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DJ JOE MFALME RECEIVES 4 NOMINATIONS FOR STYLUS DJ AWARDS 2016

StylusThe 3rd annual Stylus dj awards nominees were announced just recently at a gala at Moonshine beach bar in Mombasa and Capital Fm mixxmaster Dj Joe Mfalme bagged a total of 4 nominations in various major categories.

These 4 nominations include: Stylus Dj of the year,Freelance Dj of the year,Radio dj of the year and Tv Vj of the year.

2016 has been a great award season for this popular disc jockey as he has received a couple of nominations from the likes of SOMA Awards 2016,AFRIMMA Awards 2016,Jumia Kenya Glamour Awards 2016,Nigerian entertainment awards 2016 and even winning the Bingwa music East African Dj of the year award in early 2016.

This goes to show that he is breaking boundaries with his work as well as his brand and with thousands of people loving and appreciating his work thus it is only fair that his efforts of bringing people together through music is recognized.

The Stylus DJ Awards is a start-up that is all about awarding all the notable disc jockeys in the entertainment industry.

You can vote by logging on to www.stylusajawards.com or by downloading the app available on Google play store.

MUSIC REVIEW | MI CASA SU CASA BY KHALIGRAPH JONES FT CASHY

Mi CasaThere is no stopping rapper Khaligraph Jones, his highly anticipated new jam Mi Casa Su Casa featuring his girlfriend of 5 years Karimi Muriungi aka Cashy dropped early this week.

Inspired by the original Song Hell On Earth By Mobb Deep, Khaligraph Jones teams up with Cashy to make Their own African Version of it with creative wordplay, bars and bombs.

Papa Jones as he popularly called seems to be having a great year. From ‘Rip Competition’, ‘Mazishi’, ‘Wanjiru and Akinyi‘ and now the new release Micasa Sucasa, he is clearly setting the standards by raising the bar in the kenyan rap game.

Mi Casa Su Casa which is Spanish for my house/home is your house/home is a jam that you will want to play over and over.They also give shout-outs to Kenyan cities/towns and address some vital issues too.

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RECAP: COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 4,EPISODE 5

coke5Africa's no.1 music show,Coke studio Africa season 4,episode 5 aired last Sunday in Kenya at 8pm,on Citizen TV and it included top African artists such as the legendary Jose Chameleon, gospel sensation Bahati,Mozambican songstress Neyma,Nigeria's Kiss Daniel and Flavour as well as Angola's Yuri Da Cunha.

Kenyan gospel artist Bahati and Nigeria's Kiss Daniel teamed up,got to know more about each other,covered each others tracks and created an original song.Bahati made an attempt to sing in pigdin English and do the shoki dance while covering the Nigerian's song Woju.Kiss Daniel on the other hand took on the hit song Barua and even tried his hand in singing Swahili.

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TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE HIGHEST-PAID WOMAIN IN MUSIC

taylor swift videoTaylor Swift is the highest-paid woman in music.The Shake It Off hitmaker topped the Forbes magazine list by raking in an impressive $170 million, more than double of her closest rival Adele, who earned $80.5 million.

Most of the 26-year-old singers earnings came from her 1989 world tour, which grossed a total of $250 million. $200 million came from her North American leg alone.

Alongside her various brand endorsements for the likes of Keds, Diet Coke and Apple, Taylor also shifted over three million album-worths of music.

Entertainment attorney Lori Landew told the publication: She has been building her fan base for years, and that fan base crosses multiple market segments. Its this ability to appeal to younger and older audiences, and those in between, that makes Taylor such a sure bet with both concert promoters and brands who want to affiliate with her and with the community she has cultivated.

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MUSIC REVIEW : THUG LOVE BY KING KAKA FT YVIONA

kingkakathugAward winning rapper, King Kaka released the video to Thug Love featuring Yviona a single off his seventh Mixtape, 'Its The King'.

The song tells the typical Kenyan love story.

''There is always that lady who waits for her man at home, calling him to ask where he is. So many men are in the streets trying to make ends meet so that they can provide a better life for their families, "said King Kaka.

King Kaka has featured singer Yviona on the song.

''Working with King kaka has been a great experience. The first time i heard the beat i fell in love with it," said Yviona.

The video that has already garnered 135,000 views in one week had raised speculations of King Kaka being arrested when the behind the scenes photos were released only for people to finally get that it was all hype for this new video.

