I’m not sure about where to place P Square right now as far as African Music is concerned. However, one thing that you can’t go wrong with is that they are still one of the most successful duo to ever emerge from continental Africa. I can compare them to the city that thrives on its rough-edged traditions. Whenever they come back they cause commotion over the internet like a long lost Uncle who suddenly shows up at Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone is happy and excited to see him. In the same way, the moment you hear them or their music and your mind blows up. You feel like you just won the nation wide dancing competition and you are willing to showcase your skills to anyone who has time to watch you wiggle with it.
After all is said and done, they are here-again. This time it’s a collaboration between them and Don Jazzy who has so far mastered the art of collaboration. Everything he touches turns into gold. And guess what, the song is also called Collabo. For someone in the industry, a collabo from successful artists is sought just as gold. You make it to the top and all over sudden everyone wants to collaborate with you. Even those who didn’t care about you when you were an underground. Even if…
Watch the video
Love is something as old as the universe. If you believe in the “word”, you are also aware or would agree with whoever said, love rules our world. You are love and I am love.We are love. Everything that is done well, is done with love.
Along love, there are secrets. I love you and therefore I am ready and willing to keep all your secrets to myself. I hope you do the same. Out of those parameters, it is hate and war. How dare you! In love, jealous is your close cousin.
Love,fortunately or unfortunately, is sweeter when it is shared. That’s when you hear about two people in love and nothing can separate them. When you perfectly fall in love as one TV personality likes to say, you will feel it. No guess works with proper love. That is when you start swinging the arms even more while walking. You start dancing even when there is no music. Your homebase becomes Cloud Nine. You could lose yourself in a crowd of two. Untouchable.
Love is also a commitment between two people. When there is a third or fourth person it turns out to be either “an affair” or thoughts filled with self-loathing kicks in. It is said nations have gone into war because of love that went wrong. Remember jealous? Yeah…that cousin.
In this song/video [for the sake of some of ya’ll who don’t understand or speaks Swahili], Barnaba who is one of my all time favourite singers, tries to convince Vanessa Mdee[Vee Money] to have an affair. They will keep it as a secret, he laments. No one will know.Mmm, Vee doesn’t buy it. Someone will always find out. Danger.
I loved this video. It shows the authentic Africa [Tanzania in this case]. Under that tree, I could see a man having a siesta and young beautiful girls coming back from fetching water giggling at the his direction. The choreography was perfect too. Simple yet detailed.I could feel the beautiful sunshine of the continent accompanied by a breeze from the Indian Ocean. Enough words…here is the video.
Over the weekend, Rwanda was on her own race. The country needed to find their new beauty queen. The luck turned out to a 19 year old Doriane Kundwa. According to different sources, she was the favourite to win it all from the beginning. She walked away with a brand new Suzuki SX4 courtesy of Cogebanque and will get a monthly stipend of $1000 (Rwf 700,000) among other prizes. The event included Musical performances from former Tusker Project Fame winner Hope, Jules Sentore, Marie Yohana, Tonzi, Ciney and Nigerian duo Additiction.
Now while Rwandese might have forgotten about Saturday, the rest of East Africa is catching up the fire. We are now talking about Ms Kundwa. The subject lines; her beauty. Here are some of the photos of the Rwandan new beauty queen.
Even if you don’t know much about Kenya’s equivalent of Tanzania’s Bongo Fleva or Bongo Hip Hop, you probably have an idea or have heard about Jua Kali. He is one of the legend of music from our neighbors. When I first heard about Jua Kali he was mastering what would be popularly be known as Genge music. It was the same time I got introduced to “sheng” a street kinda of Swahili that I had to learn quick when I briefly worked in Nairobi in the 90s.
Throughout the years, Jua Kali has done collaborations with Tanzanian artist and has performed in Tanzania a lot of times.
Now he is welcoming ya’ll to the city he call his home; Nairobi. His latest single which now has an official video is titled Karibu Nairobi. Watch the video below
While the weekend was filled with the news about what was going to happen or was happening at the Oscars, boxing fans around the world were still digesting the news about the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. I am one of them. Unlike many fans who jumped and shouted the word Yes at the top or couldn’t stop singing,humming and chanting, I sat down with the heightened senses calmly saying, “Finally, it is happening”. But I also phoned and texted couple of my close friends to share news or pass on the excitement.
It’s is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated fights in recent history. A number of things makes this fight special [and I guess that is exactly what Mayweather wanted all along].
