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Kenyan group Yunasi have been named the winners of BBC World Service’s Next Big Thing 2007 competition at the Maida Vale studios in London.The band, comprising seven men from East Africa and a French woman, triumphed with their song Ndi Ndi Ndi, about the dangers of excess drinking.

They were praised by the all-star judging panel for their “wide open, exuberant vocals” and for being “different to 99% of pop music”.

“Somehow we knew we were going to take it,” said the band’s lead singer Simon Maranga Nyarieko.

“Our song is the best thing that has ever been done in terms of music. We came thinking we were going to take the prize, but we were nervous. Now we have it,we are good to go!”Kudos guyz!!!!




Kenyan premiere record label Pine Creek Records presents a show tagged “Atemi at Christmas!”on 20th December at the Carnivore Simba Saloon,Langata Road.Soulful singer Atemi is said to dazzle music lovers with her infectious vocals and her performances never disappoint.The show which has been slated before Christmas is a good teaser to usher in the festivities!Other artistes on the line-up are Eric Wainaina,Chris Adwar,Kanjii Mbugua,Kaz amongst others!Damage is only…….a measly 500Kenyan bob!Need i say more???This is where you need to be if you appreciate good music!!!



Liz Ogumbo and Didge.

More and more artistes are coming together to contribute their talents for a worthwhile project.A concert was staged this weekend to discuss the World Social Forum Report.(Deep huh??)The event organized by the World Social Forum featured the screening of a Kenyan Movie,”Kibera Kid.”Artistes then performed a 3hr show tagged”Believe”which is also the title of the song used for sending a message of peace to the youth in the event of the Mt.Elgon,Kuresoi violence. The line-up included Didge,Wakamba Wawili,Biam,Model Liz Ogumbo,Chebet Koech,Mtapa,Wendy Munene amongst others.They will also be in Molo and Kuresoi this week!Kudos to Ya’ll!!!!!!!Good work!



I have said this before and i’ll say it again!!!!!!!!!!Kenya is officially the new Hollywood!I can’t break it down more than that!Akon has confirmed his much anticipated Kenyan tour!Christmas has indeed come early for revellers.Akon is set to perform on the 22nd of December at the Impala Grounds,Ngong Road!Yep!Damage is………..(depending on pocket heaviness)1600,3000,6000Kenyan bob!Take your pick!I would pay anything for Akon!

Senegalese born soul singer has re-invented himself through his music having been the son of accomplished jazz musician Mor Thiam.”I grew up listening to all kinds of music from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan.”With hits ranging from inspirational ballads,Hard life-stories to Party jams,Akon is indeed worth your every cent!With the brilliance of his album “Konvicted”Akon is indeed like fine wine!Getting better with time!Karibu!!!!I have to be there!!!!!!!!

From Nairobi,Akon will be in Lagos,Nigeria on the 29th of December.Holla!

Idol’ Exec On Britney: ‘She Needs To Get Herself Together’


LOS ANGELES, Calif.  ” There will be no guest appearances on “American Idol” for Britney Spears any time soon.

Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe told reporters on Thursday, he doesn’t believe the “…Baby One More Time” star is in the right shape to serve as a celebrity mentor for the singing hopefuls.

“Britney at this moment, I don’t think is well enough to do anything and I think she needs looking after rather than being pushed in front of the cameras or pushing herself in front of cameras,” Lythgoe said. “I thinks she needs to get herself together, bless her.”

Lythgoe noted that Spears would have been welcome last time around.

“I would have had Britney Spears last year for sure, when I thought she was trying to get it all back together again,” he said.Get yourself together girl!



Nameless and Redsan pose for a picture.

Kenyan star Nameless is set for a show in Toronto,Canada over the weekend.This is last international tour before he releases his third album!This is his first visit to Canada so ya’ll better be ready for him!Also setting standards in the industry is his wife Wahu,who is dazzling fans with her sexy joint “Mambo Bado”.Kudos!!!!!!!!!


Upcoming Kenyan rapper Kenrazy has finally released a video for his urban,radio hit single “Ti-Chi”!It’s all win-win for him because the video makes you love the song even more!Talk about an over-night celebrity!The song “Ti-Chi” has got him recognized in an industry where new talent is practically “tryin to make it”!The song was produced by Jomino,same stable as DNA!I guess thats where the hits officially come from!Check out the video and holla back!Big up Kenrazy!

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