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ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES THANK YOU, NEXT

ariana grandeAmerican singer Ariana Grande delivered a sleek sendoff to her exes on the singer’s surprise new single “Thank U, Next,” which was released last weekend.

Grande opens the song by name-checking four of her high-profile boyfriends – Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and, most recently, Pete Davidson – providing a quick and sometimes scathing overview of each relationship.

“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh,” Grande sings. “Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel.”

Grande continues, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing” before dropping the hook with a tongue-in-cheek chorus, “Thank you, next / I’m so fucking thankful for my ex.”

Grande previously teased “Thank U, Next” the song (and potentially album) on social media Saturday after first mentioning the phrase in a since-deleted tweet that took issue with Davidson using his SNL platform to poke fun of himself and their former relationship.

Thank you, next has since garnered 6.4 million views in les s than 2 days. The 25 year old singer has been riding high with songs such as Breathing, God is a woman and No tears left to cry.

BON EYE TEAMS UP WITH AVRIL ON BAD BOY

BonEye ft AvrilKenyan musician Boniface Chege aka Bon Eye and Music entrepreneur has released his first single this year ahead of the Decimator album launch on December 10th this year.

The soon to be father of two has been juggling corporate life and family life all year but took time earlier this year while in Lamu with the team to record two solo singles that will feature in the album.

The song was written by Bon Eye and features vocals by Avril tells a story of an addictive relationship between a bad boy and a slay queen. The beat was produced and mastered by co owner Eric 'MSYOX' Musyoka and is an obvious club banger.

On speaking about why Avril the rapper said " we went through a list of names but my team really had missed hearing Avril and liked Avril for the hook so we called her while still on hiatus and thought she would turn us down but she was very cool about it and came to record a few weeks later. Avril was a good choice because she was so commited to the project. When we shot the video she  even came on set with her baby because she didnt have anyone else to look after the baby. She had every right to ask us to postpone or be stubborn but she was very cool"

The video produced by award winning producer Enos Olik features beautiful images, costumes and choreography.

WIZKID’S FEVER VIDEO FEATURING TIWA SAVAGE MAKES HISTORY

Tiwa and WizkidNigerian Wizkid’s video for his song Fever featuring fellow Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage as the love interest, has recorded over one million views on YouTube, 24 hours after its release.

Nigerian media reports that this record-breaking event has made Wizkid the first Nigerian singer to have two songs gathering one million views in 24 hours.

The 28-year-old first achieved the feat in 2017 with the video for his collaboration with American singer, Drake, titled One dance, and has shattered the same record one year after with Fever.

Also upon the release of Fever on YouTube, fans were shocked to see Tiwa Savage, who made an unexpected cameo in intimate scenes with Wizkid. Speculations about the true status of their rumoured relationship began to trend on social media, building conversations that translated to YouTube views.

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GILAD AND DELA RELEASE ANOTHER COLLABO

delagiladDiplomat turned Kenyan singer Gilad & songstess Dela Maranga team up once again to bring you their new jam Fire, an upbeat and energetic song that features a new beat and sound for Gilad.

The song brings together some of the best talents we have in the country and even borrowing from our neighbours in Tanzania.

The audio was produced by Deey Classic from Tanzania, The video was directed by Enos Olik arguably among the best video directors Kenya today. Gilad and Dela were styled by Brian Babu who is also an award winning celebrity stylist.

Fire is Gilad and Dela's first release since Gilad's debut album 'ASANTE' last year and following Dela's recently released ‘PUBLIC DEMAND' album.

Last time this dynamic duo teamed up for 'NAKUAHIDI' the song won Duet of the year 2016 at the PMVA's.

KRANIUM RELEASES SIDUNG

KraniumJamaican dancehall singer Kranium just released a smashing new single titled Sidung.

The track is the first single from an upcoming album, tentatively set for release in February 2019.

The singer collaborated with two veteran hit-makers on “Sidung.”

The track is co-produced by Sak Pase, who has credits on albums by Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West and Lil Wayne’s recently released Tha Carter V. Sak Pase worked with Supa Dups, a Jamaican producer who’s had great success launching dancehall onto the American charts.

Kranium has been building a following gradually since breaking out with “Nobody Has to Know” in 2013.He’s collaborated with the Nigerian star Wizkid, Diplo’s Major Lazer and the American R&B singer Ty Dolla $ign; he also lent his vocals to the remixes of Jamie xx’s “Good Times” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”

MORGAN HERITAGE TEAM UP WITH DIAMOND PLATNUMZ AND STONE BWOY FOR AFRICA JAMAICA COLLABO

MorganJamaican Grammy-award winning music group: Morgan Heritage and East Africa’s “Rolls Royce Musician” and MTV EMA Winner Diamond Platinumz are ready to make history once again! This time, alongside Ghanaian BET award-winner and Dancehall King: Stonebwoy.

