Nairobi-born/Gaborone-raised songbird Mumbi first won us over with her cover of Just A Band‘s electromance staple “Probably For Lovers.” Her soulful pipes return laced with a folky house riff on “The End,” which sees vocal companionship from Nairobi’s Fadhilee Itulya. The head in the clouds dance vibe receives literal treatment from Kenyan director Zack Adell. Watch the “The End” below and stay posted for more info on Mumbi’s upcoming EP
John John Mnyika is currently the Member Of Parliament for Ubungo Constituency. He won the seat following 2010 General Election under CHADEMA where he is now serving as Director for Information and Publicity. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Mnyika had served as a Youth Director for the youth wing of CHADEMA. He was born on 21st August 1980 in Dar-es-salaam. That makes him 33 years old and certainly one of the younger Members of Parliament.
He is one of the most active Tanzanian leaders on social networks especially on Twitter and Facebook. On his Twitter [@jjmnyika] he so far has 42,535 followers.
The holiday seasons are here. And to some of you, that means plenty of free time to relax and do almost nothing than just dreaming of boxing day, meeting families, plenty of food and of course being glued to TV watching whatever interests you and folks around.
I wish Christmas could once again be about Jesus as it used to be when I was a young boy with energy to climb trees and run like an antelope in the hills and mountains of Kilimanjaro where I spent most of my childhood Christmases at. My grandparents and my Mom made sure that we never forgot that Christmas was about Jesus Christ and not so much about gifts, food and parties. But even with their watchful eyes, we made sure to have some great times that had nothing to do with Jesus even though the guilty that followed us thereafter wasn’t anything funny at all. Obviously times have changed. Here we are…
With that plenty of time at hand, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the good stuff to watch online when enjoying those quality times with family and friends or even when you are bored to death and just can’t seem to even understand why you are bored.
For the East Africans, a word Shuga isn’t strange especially on TV and particularly MTV fans without forgeting on the streets. Shuga Daddies are everywhere hunting for young girls who are easy target due to their love of money, fame and status. MTV used these well crafted episodes to send a strong message to folks about this epidemic.
It was a series that captivated young folks emotions while teaching them a great deal of lessons on how money could mean life and at the same time mean ultimately death. With the spread of HIV/AIDS infections especially among young folks, Shuga became the talk of cities across East Africa and especially Nairobi where the first Shuga was shot at. It later produced some of the bigger stars we know today such as Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years Of A Slave which has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards. After Kenya now it is time for Shuga from Nigeria…Shuga Naija
Here are the first three episodes of Shuga Naija. I hope you enjoy watching these episodes. Spread the word.
Even though he has been retired for over 10 years now, Michael Jordan, is still considered to be one[or only the best] the best players to ever have played professional basketball in the NBA.
Now,have you ever imagined how he used to live especially during those hey days of Chicago Bulls? Here is your chance from this video of the his mansion in suburban Chicago which was on sale by auction last month. It couldn’t sell so it is still up for grab if you have that cash…
If you grew up in the 90′s you definitely know how talented Babyface and Toni Braxton were/are. I grew up listening to these artists and have always admired the talent in Babyface [singing, producing,guiding and managing talents etc]. He is actually the man behind a lot of artists. You can read more about his bio here. I recently saw his interview with Oprah for Next Chapter, and it was one of the best interviews I have seen in those segments. He was calm and open like a central library encyclopedia. There is something great about maturity and free thinking.
Although Valentine’s Day is few months away, Toni and Babyface have decided not to go Beyonce’s way but instead do the traditional way of releasing singles and then…voilaaaa. They have worked out in a collaborative album Love,Marriage and Divorce. You can pre-order it now on iTunes. It will be ready on February 4th 2014 just before Valentine’s Day.
Here is the second single [after Hurt You] from the album, Where Did We Go Wrong?
Check the tracklisting for the album right below;
When she was born, it was one of the big news. She was born to two superstars. Dad is Kanye West and Mom is Kim Kardashian. The naming part caused a lot of controversy and discussions. They called her NorthWest. The name kinda shook the world. They called their daughter what?
After few weeks, that wasn’t part of the news anymore. It was either her Dad has ranted about LV or comparing himself to Nelson Mandela. And Mom fight of loosing baby weight “naturally”.
Then today, Mom posted the above picture on Instagram. Of course people loved the cute baby. And then they looked closer and hold on a second…did Kim Kardashian wax her baby’s eyebrows? What do you think….she did?
Beyonce’ latest album has already broken record on iTunes. It has so far sold a staggering 828,773 copies in its first three days to make it iTunes fastest selling album of all time according to iTunes statement. Thanks to fans and social media networks outreach…Queen B.
From the self titled album here is the video for the song Drunk In Love which is now one of the lead singles.
When President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete delivered what is now regarded as one of the best eulogy speech from him, he revealed one fact that was not known to many [myself included]. It was the tale of Nelson Mandela’s boots that he left in Tanzania in 1962 when he was hosted by a family of late Nsilo Swai in the then independent Tanganyika[ now Tanzania after 1964 union with Zanzibar] under Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. Kind enough, President Kikwete had brought along Mrs Swai to the final burial ceremony of Madiba at Qunu, Eastern Cape on Sunday 15th December.
Interesting enough, the boots were kept just to be returned to him 33 years [in 1995]later after he was freed from his 27 years behind bars and became the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Watch below
Here is the new one from Dayna Nyange with the following production details
RACK NAME: MIMI NA WEWE (AM IN LOVE)
ARTIST NAME: DAYNA NYANGE
COMPOSED BY DAYNA NYANGE
PRODUCER: TIDDY HOTTER
STUDIO: ONE LOVE FX
If you are paying attention to the bongo fleva or music from a new generation in Tanzania, you might have noticed that, once again, there is a new trend. There is a mix or fusion of old school “mipasho” with new flavas. Artists like Shilole can be considered the new pioneers for this top-up genre that is catching attention of industry enthusiasts and especially music fans.
Earlier this year I saw Shilole [with her group of ladies] performing and from the audience reception, I could tell that this new trend is catching up. Looking back at the origins of our music, this style is probably what can be originally considered to be Tanzanian Music. I have seen other artists such as Shaa doing great with this same fusion in her latest single Sugua Gaga.
Here is a new song from Asia featuring Shilole. The song is titled Nawaumbua [a swahili jargon for revealing what is supposedly a secret or hidden].