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RIHANNA’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM ISN’T FINISHED

Rihana19Internationally acclaimed hitmaker Rihanna doesn't know when her next album will be released, because the material still isn't finished.

The 31-year-old singer has been keeping fans waiting for her ninth studio album dubbed ‘R9’ since the release of 'Anti' in 2016, and has said she's still working on recording the new material, so doesn't have a release date in mind yet. When asked how much longer fans would have to wait, she said: "I wish I knew. I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.

" The 'Work' hitmaker says it "sucks" that she can't just put her new music out into the world, but insists she doesn't want to "rush" the material. She added: "It really does suck that it can't just come out, because I'm working on a really fun one right now. I'm really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it's complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I've gotten to the point where I'm like, "Even if I don't have the time to shoot videos, I'm going to put an album out.'"

Rihanna also admits her business empire is partly to blame for the lengthy time between records now, as she's having to divide her energy between her music career, as well as her fashion and beauty lines. Speaking to Interview magazine, she said: "It's the reason why an album isn't being spat out like it used to. I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it's like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It's like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all."

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DJ JOE MFALME SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR PLANES AND THE KENYAN ARTISTS HE IS LISTENING TO

joe2019Capital FM’s Dj Joe Mfalme is one of Kenya’s most sought after disc jockey and here are a few things you did not know about him.

The popular Radio and TV Dj who has been in the game for almost 10 years now,  revealed the lessons that he has learnt which includes not relying on man but in God. He also touched on his dream career and his love for flying as well as what he looks for in a car which is comfort, not performance.

Born Joseph Mwenda on December 9th 1987, revealed that he is still playing and listening to music by the accused sexual predator R. Kelly because he has been able to separate the artist from the persona because R. Kelly is a music icon. He also mentioned the Kenyan artists he is currently listening to which include the new crop of Kenyan artists, Ethic and Gwaash.

He intimated that he will soon be tying the knot in the next one or two years to the love of his life whom he did not reveal. In regards to his busy schedule, Joe Mfalme said that he relies heavily on a timetable which guides him on when to take a break, work and when to take some personal time.

The mixmaster revealed the must things he must do before playing at a show which includes, praying and prepping. He gave three simple words of advice to upcoming disc jockeys, pray, network and train.

EXTRAVAGANZA BY SAUTI SOL FT SOL GENERATION ARTISTS

xtraKenya’s award-winning afro-pop band Sauti Sol recently launched their own record label Sol Generation and together they have created a classic banger ‘Extravaganza’.

Sol Generation music label signed fast-rising singer-songwriter Bensoul who has already released two of Kenya’s current biggest songs ‘Lucy’ and ‘Favourite Song’.

The dust from that has barely settled and Sol Generation has already signed three other massive music explosives. Nviiri the Storyteller, the writer of Sauti Sol’s mega-hit ‘Melanin’. Crystal Asige, #BlindGirlManenos founder with soulful jams as her latest ‘Safe’. Kakazini, a three-member all boy band famous for their acoustic love song ‘Nairobi’.

Now put all that sauce in a pot with our beloved hitmakers Sauti Sol and you clearly understand why the latest release from Sauti Sol featuring Sol Generation is simply an ‘Extravaganza.’

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HARMONIZE SINGS ABOUT HIS PAST IN NEVER GIVE UP

harmonizeHarmonize is back with another track. But this time, he is vulnerable as he shares his life’s story in the touching release ‘Never Give Up.’

The track’s beat is simple, making the lyrics all the more important and poignant. Heavy with emotion and full of wisdom, the track is an anthem for all who may have thought they have reached they are at the end of the road. In this track, he sings of his family reflection on his mother’s wise words and dealing with disappointing his strict Muslim father. Sharing a tender, more personal side to himself, Harmonize holds nothing back as he sings of the goodness of God in his life.

Now worth more than $1M, the man who was once a hawker in the streets of  Kariakoo in Dar es Salaam is living his dream. His humility and vulnerability even have him thanking various individuals who have made his journey to the top. He took to social media to share his gratitude.

Mtwara-born, Harmonize’s honey-toned melodies deliver great harmonies and carry listeners through to the journey of the man that we all know as Konde Boy.

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ED SHEERAN RELEASES A NEW ALBUM

ed sheeran19British singer Ed Sheeran has unveiled his new album, ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’.

The ‘I Don’t Care’ hitmaker has been working on the new EP – where he collaborates with a range of different artists – since he started touring last year and he sees it as a follow up to the No.5 Collaborations Project EP he made before he was signed in 2011.

He wrote on Instagram: “Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project. Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make. No.6 Collaborations Project will be out everywhere on 12 July. It’s available to pre-order from midnight tonight local time and my song with @chancetherapper and @pnbrock will be out everywhere at the same time x ”

Ed’s track with Justin Bieber and his new song ‘Cross Me’ with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock feature on the album and whilst he has revealed the full tracklist, he has yet to unveil his collaborators. Tracks on the album include ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Remember The Name’, ‘Antisocial’, ‘Put It All On Me’ and ‘I Don’t Want Your Money’.

