REVIEWS

#MCM Daniel Caesar

#MCM Daniel Caesar

It’s amazing how you can find music that expresses something you feel, yet can’t find words to express yourself. The song takes up all the emotions you have bottled up inside and makes magic through lyrics and melody. This past long weekend has been spent […]

#WCW 5 Female Artists I’m loving this week

#WCW 5 Female Artists I’m loving this week

The holiday vibe has made it so easy to forget it’s a Wednesday. Yes, we’re in the middle of the week and the other long weekend was just two days ago. But life in Kenya seems to really evolve around politics – story for another […]

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

One of the things I love about the Nairobi creative scene is the number of platforms that have sprung up for upcoming, and established, artists to showcase their talents. For an artist, these platforms go a long way in helping one practice, build confidence and […]

Cool Sunday vibes at the Village Linkup

Cool Sunday vibes at the Village Linkup

Having spent most of my weekend indoors, I was really looking forward to stepping out on Sunday evening for the Village Linkup at the Alchemist. Nothing like great music and positive vibes to start off the week, right?

Lupus Awareness Through Music #SheBlossoms

Lupus Awareness Through Music #SheBlossoms

There are very few things that can match up to live music on a Sunday afternoon. Especially, if the music is being used as a platform to raise awareness. Majority of you might not have know this but October happens to be lupus awareness month. […]

Review: American Teen by Khalid

Review: American Teen by Khalid

The internet is a great place to find new music so once in a while I open a new tab, go to Youtube and let myself fall into a rabbit hole looking for music I haven’t heard before. There’s something about “discovering” new artists, or […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE POWER OF ONE

BOOK REVIEW: THE POWER OF ONE

Plot The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. The story begins when Peekay’s mother has a nervous breakdown, and Peekay ends up being raised by a Zulu wet nurse, Mary […]

A Short Introduction to Kwame’s music

A Short Introduction to Kwame’s music

I got an email from Kibali about a week ago to do a review of Kwame and two of his songs. Having never heard of him before I was a bit apprehensive and it took me a while to download the songs and give them […]

Dela’s Swahili cover of Adele’s Hello is really awesome

Dela’s Swahili cover of Adele’s Hello is really awesome

Adele’s Hello has gotten a lot of hearts reminiscing about their exes and Kenya’s Dela has taking it a notch higher by singing a Swahili version of the song. You just have to listen to it to appreciate its beauty. Lyrics Hello Ni mimi Baada […]

A review of @SautiSol’s Live and Die in Afrika

A review of @SautiSol’s Live and Die in Afrika

Sauti Sol is arguably Kenya’s biggest music act at the moment. The quartet of Bien-Aimé, Chimano, Polycarp and Savara has been growing in leaps and bounds since their debut album Mwanzo in 2009. Their third studio album Live and Die in Africa was released last week […]