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KENYA'S AVRIL COLLABOS WITH UGANDA'S A PASS

avrilapassKenyan songstress Avril has hit the music charts with yet another hit.

She gave her fans tracks like Yule Dem and Uko which have hit the music charts by storm.

The Kaka Empire Nightingale has released a smashing new single dubbed Babiee. The scintillating banger is a Kenyan Ugandan collaboration featuring Ugandas Dancehall artiste Alexander Bagonza, better known by his stage name A Pass.

Song was written by Avril & A Pass, audio produced by Saint P, video directed and shot by JBlessing PinkLab 2017.

The spectacular visuals were shot at Magic Planet Game Arcade at the Two Rivers Mall Nairobi.

From the kind of feeling this love ballad creates, it might be true to say the award winning artist has finally found the love of her life if her recent interview is anything to go by.

DJ JOE MFALME NOMINATED FOR AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS – USA

joeblogHello everyone! Your favourite Capital fm mix master has scored yet another continental award nomination this making it his third recent nomination so far. He has been previously nominated for Nigerian entertainment awards (NEA) and Africa Muzik Magazine awards (AFRIMMA)

Dj Joe Mfalme has been nominated in the best deejay category for the 3rd annual Africa Entertainment awards – USA.

The highly anticipated awards are set to take place on Saturday 21st of October at the Tri-state area, New York, New Jersey, Conneticut.

Now, although he is the only Kenyan nominee, he will be going up against some of Africa’s finest including Nigeria’s Jimmy Jatt, Tanzania’s Dj D Ommy, Dj Spinall,Dj Slim, Dj Nani, Phil Peter,Dj Sinyorita,Dj Kaywise,Dj Birane and Dj Ganyani.

Other Kenyan nominees who have been nominated on several other categories include: Sauti Sol, Victoria Kimani, Avril, Akothee, Gloria Muliro and Mzazi Willy M Tuva.

Voting lines are open, visit aeausa.net to cast your vote!

JAY Z RELEASES NEW VIDEO STARRING LUPITA NYONG'O

Lupita NyongoInternationally acclaimed American rapper Shawn Carter also known as Jay-Z has released yet another video surrounding his new album 4:44. This time, he has shared MaNyfaCedGod, starring Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyongo.

The visual, starring Nyongo was first teased before the album even dropped as part of a trailer project. The Kenyan beauty has full reign over the black and white visual, where she showcases her acting chops in the clip.

James Blake features on MaNyfaCedGod, which was released as a bonus track off the new album. So far, JAY-Z has released videos for Kill Jay Z, Bam featuring Damian Marley, 4:44, The Story of OJ and Adnis featuring Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover.

 

Over the past several weeks, Jay has also dropped a handful of 4:44 bonus videos, including one where artists discuss racism, and another where they discuss relationships.

UGANDA'S EDDY KENZO RELEASES BIOLOGY

eddiekenzoUgandas Sitya Loss and Jubilation hit maker Eddy Kenzo just released his new album BIOLOGY during his ongoing European tour.

Right before he set off on tour, the BET award-winner was in Nairobi for the Coke Studio Africa recording and collaborated with Ghanaian artist as well as music producer Bisa Kdei, celebrated for hits such as Mansa and Life featuring Patoranking. The two have already worked on music collaborations produced by top South African music producer DJ Maphorisa. Their songs will feature on the upcoming show, set to premiere across over 30 African countries from September this year.

While still on tour, an ecstatic Eddy Kenzo has talked about his new album and return to Coke Studio Africa this year: I am so happy to finally present my fans with BIOLOGY its by far my most detailed work of art and the best album to come out of Uganda. Its a great moment and also perfect timing for me to return to Coke Studio 2017! I feel the blessings, adding, We had a good time with Bisa Kdei and you best be assured that this year on the show my collabos will be bigger, better and badder!

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LINKIN PARK ALBUMS BACK IN TOP TEN AFTER LEAD SINGER'S SUICIDE

linkinparkTwo albums by Linkin Park re-entered the top 10 on the US sales chart recently as fans mourned the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington.

One More Light, the California rockers final album, which hit number one when it came out in May, jumped back to number four on the Billboard chart for the week through Thursday.

