BANGING FRIDAYS: ‘HOT THIS YEAR’ BY MDQ AND KAGWE

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If  there are two people who are constantly putting in the  work in their music it is MDQ and Kagwe. Whether it is hip hop or club bangers these two will always be doing the most in a good way. The two decided to team up with their creative genius to bring you Hot This Year. Continue reading

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BANGING FRIDAYS :’TEMPO REMIX’ BY DUFLA DILIGON FT CINDY SANYU

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Hello world, I introduce you to Dufla Diligon a boy from Samburu who has chosen to make dancehall his genre. Interesting is what this young man is. Humble beginnings are composing songs- 16 songs for your cow ( that’s a  full album) to now singing songs for people to dance to in clubs. He is signed under Grandpa Records and this song is a remix featuring the Ugandan dancehall queen Cindy Sanyu.

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BANGING FRIDAYS: ‘LETIGO’NAMELESS & NYASHINSKI

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East Africa when did we start being obsessed with pool parties?Was there a notice put up somewhere? Was it circulated in a Whatsapp group? Is it an open secret that everyone is in on except for me? For the year 2016 it was Zigo first then now we have Letigo with a pool party theme.Who shall be next,Uganda maybe? Interesting thing is that you rarely see anyone actually swimming just standing in the shallow end of the pool and draping oneself over the side of the pool.Anyway I digress. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:’THIRD PARTY LOVER’ BY DELA

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Dela Maranga first burst into the music scene when she featured on Sauti Sol’s first album Mwanzo on the track Mama Papa with Bien-Aime. I think I know all the songs on that album by heart but one of the stand out tracks was definitely that one. She had another song Weche Tek where she proved that she is a legit great vocalist. Taking a risk by doing the Swahili version of Adele’s Hello catapulted her into the star that she really is. Last year was the Mafeelings track and this year she drops another hot one Third Party Lover. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:’TAKE IT LOW’CALVO MISTARI FT OPIPS & JARDEL

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Calvo Mistari suprises me. His musical journey has seen him step into the game with the track Mwanaume ni Effort.  We have seen him show his soft side with Loving Wrong ft Patricia Kihoro and with Amileena on Wewe Ndiye. He can also get you dancing as is the case on the track with Khaligraph and UB Iz Vipi.For the year 2016 he brings you Take It Low. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:’ALL THE WAY’ VICTORIA KIMANI FT KHULI CHANA

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Victoria Kimani also known to me as the African Barbie has dropped another track hardly a month after dropping her track Tucheze with Ferre Gola.The girl takes a bold step by sampling Angelique Kidjo’s track Wombo Lombo.Quite honestly I am impressed that she was able to sing that tongue twister of a verse. I still can’t sing that song except the chorus. Continue reading

BANGING FRIDAYS:’SHUGLI’-KIU

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We at the Bar have been crying out for girl groups because  one,we want to see more diversity in the industry and two because girls can do anything they set their mind to and sometimes they just need to hear that they are talented enough to roll with the big dogs. I was so glad when I heard that KIU dropped another track,a bit different from their usual sound.The group made up of Tracy Bakhita ,Pauline Ayuko and Rose Nkatha bring to you Shugli. Continue reading