His main career goal is to promote Kikuyu music beyond the tribe. In the next five years, Katempa intends to have his music being appreciated by every tribe despite it being Kikuyu. "I want to take Kikuyu music to the next level," he told this writer in an interview.
Over 10,000 music fans attended the week-long celebrations held as part of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in February this year, including the themed nights, VIP and schools shows, and the main event.
Asap Kibs told this writer that he uses social media to advertise his songs due to lack of finance to advertise on broadcast or print media. He is in touch with big musicians like Magic Mike, a gospel singer, on whom he depends for advice on how to improve his skills.
Last year April 16 MCSK led artists on peaceful demonstrations demanding better remuneration from the companies. Musicians claim that Safaricom, which runs the popular Skiza tunes, has paid them their money but MCSK is withholding it.
“We have been placed in this office by the government on behalf of the Kenyan parents to protect their children from exposure to obscenity,” the CEO said, adding he was up to his task.
Together with event gurus, True Blaq Entertainment and Mash Auto, Pulse ought to bring the East Africa Motor Show, an entertainment and automobile extravaganza that will feature international stars and give away a pimped-up car to the readers of Pulse magazine.
While she was Luo, she was born in cosmopolitan Eldoret and her world view transcended tribe from early on. As she gained fame for her musical artistry she only reluctantly embraced her Luoness, recording mostly in English and Kiswahili as she adopted more PanAfrican Afro-fusion and Afro-jazz tunes.
As the local gospel music industry grows, the number of multitalented artistes whose art forms transcend traditional boundaries continues to grow.
The 6th edition of the Campus Film Symposium was held at the Technical University of Kenya from 17th to 20th May 2016.
Traditional gospel music is usually in formal language; its artistes tend to be punctilious and pay attention to the strict observance of the scriptures. Artistes in this field include: Jemimah Thiong'o, Ben Githae, Janet Otieno, Pastor Kiande and others.