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SOMAGA BY NAIBOI FT KRISTOFF

kris naiKenyan hitmaker Naiboi has released the video to his collaboration ‘Somaga’ with Kristoff.

The ‘2 in 1’ hitmaker teased the release on his social media platforms yesterday (15.04.19) saying that his fans should wait for a new music video at 10 am on YouTube and true to his word Naiboi dropped the visuals to the ‘Somaga’ hit alongside Kristoff.

The well-shot comical visuals featuring comedians Terrence Creative (Kamami), Jaymo Ule Msee, Mamito, and reggae TV show host Miss Katiwa depict Naiboi and Kristoff as ‘shamba men’ who work for Terrence. Their boss has a party full of fine looking girls, they hatch a plan to drug their boss to attend the party but the girls are into their phones and don’t pay attention to their advances. Their time at the party comes to an end after the boss comes to his senses and kick them out of his mansion.

The release of the new music video comes about a week after Naiboi released another collabo with Kristoff titled ‘Bungee jump’.

Naiboi is putting in the work and he has two highly anticipated collabos set to be released in 2019. He has teased an upcoming collaboration with award-winning afro-pop band Sauti sol and as reported by The Sauce, Naiboi has an upcoming song with Grammy award-winning reggae group Morgan heritage.

The audio to the jam was released only a month ago and has over 40,000 views on YouTube.

NAMELESS AND KHALIGRAPH JONES DROP MASSIVE COLLABO ‘MEGARIDER’

namelessTop Kenyan musicians Nameless and Khaligraph Jones have released the remix to Nameless’ 20-year-old classic hit song titled ‘Megarider’ with a new fresh feel.

The remix to this song is an absolute club banger. Father of two Nameless keeps some of his original lyrics but gives it a new vibe that is current and relatable to his younger audience. The fusion of a killer beat, trumpets, beautiful vocals by a background vocalist only known as Linda as well as Khaligraph’s singing and rapping takes the song to another level.

Both artists were elated to announce this new release that has already garnered over 60,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours. The remix was produced by the award-winning Cedo, directed by Vj One and was mastered by Ogopa DJs. Fans are overjoyed by the unexpected collaboration between these two celebrated artists working together in the making of the ‘Megarider’ remix.

 Mr. International is hard on the grind in 2019 and he could not hide his joy when he posted that he was excited to have worked on this legendary project with one of Kenya’s musical pioneers and big brother, Nameless.

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A POSTHUMOUS AVICII SINGLE DUBBED ‘SOS’ TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK

AviciiThe late Avicii’s first posthumous track will be released on Wednesday (10.04.19).

The Swedish DJ whose real name was Tim Bergling died by suspected suicide in Muscat, Oman in April last year, at the age of 28 and his family is now set to release a 16-track album of previously unheard material in June.

The album ‘Tim’ will be preceded by a track ‘SOS’, which is set to drop on Wednesday and features vocals by soul singer Aloe Blacc.

A message from his representatives stated: “He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music. The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible. “Since Tim’s passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world.”

Coldplay’s Chris Martin who previously worked with Bergling will sing on a song named ‘Heaven’.

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TWO NEW MUST LISTEN COLLABOS FEATURING TIMMY T DAT AND NAIBOI

TDAATThis past week has seen Kenyan artists release new jams left, right and center. From rapper Femi One who is back with a new single titled ‘Hiyo One’  to ‘Hakuna Kulala’ by Brown Mauzo ft Naiboi as well as a comeback titled ‘Kipopo’ by hitmaker Timmy Tdat who has been missing in action alongside Tanzanian Rosa Ree.

HAKUNA KULALA BY BROWN MAUZO FT NAIBOI

R&B Kenyan sensation Brown Mauzo is back with another hit following the release of ‘Mawazo’ a month ago.

The singer’s new project is titled ‘Hakuna Kulala’ in which he has tapped highflying 2 in 1 singer Naiboi to make the song a definite hit.

In ‘Hakuna Kulala’ (Swahili for no sleeping), the two music acts sing the praises of a lover who keeps them awake all night.  ‘Hakuna Kulala’ is getting rave reviews from music lovers on YouTube who have been appreciating the effort Kenyan music acts are putting to raise the standards in the industry.

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USHER IS TEASING THE SEQUEL TO CONFESSIONS

Usher2019It’s been 15 years since American RnB singer Usher Raymond released his album ‘Confessions’, but a sequel may be in the works.

Taking to Instagram recently, the superstar shared a photo of himself in the studio sitting next to a whiteboard that reads ‘Confessions 2’ and a tracklisting. There appear to be song titles, but they are blurred out.

According to Rap-Up, the ‘Lemme See’  hitmaker may be answering fans’ prayers for the second installment of ‘Confessions’. He previously shared a photo of himself in the studio with longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, who produced the original ‘Confessions’.

Earlier this week, the Atlanta producer and Usher went on Instagram Live to preview a brand new song called “Believe” that may appear on the project. “I wanted to believe / I wanted us to make it, baby,” Usher sings in the clip.

Released in March 2004, ‘Confessions’ sold 1.1 million copies in its first week and won a Grammy for ‘Best Contemporary R&B Album’. It went on to become the second-best selling album of the 2000s, spawning hits like “Yeah!” and “Burn.”

