Kenya’s fastest rising and Coke Studio Africa featured producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter – Mutoriah is set to launch his self-produced debut album – ‘Dive In’ in a star-studded live concert on Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 7:30 PM at the Sands Club (Ad Life Plaza). Speaking ahead of the launch, Mutoriah shared, “Dive In is all about inspiring people, myself included, to stop being afraid, get out of their shells and share their light with the world.”
Purchase tickets to the launch at KES 500/- (inclusive a physical copy of the album) via – http://bit.ly/DiveInTickets
The live concert promises to showcase Mutoriah in his full element as a performer as he presents his Afro-electric pop-inspired sound to the world... Read More
Wednesday 12th June, Nairobi: Hip Hop artist, poet and philanthropist King Kaka yesterday kicked off auditions for Maneno, poetry and spoken word competition that will give poets their much-needed platform.
King Kaka set off Maneno by holding auditions set to find finalists who will ultimately perform at the Maneno event slated for July 12th. The auditions that were held at Kenya National Theatre were set out to look for 20 promising poetry and spoken word artists.
Participants of the ‘Maneno’ Audition
According to the rules, only the first 200 were be auditioned, however, the tryouts were a monumental success with almost 400 hopefuls showing up.
The participants were judged by King Kaka himself, Spoken Word guru Mufasa Poet, and Radio thrill Sheila Mwanyigha.
Speaking on how ... Read More
KUFM and Rise Today’s former host Ayrosh is set to release “MURASTA”, a 7-track groovy and eclectic EP that blends Gikuyu lyrics with an afro-house sound. Mũrasta embodies different impressions of Ayrosh in each song; the rebel, the lover, the free spirit, the storyteller and eminently the African son.
According to Ayrosh, “Murasta is a story of resilience, love, protest and chasing dreams. It’s taken me two years to complete and it has to be my most daring project.”
Mũrasta is a collaboration with US-based Record Label – Waithaka Entertainment whilst borrowing the production skills of renown producers such as Brackish, Festus, The Exchange Project, and DJ Mura. Recorded in Nairobi by Jay Mukasa of Tawala Beats, the EP was mixed & mastered by Giggz of 4reigner Music Group.
The... Read More
When it comes to supporting upcoming gospel artistes, nobody does it better than Guardian Angel.
Since 2017, Guardian Angel selects one talented musician and introduces him or her to the music industry through a song that he handles as his main project.
The selected artiste also benefits from 360-degree artiste branding, mentor-ship and publicity offered in conjunction with Kenya’s top entertainment PR Agency – Terazo New Media.
Past beneficiaries of the past two programmes are Phil Kimemia and Baraka.
This year’s artiste is called Manolo whom he has featured in a new song called Manolo.
Check it out here: Kamata
Manolo’ real name Emmanuel Mwongela is a top Kenyan Singer, Freestyle Rapper, Poet, Songwriter and Instrumentalist.
His genre is Afro Pop and Afro Rap.
Manolo began his pro... Read More
Denri Brand Ambassador and phenomenal rapperFena Gitu is back with another song that will get you dancing to the rhythm even if you have two left feet.
Following the success of her hit single “Steam”, one of Kenya’s finest, Fena Gitu picks up momentum with a brand new love song aptly titled ” Kaende”, produced by Kanyeria. An enchanting fusion of Neo-soul, RnB and a touch of African soul, Kaende tells a story of endless, consuming love on the dance floor.
Fena Gitu’s simple yet elegant delivery is matched by stunning visuals directed by Mike Lolly P, starring Nairobi’s finest dancers and hot young couple Ayoma (@_ayomar_) and Nedy (@Nedyparezo). The video captures a raw expression of intimacy between them through dance... Read More
By Sharon Murage
If you haven’t come across this word by now, consider getting a refund from your grammar teachers. LOL, I am messing. It is my own creation from a combination of abortion and taboo, it is, after all, a taboo. All over the world, abortion is not exactly the most comfortable topic to handle due to the stigma put to it especially by our religions and the governments. However, I always ask myself, who should have the final say to this? Please do not get me wrong, I do not support abortion but neither do I condemn the women who undergo it. Ladies, you are a blessing, each and every one of you, regardless of your skin tone, shape, size, designer wear or mtumba, race, ethnicity, you are a jewel... Read More
Kenyatta University Student Association’s (KUSA) chairperson Joshua Ayika has been elected the African Universities’s representative.
These elections were held at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.
Confirming the news, KUSA Vice-Chairperson Lily Mwangi expressed her joy in Mr Ayika’s latest conquest stating that the KUSA Administration is elated at the Chairman’s achievement.
Our congratulations are in order.
By Virginia Nyokabi
The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival is taking place in Palais des Festival, Cannes, France. It started on May 14, 2019, and is scheduled to end on May 25, 2019. The international event aims to promote the importance of film and development of cinema, both showing in Hollywood and in the international scenes.
Among those who showed up is our famous celeb Kennedy Ombina who is commonly known as King Kaka. He is a rapper, poet, humanitarian as well as an entrepreneur. In 2018, King Kaka was unveiled as brand ambassador for the ‘One Life Live Them’ campaign by Remy Martin, a French cognac brand maker.
This year he attended the Cannes Festival and we see photos on his Instagram account looking dashing... Read More
Exams are fast approaching and lets face it, it’s a bit overwhelming thinking about where and how to start your revision whether you were an active student during the semester or not. The semester commenced two months ago and now it’s exam time, seriously where does the time go? Anyway, below are a few tips to help you skip the panic and jump straight to your revision;
1. Create your own study guide.
The best way to create a study guide is to first check your exam timetable and make sure that your selected course/unit aligns with the exams order in your timetable. You don’t want to start revising for your last exam first especially now that you’re studying against time.
2. Practice active learning.
Active learning requires students to do meaningful learning activities and think about what ... Read More
Vincent Odundo is a lead News anchor, host and producer of Campus Drive show on KU Radio. This voice has graced our 99.9 FM airwaves for over 1 year now.
On your screens, Vincent Odundo is a Business presenter at KUTV Kenya. He hosts the Business and Finance episode of KUTV Breakfast show (Rise Today) alongside mogul Noah Kipkemboi. #BiasharaTuesday airs every Tuesday (7 AM- 10AM) on KUTV Kenya.
Vincent is also a youth mentor and the founder of Young Hope Kenya, a charity organization through which he aids, empowers, inspires and restores hope to the young less-fortunate boys and girls in Primary, High Schools and tertiary institutions within Kenya.
Vincent Odundo: Radio, TV Presenter, Philanthropist and Writer
At 20 years of age, he finds a great interest in the dynamics of youth empowerm... Read More