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RUNTOWN RELEASES COLLABO WITH MAJOR LAZER’S WALSHY FIRE AND JAMAICAN ALKALINE

runtownThere are no negative vibes with Nigerian singer Runtown, Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire and Jamaican artist Alkaline.

Nigerian artist Runtown has teamed up with Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire and Jamaican dancehall artist Alkaline for the summertime banger “No Negative Vibes.”

The track, produced by Walshy Fire, is all about maintaining positive energy and living life to the fullest, as Runtown sings on the chorus an opening verse. Alkaline joins in with a melodic verse echoing the same sentiments sung in Patois.

The accompanying music video, is a visual treat, shot by the renowned Nigerian director Meji Alabi.

The nearly 4-and-a-half minute clip sees both Runtown and Alkaline head to Jamaica, where they enjoy time with friends, take in the vibrant energy on the streets and enjoy smoke sessions in the studio, all without any negative vibes to kill their upbeat moods.

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MALUMA RELEASES NEW ALBUM FT MADONNA, RICKY MARTIN AND TY DOLLA SIGN

malumaReggaeton singer Maluma has dropped new album ’11:11′ featuring new songs with the likes of Madonna, Ricky Martin and Ty Dolla $ign.

The 25-year-old Colombian star recently helped launch Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ era with the lead single ‘Medellin’ from her hotly-anticipated 14th studio album. Now he has released his own star-studded record, featuring catchy Reggaeton number ‘Soltera’ with the Queen of Pop, the second of three songs from the pair, with ‘B*tch I am Loca’ also set to appear on ‘Madame X’.

The record was made after the Latin Grammy-winner underwent knee surgery and was left unable to tour.

On the concept behind the album, Maluma said: “’11:11′ is a direct signal from our guides, angels and teachers to establish a moment of connection, synchronicity and awareness with ourselves, with the whole. It is a wake-up call, a door to meditate, to listen to our intuition, to look into our interior, time to stop and feel the subtle energies of the universe, it’s a call from our essence, a reminder of our true purpose on earth, it is a call to trust.”

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MADAM BOSS AKOTHEE RELEASES MUJE

AkotheeKenya’s renowned afro-pop singer-songwriter Esther Akoth is better known as Akothee aka Madam Bos has released a new single ‘Muje’.

The controversial performer is a creator of massive hits with some of Africa’s big-name collaborations such as ‘Give It To Me’ featuring Nigeria’s Flavour and Tanzania’s Diamond on ‘Sweet Love’. ‘Muje’ comes as Akothee’s 4th release in 2019, its predecessors being ‘Basi’, her first single this year, where she works with coast based ‘Ziky Mtanah’, also the first signing on her label Akothee Empire. She then released the legendary ohangla ‘Abebo’ that took off with massive airplay. In April 2019, the versatile Madam Boss got with Tanzania’s Linex to release a laid back blessing of a song dubbed ‘Baraka.’

Akothee on ‘Muje’ adopts a new style she describes as a love song. She has had a number of songs about love but in her latest release, it is an intimate message to a lover.

The song also veers off her signature sound to now bring in a fresh feel of a laid back West African vibe, that is catching on globally.

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DJ KHALED DROPS MORE SINGLES OFF THE FATHER OF ASAHD ALBUM FT THE LATE NIPSEY HUSSLE AND BUJU BANTON

dj khaledDJ Khaled is back, and has not disappointed with his 2018 album “Father of Asahd.” Known for his larger than life personality, his music is always a trendsetter and a winner on the music charts.

His album whose first tracks included the mega collaboration by power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce on the track ‘Top Off,’ and ‘No Brainer’ with Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, has continued to maintain industry buzz with sought after features.

Khaled’s 15-track album also tackles some social issues and features some sentimental releases, among them the Nipsey Hussle tribute. The track dubbed ‘Higher’ features recently deceased neighborhood hero Nipsey Hussle and RnB icon John Legend. The track is the epitome of the best music. Symphony-like instruments and angelic harmonies led by Grammy winner John Legend grounds the track, for Nipsey to take it ‘Higher.’

DJ Khaled remarkably pulls back from putting in his ad-libs, which makes for a well-rounded, soul-lifting listeners experience.

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YEMI ALADE RELEASES COLLABO WITH RAPPER RICK ROSS

yemirossNigerian songbird Yemi Alade is the queen of afrobeats. She has come through with a top-tier collaboration in the new remix to "Oh My Gosh" featuring Rick Ross.

"Oh My Gosh," which was initially released last year, is a sweet ballad, that sees Yemi singing about a lover that makes her feel overwhelmingly good. It sees Yemi departing from her usual dance-inducing afrobeat sound, and delivering a more sensual one that highlights her honeyed vocals.

This new remix sees the American rapper and Maybach Music founder jumping on to deliver an enjoyable verse full of all the Rick Ross-isms we've come to expect: hopping on private planes, riding in Porsches, and icing out everything.

The single was previously paired with a music video last year that follows Yemi as she gets gifted some fancy cars, parties with her girls in a pool and mansion, and eventually proceeds to get pulled over.

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