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TOO MUCH BY NAIBOI FT FUSE ODG

odgWho would have guessed? Kenyas Naiboi and English Multi-platinum selling artist Fuse ODG on the same track?!

Naiboi formerly known as Rapdamu is a record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, founder and current CEO of Pacho Entertainment has featured the internationally acclaimed star of Ghanaian descent in the remix of his 2016 track Too Much.

Too Much was conceived during Fuse ODGs visit to Kenya last October for the 2nd annual FOMO party at Ngong race course.

We heard Fuse was coming to the country for a show and I wanted to work with him so my boy Innocent made it happen. After Fuse landed in the country, he introduced me to the management and they came by the studio and listened to some of the stuff I had recorded and he insisted on jumping in on Too Much, one of my latest release, said Naiboi.

The track has been produced at Pacho Entertainment by producers Jegede and Cedo. The video has been directed by VJ One.

SAUTI SOL AND VANESSA MDEE TO HEADLINE GIDI FEST IN NIGERIA

gidi festThis Easter Saturday (15 of April, 2017) all roads lead to Nigeria as East Africas finest: Vanessa Mdee and Sauti Sol headline the fourth edition of The Gidi Culture Festival (GIDI FEST) at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria.

Taking their renowned world-class performances to GIDI FEST, MTV award winners (Best Group in Africa) Sauti Sol will be making their debut at the festival with Tanzanian mega star Vanessa Mdee, returning for a second time.

Grammy-award winning artiste Diplo of Major Lazer will also be lighting up the GIDI FEST stage alongside several other major acts including Davido, Seyi Shay, Reekado Banks, Simi, DJ Obi and DJ Neptune.

The music festival is a platform promoting African entertainment, music and cultural diplomacy.

Set to unite the best of African music and entertainment with global talent, this edition of GIDI FEST promises to bigger and better!

H_ART THE BAND AND LADY JAYDEE RELEASE ROSELLA

rosellaFinally! The highly anticipated project(or rather projects) by Afro-poetry Kenyan group H_art The Band and Tanzania songbird Lady Jaydee have finally dropped.

The new release is titled Rosella, and has been released in two versions: Acoustic and Club versions.

Lady Jaydee has released the acoustic version, with the boy band releasing the upbeat club version of the powerful love ballad.

Rosella is Lady Jaydees fourth official release from her upcoming album Woman through her worldwide exclusive partnerships with her management company ROCKSTAR4000, publishing partnership with Rockstar Publishing and Content Partnership with RockstarTV.

Both versions the audios are produced by Martin Gwandho, co-produced in Kenya by Gituamba and the music video was directed by Kevin Bosco JNr.

kind of project in form of a song,outlining problematic areas in our country including the recently concluded doctor's strike.

KING KAKA RELEASES A SHORT FILM ON CORRUPTION

kakamwiziThe highly anticipated project dubbed Mwizi Mkubwa by King Kaka has finally been released. Contrary to expectations, the project is not a song but a short film.

Mwizi Mkubwa, Swahili for Big Thief addresses the corruption problem in Kenya.

The film, a Kaka Epire production was directed by Wanjiku Mburu(Mama Baha), Kennedy Ombima(King Kaka) and Johnson Kyalo. It stars seasoned Kenyan actors including Robert Agengo, Wanjiku Mburu, Catherine Kamau, Rachel Wambui among others.

King Kaka, making his acting debut plays the role of a bodyguard.

With elections around the corner, Mwizi Mkubwa is a must watch for all Kenyans.

Early this year female rapper Muthoni Ndonga alias Muthoni the drummer queen (MDQ) released a similar kind of project in form of a song,outlining problematic areas in our country including the recently concluded doctor's strike.

RAPPER JAY Z TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TRAYVON MARTIN

jayzpicThe rap mogul Jay Z is partnering with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about the killing of Trayvon Martin, the teen whose death in 2012 set off nationwide protests.

They will make the film and six-part docu-series after winning a bidding war for the rights to two books about the killing of the unarmed black teenager by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, the trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday.

The case ignited civil unrest across the country and a debate about racial profiling. It also gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Zimmerman, who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense, was acquitted of a charge of second degree murder in 2013 by a jury in Florida.

The film and series projects will be based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, Variety said.

