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SOUTH AFRICA'S CASSPER NYOVEST AND AMERICA'S JASON DERULO TEAM UP FOR WORLD 2018 ANTHEM

cassAfrican multi-award winning artist, Refiloe Phoolo popularly known as Cassper Nyovest has been selected by Coca-Cola to feature on the soccer World Cup 2018 theme song.

Cassper Nyovest will be working with American Singer, songwriter Jason Derulo. However, other artists around the world will also collaborate on the song.

The song/anthem for 2018 FIFA World Cup is called 'Colours'. The song celebrates all of the vibrancy and excitement that comes with the arrival of the world's biggest football tournament.

Colors, which will be released on March 16 via Warner Music, is the result of a collaboration between the artists and Coca-Cola.

Derulo said: “I was honoured to work with Coca-Cola to create an anthem celebrating every team and their fans. Colors represents the different flags and cultures from around the world, and will get everyone moving to a unifying beat.

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SAFARICOM LAUNCHES A MUSIC APP

mytunesSafaricom has launched an all-inclusive music streaming service offering a wide variety of music to consumers as well as an additional platform for artists to sell their music.

The “SONGA by Safaricom” streaming service is accessible as an app on Android mobile devices and will provide a one-touch access for music across all major genres giving subscribers convenience of listening to their favorite music on their smartphones.

Available music includes songs by Wizkid, Camila Cabello, Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Davido and local hit artistes such as Sauti Sol, Mercy Masika, Nyashinski, and Eric Wainana among others.

The service will launch with a free 14 days trial, thereafter customers will have the freedom to choose a subscription plan that suits them at Sh25 a day, Sh150 weekly or Sh499 monthly.

Safaricom runs the biggest ringback tunes popularly known as Skiza for its 29 million customers.

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DOUBLE TROUBLE VOLUME 23 - THE LOVE TAPE

dt23Day of love is finally upon us and you need to feel the love whether you are taken or single. Therefore Capital FM's finest DJ Joe Mfalme presents The Double Trouble volume 23 mixtape dubbed the Love tape.

The Love tape is a gift from your favorite Mixmaster for the month of love for you as his fan to listen, slow dance, sing along and enjoy. What better way to celebrate this beautiful day and the rest of the month with some great music that has been well blended together and packaged? The Love tape is also the Double Trouble mixtape of the year and it was nothing but good love vibes which sends out a message of love and appreciation from disc jockey to the fans for being such great supporters of his work.

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Expect the perfect blend of RnB jams from the 90s and early 2000s, a time wen RnB was everything. Perfect love songs from Toni Braxton,Mariah Carey,Westlife,Boyz 2 Men as well as many others will get you into that perfect mood for Valentine's day.

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SAUTI SOL SET TO LAUNCH RECORDING LABEL SOON

sauti sol 2Renown Kenyan multiple award-winning boy-band, Sauti Sol are set to launch their recording label this year as they had promised.

Last year, during an interview in October, they said they were planning to launch a managing and recording label to nurture local talent.

Bien-Aime Baraza, one of the band's vocalist during a recent interview with a local radio, disclosed that they're ready and would be setting up the label this year.

"Mwaka huu ni mwaka wa kuinvest kwa music industry na wasanii wengine, stay tuned kwa record label ya Sauti Sol. Mwaka huu ni the year of big things for the Kenyan music industry," Bien announced.

Sauti Sol started the year with a bang after the release of their new jam called Girl next door featuring Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage, a song that's off their upcoming EP called Afrikan Sauce set to be released this year.

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.

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