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BEYONCE TOPS GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

BeyoncesBeyonce led the Grammy Award nominations last week amid acclaim for her “Lemonade” album but she faced spirited competition from other chart-topping artists including Adele.

Beyonce received nods in nine categories for the music industry’s biggest night including Album of the Year for “Lemonade,” her contemplative look at African-American women that she intertwined with an original movie.

The pop diva will face off at the February 12 awards in three of the most prestigious categories against English balladeer Adele, whose “25” has been one of the top-selling albums of the 21st century.

Besides Album of the Year, Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for Record of the Year, which recognizes individual tunes, and Song of the Year, which looks at songwriting.

Adele was nominated in the two categories for her power-track of lost love “Hello,” while Beyonce is in the running for “Formation,” a bouncy song that marks her deepest foray into hip-hop.

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WANGECHI RELEASES HER NEW EP: DON’T CONSUME IF THE SEAL IS BROKEN

wangeshiKenyan female rapper Wangechi dropped her long awaited music project following last year’s epic return to the hip-hop music scene. The project (EP) titled ‘Don’t Consume If Seal Is Broken’ was released on Friday 2nd December, hours before sharing the stage with UK's award-wining rapper Tinie Tempah and UK's legendary DJ, TV/radio presenter Tim Westwood at the Jameson Connect concert to be held on 3rd December at Carnivore grounds.

‘Don’t Consume If Seal Is Broken’ provides a glimpse into Wangechi’s current state of mind in retrospect and consists of 10 songs including a bonus track. The new EP marks Wangechi’s second project release, which comes after her brief hiatus from the music scene following her tragic accident in September 2014.

The ten track EP was only available on her website (www.wangechimusic.com) for free download as from 12 noon (EAT) and features collaborations from (Kenya’s) Neosoul’s finest Didge, rapper Taio Tripper from super group Camp Mulla and the exceptional, up and coming rap group 125 just to name but a few. Key producers’ behind the production are ’ Mugo ‘Waithaka’ Ng’ang’a, Festus and her long time producer and collaborator Kevin ‘Provoke’ Omondi while veteran producer Eric Musyoka’s Decimal records lend a hand in the mastering of the project.

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RECAP: Coke Studio Africa season 4: Episode 10

cokeep4Did you miss last Sunday's Coke Studio Africa special edition? Well you missed out big because this was the ultimate show, featuring international RnB superstar Trey Songz as well as your favourite African stars.

First,Kenyan rapper Nyashinski took the NaNa singer on a tour of his hometown,Nairobi aboard a Rongai matatu,chatted about Kenya's entertainment industry and even taught him afew Swahili words.

For cover 1,Ghana's finest Stonebwoy and Mozambican music powerhouse Neyma took on Trey Songz hit song heart attack and made it their own,they absolutely killed it.

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BRITISH GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE COLLABOS WITH KENYAN ARTIST

britgrammyMulti-platinum and Grammy award-nominated Soul, R&B, Blues and Reggae singer Joss Stone brought her ‘Total World Tour’ to Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, 26th of November.

During her short visit to Kenya, Stone was expected to also bring her unique brand of soulful acoustic blues to local audiences through collaborating with Kenyan musicians, in this case, Winyo.

Winyo derives his music and musical strength from his fore fathers whose African music was rich in melody and traditional harmonies. His musical style ranges from traditional Luo melodies infused with witty story lines, afro fusion and afro jazz, to a contemporary interpretation of Benga, transformed into an authentic acoustic sound.

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VANESSA MDEE DROPS CASH MADAME VIDEO

mdeevanFresh off of the excitement of MTV’s announcement that East Africa’s leading female artist Vanessa Mdee will be joining the MTV Shuga Season 5 cast. Vanessa shows us why she is going to own 2017. Not skipping a beat and releasing another smash off of her highly anticipated debut album ‘Money Mondays’ set for a March 2017 release.

Vanessa teams up with Nigerian super producer EKelly (known for producing YCee’s Omo Alhaji, Waje’s Coco Baby and many more) for Cash Madame. EKelly’s touch drives this Afro Pop smash straight to the club and all your end of year parties.

This anthem is a declaration of Independence for all the hard working, forward thinking, thought provoking fly girls of the world and the men who are NOT afraid of a strong girl.

