Thursday, 8 October 2015
The five; Sarah Nagaya, alias Sarah G, David Kasika, Ali Akhonya, Brian Juma and Moses Kungu want the court to stop Safaricom from remiting ringtone money to the Kenya Music Copyright Society of Kenya.
They want proceeds from their music used as phone ringtones to be paid to them directly.
According to The Star, the musicians, through lawyer Albert Murambi, instead want Safaricom to pay them directly for their music.
High Court judge Joseph Onguto ordered the status quo be maintained, pending determination of the case. He ordered the musicians to serve Safaricom and KMCSK.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Here is a chance #NeverMissA Moment with Safaricom and Coca Cola.
Hot Secrets will award 5 winners daily for two weeks.
All you have to do is check out Twitter account (@hotsecretz) and Facebook Account (Grayce Kerongo) for information on what you need to do.
Today's challenge is to post a selfie drinking Coke and you stand a chance of wining Sh500 worth of Safaricom credit.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Monday, 5 October 2015
Now, Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Nelson Mandela for an upcoming miniseries by BET.
Dubbed Madiba, the miniseries is based on two Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself, the miniseries will follow a younger Mandela's involvement in the political unrest in South Africa during the early 1960s, reports Deadline.
Executive produced by Mandela's grandson Kweku Mandela, Madiba will start filming in South Africa next year.
Mandela passed away in 2013, aged 95.
Other actors to have portrayed Mandela include Morgan Freeman, Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, David Harewood, Clarke Peters, Dennis Haysbert and Terrence Howard.
This is the first cut of the sound track of CHEP THE MOVIE now in production, featuring Sauti Sol.
The film will make it's first global debut in May. The sound track celebrates the independence and bravery of the African woman.
Friday, 2 October 2015
RMA Motors (Kenya) wrote, "Marriage is a journey and we are glad to have paved the way for a happy one. #BettyWedsDennis."
Lamrod Online Store jumped on the trending hashtag and congratulated the couple and in the same breathe plugging their products. They wrote, "Congratulations @BettyKyalo & @DennisOkari Have a blessed union #BettyWedsDennis don't forget to safely answer calls."
Thursday, 1 October 2015
The October edition of the 3-day-festival is a pretty special one. The Nairobi African Market is supporting Mary Faith Children's home.
Mary Faith Children's Centre hosts children who have been rescued from abusive relatives and parents. Presently there are 41 children. Approximately 90% were sexually and physically abused, while 10% were cases of child labour and emotional abuse.
The management and social workers at the centre work closely with the police and health officials to ensure the children get justice and medical treatment. Most of the children in the home are on medication and have to attend regular health check up. All the children in the home have access to counselling sessions at Kenyatta National Hospital, department of mental health. Some of the girls have babies as a result of rape.
At the centre, the children get regular meals, basic education and they also take part in activities such as beadwork, painting, music and dance sessions which have proven to be therapeutic according to Mary, the centre's founder.
The centre is however in serious need of basic supplies such as diapers, sanitary towels, stationery for the school going children, baby clothes, toiletries, bedding e.t.c. We have donated a stand to the girls. so that they are able to sell their bead work and art work. The girls have worked hard on their pieces.
You can support the girls, by buying something from their stand, bring something from the list of needs or just stop by and offer them a word of encouragement.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
In the fourth season of the MTV Shuga TV series, Kenyan actor, Nick Mutuma returns in his role as Leo.
The TV heartthrob is paired up with Sophie who owns the club called Badoo. Check him out below.
MTV Shuga 4 episode 1
MTV Shuga 4 episode 2
MTV Shuga 4 episode 3
The TV heartthrob is paired up with Sophie who owns the club called Badoo. Check him out below.
MTV Shuga 4 episode 1
MTV Shuga 4 episode 2
MTV Shuga 4 episode 3
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Dubbed Extravaganza , the concert on it's second year will be hosted at KICC Comesa Grounds.