Usher hasn’t released a full project since 2016’s ‘Hard II Love’. In honor of his 40th birthday last year, he dropped ‘A’,  his collaborative project with Zaytoven

YOUNG MBUGUA OF MATHWITI VIRAL VIDEO RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE

Young Mbugua MathwitiInternet sensation James Mbugua, popularly known as ‘Mbugua Mathwiti’ or ‘Young Mbugua’ has released a song titled ‘Mathwiti’.

Five years ago, Mbugua was recorded narrating his frustrations of missing out on a birthday party in his mother tongue of Gikuyu. Mbugua explained how he missed the chance to eat sweets and cakes at a birthday party that he had attended because he was not clean. His dramatic facial expressions in the video were an instant hit across social media.

The viral video caught the attention of the members of the public and this led to many well-wishers including Media Max owned radio station Kameme FM to bring him gifts, clothes, and food.

The song describes an emotional story from rags to riches. Mbugua in the song recounts his struggles five years ago and goes ahead to explain how God has changed his life and how media and TV personalities now flock his home to bring him food and clothes. Mbugua later adds that he has money and can now afford the cakes and sweets.

Released three days ago, the song has already hit over 130,000 views on YouTube and counting. It’s also one of the top trending songs in Kenya.

BUJU BANTON FILLS UP STADIUM FOR HIS FIRST PERFOMANCE AFTER EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON

buju bantonJamaican music legend Buju Banton performed like he never left in his first ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ concert after imprisonment.

Freed Jamaican singer Buju Banton performed for the first time in eight years and he did not come to play as he owned the stage at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday night (16.03.19) in a concert dubbed ‘Long Walk to Freedom’.

Dressed in all white, the ‘Gargamel’ hit the stage about 11:20 p.m and performed into the wee hours of the morning. Buju’s first show had over 32,000 fans from across the globe who thronged the stadium eager to see the Grammy winner in action. From his opening to ‘Not An Easy Road’ onwards, he did not miss a beat. It was Buju in his element, from his familiar mannerisms to his stage presence, it was as if the years of him being away simply disappeared. The reggae artiste is truly back and in full form.

The Jamaican Observer reported that the 45-year-old delivered an almost two-hour set, hopping across the stage with youthful agility. Classics such as ‘Hills And Valleys’ and ‘Destiny’ were impeccably delivered backed by his Til Shiloh bandmates. Not forgetting his dancehall roots, Buju let go some waist-moving hits like ‘Champion’ and ‘Too Bad’.

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DAVIDO TO HEADLINE KAYA FEST ALONGSIDE THE MARLEY BROTHERS

DavidoNigerian sensation Davido is set to take over Miami at the upcoming Kaya Fest. Listed among the major names to perform at the famed concert, the ‘FIA’ hitmaker is slated to perform at Downtown Miami on April 20th 2019, alongside some of Reggae music’s biggest names.

Among the big names from the Marley family to feature at the stage are Grammy-winning Damain Marley, the award-winning Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, and rising star Skip Marley. Rapper Busta Ryhmes, Dancehall icon Sean Paul and newbie Koffee are also set the rock the stage.

According to Top Buzz Naija, Davido teased a collab when he shared a clip listening to his unreleased collabo with J. Cole via insta-story. Though it is not clear when the track will be release, Davido’s fans are more than excited at the prospect of what could be an iconic collaboration between the Naija-born crooner and one of Hip Hop’s most thoughtful lyricists.

The ‘Coolest Kid In Africa’ was also just honored by the release of the Busta Rhymes and Prayah remix of his tune ‘Fall’. The singer who is still doing a press tour on American radio has promised his long awaited sophomore album will drop this year.

Source: Capital FM Kenya/ The Sauce

WILLY PAUL RELEASES MMMH FEATURING RAYVANNY

WillypaulWilly Paul teams up with Tanzanian star Rayvanny in a new love song, “Mmmh”.

After a series of misses with his releases, especially the collabo with Jamaican singer Cecile on the track “Sikireti, the controversial Kenyan Gospel singer Willy Paul has released a hit love song, “Mmmh” with Tanzanian music star Vanny Boy aka Rayvanny.

The much-anticipated love song has already attracted thousands of views on YouTube hours after it was released and making it a top trending YouTube video in Kenya. Willy’s fans have continued to heap praise on him for the way he stood out in the song as Rayvanny did what he does best.

The song is all about love and affection as the two stars combine to sing about their infatuation with a beautiful girl. The reggae beat track talks about a woman who has touched Willy Paul’s heart. It starts with the Tanzanian lover boy with his supposed love interest while singing in her praise. The singer tries to bring out the divine attributes of the woman in his life.

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ARIANA GRANDE AND ED SHEERAN SONGS BANNED IN INDONESIA

ariana grande toutAriana Grande’s track ‘Love Me Harder’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ have been banned in Indonesia for being too “pornographic”.

A selection of Western pop tracks including Ariana’s 2014 duet with The Weeknd from her second studio album ‘My Everything’ and 28-year-old Ed’s 2017 record from his album ‘Divide’ have been deemed “obscene” and subsequently banned in Indonesia’s West Java province – which is an extremely conservative area of the country – just two months before Ed is due to play in the city of Jakarta.

Speaking to Tempo, Rahmat Arifin deputy head of the Broadcasting Commission in West Java – said: “In this case, what is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity.”

The West Java Broadcasting Commission singled out 85 songs, including 17 English language pop songs, which they claim include offensive adult content.

An official memorandum by the Commission head, Dedeh Fardiah, also explained that some of the lyrics in the banned tracks could be interpreted as “objectifying women as sexual objects”.

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