Morgan Heritage today (19th October 2018 )released Jamaica”—the lead single off their upcoming album set for release in 2019.

Morgan Heritage flew all the way to Ghana, West Africa to shoot the anticipated music video music video, directed by Jordan Hoechlin and Morgan Heritage, with Stonebwoy and Diamond. On their way to Ghana Morgan Heritage also filmed some scenes in Cape Verde.

Last time Morgan Heritage and Diamond released their first collaboration it garnered more than 1 Million YouTube views in 24 hours. An official statement from Morgan Heritage touted the video as a “Must watch!” Adding, “Make sure you see what we have to offer the world!”

Comprising Mojo, Peetah and Gramps; Morgan Heritage is very optimistic that this mega African collaboration will resonate exceptionally well with their music fans in Africa as well as the Caribbean. While in the process also uniting East and West Africa, they are scoring another

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STAY OPEN BY NYASHINSKI FT DIPLO & MØ

stayopennyashPopular Kenyan musician Nyashinski has just released a brand new track titled Stay Open featuring two International acclaimed artists two months after releasing Hello.

He joins the Global Tuborg Open project, a musical collaboration project with American DJ and producer Diplo (one third of the electronic dance music trio Major Lazer) and Danish singer, song writer and producer MØ.

The new Kenyan Remix was re-produced by Eric Musyoka of Decimal Records.

The two foreign superstars have created a track, called ‘Stay Open’, five months ago and have welcomed artists from around the world invited to rewrite the verses to tell story of what being ‘Open To More’ means to them.

The song that was released this morning is getting alot of traction online and already getting major airplay on Kenyan media with many describing it as a certified banger. Major Lazer was in the country during the first week of October and had an electrifying performance at the Carnivore as part of their African tour.

USHER RELEASES SURPRISE ALBUM TITLED A

usher18American Grammy award winning singer Usher Raymonds has unveiled a surprise new album, which he dropped on Thursday at midnight. The follow-up to 2016’s Hard II Love, new LP A finds the Atlanta R&B singer reteaming with producer Zaytoven.

Usher’s ninth LP pays homage to Atlanta, with fellow Atlanta native Zaytoven behind the boards for the eight-track set, features from Future and Gunna, and as the album trailer also depicts.

The singer unveiled the visual prior to A‘s release. The video features Usher and Zaytoven cruising around the city and checking out familiar Atlanta haunts, including Cascade Family Skating roller rink and a Waffle House alongside stops at strip clubs.

The clip also houses snippets of several of the songs and Usher also unveiled snippets on Instagram, which showcase the new project’s trap influences alongside R&B-flavored slow jams.

 

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KHALIGRAPH JONES AND PAPA DENNIS SCOOP AFRIMMA AWARDS

khaligraph jonesKenya’s popular hip-hop artist Khaligraph Jones was honored at the 5th edition of African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2018. The event held in Dallas Texas on Sunday 7th October celebrated the best acts from across Africa and across the diaspora. The award ceremony which took place at the House of Blues in Dallas also witnessed first-time performances from our very own gospel star Papa Dennis.

In the category of “Best Rap Act” which had ten entries including South Africa’s biggest hip-hop artists at the moment – Casper Nyovest and Nasty C- Khaligraph Jones emerged top. Taking to his Instagram page, Papa Jones expressed appreciation for the award with a simple post “…GLORY BE TO GOD. #AFRIMMA 2018 #BestRapAct..”

Papa Dennis won the Best Gospel act beating bigwigs like Willy Paul and Gloria Muliro who have dominated the gospel scene for more than five years. Other winners at the event included Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo – East African Artist of the year, Fally Ipupa for Artist of the Year (Overall).

This year, AFRIMMA added a new category – AFRIMMA Achievers Award – which included nominees from other fields of entertainment and sports. Among the big nominees recognised was Kenya’s famed actress Lupita Nyong’o and the host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah.

SIJASKIA VIBAYA BY FENA FT NJUGUSH

SijaskiavibayaKenya’s top female artist, Fena Gitu debuts a new hit single titled “Sijaskia Vibaya” featuring Kenya's funniest comedian Timothy Kimani aka Njugush who made the phrase famous. The Sema ng'we singer continues to prove her creative genius in a surprisingly organic move to collaborate with Kenya's top comedian.

Following a stream of successes this year, including being recently announced as the Smirnoff Kenya brand ambassador and a Marini Naturals brand ambassador, Fena is set to further shake up the industry with this new single.

Sijaskia vibaya tells a story of her humble beginnings in the industry where some people did not woant to work with her but she didn't relent and now that she is among Kenya's most notable female artists, she has no bad blood as she keeps rising to the top.

The upbeat club banger is produced by notable Kenyan producer Magix Enga, and Mastered by Desmond Bosire.

The video is directed by award winning music video director Enos Olik, starring Fena and Njugush, and features a special cameo appearance by Khaligraph Jones.

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