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Monday, 18 June 2012 16:24

Artists campaigning for their own on the MCSK elections

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Some of the Kenyan artists are finally doing what they should have started doing a very long time ago. Securing a seat in the MCSK board. Only a war experienced soldier can lead an army into battle with high chances of victory.
Michael Joesph and current Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore may be perturbed by Kenya’s peculiar calling habits but that’s not the only thing that’s unique about Kenyans. It seems people love listening to radio at specific clustered timings while at other moments there are very few people who are on the airwaves.
Looking at the KARF radio report of Q1 2012, it is clear that Christian radio is lagging way behind the other music categories in terms of listenership. The largest Christian radio station by market share is Bibilia Husema, which is all the way at number 32 overall, with 0.5% of the Kenyan radio market. Here is a complete list of all the Christian radio stations, and their respective share:
Monday, 18 June 2012 15:51

The most played Radio station in Kenya

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To be completely honest, I expected radio stations like Kiss 100 and Classic 101 to make at-least top five of the most played radio stations in Kenya but ALAS! They all appear from the the tenth position onwards.
Monday, 18 June 2012 15:46

Little did we know that kapella also dissed Bamzigi

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We all hate the beefs that wind up on the surface of the Kenyan music industry, especially those that surface so suddenly. Take this for instance, I bet no one saw this coming.
Monday, 18 June 2012 14:51

Octopizzo to Launch Condom Line

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Some consider him Kenya's best rapper at the moment. He recently performed at the annual Sawa Sawa Festival. Every track he releases takes him closer to the King Wa Rap title. His Chocoloate City tours company specializes in giving tours around his hood, Kibera. He also has a clothing line and no one represents Namba Nane better than he does. The rapper is taking it a notch higher. During an interview with Str8 Up, he revealed plans to bring a condom brand into the market. His unique selling proposition is that each pack will have four condoms instead of the traditional three. Internationally, famous artistes have used their popularity to launch non-music products. Other than scents from the likes of P. Diddy, Beyonce, J-Lo, etc, 50 Cent has a vitamin water company. Besides his clothing line, Jay-Z owns a huge stake in the New York Mets, Kanye West recently launched…
Monday, 18 June 2012 13:30

Sauti Sol Release Brand New Tracks

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One of the regions leading record labels, Penya Africa, have just announced the online release of a self titled EP (Extended Play) by the Kenyan award winning group Sauti Sol which is produced by multi-talented South African rapper/ producer Spoek Mathambo.
If a proposal by Kenya's Finance Minister receives support in Parliament and is translated into law, then it will no longer be a walk in the park for Kenyan artistes as their performances will be subject to taxation.
Monday, 18 June 2012 12:24

Rappers getting familiar with 'kadudu'

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It's just motivating to see artists still in their youth, doing tracks that build the society and reflect to the daily lives of their fellow youths. Autopilots have made us proud by their latest track which is entirely dedicated to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.
During the last elections, politicians were falling over themselves to get celebrities endorsements.




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