Posts from 2016-12-13

BEYONCE TOPS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

BeyoncesBeyonce led the Grammy Award nominations last week amid acclaim for her “Lemonade” album but she faced spirited competition from other chart-topping artists including Adele.

Beyonce received nods in nine categories for the music industry’s biggest night including Album of the Year for “Lemonade,” her contemplative look at African-American women that she intertwined with an original movie.

The pop diva will face off at the February 12 awards in three of the most prestigious categories against English balladeer Adele, whose “25” has been one of the top-selling albums of the 21st century.

Besides Album of the Year, Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for Record of the Year, which recognizes individual tunes, and Song of the Year, which looks at songwriting.

Adele was nominated in the two categories for her power-track of lost love “Hello,” while Beyonce is in the running for “Formation,” a bouncy song that marks her deepest foray into hip-hop.

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WANGECHI RELEASES HER NEW EP: DON’T CONSUME IF THE SEAL IS BROKEN

wangeshiKenyan female rapper Wangechi dropped her long awaited music project following last year’s epic return to the hip-hop music scene. The project (EP) titled ‘Don’t Consume If Seal Is Broken’ was released on Friday 2nd December, hours before sharing the stage with UK's award-wining rapper Tinie Tempah and UK's legendary DJ, TV/radio presenter Tim Westwood at the Jameson Connect concert to be held on 3rd December at Carnivore grounds.

‘Don’t Consume If Seal Is Broken’ provides a glimpse into Wangechi’s current state of mind in retrospect and consists of 10 songs including a bonus track. The new EP marks Wangechi’s second project release, which comes after her brief hiatus from the music scene following her tragic accident in September 2014.

The ten track EP was only available on her website (www.wangechimusic.com) for free download as from 12 noon (EAT) and features collaborations from (Kenya’s) Neosoul’s finest Didge, rapper Taio Tripper from super group Camp Mulla and the exceptional, up and coming rap group 125 just to name but a few. Key producers’ behind the production are ’ Mugo ‘Waithaka’ Ng’ang’a, Festus and her long time producer and collaborator Kevin ‘Provoke’ Omondi while veteran producer Eric Musyoka’s Decimal records lend a hand in the mastering of the project.

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