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AMERICAN SINGER JIDENNA TO HEADLINE THE 3RD EDITION OF FOMO

JIDENNAAmerican recording artist and record producer Jidenna Mobisson popularly known as Jidenna will be jetting into Kenya on 29 June 2017 for the 3rd edition of the Hennessy FOMO party on 1 July at the Carnivore grounds.

The singer who is widely known for his hit singles such as Classic Man , Little Bit More ,

Bambi and Long Live the Chief will be coming into the country with his entire band to deliver a live performance at the annual event that has gained recognition for featuring global artists.

Last year the event brought two headlining acts who wowed the Kenyan crowd that is Fuse ODG,a popular London based artist of Ghanian descent and Flavour a popular Nigerian musician.

Apart from Jidenna headlining the event,other top acts include Nyashinski,Shadaya and Nasambu.The MCs of the night will include,DNG,Shaffie Were and Mc Samora.On the decks will be Kenya's sought after Dj Joe Mfalme,Dj Kace,Dj UV,Dj Xclusive and Dj Kalisouth.

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CALVO MISTARI AND BOBBY MAPESA RELAESE NEW SINGLE

bcKenyan music duo BC: Bobby Mapesa and Calvo Mistari have released their newest single and video featuring Opips and Jardel.

Dubbed Nawapenda Wote, this is BCs third single off their upcoming self- titled album, BC, co-produced by Gift and Dillie and mastered by acclaimed producer Eric Musyoka of Decimal Records.

 

Speaking about the dope track, Bobby said, Our fans love lyrical content and wordplay I am sure they will definitely enjoy this! Calvo added, This song is BCs perspective, adding. A lot of people will relate to this song because they must have dated different people from different backgrounds.

 

The sexy club song is set to rock dancehall and hip-hop lovers alike. Set in Huruma and the upmarket Kitusuru parts of Nairobi, the video was directed by Odibz and captures the duos different perspectives on dating girls from opposing backgrounds

BET TO HONOR SOUTH AFRICA'S YVONNE CHAKACHAKA

Chaka ChakaSouth African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being honoured internationally with a BET International Global Good Power Award, on 29 June 2017.

Yvonne Chaka Chakas latest accolade, BETs International Global Good Power Award, isnt for her music, but for her work related to improving the health of Africans.

The South African songstress, fondly known as the Princess of Africa, has long been synonymous with excellence in the music industry, locally and internationally.

Her lyrics resonated with freedom fighters during the apartheid years. After democracy, her focus shifted when one of her backup singers died of malaria.

She began the Princess of Africa Foundation, where she works to eradicate the effects of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV and to carry out community and social charity works, said BET. There, Chaka Chaka focuses on healthcare, education and sanitation.

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AMERICAN RAPPER JAY Z IS NOW A HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

jayzeeeJay Z has become the first rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame and celebrated by listing the artists that he draw inspiration from.

The 99 Problems hitmaker has joined the likes of the late John Lennon, Sir Elton John, Burt Bacharach and Lionel Richie in the distinguished group after being nominated for the honour by his musical peers. And a string of stars have paid tribute to the music mogul following his induction, with U2 frontman Bono hailing him the archangel of hip.

Bono said via Tidal: Archangel of hip. Jay Zs lyrics and music touch every emotion: rage, love, sadness, joy and tragedy. Jay Z started taking notes on his life early on, he reported what he saw and what he felt and he took us with him. Most of us first heard him when we heard Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) perfectly juxtaposing the beauty of childhood and the reality he lived in. He got us listening, and weve been listening ever since. A true artist that follows Miles Davis definition of a true artist, Its not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.

 

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BAHATI RELEASES COLLABO WITH EDDY KENZO

kenzobahatiGospel singer Bahati scored a huge milestone when he became the first gospel musician to be enrolled in the music reality show Coke Studio, where he has been paired with Nigeria’s Kiss Daniel.

Now the highly anticipated collaboration between Kenya’s Bahati and Ugandan BET award winning musician,Eddy Kenzo is here with us.

Aptly titled ‘Barua Kwa Mama’, the song is an appreciation of mothers

The collaboration comes two months after the gospel singer worked with Tanzania’s Rayvanny in ‘Nikumbushe.’

The project is in line with Bahati’s mission of spreading his wings beyond the Kenyan borders.

Eddy Kenzo on the other hand was recently named as an ambassador for the Kenyan tourism board and will be returning on the 5th season of Coke Studio Africa slated to air in August.

JASON DERULO CONFIRMED AS THIS YEAR’S COKE STUDIO AFRICA GUEST STAR

derulojasonAmerican singer,sonwriter and dancer Jason Derulo is this year’s international guest star and he is also set to feature on a special episode themed the global fusion edition.

