes by Rick, creating an overarching groovy sound.

.” The video shot in Toronto, Canada, showcases Skales adorned in colorful floral prints, celebrating with bottles of champagne. It is a video beaming with high spirits and was directed by Tee Tash. The song sees Skales recounting his blessings, according to him “I feel no more pain; God don answer my prayer.”

Speaking of his first release of 2018, Skales says, “I am excited to share this new heat especially with my East African family and fans. This is just the beginning! I hope to drop more hits and hopefully some collaborations with artistes from East Africa."

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VANESSA MDEE RELEASES MONEY MONDAYS ALBUM

vmdeeTanzanian diva and vocal powerhouse Vanessa Mdee has started the new year on a high with the release of her new album “Money Mondays” on the 15th of January 2018.

The 16-track project (+ 2 bonus tracks) includes features from Grammy Award winning artist Mohombi, Nigerian acts; Reekado Banks & Mr P as well as South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, among others.

The album also includes previously released works like the Mr P assisted “Kisela” and “Cash Madame“ as well as Juu with her boyfriend Juma Jux which is a bonus track.

Vee Money's album Money Monday's has been in the works for a long time and fans have been eagerly waiting for almost 2 years for it to come out.

The album is produced by top producers in the game including Tanzania's finest Nahreel who is part of the popular music duo Navy Kenzo.

Ms Mdee who debuted her acting career last year on Shuga - Down south, got a huge recording deal towards the end of the year with Universal Group and Universal Germany.

BLACK EYED PEAS RELEASE NEW MUSIC WITHOUT FERGIE

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Black Eyed Peas have released a brand new single called ‘Street Livin’, without bandmate Fergie.

The ‘My Humps’ hitmakers – will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo – have dropped political track ‘Street Livin’ which focuses on gun violence and other issues in the US, for their first single since 2016’s ‘#Wheresthelove’ remix “featuring The World”, a version of their hit song ‘Where is The Love?’.

Alongside a link to the music video, they wrote on Twitter: “We have the POWER to make change together.

It comes after will.i.am previously said Fergie could rejoin the group in the future, if they decided to reunite in Virtual Reality (VR) form.

The producer and ‘The Voice UK’ coach said: “There are infinite possibilities for the world to create.“We could create virtual Black Eyed Peas.“You could go back to when we started the group in 1998 and experience that story, you could go back to when we first got signed in 1997 when we first got signed to Interscope.“What we were thinking in 2003 when we put Fergie in the group, there’s so much you can do.”

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GIRL NEXT DOOR BY SAUTI SOL FT TIWA SAVAGE

sautawiSauti Sol is arguably Africa’s finest boy band and this year they are ready to go hard or go home as they seek to bring you the best of their music, add on to their growing discography and represent Kenya on the international scene.

Off their forthcoming “Afrikan Sauce” LP, Sauti Sol dropped their much awaited single along with a music video this morning Wednesday 10/01/18. This one is titled “Girl Next Door” and features Nigerian songstress and Mavin Records first lady Tiwa Savage.

Sauti sol member Bien Aime Baraza has over the years expressed his love for the sultry Naija singer on social media and their collabo is a true testament to that as the group team up to declare their love to Tiwa, as she responds to these declarations of love in Swahili.

The song has already been viewed by thousands and counting.It is at number 10 on Kenya’s YouTube Trending list.

It is a follow up on their previously released single titled “Melanin” which featured another Nigerian superstar Patoranking.

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TAMU SANA BY OTILE BROWN FT SHETTAH

otileb18 Mombasa native and fast rising Kenyan musician Otile Brown recently dropped a new track titled “Tamu Sana.” The collaboration with one of Tanzania’s finest Shettah is an easy listen, with a sound that can only be described as bongo meets afrobeat.

With a quick rise in the music industry, Brown’s unique vocal ability and distinct sound has had him enjoy success with various releases including “Mapenzi Hisia” “Kistarab” and even “Niseme Nawe.”

Now a star in his own right, the coastarian prince is set to take the charts by storm in 2018. With this being his first release of the year, it seems as though Brown has much more in store for fans in the months to come.

The song has in a few days garnered over 73,000 and is no.3 on YouTube’s trending list. It is produced by Kenyan producer Magix Enga and Mastered by Yogo Beats. The video concept was created and directed by top South African director Justin Campos.

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MISTARILLIONAIRE BY KING KAKA

king kaka mistarillionaire The new year 2018 opens big for the Kenyan King of rap, Kaka Sungura, as he surfaces with his new track “Mistarillionaire”.

The ‘Ligi soo’ star who has made quite a name for himself spitting catchy Swahili lines, believes he is unmatched when it comes to playing around with words.

His vast stock of rhymes is eponymous with the new track sufficiently entitled ‘Mistarillionaire’ whose official visuals hit clip-sharing platform YouTube on New Year’s eve.

Apart from releasing Mistarillionaire which as already garnered over 76,000 views on YouTube, King Kaka has also released a new lyric video on YouTube featuring The Search by Kiss TV winner Suzziah titled Angels.

Some of his big time songs in 2017 were: Papa featuring Elani, Run Ting featuring Fena Gitu, Lote feat Didge, Forget feat Pascal Tokodi, Bonga and the Kikuyu money loving inspired single “Besha Shigana”.

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