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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Miss Kenya Does Us Proud In London. Jets Back Today!



The curtains to the World's most coveted and premier beauty pageant came down on Sunday at the Miss World Finals 2014 held in Excel London.

Kenya witnessed probably its biggest and well organized pageant which produced Miss World Kenya, Idah Nguma as the second Kenyan get to top ten in the final stage out of 121 countries.

She joins Yolanda Masinde in the year 2000 who accomplished the same feat.

Idah was named Miss Africa runners up after she dazzled with her charisma. She was the winner of Beauty With a Purpose which comes with $10,000, made it to top 5 in Beach Fashion Category and was voted top 25 in peoples choice category.

Kenya’s Auction Gift (Passion of Elephant) from Maltbronze raised 5,000 pounds.

In a press statement, the Miss World Kenya secretariate wrote, "We at the Miss World Kenya secretariat are proud of her for her exemplary performance."

Idah jeted back into the country today aboard Kenya Airways flight no. KQ101 at 0630hrs.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tis The Season!!! Star Beer Creates A World Record Breaking Bottle-Tree For Christmas

Nigeria's first indigenous beer brand, Star Lager has completed the building of the world's largest bottle tree in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The record-breaking tree is made with a total of 8,000 star bottles as against 3,000 bottles announced during the commencement of the project.

This development was as a result of the excitement the project elicited in the minds of consumers and Lagosians who trooped in to submit empty bottles as contribution towards the project.

Attention grabbing and beautifully made, the Star Bottle Tree sits proudly at the Star Beer Village, Eko Atlantic City (venue of the much anticipated Lagos Countdown 2014) Victoria Island, Lagos.

With over 17.5 million people, Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and the seventh fastest-growing city in the world.

It is also the commercial capital of Nigeria, making it an increasingly attractive hub on the continent.

The bottle tree is a first of its kind in the country, symbolizing greatness and the enterprising Nigerian spirit personified by Star Lager, the country's leading beer brand.

The Star Tree aims to break the current World Record of 1,000 beer bottles being held by the Chinese city of Shanghai.

Follow conversations on social media, using the hashtags #ShineInto2015 #StarBottleTree.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Yao Ming Talks About Saving Kenyan Elephants

After his visit to Kenya to see the extent of poaching and conservation efforts in Kenya's Maasai Mara, Yao Ming shot a documentary.

Together with WildAid, Yao is calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at ivoryfree.org.

The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts, and to support stronger government bans and actions to tackle the illegal ivory trade.

Ivory Free is a partnership between WildAid, Animal Planet, African Wildlife Foundation and Save The Elephants, and has been launched in conjunction with the premiere of Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming – a new program that follows WildAid ambassador and the former NBA star on a journey to Africa to see its natural beauty and witness the devastating elephant and rhino poaching crises.

“We all share this planet with each other and with these majestic animals. We all have a responsibility to do something to save Africa’s elephants. We all have to do our part. I’m doing mine, and you can do yours by going to ivoryfree.org and taking the pledge,” says WildAid Ambassador Yao Ming.

“This is a global problem that requires global solutions, from both individuals and governments. That’s why we’re asking people to take the pledge at ivoryfree.org to never buy or accept ivory, and to encourage their governments to enact stronger domestic bans on the ivory trade,” says WildAid Executive Director Peter Knights.

The film features the work of WildAid, Save the Elephants, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Daphne Sheldrick and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Dr. Will Fowlds, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, African Wildlife Foundation, Tusk Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, and South African National Parks.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Suzanna Owiyo's New Single Is Hot. Produced By Sauti Sol Hunk!

Suzanna Owiyo releases WAMIEL—new single and music video.

WAMIEL is the first of a series of a new music project in collaboration with new age producers and directors bringing Suzanna's funk. The project’s culmination leads to her new untitled album, set for release in 2015.

She says, “Finally the wait is over. To my fans, I present me to you WAMIEL. You’ve always showed me tremendous support that inspires my creative mind.

WAMIEL (Dholuo for Let’s Dance) is a bonafide dance song and with authentic African beats that include rhythmic guitars applauding Benga. WAMIEL has been produced by Fancy Fingers of Sauti Sol and its video shot and directed by Enos Olik of Bokeh Family.

