Latest info reaching us has it that a new song titled ‘Pole Pole’ by the legendary Marsh featuring Kisumu city’s most sought after award winning rapper, Gabiro Mtu Necessary is out.
Pole Pole is a Swahili word which simply means slowly. It is a banger that will surely keep you on your toes on the dance floor with his groovy dance hall touch as produced by Jamal Malique for Starbell Records.
The song was recorded by Starbell Records and produced by Jamal Malique.
Diva Maureen Nantume has kept her music flowing, our Spy can confirm. Latest from has it she has released a new song titled ‘Ndi Muzadde’. The song was released a few weeks ago but it has already received massive air plays among the local FM stations across the country. The song talks about being a parent.
“I would like to convey my sincere gratitude and appreciation to who ever put hand in order to make this project a success. I can’t mention any but I know you all know your selves out there and all I can say is Thank you #Ndimuzadde,” Maureen Nantume posted on her wall.
Singer and fashionista Hellen Lukoma who also doubles as an actress is set to release a new song titled ‘Pono’.
Sources close to the former Obsessions and HB Toxic singer say the song will be released in the next few days.
Hellen confirmed to our Showbiz spy that she is working on music project with one of the songs titled ‘Pono’ set to be released soon. When we asked what she was up to, “Honorably music, I have a new song called Pono,” Hellen said.
Sweden based music star Jay Platnumz has hired experienced Tony Ocean Kulaba as his music promoter. Tony was signed to circulate the music under his label Ocean Media International.
Jay has hired Ocean in the wake of releasing his two hit songs titled ‘Cheri’ and ‘Shake Body’. His song ‘Cheri’ is nominated this year in Africa Crown Awards International in the category of the best video of 2017.
Jay Platnumz is an African artist based in Sweden but originally from Congo and Tanzania. He does music like afrobeat, dancehall and many more. He previously lived in Uganda.
In yet another major milestone, 18 Coke Studio Africa artists are among Africa’s top celebrated stars nominated at the 2017 edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), set to take place this November. The nominees were unveiled this August at Renaissance Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria revealing Coke Studio Africa – 2017 artists: Yemi Alade, Alikiba, AKA, Runtown, Nasty C, Eddy Kenzo, Locko, Anselmo Ralph, Jah Prayzah, Busiswa, Amanda Black, Kiff No Beat, Mafikizolo, Micasa, Bebe Cool, Nyashinski, Olamide and Nandi among nominees in AFRIMA’s regional and continental preliminaries. This year’s nominee list includes 33 categories, 10 regional and 23 genre-based categories, with Coke Studio stars bagging 25 nomination slots.
Fresh off releasing her new EP: “Mama Afrique”, multi-award winning Nigerian artist Yemi Alade returns to the show for the fourth time this year performing alongside French Congolese rapper Youssoupha. She has been nominated in the Best Female Artiste in Western Africa category. Another Nigerian star, Runtown, of the “Mad Over You” hit has been nominated in the coveted category of Best Male Artiste in Western Africa up against Nigerian heavy weights Davido and Wizkid. Runtown makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa this year paired alongside Africa’s coolest kid: Nasty C.
2017 is a great year already for Eddy Kenzo! He just released his new album “BIOLOGY” and returns to Coke Studio for a second time paired alongside Ghanaian artist Bisa Kdei. He is among the AFRIMA nominees in the category of Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa together with Coke Studio king from Tanzania: Alikiba. AFRIMA category of Best Male Artiste in Central Africa includes Coke Studio stars: Anselmo Ralph (Angola) and Locko (Cameroon) both making their debut on the show this year. On the show Anselmo Ralph is paired with Mi Casa (South Africa) and Locko is paired with Tresor (South Africa/Congo). Eddy Kenzo has also been nominated for the Video of the Year category, Album of the Year in Africa, Artiste of the year in Africa and Song of the Year.
From South Africa, Coke Studio rappers: Nasty C and AKA are nominated in the Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa, alongside Zimbabwean music general Jah Prayzah who collaborates with Mozambique’s Mr. Bow and Ugandan artist Ykee Benda on his Coke Studio debut this year. South African divas: Busiswa and Amanda Black will battle it out in the category of Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa. While Busiswa has been paired with Zambian artist Slap Dee on the show, Amanda Black collaborated with Ghanaian “Tonga” star: Joey B.
