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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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MUSIC REVIEW | HADI LINI BY CRÈME DE LA CRÈME, WAHU AND SUDI BOY

CremeCreme De La Creme, one of Africas Most Celebrated Dj has pulled it off by bringing together the young and very talented Sudi Boy and Kenyas Living Legend Wahu to release new hit song Hadi Lini.

The Song tells the story of a husband's ( Sudi Boy ) plea to his Wife ( Wahu ) to mend their ailing relationship and work on getting it back to the Happy and Sunny days.

This masterpiece is a constant reminder that Kenyan Music is BEAUTIFUL.

One week in after its release this dynamic masterpiece has already garnered 55 thousand views on YouTube as well as massive airplay on local media avenues.

Dj Crème de la Crème worked with Big Pin,Prezzo,Ulopa and Tanzania's AY in Sijakusahau,while Wahu is an award winning veteran musician. Sudi on the other hand is a coast based musician who has quickly climbed up the ladder because of his lyrical prowess. Executive production was done by Creme De La Creme.Production / Mixing / Mastering by Homeboyz / Yo Alex.Video Production and Editing by Calvo Mistari / Team Mistari. VIEW THE VIDEO

DRAKE THANKS JAMIE FOXX FOR TEACHING HIM HOW TO ROCK THE STAGE

drakeWe all have people who inspire us,teach us new things, who make us better in the course of our lives, in school,at work or at home.Even the biggest stars have had these people in their lives and they made them who they are today.

Now according to popular Canadian rapper Drake, R&B star Jamie Foxx who played the lead role in the 2004 film Ray has been one of his best teachers, whether Foxx was aware of it or not.

Last week, Drizzy took to Instagram to pay his respects to Foxx, writing, I learned how to perform from watching The Foxx Boxthis man made people laugh, made people feel connected and engaged, made the room feel small and made people laugh while he bodied a full blown singing performance.

Thank you Foxx, he continued. I just watched this again and wanted to pay homage.Drake and the multi-talented artist teamed up for the 2010 song Fall For Your Type.

The Toronto superstar has been on his Summer Sixteen Tour in support of his massively successful album, Views, for the better part of this year.

COKE STUDIO AFRICA SEASON 4 PREMIERE

Coke Studio Africa Season FourAfrica’s largest musical collaboration show, Coke Studio is back with a fourth season, and it is a promise of amazing discoveries.

On this debut episode of season four that will be airing this Sunday October 9th 2016 on Citizen Tv at 8pm,it will be a fun filled show where Sauti Sol will team up with Lingala maestro from Congo Fally Ipupa,Ugandan BET award winner Eddy Kenzo with the talented Efya from Ghana and lastly Kenya’s latest singing sensation Dela teams up with the My woman my everything hit maker Patoranking from Nigeria and Tanzanian sultry songstress Vanessa Mdee.

This season themed 'Discover' will see some of the best Kenyan musicians like Sauti Sol,Jaguar,Dela,Bahati and so many more join other A-list musicians from across Africa to create over 90 songs which will be aired on 11 episodes.

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MUSIC REVIEW | PAPER & GLUE BY CALVO MISTARI,OPIPS AND JARDEL

Calvo mistariUrban Rapper Calvo Mistari has teamed up with Opips and Jardel to release new single "PAPER & GLUE" off their upcoming debut Album, set for release next year. "PAPER & GLUE" is a feel good Loko Music for guys who are hooked on their significant others.

The song has been produced by Kid Kay for RedRepublik. It has been arranged, mixed and mastered by Eric Musyoka at Decimal Media. It has a Ragga feel to it with a bouncy groove to kick into.

Speaking about the song, Opips said, Hii Ngoma imekua a six month process that has been a joy to work on. we were also lucky to have Kora, Maddi and Musyox all touched the song before its release. I think it will be a great song for the club.

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4 TIPS ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR BRAND

Joe MfalmeHello everyone!

Lately everyone is talking about building brands,how creating your own brand is good fir marketing but first thing is first have asked yourself what is a brand?

A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes one seller's product from those of others.

A brand is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company from competitors and create a lasting impression in the minds of customers.

Building a brand takes years of hard work and here are a few tips that will go a long way in helping build your brand as an upcoming deejay, entrepreneur or any other career.

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DJ JOE MFALME NOMINATED FOR JUMIA KENYA GLAMOUR AWARDS 2016

kgawardsThis year has been one of a kind for popular mix master DJ Joe Mfalme because not only has he made great strides in his career but also because he has received four major nominations so far and won an award at the Bingwa music awards early this year.

An elated DJ Joe Mfalme received the news of this new nomination early this week from the Jumia Kenya Glamour awards 2016 in the best dressed deejay of the year category alongside other top Kenyan deejays such as Kiss TV's Dj Kym Nick Dee,CrossOver's Dj Mo and Spincycle's Dj Kaytrixx.

The 2nd annual Jumia Kenya glamour awards will be going down at the Boma hotel on the 1st of October from 6pm .

Last year this Capital Fm turntabalist bagged the best brand award and for him to take home another award this year all you have to do is SMS Dj Joe Mfalme's code to 22448 that is send KGA112 to 22448.

Thank you everyone for your continued support!

MUSIC REVIEW : GOTA BY VICTORIA KIMANI

Victoria Kimani GOTAVictoria Kimani has released her first official single off her soon to be released “SAFARI” album. The track titled “GOTA” is the singer/songwriter’s first ever song in her native Swahili language, and it was produced by Chocolate City Producer Reinhard, and features Congolese band AIRLINE.

“GOTA” was premiered earlier today on Kiss FM Nairobi and received positive reviews from listeners who called in and sent in messages of support on social media.

Victoria Kimani who recently released “All The Way” featuring Khuli Chana says “I am excited about this song because of the energy and passion with which it was made. I know it is something my fans across Africa will be proud of.”

The singer who has been influenced by Nigerian, Kenya and American cultural influences just concluded recording her first ever album which is due to be released before the end of the year. The album “SAFARI” lends credence to her image as a wholly pan-African artiste with a global sound who is proud of her African roots. LISTEN IN

MUSIC REVIEW: MOVE YOUR BODY BY KEKO

kekoMulti award winning Ugandan rapper KEKO releases her new single, “Move Your Body”. The single is a mix of pop and rap with an African flavour and a great set-up for her debut album ‘STRIDES’, set to be released through Sony Music Entertainment Africa just in time for the hot African Summer.

Keko’s previous hits, “Let Me Go,” “Naughty,” “See Ya” and “Fly Solo” are all featured on the eleven track album plus a remix of “Let Me Go”. ‘STRIDES’ was produced by Angolan producers The Fahrenheitz.

Armed with her natural, God-given talent, Keko lives to rap. “Afro-pop, hip hop, I love it all am mix it up as often as I can. My rhymes are 100% my own. When I hear something I like musically I look to bring my words in around that.”

The rapper has been busy this year launching her self-titled foundation whose mantra is ‘Live Sober, Soar High’. Earlier this year also saw Keko release her Venus Mixtape to ready her fans for the new album.

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