The sensual visuals of Cash Madame were shot by South Africa’s Justin Campos who has worked with Vanessa on her past chart topping hits & the Loeries and MAMA nominated Niroge.

Well if you are a Coke Studio Africa lover you must have definetly seen Nigeria’s Patoranking do a cover version of this amazing song.

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WHY YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD DOUBLE TROUBLE 10

dt10Your monthly dose of amazing music that is the 10th edition of double trouble mixx by Dj Joe Mfalme was released two weeks ago.

If you haven't listened and downloaded this mixx yet,here's why you should do so.

First these mixxes have come a long way in ten months,that means with every edition they get better and better thus the 10th edition is the best of the best.

The mix is all about old school hip hop,listen to those unforgettable masterpieces from legends such as Tupac.Its also available in audio and video so Dj Joe Mfalme has got you on every front.The double trouble 10 can be downloaded directly from the website without any hustle.

Now what are you waiting for?

Download, watch and listen to double trouble 10 by Dj Joe Mfalme IG you are a hiphop lover!

AWILO LONGOMBA AT KOROGA FESTIVAL 15TH EDITION

koroga festival awilo longombaThe 15th edition of the Koroga Festival proudly presents the Congolese King of Lingala, Awilo Longomba, LIVE in Nairobi!!!!

Held at the urban and lush grounds of Arboretum Gardens, make sure you mark your calendars and save the date,this coming Sunday, 27th November 2016.

Get your tickets from Ticket SASA for only KSH2,000. Children under 12 years old are free of charge.

In the meantime, check out Awilo Longombas new hit Kwanga Pamba. The song is about a Congolese dish made from Cassava told through a colourful vibrant video shot in Kinshasa, Congo.

This highly anticipated event will also feature,Daddy Owen and H_ART the BAND. Entertainment by DJ Andre and DJ Protege.Amina Abdi will be the host.

RECAP: COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 4, EPISODE 7

coke21It has been cold and raining all day but I have something to warm you up with. A recap of your favorite continental music show, Coke studio Africa season 4, episode 7 which aired last night on Citizen TV.

Kenya’s certified hit makers and MTV MAMA Awards 2016 nominees The Kansoul and award winning Mozambican songstress Lizha James made their debut on the Coke Studio Africa stage. The Kansoul took to the stage to cover one of Lizha’s tracks Buyani Mukina so well that they impressed her.Lizha on the other hand did her own fiery rendition of The Kansoul’s Drum. They also got together to talk over a meal before creating an original masterpiece produced by top Ugandan producer Bushingtone called U Shonguile.

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RIHANNA TO GO VINYL WITH ALL HER 8 ALBUMS

rihananewRihanna is to release all eight of her studio albums in a vinyl box set.

The Umbrella hitmaker is to put out her records Music Of The Sun, A Girl Like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk, Unapologetic, and 2016s Anti in a bumper 15-LP package.

According to The Vinyl Factory, the box set comes complete with oversized reproductions of the booklets which came with the original CDs in a 186-page hardback book.

Rihanna fans will also be treated to a signed slipmat in the collection which will be house in a slipcase with the Bajan beautys signature printed on.

It will be a first for five of the 28-year-old stars albums which have never been immortalised in vinyl beforehand.

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RECAP : COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 4 EPISODE 6

jaguarcokeHello everyone! Its Monday and I get to give you the low down on how the latest episode of Coke Studio Africa went down yesterday incase you missed it.

Legendary Nigerian singer 2Face Idibia aka 2Baba took the stage alongside Ugandan songstress Remah Namakula to cover each others songs.2Baba brought the house down with his cover of Remah's Kurungi while Remah impressed with her rendition of the Nigerian's See me so.These two got back together on stage to create an original masterpiece called Can't wait with the help of the talented producer DSK.

On the spot was Kenya's Jaguar and Ghana's EL who engaged the audience in using Coke bottles as musical instruments while performing the hit song Kipepeo and Mi Naa Bo Po respectively.

This week's big break artist was Nigeria's Simi who got the once in a lifetime opportunity to collabo with Kenya's award winning afro pop group Sauti Sol and the multi talented Fally Ipupa from Congo on the Coke Studio stage on a remix of her track Love don't care.

Watch all the performances from last Sunday's episode here https://t.co/rNA0uJ8nan.

You can also download your favorite performances from this season. Get the app for free here https://t.co/Cp6lu1BHA2

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