In subsequent AFRIMA nominations other Coke Studio stars have been nominated in the continental categories. They include Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast) Mafikizolo and Mi Casa (South Africa) in the Best African Group category. For the Best Artist or Group in African Contemporary category, the nominees include Anselmo Ralph (Angola) and Alikiba (Tanzania). Aje by Alikiba Ft. MI has also been nominated in the category of Best Collaboration alongside Jah Prayzah’s Watora Mari ft Diamond and Supporter by Locko Ft. Mr Leo.
Uganda’s King of dancehall Bebe Cool is among the nominees for Best Artist or Group in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall. The other categories in the continental awards that are aimed at shaping the narrative of African Music across the globe include: Best Artist or Group in African Hip Hop AKA (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa); Best Artist or Group in African R&B and Soul – Alikiba (Tanzania), Anselmo Ralph (Angola); Best Artist in African Pop – Locko (Cameroon) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria).
The African Fans Favourite category has also attracted 10 nominees, with two going to Coke Studio stars; Nyashinski (Kenya) and Olamide (Nigeria). Other categories with Coke Studio stars include; Songwriter of the Year category – Anselmo Ralph, Revelation of The Year – Nasty C and Runtown, Producer of the Year and Song of the Year – Runtown.
Public voting is open! Vote for your favourite Coke Studio Africa stars via www.afrima.org
Massachusetts US based Ugandan star events promoter/manager Lovely Norah is set to host the first ever Ugandan red carpet event in Las Vegas. The red carpet event slated for this Friday 1st September 2017 is Uganda’s first ever red carpet Diaspora event in Las Vegas and will feature some of Uganda’s finest singers like David Lutalo, Sheeebah Karungi, King Saha and Juliana Kanyomozi as well as Nigerian dynamic singing duo of P Square.
The Uganda ultimate summer festival 2017 is set to rock Las Vegas from 31st August to 3rd September.
Lovely Norah has promised the best of fun. Talking to this website she said, “We are going to paint Las Vegas red, it’s going to be ultimate fun and I am calling upon all fun loving people to come and attend in big numbers”
Kenya’s freshest talent Ashley Scarlette; a young singing and super talented artist from Kisumu is making her first step into the music scene with a new song ‘Hold My Breathe’
Making a grand entry, the singer pours her heart out in a new hit titled ‘Hold My Breathe’ a smooth laid back love song that she regrettably says good bye to her lover and love life.
The Kisumu based singer brings on board smooth vibes with this track which incorporates dancehall beats produced and mastered by Ryez of Ryez Music production. Check the song here https://youtu.be/gsI_K1JvaP0
Uganda’s 2017 Coke Studio Africa representatives, Bebe Cool and BET Award Winner Eddy Kenzo, are among the Africa’s top celebrated stars nominated for the 2017 edition of the annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), set to take place this November.
The two musicians along with 16 other Coke Studio Africa stars were unveiled this August at Renaissance Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
Eddy Kenzo, who is in the studio for the second consecutive year and just released his new album “BIOLOGY”, is among the AFRIMA nominees in the category of Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa together with Coke Studio king from Tanzania: Alikiba. He has also been nominated in a number of other categories, including; Video of the Year, Album of the Year in Africa, Artiste of the year in Africa and Song of the Year.
Uganda’s self-proclaimed King of dancehall, Bebe Cool is among the nominees for Best Artist or Group in African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall.
Public voting is open! Vote for your favourite Coke Studio Africa stars via www.afrima.org
Coke Studio Africa is Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show. It is a non-competitive music show that brings together diverse African music talent for world-class showcases, while giving upcoming artists the opportunity to work with some of the best local and international music and production talent. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic African sound through music fusion.
The production now includes artists from South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia and Cameroon. The last edition featured Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo whilst South Africa had its own production. This season will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.
The Kenyan based “Kisumu” 1st Rising Gospel Rapper Antony M has released the video of his latest hit “Mola Wangu” (My God).
The video was shot in the slums and encourages the youths to keep on having faith in God and that they should also keep on striving for the best despite of the challenges keeping in mind that there is always hope. Here is the video, kindly watch, drop your comments and share..