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In the wake of the grandest ever #PlayKEmusic debate the industry has ever witnessed, Khaligraph Jones  famed for his top a de top lyrical game and flow, will today be hosted at NRG Radio studios all day to promote Kenyan Music throughout the various shows. 
 
The move is in a bid to prove that Kenya indeed has good content with NRG Radio making history as the first radio station to release its airwaves to artists to control the playlist the entire day.
 
He called out to Kenyan artists to share their music with him for inclusion to his playlist. 
 
Khaligraph Jones last week sparked off the #PlayKeMusic debate after attending the SoundCity Awards that took place in Lagos this year saying Kenyan music doesn’t get enough airplay. This has since seen a host of stakeholders in the industry as well as fans join in the conversation to promote local music.
 
In an Instagram post Khaligraph said “I still believe that we have a lot of good music that doesn’t see the light of day because of lack of platforms and attention and so NRG  Radio have allowed me to control their playlist for one day and prove to some of y’all that Kenyan Music is fire. I shall take over the airwaves from morning and blaze that Good Kenyan music all day long”
 
Fans can listen in, Watch, Engage, send requests and share their music for airplay on radios’ frequencies 91.3 FM Nairobi, 98.4FM Eldoret, 93.6FM Mombasa, 94.8FM Kisumu, and 93.5FM Nakuru, www.nrg.radio and on all digital platforms @nrgradioke
 
Launched last year, NRG Radio is indeed revolutionalizing the industry and making history after history. The station provides a fused radio, digital and visual experience that fuels #NRG! 
Monday, 14 January 2019 18:08

New Video: Susumila ft Jolie- Unanimaliza

Mombasa based artist Susumila has teamed up with Tanzanian female singer Jolie in his latest release titled 'Unanimaliza'.

The audio has been produced by Imma the Boy and video directed by Bosco Jnr.

Watch the video below

 

It has been a whole new and assorted year of 2019 that has seen various Kenyan artists come out and express themselves in different ways concerning the state of their entertainment scene and that of the world as a whole.

Release of songs such as ‘Nitembezee’ that has seen Kenya’s top act Kidis The Jembe incorporate young and aggressive rapper from Kisumu, Gabiro Mtu Necessary famously known as Kisumu President  following his current and previous achievements as a young dreamer and celebrity.

He is also one among the few Kenyan acts who has proven that hard work forever beats talent.

In the song, Gabiro comes in with heavy and lyrically powerful verses that depicts his struggles as young artist mentioning at least every person who inspired him and still inspires him to be a better musician cum rapper in the tremendously dynamic music industry that pops up with new trends very fast.

He is notably talking about shining his light on other as heard on the first verse “…siwezi shine mpaka refugee apate dish…no role model mpaka Jaguar akuwe rais.”

It simply translates to him wanting to use his influential being as a musician to ensure all refugees have a better life and that he has no role model at the moment until the day musician and politician Jaguar becomes the president.

Kidis makes the song flow smoothly by being on the chorus on the Videz produced track that has seen him bring a whole new style and life to Gabiro’s genre and style of music as witnessed in his previous releases like Chini Ya Maji and Low Key which he featured singer Matamu.

The song has touched on a number of issues like encouraging and insisting on artists to always be ready for change and that everything in life will always take time.

Two of world’s best stars: Best Reggae Group Morgan Heritage and Nigerian Dancehall King Patoranking have met in Nairobi, Kenya for the video shoot of Morgan Heritage’s first single of 2019 with Patoranking titled “Pay Attention”.

They have already shot the video at 2 Rivers Mall, will shoot over the weekend at Onyx then go straight to Maasai Mara for the last part of the video. They shoot is supported by Bonfire Adventures.

 

Kenyan rapper King Kaka has partnered with American Tracy Morgan in new song titled 'Royalty'

Watch the video below

 

Thursday, 10 January 2019 14:40

New Video: Juliana Kanyomozi- Omukwano Ogwedda

Veteran Ugandan female singer Juliana Kanyomozi has just released her latest song dubbed 'Omukwano Ogwedda'.