The 27 year old mega platinum star is said to be jetting into the country this weekend ahead of his week long recording at Coke Studio.

According to reports,Future and Ed Sheeran were being considered for the season but due to other commitments, they couldn't make it.

Derulo's music is generally pop, but also incorporates R&B and hip hop influence. He has predominantly named Michael Jackson as his inspiration, according to his online bio. Derulo states: "He is the reason I am who I am today. When I was four years old, I saw him for the first time. I saw how he moved the crowd and how people were just so touched." His other musical influences include Elvis Presley, Madonna, Prince, Usher and Justin Timberlake.

Currently, Jason's latest music offering Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign) is a favourite of fans after it topped various music charts.

Jason is one of the international acts to be featured in the premiere music show, which also had top acts like Trey Songz, Neyo and Wycleff Jean. Some of the African stars on the show include Avril, Kahligraph Jones, Maphorisa (South Africa), Bruce Melodie (Rwanda), Kill Beatz (Ghana), Slap Dee( Zambia) and Busiswa (South Africa).

DJ JOE MFALME PRESENTS DOUBLE TROUBLE VOLUME 16

DT16It’s a new month and as always your favourite mixmaster,Dj Joe Mfalme has a new mixtape for you to enjoy.Double trouble volume 16 is now out!

Released yesterday, (Monday 5th June) the Double trouble 16 mixxtape is all about African vibes because we need to celebrate our culture,talent and music as well which is currently ruling the airwaves all over the world.

 

Africa month may have beem last month,but the good African vibes should go on and on.This new mixxtape helps you to do just that.African music has over the years improved and African musicians have also set the bar high for their peers.

 

African music or afro beats makes you dance,so why don’t you go ahead,download,listen and share the good African vibe with others.

COKE STUDIO AFRICA

cokeafricaThe Coca-Cola Company, through their music flagship show Coke Studio, has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one, bigger, better Coke Studio Africa 2017. Coke Studio Africa 2017 promises to be a melting pot of music talents bringing together renowned music producers and top-notch artists drawn from various parts of the continent.

The merger increases the number of participating countries to 16, up from 11 in previous edition. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa. The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon. The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d Ivoire, & Togo whilst South Africa had its own production.

Like the previous editions, Coke Studio aims to inspire and introduce Africas music talents to a new and wider audience through interaction, collaboration and cooperation amongst musical artists while also building a strong brand connection with Africas young and growing population. Africa is full of great music talent in communities, cities and countries, and Coke Studio Africa can give these artists wider exposure, while enabling greater interaction, collaboration and cooperation to create inspirational new sounds

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GILAD PAYS HOMAGE TO NAIROBI IN NEW SONG

gilardhomageHot off his collaboration with Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari, Israeli born Gilad Millo is back with an ode to his adopted city Nairobi, which he has called home for the past ten years.

The Kenyan based Millo teams up with Superband for this melodious song Nairobi Yangu , in which he describes Nairobi as the best city hes lived in comparing with other major world capitals such as New York and London among others.

Like a solitary rose in full bloom in a garden full of exotic flowers Nairobi is elevated and planted firmly in our ears as he croons about it being the only city in which hes found love.

Nairobi Yangu , which was written during one of the citys infamous traffic jams, is a song that he hopes will position the Kenyan Capital as the leading business and arts hub in Africa, filled with fun loving people and a spirit of celebration and is an instant classic guaranteed to play on in our hearts and minds for generations to come.

The music video, which was directed by Mushking, made a buzz in mid march when the Nairobi County arranged for the closing off of Mama Ngina Street for the shooting of a major scene in the video has received rave reviews with some viewers comparing Gilad to Midas who turned everything he touched into Gold. Capital FM May 19, 2017

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RAPPER DRAKE BREAKS RECORDS AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

drakebillboardsDrake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

The music magazines televised gala in Las Vegas hands out awards based on the years chart performances, leaving little suspense about who will end the night well unlike the more prestigious Grammys, which are based on voting by music professionals.

Drake the Toronto hip-hop star who has commanded the charts with a string of catchy hits including One Dance, Hotline Bling and Fake Love edged out the record of the English balladeer Adele, who won 12 awards in 2012 in the wake of her breakthrough song Someone Like You.

With the low drama over who will win prizes, the Billboard gala instead offers musicians a wide television audience months after the US entertainment industrys awards season.

Cher presented with the Icon Award for lifetime achievement took to heart the title of her 1989 hit If I Could Turn Back Time, singing it in a black fishnet suit and leather jacket as in the original video.

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