The song flaunts Suzanna’s free spirit and current inspiration. She says, “My responsibility is to serve you with more music and my journey continues with WAMIEL. Let’s dance to this beautiful tune that has no formula but only you, can understand your own moves. Just let loose and simply dance. No one is watching.

Jimmy Dludlu Hanging Out With Kenyan Jazz Stars

Villa Rosa Kempinski last Thursday 4th Dec, 2014, hosted renowned Jazz maestro Jimmy Dludlu during an exclusive meet and greet session during Jazz night at the Balcony Bar.

Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO was among the guests that graced the occasion. Also in attendance was Jazz artist Aaron Rimbui, Jacob Asiyo, Tim Njiru, among others.




Viola Karuri's New Coast Inspired Chuuuune Is Out!!!!

Win, Win, Win A Phone For Loving Victoria Kimani And Flavour!

Tis the season.

I'm giving away a Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus phone.

All you have to do is, post this link of Victoria Kimani and Flavour's collabo, I Don't Love You on Twitter and ask your pals to watch it and retweet it.

Do tag me too on @hotsecretz.

The person with the most retweets and favourites walks away with the phone.

Ni hayo tuu.

Praiz Unveils New Album. I Thought There Was A Kenyan Collabo?

Soulful singer Praiz has finally released the track listing and final artwork for his hugely anticipated debut album.

Praiz was a real hit when he was in Kenya and was said to be working with Afro fuion singer Atemi. So, I was excited when i heard he has a new album out. I thought Atemi would be part of it.

Anyhow, the amazingly gifted singer who has risen from a talent show finalist to become one of Nigeria's most decorated R&B singers, is releasing a double album featuring him in his best cuts yet, as well as collaborations from some of the best in the game.

The album is titled Rich and Famous - with a cleverly curated theme that covers conventional R&B, and superb pop sounds.

Guest appearances include: Wizkid, Paroranking, Iyanya, Awilo Longomba, Chidnma, Shaydee, Sheyi Shay, BEZ, Sound Sultan, Kayswitch, King, Skales Morell and Iceberg Slim, Wande Baloy, Sammy.

Please see full track list below:

FAMOUS PRAIZ

SISI FT. WIZKID

HARDER FT. PATORANKING

PERE FT. IYANAYA

MERCY

OSHE FT. AWILO LOGOMBA

SWEET POTATO FT. CHIDNMA

I NO USE U PLAY FT. SHAYDEE

AFRURUM GI NA ANYA

FOR YOU FT. SHEYI SHAY

PHYSICAL SOMETHING FT. BEZ AND SOUND SULTAN

DELILAH FT. KAYSWITCH

JALABIA AND SNAPBACKS FT. KING, SKALES, MORELL AND ICEBERG SLIM.

RICH PRAIZ

A WOMAN’S NEED

I MISS YOU

IF I FAIL

SUPER HERO

HEART BEAT

SHOW ME THE WAY FT. WANDE BALOY

ADDICTED

RICH & FAMOUS

LOST IN YOU FT. SAMMY

LOSING IT

CAN’T LET IT GO

WANT YOU FT. KING

AMAZING

SHOW ME THE WAY

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Jimmy Dludlu Is In Kenya. Get Ready For Friday Night Show

Safaricom will host well renowned South African Jazz Artiste Jimmy Dludlu on Friday 5th December at the Safaricom Indoor Arena, Kasarani.

The Swahili Jazz Band fronted by artist Juma Tutu will curtain raise at the second concert in the on-going Safaricom Jazz Series, dubbed “Jazz with strings attached”.

Speaking during the launch of the concert, Safaricom Marketing Director, Ritah Okuthe said, “As a Kenyan brand, Safaricom is committed to growing local talent and positively impacting the lives of Kenyans. I am therefore confident that this campaign will not only deliver world class entertainment, but it will also create an emotional connection with our consumers.”

The purpose of this concert, says Ms Okuthe, is to raise the bar in local entertainment. “As a company, we are investing heavily in these artistes to ensure that we bring high quality concerts to Kenyans.”