Manny and Pacquiao are both very well respected boxers [if that respect is not an understatement] with millions of fans behind their backs. Mayweather has never lost a professional fight. His current record is 47-0. That alone should widen your eyes and make you take a step back. But it’s true. No one has managed to beat him. Whether there is anything behind what we see in the ring or not, only him and his closest buddies know. With his chin high and shoulders back and a gleam in one of his eye, Mayweather is already boasting that come May 3rd his record will be 48-0!
On the other hand Pacquiao is a real boxer. He has lost fights. Some of the fights he lost put people on the stand-up modes with rapid disbelieving shakes of the head. They thought he was dead. His current record 64-5. He knows what it means to loose and come back. Mayweather Jr doesn’t have an idea how that feels. That means, Pacquiao will enter the MGM Grand as an “underdog” without that sensational feeling of being taller,bigger and stronger in the very sense of it.
He is humble and quiet. A God fearing man who likes to help and serve people. He is a congressman in his native Phillipines. Of course these are characteristics Floyd Mayweather doesn’t have and not in a mission to attain them. He is flamboyant. He likes to show off. That makes some people feel like he is entering their personal space to intimidate. If you care, of course. He always walk around with that feeling of being able to conquer the world. He is always bragging and obsessively talking about his achievements or material objects. You can tell he enjoys proving others wrong everytime he wins. Can you blame him? I don’t know…
The signed deal[which will reward these two men and their management with lots of money] shows that the fight will take place on May 2nd,2015 in Las Vegas[Mayweather’s adopted home.He was born in Michigan]. History will put everything in record. Then we will know or we will see.
Let’s Get Ready To See Them Rumbleeeee! As days close in, I will let you know who I think will win or should win.
Karibu Cultural Promotions Organization in collaboration with Legendary Music Entertainment and Promotions Company Limited are organizing the 2nd edition of the “Karibu Music Festival”, an annual Three (03) Days International cultural event aiming at African Culture Promotion to the world, as well as introducing other countries’ culture to Africa, and building up friendship/collaboration opportunities among all participants.
In the aspects of music, dance, paintings, theater, crafts, and many others, all artists who can share our passion and goal together, you are welcomed to participate in this event to present your great talents and promote yourself!
The festival involves International artists from Africa, Europe, America, and Asia who will perform at the main stage and conduct their unique Workshop classes. This will be 100% LIVE performance among 3 days!! It will also feature Musicians selling and showcasing their CDs (Albums), craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, cultural food and drink vendors, Also a Cinema and graffiti venues for more art adventures. The big Live performance stage with the high quality sound system from Legendary Music will be set nearby the College of Arts and Culture Bagamoyo-TASUBA, from 6th(Fri) to 8th (Sun) of November 2015.
Let us share the wonderful moment on the stage!!!
APPLICATIONS ONLINE www.karibumusic.org
Ni mwisho wa wiki. Nyumba imejaa wageni. Umewaalika marafiki zako kushuhudia mechi kali ya kukata na shoka. Nyuma ya nyumba moshi unafuka. Nyama (nchi za magharibi hupenda kuita barbeque au “BBQ”) inaandaliwa na mapochopocho mengine kibao. Kila mpita njia anajiuliza kunani pale leo. Majirani zako hawashangai sana. Umekuwa mstaarabu kwa kuwaambia kinachojiri na wengine umewaalika. Mke na watoto wamekwenda kuwasalimia wazazi wako. Wanajua kabisa panapokuwa na mechi kubwa kama hii, unakuwa upo lakini haupo. Wamekupisha.
Rafiki zako wanazidi kumiminika. Bahati nzuri una nyumba yenye nafasi ya kutosha.Kila mmoja akiwa ametilia jezi ya timu aipendayo. Mara ya mwisho ulipokutanisha marafiki zako namna hii, mambo hayakwenda vizuri kwa upande wako. Mlichapwa 3-0. Ulinuna kiasi kwamba marafiki zako ilibidi waondoke kimya kimya wakiwemo wale mnaoshabikia timu moja.
Leo ni siku tofauti.Una uhakika zaidi wa ushindi. Umekuwa msimu mzuri kwenu tangu kocha Mreno alipochukua mikoba. Kila anayeingia amekuja na vinywaji. Ungedhani kuna “Bottle Party”. Kama ilivyo kawaida kunako mechi kubwa za namna hii,utani wa jadi umepamba moto. Leo lazima tuwanyamazishe. Hamtoki wala kuchomoa. Umejawa na shauku kiasi kwamba umehakikisha rafiki yako Tanesco leo hakati umeme!