Morgan Heritage is one of the most influential reggae bands today, formed by five children of famed reggae- artist Denroy Morgan. Popularly referred to as the “Royal Family of Reggae”, they have produced the critically acclaimed album “Protect Us Jah” (1997), followed by “One Calling” (1998), and the spiritually-inclined “Don’t Haffi Dread” (1999).
Taking into consideration Kenyans love for quality live entertainment, Extravaganza 2015 scheduled to be the main show from 2:00 PM to midnight on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at the KICC will definitely be a show stopper.
Top local artists who will perform at this year’s Extravaganza such as Nameless, Wyre, Kristoff, Avril, Denise Gordon, Rap Damu, Fidempa, Timmy, Vivian, Victoria Kimani and Wangeci from Coke Studio among others.
Morgan Heritage and some of the other artistes will have some meet and greet and charity engagements between Wednesday 30th Sept and Friday 2nd Oct.
The groovy single ‘Fast Lane’ produced by musical genius and her mentor Kevin Provoke has a very catchy hook that will certainly get you singing along. The song delves into her rise in the music industry, facing criticism and her resolve to keep making good music as she aims for greatness.
It has been an exciting couple of roller coaster months for the rapper since she released her first single of the year ‘Cardiac Arrest’ that expressed her emotional state following last year’s tragic accident.
Cardiac Arrest is currently enjoying airplay on MTV base and other international media outlets. Wangechi also launched the Wangechi Sessions; exemplifying the billion reasons to believe rallying call by Coca Cola.
She is one-of-five Kenyan artistes featuring in the third season of Coke Studio Africa that is set top premier on October 11th and just last week held her first concert in Africa during the Peace One Day concert as well as performing the Peace anthem with other African musical icons like Ice Prince, Ali Kiba, Dama Do Bling and Maurice Kirya.
With an endless list of thrilling projects, Wangechi speaks of her performance in Rwanda with lots of excitement.
“I fell in love with Rwanda from the moment we landed. I also felt honoured to be singing about peace in a country that has gone through much and really understands the meaning of peace,” said Wangechi.
“Through my lines I wanted to bring out the power that we have as Africans, that even though we have faced so many tough times we are not defined by those moments; quoting a section of the lyrics; “Not divided by segregation and were not shaken by definition".
The rapper is already making headway into the Rwandan music scene, after spending some studio time with Rwanda’s top R&B artist, Butera Knowless.
“Watch this space,” is all she could say about the session.
Multiple award-winning South African rapper Khuli Chana and Nigeria’s reggae-dancehall artist (Winner 2015 MTV Africa Music Award for Best New Act) – Patoranking officially release the single – NO LIE – in East Africa.
The song produced by EKelly is an effortless yet explosive fusion of the best of hip-hop and dancehall created by two of the best artists in Africa.
Touted as one of the hottest collaborations to come out of Africa this year, NO LIE has already hit the number 1 spot in the UK on DJ Edu’s Destination African show #DNATop5 on BBC 1Xtra, and South Africa’s Y FM, among other stations across countries.
Patoranking is glad to release the song in East Africa, ahead of his planned visit to the region and collaboration with East African artists, a venture he only refers to, "a surprise gift to my fans".
You may watch No Lie here
Monday, 28 September 2015
“It is with great pride and excitement that I have been informed about my nomination at the 2015 MTV EMA’s to be held in Milan, Italy. I would like to thank my loyal fans and encourage them to vote for me in the BEST AFRICAN ACT category. It’s always a pleasure to represent my country and my continent at the highest level. Thanks to MTV for this nomination and good luck to all the other nominees.”
This off the back of AKA’s hot new single Baddest which debut at No 1 on iTunes overall across all genres and No 5 in the first week on the SA Local Charts entering the SA Top 20 Chart.
In the same week that saw him drop the seminar track #Composure that trended for 4 days.
“I have always been about pushing my art in different directions and coming up with fresh new sounds. The song features Burna Boy, Khuli Chana and Yanga. Produced by myself and Master A Flat, with additional production by Tweezy, the song is about having great chemistry with your significant other and being a good combination. Thank You for the overwhelming response so far. It’s about to be another awesome summer.”
