Thursday, 9 March 2017
Together with the Mr. Alexandre Helaine, Moët Hennessy Eastern Africa Market Manager, Mr. Dominguez met with top lifestyle personalities for a fine dining experience which gave all the attendees an an immersion into the rich heritage, finesse and sophistication of Maison Hennessy.
Mr. Dominguez mentioned that “Kenya as an economic hub in the region serves as an important market for the Hennessy brand”.
We are currently planning our April edition themed. Electric Avenue. A celebration of Nightlife of Nairobi through the People, Fashion and the Music.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Lyrical Erico with Mr.Lenny on stage
Uncle K from Jivu
All in all the performances were top notch and we would like to thank the artistes who came through for the eclectic performances and their fans, Vj Ace Cross on the decks and the host for the night Sheila Kwamboka. Shamir could not make it as he was diagnosed with malaria on the day of the show. His support all through is high appreciated and we wish him a quick recovery. Kelmah Shiko did not perform.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Monday, 30 January 2017
Stella Mwangi's single WORK off her new EP is the official theme song for Reebok Classics Free Your Style 2017 campaign.
The commercial features American singer, actress and dancer Teyana Taylor as the new face of Reebok Classic. In the video commercial Teyana is dancing to Stella Mwangi's WORK – just like in her performance in Kanye West's "Fade" video.
WORK is Stella's third single, off her self-titled new EP, getting Hollywood certification. While BIG GIRL was leased to Donut Media – an American production that specializes in producing TV and YouTube content on the freshest car, motorsports, supercars, auto news and car and prank videos every week; SET IF OFF was recently featured on BET Africa's, Being Mary Jane Season 4, eps 4.
Stella Mwangi's EP is a fusion of songs with high energy and her distinct Hip Hop flow that unites her fans across the globe. Fusing Swahili and English in her European songs, Stella continues to create a diverse sound while remaining authentic to her African origin and style.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Friday, 20 January 2017
Safaricom’s youth network BLAZE has last evening unveiled the12 contestants who will be taking part in its new reality show, BLAZE BYOB TV, which will premiere on Monday 6th February 2017.
The contestants were selected from Nairobi, Rift Valley, Central, Western and Coast regions, and include: Susan Mueni, Joseph Wanja, Paul Zakaria, Cate Akoth, Valentine Nekesa, David Kimani, Wayne Ochieng’, Sam Ngure, Susan Maina, Vinsencia Gisore, Keith Asumba and Lynette Achieng’.
The TV series will be on air for a period of eight weeks, during which the contestants will be evaluated on their ability to perform outstandingly well across a series of tasks that will assess their business skills, navigating carefully crafted challenges that simulate real-life situations, and working with mentors and established brands to earn the judges’ and audience’s favour.
“Every year, over 800,000 young men and women enter a job market that can only provide employment to less than an eighth of them. We must find a solution to the challenge of youth unemployment by encouraging them to embrace entrepreneurship and create jobs,” said Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore during the launch of the TV show.
“The title of the show – Be Your Own Boss – reflects what we see as a step towards finding a solution to unemployment, and that is encouraging the youth to create their own employment. We believe that these 12 contestants represent millions of Kenyan youth who can become entrepreneurs, and therefore employers, if they receive the guidance and support required to venture into business,” he added.
Contestants will be guided and evaluated by a panel of three judges selected from media and entrepreneurship backgrounds.
Kennedy Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka, is a prolific rapper and entrepreneur, overseeing a portfolio of businesses that includes artist management, graphic design and apparel under the name Kaka Empire.
“The selection of the judges was not easy either. These three judges represent what we feel Kenyan youth can relate to: burning passion for business, a desire to tread the unconventional path and a hunger for success. With Caroline, Trushar and King Kaka we’re presenting to contestants and the audience three Kenyans who are excelling in their fields, who know what it takes to succeed and who are willing to share what they’ve learned on their journeys to where they are now,” added Bob.
For nominated member of parliament, Isaac Mwaura, he has been given not double but tripple the blessing.
"Feeling grateful!!! Mukami and I have been blessed with triplets. Two boys and one girl. This is the best day of our life. Our God is trully faithful... Akiahidi, atatenda....We truly thank God!! Mukami R. Mwaura"
One of his political fans and followers congratulated him. "CONGRATULATIONS HON. ISAAC MWAURA. AM TOLD HE IS THE ONLY SITTING MP TO ACHIEVE THAT RARE FÊTE. WHAT OTHERS DO IN SIX YEARS HE HAS DONE IN ONE..TRIPLET'S.... I SALUTE YOU..."
Here are the congratulatory messages to the happy first time parents
Wilfred Mokaya Nyamweya Macho kwa macho wako wapi? Seeing is believing! N way thank Jehovah na don't repeat again panga uzazi Geoffrey Sagwe That indeed avalanche of goodies mhesh
Mwaura M Isaac Cbs. Wow one shot chapter closed such a blessing congrats!!! Felix Memba Waauuuh, we give glory to God. After waiting for all these years, God has blessed you three times. Congratulations MP RUIRU constituency.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Although Yamoto Band was announced earlier this year as part of the festival line up, Busara has canceled their agreement with the band after several failed attempts to reach the band’s management in a timely manner.
Yusuf Mahmoud, festival director, has been disappointed by the challenges of communication between emerging artists and managers, noting that a well-run festival takes months of diligent preparation and attention to detail to execute a smooth programme that runs as scheduled. The festival has always prided itself on setting high standards for professionalism within the music industry, offering guidance for those new to the field.
"There is so much music talent in Tanzania, but often these gifted artists are let down by a lack of promotional material and unprofessional managers who do not respond to email, refuse to sign contracts, fail to show up for meetings or answer phone calls,” Yusuf lamented last week in the Sunday News.
Journey Ramadhan, festival manager, made a concerted effort to ensure that Yamoto Band was featured in this year’s lineup to no avail. A scheduled meeting in Dar to confirm details was thwarted when the manager explained he was out of town and could not keep the appointment.
"To truly shine a light on Tanzania’s musical talents, we need managers to facilitate communication with respect to musicians so they can show off their talents and make Tanzania proud. It is absolutely essential that artists who participate in international festivals know how to communicate professionally through email,” said Journey.
Journey, who has been with Busara for nine years, has first-hand experience with the challenges of communication and lack of professionalism in the industry. “We must discuss the proper way to ensure artists get a chance to share their talents and overcome the major blocks we face in promoting music in Tanzania,“ Journey explained.
Yusuf has called on artists and their managers to use Sauti za Busara as source for professional growth, citing the ways in which the team provides support for marketing and promotion. The festival is more than just a festival, but also a platform to enhance the profession and set higher standards for communication between artists, managers and organizers who converge for the four-day musical extravaganza.