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NICKI MINAJ TO RE-SHOOT NO FRAUDS VIDEO

nickiminnajNicki Minaj is reportedly re-shooting her latest music video following the terrorist attack in London last week.

The rap star filmed scenes for the No Frauds video on Westminster Bridge just a day before three people were killed on the iconic landmark last Wednesday (22.03.17) when a terrorist drove a car into pedestrians but the footage is now unlikely to make the final edit, with Nicki feeling it would be inappropriate.

A source said: When everybody involved in the project heard the news they were devastated and thought it would be in bad taste to feature it.

The other London scenes will remain, but its highly doubtful the bridge footage will make the cut.

Nicki who wore a silver-beaded corset and headdress while filming on Westminster Bridge previously paid tribute to the victims of the terrorism incident, which ultimately led to the deaths of five people, on Twitter.

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KANYE WEST TO RELAEASE NEW MUSIC SOON

kanyewest17Kanye West is reportedly poised to release to new music after returning to good health.

The controversial rap star allegedly suffered a breakdown towards the end of 2016, but after receiving treatment for his personal troubles, Kanye has returned to the recording studio and is now preparing to release new material.

A source explained: He seems to be really well. Hes got plans to put another album out and tour again, but hes managing his workload and taking it slower.

Kanye, 39, has recently returned his focus to making music and fans of the Famous hitmaker can reportedly expect him to release new material in the near future.

Another source told the New York Post newspapers Page Six column: Hes been in the studio. Hell likely release something soon.

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DRAKE RETURNS WITH A DANCEHALL BEAT ON MADIBA RIDDIM

drakeoneDrake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last years top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names.

The Toronto rapper, who has long challenged industry definitions, on Saturday dropped More Life and called it not an album or a mixtape but his first playlist.

More Life is anchored by Fake Love, Drakes infectious hit about the phoniness of those around him. He released the song late last year but it did not appear on his blockbuster album Views.

The track is built off a stripped-down beat reminiscent of dancehall, the energetic popular music of Jamaica. He goes more heavily into dancehall on Madiba Riddim, which alludes to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela and has echoes of Drakes mega-hit with Rihanna Too Good.

Drake, who says he resents being labeled simply as a rapper, goes into full-fledged pop on tracks such as Teenage Fever, a love song that is partially a cover of Jennifer Lopezs If You Had My Love.

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SHAPE OF YOU HIT MAKER BREAKS UK CHART RECORDS!

edEd Sheeran smashed a host of British pop records on Friday, taking the top five places in the singles charts and all 16 songs from his new album in the top 20.

Divide is the fastest-selling album by a male artist ever in Britain, shifting 672,000 copies in its first week, more than the rest of the top 500 combined. Only Adeles 25 (800,000) and Be Here Now by Oasis (696,000) sold more copies across their first seven days of release.

Some 62 percent of copies sold were physical sales, while 26 percent were from downloads and 12 percent from streaming equivalent sales the highest first-week streaming sales for an album ever (79,000).

Sheeran also scored the biggest one-week vinyl album sale in more than 20 years. No act has ever held the top five places in the singles charts simultaneously before, or come close to achieving 16 singles in the top 20. He has nine songs in the top 10.

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LIRA AT KOROGA

korogaLast year in June, Capital Lifestyle published an exclusive interview with South African songstress LIRA; well now, on the heels of her sixth studio album Born Free , the award-winning musician will be delighting Kenyan fans at the 16 Edition of Koroga Festival in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 of March 2017.

Born in Ekurhuleni, East of Johannesburg, LIRA who grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, began writing songs and performing at age 16 before she was discovered in 2000 and signed to 999 where she released her debut album All My Love in 2003. The title track off the Album would go on to surpass Beyonces Dangerously in love on its run to the top of the South African Charts, marking the beginning of her meteoric rise. LIRA then signed to Sony Music in 2006 and released three albums, Feel Good , Soul in Mind and Return to Love, all 3 of which were certified platinum and subsequently won her numerous accolades and multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) 11 to date.

Aside from keeping herself busy last year with mentoring talented singers as a coach on South Africas version of the international hit music reality TV show, The Voice; LIRA has also collaborated with Bobbi Brown, the global cosmetic giant, with the campaign dubbed Bobbi x LIRA .

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