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MUSIC REVIEW: BALAA BY JAY A

JayAKenyan rapping sensation Juma Ali populary known as Jay A is back with a hit jam titled Balaa that was released about 6 days ago.

The feel good song is much like his 2013 club banger Dumbala that got everyone jamming to it in clubs,parties and matatus as well.The song has Jay A rapping and singing to catchy lyrics that will soon have everyone singing word for word.

The song comes with a well choreographed video complete with dancers,lots of colour and a simple yet fantastic background to top it off.

With over 12 songs released so far, he doesn’t stick to one style, from time to time, he switches it while still remaining true to his original flow.

His latest release Balaa is a few days old and already on heavy rotation on major radio & TV stations not forgetting YouTube where it has garnered over 60,000 views so far.

 

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RIHANNA’S DANCER GOES MISSING

ririRihanna has shared a heartfelt message about her backup dancer Shirlene Quigley, who went missing on Sunday morning (23.10.16)

Shirlene Quigley was last seen getting on a bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City in the early hours of Sunday morning (23.10.16), and the 28-year-old singer has now taken to Instagram to help spread the word and raise awareness of her friend’s disappearance.

Posting a video of Shirlene in which she talks about how we can all try harder to love one another, the ‘Work’ hitmaker wrote: “This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts ….. PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!! (sic)”

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BIG GIRL BY STELLA MWANGI (STL)

stella mwangi big girlMulti-talented Kenyan-Norwegian artiste Stella Mwangi releases new single BIG GIRL- off her anticipated upcoming self-titled EP, set to drop Friday 21st October 2016.

Speaking about her new release, Stella Mwangi says, BIG GIRL was the first song we made for the EP, adding, I am just in a playful mood dancing around the fact that Im a grown girl and I can now do what I want when I want. Im just being a bit cocky and funny at the same time.

BIG GIRL is a mix of Stella Mwangis distinct and authentic hip hop flow with bonafide electronic dance music. The song is a certified club hit, set to spark dance floors and the streets globally.

BIG GIRL is the precursor to Stellas upcoming EP and produced by Stellas Norwegian producers: BIG CITY in collaboration with choicetracks.com & positionmusic.com. The song is written and performed by Stella Mwangi.

Stella Mwangis upcoming music project is set to add a different sound into the African music sphere. It will yet again unite her fans across the globe and remain authentic to her style and origin. Stella confirms that the project is titled STELLA MWANGI and will be out 21st October 2016 in a worldwide release.

Source: capitalfm.co.ke

RECAP: COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 4,EPISODE 2

Cokes4The fourth season of Coke Studio Africa premiered not too long ago, the second episode of this one of a kind music show aired in Kenya yesterday on Citizen TV at 8pm.

Now incase you missed it, here are the recaps of the highlights from Sunday's performances.

First up it was Nigeria's Flavour N'abania who is famed for so many hit songs who teamed up with Angola's Yuri Da Cunha. For cover 1 Flavour did his own rendition of Yuri's Tu Es O Amor.

Then popular Kenyan music group The Kansoul got together with Mozambique's Lizha James on the spot to perform two of their best songs Utamu wa life and Mina Ni Randza wena while engaging the audience to use coca Cola bottles as music instruments.

For the 2nd cover of the night,Yuri a 36 year old musician from the Portuguese speaking country of Angola sang and danced to Flavour 's Ikwokrikwo.

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TWO NEW TRACE CHANNELS MAKE DEBUT ON ZUKU

Trace and ZukuInternational urban media group TRACE is pleased to announce the official agreement with ZUKU to distribute TRACE Mziki and TRACE Gospel.

TRACE Mziki is made in Swahili and English devoted to the very best music straight from the heart of East Africa. Four weeks post launch, TRACE Mziki proves to be a real must have channel, with the successful launch of the channel showing the appetite for localised premium content in East Africa.

TRACE Gospel is a thematic Gospel channel showcasing the diversity in the Gospel genre which allows viewers to indulge in the best of Gospel music from East Africa and the rest of the world.

Olivier Laouchez, Co-founder & CEO, TRACE said “African music landscape is so rich and diverse that it deserves localized or thematic music channels to meet the audience requirements. We are very proud of these 2 launches on Zuku that has been a long term distribution partner of Trace channels. We are convinced that Zuku clients will love these 2 new channels.”

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