2021 found me in Kilifi. And not because of Kilifi New Year Festival – which was postponed and later rebranded. Still I was living my best life: attending beach parties, swimming in nature’s free swimming pool aka the creek, and eating all the viazi karai I could get my hands on. And then shi(f)t happened. … More 10 Unique Kenyan Albums and EPs of 2021 that will Blow You Away
There’s a famous saying you know. As happy as a lark – which is a small brown bird that sings beautifully. On that same note, could we also say as successful as Sauti Sol?
For a year that felt like gloom and doom, there have been so many Kenyan music projects released in 2020. Too many in fact. So which ones should you listen to? In the spirit of resilience, most Kenyan musicians did not let this unprecedented year mess up their plans. As Tetu Shani once said, I … More The Best of 2020: Have You Listened to these Kenyan Albums and EPs?
Let’s do a little recap, shall we? In part 1 of Waithaka’s story, the former athlete reconnected to his first passion in the States. He started by playing piano in a Pan-African band and later evolved into the music producer we know him as today. From running track to making tracks. In 2010, he came … More How Diaspora Artist Waithaka became part of Kenyan Music Legacy II
The year is 1999. You’ve just landed in the USA. You’re here because you earned a scholarship to college as a star athlete. Like any African family, yours is excited that their kid ‘ameenda majuu’. But what they don’t know is life is not as rosy it seems.
We met on Instagram. 28th September 2017. Since it goes down in the DM, I hit him up asking if he could send me a Kwame song to play on my radio show The Music Junkies. He quickly obliged. Since then we’ve been talking online, him sending me his new songs and me sharing my feedback.
What do you do when your favourite Nairobi nightclub closes its doors indefinitely? Do you stay indoors on the weekends until it opens again? Or do you cheat on it with another club that almost matches up?
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
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.