AKA’s album Levels has surpassed gold sales status and has produced 3 Gold selling singles - Congratulate, All Eyes On Me and more recently, Run Jozi – a first for South African Urban Music. AKA truly is leading the way as King of African Music: 3RDWRLDBOSS.
The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015.
Friday, 25 September 2015
Tanzanian diva Nakaaya Sumari has a new single out featuring Lady Jay Dee dubbed Sista Sista.
The award wining singer reveals that making the track with Jay Dee was intimidating for her.
She says, "I remember being overly excited and nervous to work with her so much so that I was drinking honey lemon tea all day just so my voice would not disappoint her."
Laughing she added, "But when we went into the studio, we just clicked. She was the most easy going, kind and gentle person. All the nerves just melted and it was like we had known each other for years. From that time, we then became very good friends and I got a chance to work with a legend."
Nakaaya describes the single.
"The idea behind the song was an artistic idea of two close friends/ sistas dating the same man, and the expression of the frustration that comes with it."
You can download the single here.
The original track features Victoria Kimani, Omotola, Waje, Selmor Mtukudzi and other top female artists from across the continent.
The guys may be remixing it, but the message stays the same: Poverty is Sexist. Women and girls everywhere are held back, through lack of education, and economic opportunity.
1 million people have already signed the petition calling on our leaders to take action that leads to change for girls and women everywhere, but especially in the poorest communities.
As world leaders prepare to meet in New York to agree new Global Goals to end poverty in the next 15 years, the ONE campaign is more important than ever.
Apparently the male artists were invited to remix the track because this isn’t just a women’s issue. It’s everyone’s issue.
Watch the video below
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Uganda's popular celebrity couple are still kookoo for each other.
Bebe Cool and wifey Zuena celebrated their 12 year anniversary by posting sweet messages to each other on thier Facebook pages.
Zuena wrote: "Today marks exactly 12yrs ever since we exchanged vows & said i do at Crane Chambers,our simple ceremony was witnessed by a few relatives and friends & after exchanging our vows i remember getting out of the building only to be welcomed by a little rain & i remember Mr Kaweesa Richard telling us this rain is a signal of God's blessing in your marriage .12 yrs down the road & we've been blessed with 3 wonderful children expecting baby no.4,you still treat me like we just met yesterday...am truly blessed to have you in my life & i pray to Allah for many more blessed years together my love. I love Musa Ssali (Bebe Cool)"
And Bebe also chimed in.
He wrote: "12 years since me n my wife said i do & became one,marked today.I celebrate the friend I found in u my love,the fruits of babies,the full time support u have given unconditionally towards my work and the strength of a woman in u to keep the family together during good n bad times.
And with the new member coming soon,I pray u both come through safely."
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
By now you have already watched the superb performance by the hot chocolate movie mega star, Idris Elba in the music video Confidential.
Nigerian hip-hop artist, D'Banj, has collaborated with London based star Elba who uses his music moniker Driis and Sierra Leone rapper Shadow Boxxer for his new single.
The fans responded to the collabo that was posted on YouTube.
rebGARR wrote, "I'mma need someone to gif Idris' crotch thrusts. It's, uh, for science. Thanks in advance."
Lyncia Odum wrote, "Just came here to see Idris."
ItsTiaBabii wrote, "Omg when idris says siddung pon it "
Beauty And The Bear wrote, "Is this Idris first song!? Actor turned musician.. approved. He killed it. Bear."
ZJtheLegend wrote, "IDRIS! PLEASE TEAR MY G-STRING OFF. PLEASE WHISPER THAT PIDGIN ENGLISH IN MY EAR WHILE YOU HIT IT FROM THE BYKE. YOU ARE A FINE, THICK AND STURDY OAK TREE AND I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE. YOU TOO FINE. BLESS YOUR MAMA. BLESS YOUR DADDY. I PRAISE GOD FOR YOU. I LOOK AT YOU AND I KNOW THE LORD IS REAL AND HE IS GENEROUS. YOUR BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL."
