Kisumu based Kenya’s 1st rising Gospel artist releases another hit single entitled “Niko Easy” which talks about the joy & happiness of believing & trusting in God.Kindly listen & share.
Blackstarx’s New Single ” CATALINA” Is The First Song Off Their Upcoming Album Title “Get It In”.
Africa Music is hitting the top all over the world. Blackstarx, is a musical group of two handsome boys living in Arizona in United State Of America. They have not forgotten their Afrobeat. Afropop music. That is while they called upon one of the best music producer from Togo for this new song..
As they are working hard on their album, you will soon get other hits in Afro variety music like Afropop, Shaku Shaku, Gwara Gwara,
After enjoying this music video, you can also download Catalina in all platform like Itunes, google play, Tidal, Iheart, etc..
After a series of mixtapes, EPs and non stop singles, Wakazi finally drops his long awaited debut Album.
The album is called KISIMANI, an acronym for Kila Siku Maisha Ninayakabili, which translates to “Everyday live struggle” or even more precise “Everyday Struggling with Life”. It sheds a light on life struggles and experiences, varying from love, faith, politics, to life philosophies, with some being equivalent to what Wakazi saw while sitting in Stakishari Ukonga at the Water Well, which also happens to be called “Kisimani” in Swahili. As Wakazi explains himself, “Kisimani is metaphoric, since the same water, which is essential to life, fetched from the same well (Kisima) is used for different purposes by different people in their everyday life struggles (Kisimani) and me being at the well, Kisimani, is like having a vantage point to all these live struggles of people.” How interesting is that…
It took years to complete the album, and it’s evident from the array of sounds that have been experimented on, reminiscent of multiple eras of Hip Hop. Wakazi’s versatile skills made sure that the listener won’t even think about skipping a record. As he says in “Kila Siku”, “…. hakuna mjadala, I know my place in Hip Hop, nimeleta mapinduzi bila kumwaga damu kwenye hii vita”, meaning that he is here to revolutionize the game without raffling any feathers with his counterparts but rather setting high standards in every way possible. Even on deep thought tracks like “Matatizo”, Wakazi finds a way to throw in his clever wit, for instance “Unajiita Chuma, na nguo hujawahi kufua. Aliyefanya makosa anaitwa Sikujua”, and last but not least, how he confidently lets his ambitions of being an all time TZ greatest Emcee be known, in the track “Hapa Wakazi Tu”, “y’all can’t see me kwa makengeza, y’all cross eyed, as I dissect these crossed lines live and direct no consigns, on the cross lies your ass, confess that I’m one of the best of all time, and in no time, I guess I’ll be in your Top 5”. Listening to the album, is like riding through a rollercoaster of emotions, highs and lows, while gaining new perspective through the eyes or rather words of this Stakishari Ukonga’s own Bilingual Beast.
Kisimani is an 18 tracks album, which features the likes of One Incredible, Barakah Da Prince, Ayler Voice, Laylah, Ibrah Nation , Gospel singer Frida Felix and TZ reggae/dancehall sensation, Dabo. Production credits include Marco Chali, John Mahundi, Innocent Mujwahuki, Palla, Q The Don, Cjamoker, Calidro, Abbah Process, Willie HD, KZZ The Soulplugger, Biggstickerz, Banostylez and the late Myron “Malo” Brown (R.I.P), who also happens to be Wakazi’s friend who got killed 4 years ago in gun violence in Chicago. “Hapa Wakazi Tu” and “Bakora” are the pre-released singles, but look forward to the official release of “Nimezama” and “Tradin Bars” as follow up singles, with their respective music videos as well. Kisimani Album is available across all digital platforms and also in hard copies (CDs) on select stores.
Mia Ivy is a singer and a guitarist, currently a 4th year student in Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya.
She started singing in 2014, where she joined a group of artists in Kisumu,Kenya known as Janeqo Krietiv Mainds. While there, they formed a band called The Creative Band and they would perform in various platforms around Kisumu City.
A year later, she was approached by Clastar, the CEO and producer of Streetbreeze Records(SBRS) about a session in the studio and later released her first afro-pop song alongside Elvizech Blackangel ‘Don’t Go’. In 2016, Mia Ivy collaborated with Clastar and released another jam, ‘Chords for you’.
In the year 2017, Mia Ivy together with Elvizech Blakangel released another song yet again, ‘Queens Vs Kings’ produced by Crazy Monkey which led her to be voted Female Artist of The Year, Kilifi County, as per the Kilifi County Peace Awards 2017.
The same year she released ‘Feelings’ featuring Kisumu rapper MC Elem.
Currently, Mia Ivy plays alongside the Jambo Africa band in Mombasa,Kenya
Inspiration: Smooth Errand is a love song about lovers who have been kept away due to various reasons, primarily being work.
It talks about the challenges that they face when they are apart and all the things they look forward to doing together when they eventually meet up.
Smooth Errand was recorded in Streetbreeze Records, popularly known as SBRS and produced by Crazy Monkey
Award winning vocalist and South Africa ‘s queen of house ‘ Bucie ’is back with a brand new smash hit single titled ‘ Soz’Uphinde ’ feat the talented Mpumi.
This song is dedicated to all the beautiful women of integrity and power. The song has a very powerful message about women abuse, it encourages women to take back their power and not allow men to belittle them. The title of the song means, you will never do it again which is meant for abusive men out there. One of the powerful lines on the song goes ‘ I am a women and I own my power ’ sang by Mpumi.
