January 23rd 2018


Senegalese bassist Alune Wade stars at Safaricom Jazz concert

Julliet Mwihaki | Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 14:12 EAT

At 13, the bass became Wade's chosen instrument and with his father's encouragement joined his orchestra. One year later, he joined Ishmael Lo's band, touring as his bassist all across the globe. In 2006, Wade released his debut solo album 'MBOLO' (which means unity in Wolof).

BLAZE youth empowerment summit heads to Machakos County this weekend

Kenneth Kuria | Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 12:17 EAT

So far 3 regional summits have successfully been held in Meru, Nakuru and Eldoret regions empowering over 25,000 BLAZERS. Over Sh2.2 million worth of cash has been given in business support to deserving ventures that have demonstrated potential to grow and ingenuity.

At 13, the bass became Wade’s chosen instrument and with his father’s encouragement joined his orchestra. One year later, he joined Ishmael Lo’s band, touring as his bassist all across the globe. In 2006, Wade released his debut solo album ‘MBOLO’ (which means unity in Wolof).

Wooten and Bailey were visiting Kenya on the invitation of Sammy Lutomia, the founder of non-profit organization Global Youth Groove that aims to transform the lives of Kenyan youth through music. During their stay in Kenya they also visited Ghetto Classics music program in Korogocho.

M-Net television channel introduces new shows

Jack Otwala | Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 16:27 EAT

American Gods has been tagged with a high age restriction (R18VSNL) as it contains mature, graphic subject matter of a sexual, violent and religiously themed nature.

Safaricom woos Karatina fans with Grove Awards tour

Nyambura Muthoni | Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:07 EAT

‘Thitima’ hitmaker Stigah and Kymo were the show stopper at the gospel party which had Mercy Masika, Size 8, Apostle Anthony Musembi, Kelele Takatifu, Pitson and Daddy Owen among other music stars.

Youthful gospel singer Alfred Kakungi sees great future for industry

Joshua Mwangangi | Sunday, 07 May 2017 18:47 EAT

While in the job, he joined the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS) where he pursued a Diploma in Sales and Marketing. The college offered him the chance to explore his talents and career options among the student population. It was over for him with sales and marketing career.

Due to their love and concern for the youths and especially during this election period, the group worked on Papa, which will influence the youths away from licentiousness and promote responsibility in family and leadership.

Contenders for Male Artist of The Year include Daddy Owen, Eko Dydda, Guardian Angel, Kris Eeh Baba, Pastor Anthony Musembi and Pitson, while Alice Kimanzi, Evelyn Wanjiru, Kambua, Princess Farida, Size 8 and last year's winner Mercy Masika will battle it out for Female Artist of The Year.

Up and coming singer Katempa aims to take Kikuyu music beyond the tribe

Nyambura Muthoni | Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 20:07 EAT

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.

Kenyan Jazz All Stars Edition to go down in Carnivore April 30

Edith Kariuki | Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 08:37 EAT

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.

Kenyans captivated by upcoming 'Bongo Flavour' artiste Asap Kibs

Joshua Mwangangi | Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 14:40 EAT

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.

Music Copyright Society gets court reprieve, but musicians still cry

Charity Wainaina | Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 13:41 EAT

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.

Films Board now threatens to ban 'vulgar' music off air

Rose Mukonyo | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 12:35 EAT

“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.

Here are the winners of Pulse Music Video Awards

Soilan Kenana | Friday, 09 Dec 2016 17:26 EAT

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.

A true hero, Achieng Abura's music transcended tribe, borders

Soilan Kenana | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 15:54 EAT

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.

More gospel artistes defying old characterizations

Lemmy Bramwel | Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016 10:00 EAT

As the local gospel music industry grows, the number of multitalented artistes whose art forms transcend traditional boundaries continues to grow.

TUK hosts Campus Film Symposium

Nanjala Sarah | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:18 EAT

The 6th edition of the Campus Film Symposium was held at the Technical University of Kenya from 17th to 20th May 2016.

Harvest season for Kenya’s gospel music is nigh

Lemmy Bramwel | Friday, 20 May 2016 14:07 EAT

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.