With over 20 years’ experience, Dludlu who specializes in Jazz, Fusion and African Jazz is optimistic that he will captivate the audience with his upbeat and groovy tunes just as Nigerian guitarist Kunle Ayo did when he staged the first Safaricom Jazz Series concert in September.

All proceeds will be donated to the Ghetto Classics music program in Korogocho Slums to buy music instruments for musically gifted children from underprivileged backgrounds.

The Ghetto Classics is a program involving over 300 children from the Korogocho Slum.

It aims to provide an opportunity for the underprivileged to better their lives through their different musical talents.

As part of their agenda, Safaricom aims to transform the lives of the youth involved in the program by helping them raise funds to buy the musical instruments and sustaining the program.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

This Is The Novel To Buy This Festive Season

"Belonging in Africa" is an autobiographical novel inspired by Jo Alkemade's experiences at the time.

Jo was that teenage girl growing up in Kenya in the 70s. As the author, she has an intimate understanding of era and place that authenticates this story's Western perspective of a uniquely African adventure.

An MA in English Language and Literature from Leiden University in the Netherlands, with a major in African Studies, helped lay the foundation for "Belonging in Africa".


Here is a synopsis of the book.

Kenya in 1978 is an electrifying place for an 18-year-old. From wanton gyrations on the disco floor to dreams of a freedom all her own after finishing school and finally leaving her parents' house... Sara is elated by life!

When Sara falls wildly in love with Sam, she tweaks her plans. Their passion is perfect, but all too soon the outside world intrudes.

Sam and Sara might be blind to the color of their skins, but everybody else knows that black and white should never mix.

Sam confronts Sara's father, who is horrified by his daughter's choice of lover. He has other plans for his little girl.

Sara is impressed by Sam's resolve when he stands up to her father - but is she willing to set aside her own belief in equality to become what Sam expects of his woman? Could she ever entertain the idea of a polygamous relationship?

Love is undeniable, but a future together in a complicated world may not be quite as easy as Sam and Sara imagine. 


In 2008, Jo Alkemade wrote the children's book: "Jennifer and Jojo: Friends Forever", published by Kenya Literature Bureau and approved by the Kenya Institute of Education for classroom use. Various short stories have been published in online magazines, and in the anthology "Short and Happy (or not)".

After a lifetime of globetrotting, Jo has settled in a small town just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the USA.

Kenya continues to hold a special place in her heart, and she visits whenever she can.

Idris Elba Joins Top African Footballers In Ebola PSA


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) joined football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations to announce the launch of Africa United ( http://www.weareafricaunited.org ), a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

The campaign, which is supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and driven creatively by actor Idris Elba, is designed to recognize the vital role of frontline healthcare workers, as well as to provide critical education and resources for the people of West Africa.

Educational messages will be delivered on local and national radio and TV, billboards and by SMS to audiences in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and neighboring countries.

In a new TV spot titled “We’ve Got Your Back,” Elba and a group of football players committed to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, including Yaya TourĂ©, Carlton Cole, Kei Kamara, Patrick Vieira, Fabrice Muamba and Andros Townsend, are voicing their solidarity with the healthcare workers who are risking their lives every day to fight Ebola.



In the video, the players acknowledge that, although fans regard them as heroes, healthcare workers tackling Ebola are the true heroes. Each player wears the name of a healthcare worker on his back as a symbol of respect for “the world’s most important team.”

“For me the battle against Ebola is a personal one. To see those amazing countries in West Africa where my father grew up and my parents married being ravaged by this disease is painful and horrific,” said Idris Elba, actor and the creative force behind the development of the campaign public service announcements.6

“Imagine having to sit down and tell your family that you were going to fight this disease. That conversation is happening across West Africa and around the world every day. I am in awe of the bravery of these health workers, who put their lives at risk day in and out to stop the spread of this terrible disease. My hope is that, in some small way, through the development of these PSAs and the creation of the Africa United campaign, we can ensure that these workers get the support they need and that health messages are delivered to people on the ground to help them in their fight. #wevegotyourback. We will support you.”