Afirma 2017 winner, Angolas sensation Nsoki presents Nsoki – Mãe grande (C) Kineto Produções 2018
Barely 24-hours after unveiling his luxury underwear line called ‘La Cueca’ with super sexy photos, Nigerian pop star Kcee drops yet another banging music video for perhaps the biggest song in the country this year.
Titled ‘Bullion Squad’, the song produced by Blaq Jerzee sure lives up to its name with an infectious tune and one of the best, luxurious and high octane music videos ever shot.
The video for Bullion Squad was directed by Moses Inwang and shot at the new Eko Atlantic and other exotic locations in Lagos with an impressive roll call of celebrities for cameo appearances.
See the video below….
Wizkid and Ceeza Milli team up again on this Mut4y track titled “Commando”. With “Soco” still making waves, it is only safe to say that “Commando” will definitely be doing major damage on the radio and in the clubs. Add this fire tune to your playlist ASAP!.
Listen below and share your thoughts.
The 2018 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) just concluded at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. There were some obvious wins, some multiple grabs, and even a couple upsets, but all in all it was a memorable night for Ghanaian music, including one of our favorite Nigerian acts taking home the “African Artiste of the Year” award. The complete list of winners is below. #VGMA2018
Highlife Song Of the Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar
Bronya – Wutah
Odo – KiDi – WINNER
Angela – Kuami Eugene
Over – R2bees
Hustle – Ebony
Gospel Song Of The Year
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle ft Loigi Maclean – WINNER
Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
Efatawo – Nacee
Adom – Gifty Osei
Jehovah – Ceccy Twum
Hiplife Song of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie – WINNER
Boys Boys – Nacee F. Guru
Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinataa
Ayoo – Shatta Wale
One Corner – Patapaa
Hip-Hop Song Of The Year
State Of The Art – Teephlow
Light It Up – Sarkodie
Grind Day (Remix) – Kwesi Arthur ft Sarkodie & Medikal – WINNER
Pen and Paper – Kojo-Cue & Shaker
Dear God – B4Bonah
Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year
Until The Dawn – Efya
My Own – Samini – WINNER
My Name – Stonebwoy
Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan
Rewind – Mzvee
Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale
Afro Pop Song Of The Year
Makoma – Adina
Oh Yeah – King Promise
Say You Love Me -KiDi
Sing My Name -MzVee
Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songz
Sponsor – Ebony – WINNER
My Baby – Magnom
Come From Afar – Stonebwoy
Gospel Artiste Of The Year
Joe Mettle – WINNER
HighLife Artiste Of The Year
Kuami Eugene – WINNER
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year
Stonebwoy – WINNER
Songwriter Of The Year
Kumi Guitar: Dream – Kumi Guitar
Joe Mettle: Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle
Bullet: Maame Hw3 – Ebony – WINNER
Kofi Kinaata: Last Show – Willis Beatz
Samini: My Own – Samini
Stonebwoy: My Name – Stonebwoy
Best Music Video Of The Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar – Abass
Selfish – King Promise – Vertex
My Girl – B4Bonah – David Nicol Sey
Wedding Car – Opanka – Bra Shizzle
Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet – Gyo-Phamous Filmz – WINNER
Pen & Paper – Kojo Cue & Shaker – E Kumodzi
Record Of The Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar
My Own – Samini
Glory – Sarkodie
State Of The Art – Teephlow – WINNER
Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year
Sarkodie – WINNER
Best Male Vocal Performance
Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii – WINNER
King Promise – Selfish
Kidi – Odo
Kuami Eugene – Angela
Mugeez – Over
Samini – My Own
Best Female Vocal Performance
Adina – Makoma – WINNER
Nana Yaa – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Efya – Love
Mzvee – Bright Lights
Becca – Summuy3
Best Group of the Year
Wutah – WINNER
Best Rapper of the Year
Eno Barony – Fear No Man
Teflon – Phlowducation
Sarkodie – Light It Up – WINNER
Shaker – Pen and Paper
Ko-jo Cue – Pen and Paper
Strongman – Transformer
Best Collaboration of the Year
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean
Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking
Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie
Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown
Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants – WINNER
Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata
Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking
African Artiste of the Year
Davido – WINNER
Best New Artiste of the Year
Kuami Eugene – WINNER
Album of the Year
Epistles Of Mama – Stonebwoy
Highest – Sarkodie
Daavi – Mzvee
Bonyfied – Ebony – WINNER
Song of the Year
Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii
Shatta Wale – Ayoo
King Promise – Oh Yeah
Sarkodie ft Runtown -Painkiller
Patapaa – One Corner
Ebony – Sponsor
Kuami Eugene- Angela
KiDi – Odo
Shatta Wale ft S.M Militants – Taking Over
Fancy Gandam ft Sarkodie – Total Cheat – WINNER
Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinaata – Obi Agi Obi Girl
Wutah – Bronya
Artiste of the Year For VGMAs 2018
Ebony – WINNER
UNSUNG Artiste Of The Year 2018
Kelvyn Boy – WINNER
Lifetime Achievement Award
Naa Amanua Dodoo – WINNER
Buzzing Tanzania singer – Harmonize dishes out the official music video to his single “Kwangwaru” featuring Tanzanian superstar – Diamond Platnumz.