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.
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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.
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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 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
The Ace Campus and Talent Night is undoubtedly the Biggest Campus Show of its kind In Nairobi.Launched a month ago at Club Ace-Juja City Mall,The show has been the highlight and hotspot for Many campus Artists and students.The weekly show that goes down each and every Thursday has attracted not only students But Thika Road revelers who not only fancy the Club’s Ambiance and quality Entertainment But also fun.
“We started the show to primarily create a platform for Campus students and artists to showcase their talents and get discovered.We invite popular talent scouts in the industry to come hunt for fresh talents in the 254 and everyday its a whole New Experience,” says the host.
The show has seen tons of Campus Artists Showcase and occasionally get offers from Partners of the show who hav... Read More
by Levis Kihara
2 months ago
Hello Levys. Am Sweet and am really impressed by your blog. Aaaaaaahm, I just dropped by to ask you If we could hang out probably this weekend, I’ll buy you a drink, don’t disappoint a girl who just offered you a treat. Bring The Guy I’ll bring his patner (wink).
That was what the message read. I have no idea who Sweet is or how she looks like. She just texts in watsapp and like that she’s gone. She has no display photo, the status only read “Available” , last seen yesterday 2256 hrs. Blind dates has never been my thing unless the one I only see in the TV, tujuane. Well I only agreed to her conditions because I was curious. Very curious indeed.
I was quite on time and the bad thing was that the place was kinda full of people and I had no clue o... Read More
This past week saw Huawei Technologies launch their Y2017 series in selected Kenyan Universities,Kenyatta University being one of them.The Y2017 series is an upgrade from the Y2016 Series which was launched in partnership with Mseto Campus Tour late Last Year.
The Kenyatta University Launch was carried out by MO Sounds who are acting as the BTL Agency for Huawei and did an awesome job to pull crowds.With lots of Giveaways up for grabs the crowds started gathering and streaming in as early as 10.00Am.The giveaways included,Headphones,Water Bottles,Tshirts and many more.
Present during the Launch activation were varios Campus Influencers who are acting as Brand Ambassadors for the Huawei Y2017 Series.The Y2017 Series features 3 phones-Y3 2017,Y5 2017 and Y7 Prime... Read More