In another campaign video titled “West Africa vs. Ebola,” Elba stars as a soccer coach giving a rousing and educational team talk to West Africa in preparation for its “life or death” game against Ebola. Elba explains the symptoms of Ebola and tactics for how to beat the virus, which includes spreading the word and working as a team.



"I wanted to support this campaign for so many reasons. I could not sit back without doing something to help fight Ebola. It is important we don't treat this as something we just discuss with work colleagues or simply follow on the news for updates - instead our focus should be to do something,” said Yaya TourĂ©, Ivorian professional football (soccer) player.

"I also wanted to get involved with this campaign as it pays tribute to the many, many African heroes who are in the villages, towns and cities using their skills, resourcefulness and intelligence to battle Ebola. Those people on the front line are often forgotten. African mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters are doing everything they can to fight Ebola - we have to support them. #WeveGotYourBack"

Habida's Latest Music Project Is Out!

Singer Habida has released her latest music video dubbed Superwoman.

She described the song as one "that is dear to my heart as I have been through enough to write a song like this. I release it to all to show that we can all over come anything with God by your side.

Adding, "It has been a long and hard year and how else to end the year with a song like SUPERWOMAN! Because after all I've gone through I have come out a SUPERWOMAN!"

She posted on her Youtube page, "#DearSuperwoman even in pain she stands up. Even in sadness she smiles. Even in fatigues she hustles! A superwoman always overcomes and you will never know by how much!"

Here is the music video. Enjoy...


Friday, 28 November 2014

Has Tina Kagia Reconciled With Comedian Hubby, Masanduku Junior?


Radio presenter Tina Kagia who has hust celebrated her birthday posted a 'Thank you' note that also intimated that her public break up with hubby JB Masanduku is a thing of the past.

Tina posted the message on Facebook saying, "Thanking God for yet another beautiful year!! As I celebrate my birthday I want to thank the special people in my life. My mama and papa for bringing me into this world and always being there to help me become the person I have become."

She then continued, "My family. My husband Nathan Kimani aka Masanduku the 2nd for his endless support and love.My kids for always putting a smile on my face.My siblings who have been my best friends since I made my entry into this world. And you my friends!! you make radio so much fun!! Nawapenda wote!"

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

This Is Why DJ Mo Was Arrested!

Yesterday, TV personality and popular gospel DJ was arrested for allegedly "not bribing police officers" who stopped him on the Naivasha-Nairobi highway.

At the time of the incident, DJ Mo was with his wife and Mr Seed who documented the arrest with their smart phones.

DJ Mo posted the drama on his Facebook page: "Jana I appreciated the words of David in 2 Samuel 24:14 when he said it is best to fall into the hands of the Lord because He is all merciful rather than fall into the hands of man whose mercies run low.

"By the way this happened along the Naivasha - Nairobi highway after I refused to pay a bribe, allegedly driving a car with tinted windows, and when I agreed to go to the police station I declined the officer riding in my car since there's no law that states that. He he, my wife is good in taking photos. And I believe this has been happening to many motorists along this highway. I think something should be done as soon as possible."

The musician was later released after paying a fine of Sh10,000.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Victoria Kimani's New Song Is An Ode To her Love

Chocolate City’s raving East African songstress Victoria Kimani releases her newest single Show produced by prolific Made Men Music group producer Tekno Miles.

Following up her successful East African hit Prokoto with featured Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz, Victoria Kimani delivers yet another party track to rock the dance floor and celebrate the upcoming holiday season across Africa.

Show comes with a cool groovy tune that has this mature flow to it, it also doesn’t fail to take you to the dance floor. Victoria Kimani does an amazing job with her vocals on an overall excellent beat by Tekno Miles.

This could easily be the party jam of the season. Victoria Kimani recently shared the same stage with Hip Hop legend Calvin “T.I.P” Harris at the highly publicized Serengetti Festival in Tanzania.

2 Face And Wizkid For First Ever Joint South African Tour

Best selling Nigerian popstar, 2Face Idibia and award winning hitmaker, Wizkid are off to South Africa for the second leg of their wave making international club tours.

The superstar Hennessy Artistry headliners will debut at Harem Nightclub in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, November 21, 2014 for their first-ever collaborative South African performance.

