Have you ever been blown away by a song? So much that you keep going back to it every other day? And even though you’ve been there 10 times already, it still feels fresh and brand new? “Tell Me This” by Asili Dub is that song.
There have been a lot of great Kenyan songs released in 2019, but not like this one. I have never seen a song pick up that fast other than Extravaganza or Khali Cartel 3. Which to be fair, featured a cluster of Kenyan music superstars. But what is it about Kasyoki Wa Mitumba that made … More The reason why “Kasyoki Wa Mitumba” by Serro went viral
The room is hot but you surprisingly feel cool. There are around 20 people huddled in the high ceiling studio, either sitting on a couch, on the carpet or standing. You already squeezed yourself on one of the two leather couches – the early bird gets the seat.
June 2019 has been a special month, especially for Kenyan music. In just four weeks, four music launch parties happened in Nairobi. I attended 2 of them, and I already told you about the first one. The second one had the same musicians on stage. Because Mutoriah is everywhere!
It’s embarrassing to not know your own language. Especially at a family gathering and you’re the only one who can’t join in the lively conversation. Or even get to know your grandmother. I almost did though.
Sunday mornings in Nairobi are simply the best. No traffic jam at all, not even in the CBD. And you can actually see the ground you’re walking on in advance. I thought I would listen to Caffe Mocha, one of my favourite Kenyan radio shows, on the road. But after meeting them at 9 am, … More Upgrade Poetry: When Tetu Shani grew his fanbase in Nakuru
Radio is dying. That’s what you’ll hear most millennials say nowadays. With the advent of this wonderful thing called the podcast, the future for radio is bleak. You can listen to any podcast on any topic or music genre from anywhere in the world. Everyone and has their mother has one. I mean, who is still listening … More 5 Kenyan Radio Shows that are still worth listening to
It’s Pisces SZN again! … More Let Vallerie Muthoni impress you with her new EP Pisces SZN
From the beginning, she’s been killing it. First as Diana Nduba as she tried to find her unique sound. She then settled with Mayonde, a fitting name for this Kenyan goddess who believes she was once an ancient Mayan ruler. In 2015, you would have classified her as an indie soul singer just from listening to her … More How Mayonde is already killing it in 2019
When I saw the lineup, I literally screamed with joy. “This cannot be happening. We are not ready for all this fire on one stage in one day”, I exclaimed while looking at the event poster of the first Godown Gig of 2019.