Oluseyi S wrote, "Naaaaah. Driis aight. Shadowboxer's rhymes ok, but who put him in that shiny-ass white shirt, untucked, looking like a driver wandered onto the set? D'banj just not singing with the same energy and swag he used to. Beat weak, melody weak, hook garbage. We know you're better than this, so bring the fire or just go home."
The ambassadorship journey saw Eric front a six months Nederburg campaign dubbed “Taste Makers” - that was aimed at informing and educating the brand’s target audience about its multi-tiered range of award-winning wines.
Eric who was part of the judging panel in the just concluded 2015 Third Taste Awards raised the bar with the inclusion of more intricate judging criteria in categories such as the Prestige Category and in the more popular People’s Choice category.
The award ceremony took place last week at Dusit D2 Hotel and restaurant.
In this extended partnership, Eric is expected to continue representing Nederburg wine at various social engagements.
These will include media platforms, occasions and events to inform and create awareness to further enable the brand to reach out more intimately to its core target audience, which comprises largely of young mature, upwardly mobile urban men and women with an appreciation of fine wines.
“I’m delighted that Nederburg have shown their appreciation for our initial partnership by continuing to work with me. Kenyans know their wine and have steadily developed great taste for the finer things in life which is what Nederburg represents,” said Mr. Wainaina.
“I look forward to continuing marrying the mastery of craft brought out by the brand and my personal brand” he added.
Distell North East Africa’s General Manager, Richard Lord hailed Nederburg’s relationship with Eric terming it as mutually beneficial to both parties. “Eric is an iconic figure in Kenya’s entertainment industry which is why we still believe he is the perfect fit for Nederburg. Like our brand, he radiates class, passion, endurance and unparalleled success,” said Mr. Lord.
“Wine consumption in Kenya has increased in the recent years due to the increased exposure among the consumers and with Kenya’s evolving middle class which has spurred growth in the wine industry in general.”
Nederburg is an ultra premium wine brand that has been at the forefront of South African winemaking industry for generations, and is celebrated globally for its superior quality. With an array of wines ranging from sweet to dry in both red and white varieties, Nederburg appeals to a broad range of wine lovers, from connoisseurs and collectors to those seeking everyday drinking pleasure and newcomers to wine.
Regional Director for M-Net (West), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. At Africa Magic and MultiChoice, we have continued to show our support to the film and television industry across Africa even as we continue to provide world class entertainment for Africa by Africans. For the 4th edition of the AMVCAs, we are inviting all entries for film and television works that are produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited from October 1st, 2014 to September 30th , 2015.”
The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent's film and television industry and with the success of the previous three editions, preparations for the 2016 edition are underway.
MultiChoice Africa CEO, Tim Jacobs, commented: “We are very excited to once again bring the AMVCAs to our viewers across the continent and indeed the world.
The 2016 edition will make it four years of celebrating Africa's finest talent in the film and television industry and we at MultiChoice are glad to be a part of that celebration."
Speaking further, Mba-Uzoukwu said: “The African film and television industry continues to show tremendous growth in the kind of content we see and the quality of existing and up and coming talent. The previous editions of the AMVCAs have had a significant impact on filmmaking and I am very certain that the next edition will have an even bigger impact on film and television across Africa."
The third edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards ceremony took place in Lagos in March 2015, and was broadcast live to DStv and GOtv audiences across the continent.
The event, which drew big names from the continent's TV and film industry, saw Nigerian superstars OC Ukeje (a second time winner) and Kehinde Bankole winning respectively, in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
For the 4th edition of the AMVCAs, the organisers are inviting all entries for film and television works produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited from 01 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.
STEP 1: Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long showreel for your online submission.
STEP 2: Log on to www.africamagic.tv and click on the AMVCA2016 banner which will take you to a submission page. STEP 3: Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission.