The song  is off her new Bits&Pieces album.

Audio Written by Sylver Kyagulanyi and produced by Benon Mugumbya at Swangz Avenue. Video directed by Marvin Musoke at Swangz Avenue.

Watch the video below.

 

Thursday, 10 January 2019 13:33

Joho shows support for #PlayKeMusic campaign

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has weighed in on the ongoing debate between Kenyan artists and presenters over support for local music.

The debate was sparked few days ago by Nyashinski after he attacked Citizen radio and Mambo mseto presenter Willy Tuva over what he termed as promoting Tanzanian artists and neglecting Kenyan music.

Nyashinski's move has resulted into a heated between presenters and artists which is currently ongoing on social media with rapper Khaligraph Jones stating he is ready to sponspor some Kenyan presenters to Nigeria to find out if they enjoy a fan base in the country.

The debate has since attracted the attention of Mombasa governor Hassan Joho who has now come out to show his support for local Kenyans.

Joho a known close ally of Tanzanian artist Ally Kiba and a fan for local music and artists especially from Mombasa took to social media to share a photo posing with gospel artist willy Paul and captioned it “#PlayKeMusic cc @willy.paul.msafi @gatesmgenge@chris001ke @daddyowen @realshinski@thenaiboi @officialsusumila @jalangoo,” .

 

 

 

Renowned businessman and creative producer Elijah Girimani has offered to sponsor an upcoming and talented artist from the country.

According to Girimani who is also a song writer and talent scout , he has set aside kshs 1 million to help in audio production, video recording and marketing of a song from one of the upcoming talented artists whom he has given the members of the public that chance to propose to him the artist.

In an interview with Ommy Dallah, Girimani revealed that together with some like minded friends they will be launching an online platform that will help in finding the artist before end of this week.

He further lashed out at artists complaining that local radio presenters have not been supporting Kenyan by playing foreign music songs especially from Nigeria and Tanzania.

This has been a debate for the last few days with several artists including Nyashinski, Khaligraph Jones, Naiboi among others attacking the presenters and even making fun that they are ready to sponsor them for a trip to Nigeria to find out if they too have a fan base there.

"Lets stop complaining that our songs are not played on radios and tv , its not their fault, people want good music so lets concentrate on making good music" said Girimani.

 

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:17

New Music: Dayna Nyange- Jiba

Tanzanian songstress popular for the hit song 'Angejua', Dayna Nyange has a new song.

The new song is titled 'Jiba'.

Listen it below

 

 

Former National Youth Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo is dead.

According to reports Bruce who was also a music producer and played with the Mombasa based safari sound band and the Spartan was pronounced dead early this morning after he was admitted at the Nairobi Hospital Intensive care unit after his blood pressure hit extremely low levels.

He was also an actor and featured on the star studded controversial Kenyan movie 'Project Daddy'. He owned the Johari Cleff studio and has nurtured many talents especially in the music industry.

Odhiambo was appointed  Chairman of the Youth fund  in 2014 replacing Gor Semelang'o but later resigned after allegations of theft at the organisation.

Several celebrities and colleagues who were with him at the entertainment industry have so far come out to mourn him.

"Very sad about the passing of my friend Bruce Odhiambo. In the last three months, he remained strong even as his sick heart failed him. It was sad to watch him suffer. I will cherish the many moments we spent together. We have lost a good man and one of the most creative minds," posted Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.

On her part Carol Radul of Radio Afriica posted "You were front and centre when we createdin 2008. I'll remember you for your contribution to Kenya's music industry. Rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo"

Artist Prezzo described his death as a big blow to the industry noting "Just got the sad news and its hard to come to terms with your demise. You paved way and had everyone's back . Huge blow to the industry. Rest in paradise Bruce Odhiambo till we meet again".

 

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