2Face commented, “Jo’Burg, South Africa should get ready… The Hennessy Artistry team are in town and we are shutting down Harem this weekend!”

“This Friday is going to be amazing! Cant wait to set Jo’Burg on fire with the legend, 2Baba!” Wizkid said. Brand Manager for Hennessy Nigeria, Lere Awokoya commented, “Ghana was one memorable experience and I expect SA on the 21st of November should no different… Hennessy Artistry Nigeria has elevated to an international level and 2Face and Wizkid are internationally recognized artistes – it’s the right fit with what we are trying to achieve. This Friday at Club Harem, Joburg will get the opportunity to experience the Hennessy Artistry blend these two heavyweights.”

The Hennessy Artistry team will later this month party in Lagos for the final club tour, which will hold in Club Escape in Victoria Island on Thursday, November 27th.

The event will feature performances from 2Face, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Reminisce, Shaydee with DJ Xclusive as guest DJ for the night.

Jaguar To Unveil Remix To One Centimeter With Iyanya

Jaguar will soon be unveiling his latest remix of his hit single One Centimeter that will feature Nigerian hearththrob, Iyanya.

He annouced this news on his Facebook page.

He wrote, "Its a wrap. With Iyanya - One centimeter remix coming thru. ‪#‎mainswitch‬"

Avril Shows An Intimate Side In New Music Video

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lawyer Philip Murgor Is New Chairman of WildlifeDirect Kenya

The Board of Directors of WildlifeDirect is happy to announce the appointment of Philip Murgor as the new Chairman of the Board of WildlifeDirect Kenya.

Murgor's appointment was made at a board meeting held at the Amboseli National Park in early November 2014. The international board was in Kenya to mark the first anniversary of WildlifeDirect's flagship campaign, Hands Off Our Elephants.

This appointment will greatly strengthen the organisation, given his wealth of experience gained over two decades, working in both local and international litigation, serving formerly as a State Counsel, as Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions and currently as the managing partner of Murgor and Murgor Advocates. WildlifeDirect is committed and dedicated to changing laws and people's behaviour and attitudes related to wildlife crime in Kenya and throughout Africa.

In the last year, WildlifeDirect, through its Hands Off Our Elephants campaign, was in the forefront in championing the passing into law of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013.

Currently, the organisation is conducting a study into the enforce-ability of the new law in relation to wildlife trafficking crimes in Kenya. Philip Murgor's contribution towards this end will not only be felt in Kenya but across the entire African continent where the Hands Off our Elephants campaign will go.

Other members of the Kenyan board include development expert Irungu Houghton and Ali Daud Mohamed, the Climate Change Advisor in the office of the Deputy President.

The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the Hands Off Our Elephants campaign, launched to advocate for the protection of remaining elephant populations.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Lupita Is 2014's Glamour Women of the Year

Lupita Nyong’o was feted with the top prize at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Monday night.

The Oscar winner was handed the Woman of the Year accolade by publishers of the publication, and Nyong’o took to the stage to deliver a moving speech in front of the crowd at the iconic Carnegie Hall.

Lupita said, “I am still a work in progress and hope to always be… To be woman is to be human. And to be human is to seek perfection and to find joy in never obtaining it.”

Among the other honorees of the night were actress/writer Mindy Kaling, Orange is the New Black star and equality advocate Laverne Cox, creative director of Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton, supermodel Natalia Vodianova, and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton.

Tim Westwood Expected In Naija For Heineken Green Light Party


World Famous Hip Hop DJ, Tim Westwood is scheduled to land in Lagos on Wednesday November 12th, for the last Heineken Green Light Party holding on Friday, November 14th, at Club Quilox.

“Quilox is the hottest party in the world! Nigeria is where it’s at! Can’t wait for the #HeinekenGreenLight party!” said an elated Tim Westwood, from London, before departing for Lagos to headline the posh club gig.

The Heineken Green Light Party, which kicked off on an exciting note at Club Escape, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday 4th October 2014, with Akon‘s official DJ, Benny D, and continued on Friday 24th October, 2014 at Spice Route with DJ Babey Drew, make Lagos glow again as Tim Westwood joins homeboy DJ Xclusive to deliver a spectacular night at Club Quilox on Friday November 14th 2014.