Hatimaye rafiki yako mtangazaji wa kipindi cha michezo katika radio maarufu anaingia. Kila mtu anafurahia kama vile magoli ndio yameshaanza kumiminika. “Mbona bado hamjawasha TV? Hamjui raha ya mechi ni uchambuzi wa awali pia?”, anang’aka rafiki yako kwa sauti yake inayomfanya awe mtangazaji mahiri na anayesikilizwa na watu wengi zaidi.
“Kweli aisee”, unakubaliana naye na kujongea kwenye TV. Unaitunza na kuipenda sana TV yako ambayo ni zawadi kutoka kwa mkeo mlipokuwa mnatimiza miaka 10 ya ndoa. Leo siku nzima hujaigusa. Ulikuwa “bize” na maandalizi na pia ulitaka ipumzike nayo iwe tayari kwa mpambano. Unaiwasha na mara moja unagundua kwamba umefanya kosa la mwaka! Ulisahau kulipia akaunti yako na hivyo umekatiwa. Kijasho chembamba kinaanza kutiririka kwenye paji la uso. Aibu.
“Naona umekatiwa huduma Amazing”, anakupa ukweli rafiki yako kwa kutumia jina la utani walilokupachika. “Usiwe na wasiwasi, ngoja nikwambie cha kufanya”, anadakia rafiki yako mwingine mtaalamu wa masuala ya tekinolojia na mawasiliano.
“Siku hizi ni rahisi sana kwenda sambamba na akaunti yako ya DStv kupitia huduma binafsi za DStv. Unaweza kujua taarifa muhimu kama vile mara ya mwisho ulipolipia huduma yako na lini unapaswa kulipia tena na wapi kwa kulipia”, anaanza kukupa darasa rafiki yako huku wengine wakisikiliza kwa shauku huku wakiangalia saa zao kuona muda unavyokwenda.
“Ili kuepuka usumbufu na karaha siku hizi unaweza kutambua kiasi cha kulipia na tarehe ya kulipia kifurushi chako kirahisi sana kwa aidha kutembelea http://eazy.dstv.com au kupiga simu *150* 46#”, anakwambia rafiki yako huku akiashiria umpe simu yako. Unafanya hivyo.
“Halafu haya mambo yamerahisishwa sana siku hizi. Unaweza kulipia kifurushi chako kupitia Vodacom M-Pesa, Tigo Pesa, Airtel Money, Zantel Ezy Pesa, FNB, NMB Mobile, PayPoint, Max Malipo, DStv Customer Centre, SMA Mobile, Mobistock na Ezee Money”, anakutajia majina ya huduma zote hizo na kuwaacha wote wakishangaa anawezaje kuzikumbuka zote kirahisi hivyo.
Huku tabasamu likiwa linaanza kukurudia, unamwambia huduma unayopenda kutumia kila mara kulipia. Kirahisi unalipia na kupata uthibitisho wa malipo yako.
“Kuna njia mbili za kurudisha huduma yako. Kwanza tunaweza kupiga *150*46# na kufuata maelekezo au kutembelea http://eazy.dstv.com ambapo pia tunaweza kuondoa hiyo “Code E-16 error” hapo”, jamaa anaelezea na kufanya vitu kirahisi kiasi kwamba wote mnajiona watoto wa chekechea. Kumbe mambo ni rahisi hivi.
“Kuondoa hii “Code E-16 error, ukishaingia hapa http://eazy.dstv.com unashuka hapa kwenye hii menu unachagua clear error messages. Kama mnavyoona, ni rahisi kabisa na huduma zote za DStv unaweza kuzifanya bila kwenda popote”, anamalizia na mara huduma zimerejeshwa.
Kwa bahati au ngekewa ya aina yake, timu ndio kwanza zinaingia uwanjani. Ilikuwa iwe wikiendi karaha lakini kutokana na DStv na huduma binafsi, mambo ni murua tena #HappyPeople
I think it’s fair to say that although Belle 9 isn’t one of the artists decorating front pages of daily papers with scandals and rumors, he would strike anyone with love for authentic art as one of the most gifted and talented young artists in the land.
He has that power to astonish anyone who cares to listen to him or who has hunger for talent that flows well with rhythm. His management sent us these new images of him. Have a look
In the 80s there was no celebration if Celebration by Kool & The Gang wasn’t on the playlist. This classic was recorded in 1979 and released on October 11th 1980. As you can imagine, it broke records and records and topped the charts all over the world. To this day, it wakes up masses and brings about joy to even the sleeping ones. Here we go