STEP 4: Quote your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to one of the following, based on your region:
For East Africa Submissions Attention:
Head of Production 2nd Floor,
MNET Offices Local Productions Studio
Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong Road Nairobi, Kenya.
Monday, 21 September 2015
She is Diamond Platinumz and Zari's first born child.
The beautiful baby girl broke the internet when she was born and introduced to fans on Instagram.
Anyhow, now she is already earning a paycheck. Baby Latiffah is endorsing a bank product for babies for NMB.
According to her daddy, singer Diamond, Latiffah has an account with the bank.
"Huyu Ndio Binti yangu...Latiffah Binti Nasibu Abdul almaaruf kama @princess_tiffah ... Kila mmoja wetu anaweza kumfungulia mwanae NMB Junior Account na kumuifadhia fedha kwa ajili ya masomo na mahitaji yake ya baadae. Furahia usalama wa fedha zako na riba ya kuvutia! Wapigie 0800112233 kwa maelezo zaidi au tembelea tawi lolote la NMB lililo karibu yako. Follow @nmbtanzania na Facebook page ya NMB Tanzania #NMBJUNIORACCOUNT"
Radio Everyone is on a mission to make The Global Goals famous once they are adopted by 193 world leaders at the United Nations, New York, on 25 September 2015.
As part of The Global Goals campaign, Radio Everyone is key to reaching 7 billion people in 7 days by taking the message of The Global Goals far and wide.
The soundtrack for Radio Everyone has been written by singer/songwriter Peter Gabriel and recorded by South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir.
Broadcasters around the world are signing up to carry content provided by Radio Everyone from 26 September to 2 October 2015.
Currently, stations in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia and The Gambia are supporting the campaign.
In Kenya, Radio Jambo, Radio Maisha and Homeboyz Radio have signed up.
This development is to give room for more credible nominations from all across Africa.
In the past Kenyan Social Activist Boniface Mwangi has won an award with this prestigious Pan African outfit.
“The nominations we have received so far have been awe -inspiring and as the team goes around Africa conducting town hall meetings and hearing of the innovation and leadership being shown by young people in various communities around Africa, it has been decided that it is imperative to extend nominations to capture more of what the youth have to offer in solving their continents biggest problems” said Mfon Ekpo, Executive Director, The Future Project Africa
The awards seek nominations from the general public, of young Africans between the ages of 18 and 31 who have been able to create incredible impact and well documented accomplishments within their community or globally in the last year. These achievements should revolve around their results, potential for growth and the ability to inspire other young Africans.
Highlighting the theme for this year’s10th anniversary “Imagine Africa!” the search continues for young achievers fulfilling the promise of the continent. TFAA is proud to demonstrate the richness and variety of positive change catalyzed by these young ideas.
The award categories for 2015 are:
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
The Future Awards Africa Prize for African Young Person of the Year
The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment (Nigeria)
The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322, GOtv channel 72) from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, in partnership with Expo 2015.
East Africa will be represented by Diamond Platnumz. He will fight for the Best African Act gong with Davido, DJ Arafat and Yemi Alade.
Taylor Swift is leading the way with a record-breaking nine nominations, including three nods to her global smash hit Bad Blood for Best Song and Best Video, as well as brand new category Best Collaboration for her alliance with Kendrick Lamar.
Man of the moment Justin Bieber is up for no less than six MTV EMAs, boosted by the global success of his current chart-topping track What Do You Mean?
The 2015 MTV EMA will also see 2014 host Nicki Minaj and 2015 MTV VMA host Miley Cyrus face off in the Best Female category, and the world’s greatest boy bands One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
This is largely attributed to him ingenious blend of mijikenda traditional music and unrivaled Afro jazz style of music.
This prolific musician will be sharing his musical story and journey with you at #AnEveningOfAfroJazz the #SwahiliEdition that shall be taking place at the Alliance Française on the 26th of May from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
He shall be hosted by @RickyNanjero and the #RickyNaMarafiki band who shall also serenade you with beautiful AfroJazz tracks from the album #SoSimple.
Tickets are only 500/-