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KHALIGRAPH JONES RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

Jonesjune18Popular Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones repping Kayole 1960  released his long-awaited debut album ‘Testimony 1990’ recently. The project is available on all streaming platforms including Boomplay Music Kenya.

From the 17-track long body of work, you can deduce that Papa Jones has evolved in his craft from delivery, direction, lyricism, storytelling, aesthetics and most importantly, the power of collaborations.

‘Testimony’ track which features Sagini highlights the mental space he was in while handling the project –  the pressure to deliver, his success in the music industry, appreciating his fans and the loopholes of the flawed game.

Some of the topics Khali covers on the project include the overly overlooked mental health issue. Getting over depression on ‘Blessing’ track paints a picture of his personal struggles with his upbringing and career until the point he made it. A personal narration of his journey while urging upcoming cats to keep the dream alive for life.

He also covers social issues like Instagram honnies who are always lurking, politicians screwing the electorate over, the middle class alienating themselves from politics yet they are affected same way, ladies always hinting for sponsors, drugs affecting the youth and the generation of glorifying the plastic quick-buck life.

He has employed some strong collabos on this debut album. The likes of up and coming Timmy Blanco, Sagini, Fena, RIA, the international cats like Nigeria’s YCEE, Mr. Eazi, Esco, Tanzania’s Ray C, Rostam and K.O all have a handy contribution.

The production aspect of the projects stands out as well with the like of Magix Enga, Motiff, and the whole Blue Ink Corp crew did an amazing job.

TANZANIA'S NAVY KENZO RELEASE NEW SINGLE

navykenzoNavy Kenzo (Aika and Nahreel), the makers of mega hit records like “Kamatia Chini”, “Game” featuring Vanessa Mdee and “Bajaj” featuring Patoranking, haved released their new single and music video titled Fella.

The dancehall tune and certified club banger produced by Nahreel and Alvin Brown, comes hot on the heels of Nahreel’s production of the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 World Cup.

The concept and idea behind FELLA is a celebration of Africa’s diverse music styles, avant-garde fashion culture and the richness of our continent. Its music video was shot and directed in Tanzania’s Bagamoyo by celebrated South African director Justin Campos – a long-term collaborator of Navy Kenzo. Nahreel says, “For the first time, we [Aika and I] took up the creative direction of our music video; from the fashion and hair stylists, make up artists to designers.”

Navy Kenzo’s debut album AIM (Above In A Minute) was a compilation of 11 tracks, produced by Nahreel, alongside renowned Nigerian producer Chopstix and DJ Moshe Buskila. Featuring collaborations with some of Africa’s big names in music like Alikiba, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi and R2Bees, the album is a gift to their die-hard fans and a true reflection of the group’s hard work.

Navy Kenzo went on tour to Canada, Australia, Rwanda, Congo and UK to promote the album. They are currently working on their second album, which will drop in 2019.

Courtesy of AnyikoPR

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