Heineken Green Light is a series of clubbing events designed to transform the Lagos nightlife, as we know it, with the consumers at the heart of the event.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #HeinekenGreenLight.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Leading African Activist Named Winner of Top Global Environmental Prize

Fatima Jibrell, one of Africa’s leading environmental activists and founder of Adeso (formerly known as Horn Relief), is to become the first Somali to win a Champions of the Earth award.

The Inspiration and Action award, which has been won in previous years by Brian McClendon of Google Earth, and Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food, will be awarded to Fatima Jibrell for her outstanding contribution and service to the planet through her efforts to build peace, advocate for better environmental practices, and protect the livelihoods of Somalia’s pastoralists.

We invite you to attend the historic announcement of the award and to hear from Fatima Jibrell in her own words, what this award signifies to her, to Somalia, and to Kenya, where her organization undertakes work of critical importance to the environment and to the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people.

Champions of the Earth is the United Nations' flagship environmental award launched in 2005 that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship, and civil society action.

Whether by helping to improve the management of natural resources, demonstrating new ways to tackle climate change or raising awareness of emerging environmental challenges, Champions of the Earth should serve as an inspiration for transformative action across the world.

Past laureates have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, Felipe Calderon, Mohamed Nasheed, Marina Silva, Vinod Khosla, and many other such exemplary leaders on the environment and development front.

The full Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. on November 19th, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2 Face, Naeto C And Wizkid's First Ladies Support Them On The Hennessey Artistry Club Tour

The Hennessy Artistry club tour which held at in Abuja, saw three of our favourite celebrity faces, Annie Idibia, Nicole Chikwe and Tania Omotayo attend the Hennessy Artistry club tour in the arms of their men.

This years headliners, 2Face and Wizkid who took over The Bank nightclub in Abuja gave a special recognition to Hennessy Artistry alumni, Naeto C as they performed on stage together.

Annie Idibia and Tania Omotayo were also seen chatting through out the night as they enjoyed the night with their men.

Naeto C and wife, Nichole, have been out of the entertainment scene since the birth of their baby girl stepped into the club holding hands, and whispering in each other’s ears as they showed support for the headliners.

Naeto C also came on stage as headliners, 2Face and Wizkid performed this year’s Hennessy Artistry theme song.





When Coke Studio Went Off Script For Diamond And Yemi Alade


Diamond brings his latest hit "Ukimwona" on Coke Studio Africa for a performance together with Yemi Alade. They two meet the Coke Studio creative team who add a special effect to the song, which Diamond considers very special.

Here is the result of the music video like setting for the Live recorded TV music show.

This is a good thing seeing as the deadly track doesn't have a music video to jam to.

Friday, 31 October 2014

This Is What Jimmy Dludlu Will Be Doing In Kenya!

Safaricom has announced that it will be hosting Mozambican Jazz artist Jimmy Dludlu for a concert in Nairobi as it continues its Jazz Series of performances. Dudlu will give a live performance on 5th December at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Before the concert, he will dedicate his time at a master class for local Jazz artists and students from the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, where he will teach the aspiring artists various playing techniques for the jazz guitar.

“I am excited to meet young talented artists and share my experiences with what the rising talent in Kenya with the hope that it will be beneficial to their careers in future,” said Dludulu.

“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving young musicians the chance to explore their musical talents.”

Dludlu’s break-out success came in the mid-1980s when he played at the Botswana Independence celebrations.

A self-taught talent, he has worked alongside African greats such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Congolese singer Papa Wemba.

He perfected his craft at the University of Cape Town where he studied jazz for three years. Proceeds from his Nairobi show will towards the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, which uses music education to instill life skills in youth from under privileged backgrounds.

Through studying and rehearsing music, young people learn to channel their energies into the strict discipline music calls for, and also access an outlet for their talent to express itself.

During the September edition of Safarciom Jazz Series, multi- award winning Nigerian Jazz guitarist and singer Kunle Ayo performed at the Carnivore Grounds to great reviews.