Bien-Aime Baraza’s open letter to Bahati

Bahati go and write songs or rather get good songwriters to work with. DO NOT do music targeting awards. Awards are a by-product of quality. Use this energy to better your musicianship. Also who told you to speak on behalf of Gospel musicians! There are plenty of Gospel artists who are doing God’s work with anointing as they should. So stop roping an entire industry into your publicity stunts. It just makes Kenyan musicians in general look bad. Sautisol didn’t sing Kuliko Jana targeting any award. Music from the heart…

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MAMA 2016 Full list of Winners

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 rolls out the glamour with thrilling performances and awards presentation. South Africa rap talent Cassper Nyovest picks up award for Best Live Act at the show. He edges out Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Flavour (Nigeria), Mafikizolo (South Africa) and Stonebwoy (Ghana). Sauti Sol wins Best Group beating Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), R2bees (Ghana) and Toofan (Togo). Yemi Alade wins Best Female edging out her Nigerian counterpart Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s Mz Vee, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Josey of Ivory Coast. This makes…

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Bien-Aime Baraza ain’t Gay! Check out his beautiful Bae

Read his Facebook post below : Bien-Aime Baraza This girl makes me happy. The last two years together have been amazing. The fights have been real and the make ups have been heaven 😉 I wish we grow old together. Happy birthday babe. I love you ♥️♥️♥️ Follow the link on https://web.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210242801376186&set=a.4553403242861.178965.1524820047&type=3&theater Please follow and like us:0

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Vote for #MAMABestInternational act before Wednesday 15th July

The Nominees for 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards #MAMABestInternational act are B4 from Angola, Beatenberg from South Africa, Black Motion from South Africa, P-Square from Nigeria and Sauti Sol from Kenya. CAST YOUR VOTES BELOW TO HELP DETERMINE WHO WINS BIG AT THE 2015 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS! PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN VOTE 20 TIMES PER CATEGORY PER DAY AND VOTING CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY 15 JULY. http://mama.mtv.com/voting/ Please follow and like us:0

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Kenyan Music Industry Part 2: Producers & Production Houses

Over two decades ago, there were less than five established music production studios in Kenya. Early 2000s saw two recording studios take the centre stage in the music industry by making stars and producing hits. Calif Records and Ogopa Deejays were the notable powerhouses which started the revolution. Ogopa Deejays was best known for “Kapuka” with artists such as E-sir, Big pin, Nameless, Longombas, Deux vultures, Mr. Lenny, Mr. Googz, K-Rupt, Jaguar, Tattuu, just to mention a few. Artists like Marya, Avril, Kenzo and Trapee are the new kids on…

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Sauti Sol, Lupita Nyong’o and Amani to represent Kenya in MAMAs 2014

Three Kenyans have made it to the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nomination list. They have been selected in different categories and they include Lupita Nyong’o, Amani and Sauti Sol. The event is back after being on hold for three years after the sponsors had pulled out. It will be held on 7th June in South Africa at the Durban International Convention Center. The biggest surprise is that the nomination list doesn’t have many stars. Voting is open at www.mtvbase.com till 4th June. Full list of nominees: Best Lusophone:…

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