Hybrid Theory Linkin Parks debut album, which was the top-selling US album of 2001 and produced angst-ridden hits such as In The End returned at number eight on the latest weekly chart, tracking service Nielsen Music said.

Bennington whose raw metal voice complemented the hip-hop interludes of Linkin Park guitarist Mike Shinoda was found hanging at his Los Angeles home on July 20.

The 41-year-old had long struggled with drug and alcohol abuse and the trauma of child abuse.Family and friends buried Bennington privately Saturday in Los Angeles, according to social media postings of participants.

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DJ JOE MFALME SCOOPS AFRIMMA NOMINATION

AfrimaKenya's most sought after mixmaster Dj Joe Mfalme has for the second time in a row scooped a Africa Music Magazine Award (AFRIMMA) nomination in the best African DJ category.

This comes in the wake of another continental award and this Capital FM DJ couldn't be more humbled that people across Kenya,East Africa and Africa as a whole are recognising the kind of work he puts in everyday.

The best African Dj category is a hotly contested on because not only will he be going against Africa's finest but also for the first time, some of his countrymen such as Dj Crème dela Crème and Dj Kalonje.

The highly anticipated nominees list for the 4th edition of the biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora were released recently and also announced that the award ceremony which moves to a more prestigious venue House of Blues, Dallas , Texas promises to be a star studded one.

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KENYA'S SAUTI SOL AND NIGERIA'S WIZKID WORK ON COLLABO

whizkidsautisolNigerian musician, Wizkid is on a winning streak that doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. The singer has worked with some of the biggest stars in the world and now it looks like he is ready for another big pan-African collaboration. This time, Wizkid will be working with Kenyan superband, Sauti Sol.

The collaboration was confirmed in a series of images that were dropped on social media and fans from both sides can't wait to see the end result of this work.

Wizkid is a busy man. American rapper, Future, recently confirmed that he had about 3 tracks recorded with the Nigerian singer.

The Daddy Yo singer was in Kenya for the Barbecue Live festival that went down on Saturday at Kenya International Conference Center where he delivered a spectacular performance.

This will be Wizkids second collaboration with Kenyan acts as he previously worked with Camp Mullah on the track Prices.

The award winning Nigerian artist is currently riding high with his song Come closer ft Canadian rapper Drake.

J-LO AND MARC ANTHONY GET TOGETHER IN NEW VIDEO

jloanthonyTheir marriage didnt work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.

Lopez on Tuesday released a video for her single Ni Tu Ni Yo (Neither You Nor Me), which opens with her sitting at a table as Marc Anthony enters to welcome her.

The fellow singer embraces his ex-wife and compliments her on her watch before introducing her to a photographer who, throughout the video, takes glamour shots as Lopez poses before various backdrops.

The track, driven by a reggaeton beat and horn section, also credits Marc Anthony a frequent artistic collaborator of Lopez before and during their marriage as a songwriter.

Lopez premiered Ni Tu Ni Yo recently during the annual Macys fireworks show for the July 4 holiday in her native New York.

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VANESSA MDEE AND MR.P RELEASE KISELA

kiselaFresh off of her acting debut on MTV SHUGA, East Africas leading female artist Vanessa Mdee releases her brand new single Kisela. The single features Nigerian King of Pop Mr P (Peter Okoye) of PSquare.

This horn heavy stadium anthem tells a story of a heartbroken woman who discovers what she thought was a relationship is actually a mere hook up. This captivating break up song produced by Nigerias smash hit making producer EKelly (produced VeeMoneys Cash Madame) is another indication of Vanessas versatility. The heart wrenching lyrics play on a tale as old as time.

The Clarence Peters directed visuals are an absolute delight and show off both Peter and Vanessas ability to play a role. These two will have you hooked displaying their star quality in this passionate story.

Vanessa was heard stating that Peter Okoye is the definition of a music icon and this dream come true not only gave her an added lesson in music and entertainment but also a class in humility and professionalism.

AKON TO BUY 50% OF AFRICAN MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE

Akon17Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.

Africas first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy.

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as the platform of the future.

Its not just a platform for Senegal but for Africa, he added, refusing to be drawn on what he had paid for the transaction.

Best known for his singles Locked Up and Smack That, Akon has devoted more of his time in recent years to his Lighting Africa solar energy initiative and other charitable pursuits.

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