AFRO TUESDAYS : ‘BUTTERFLIES’ BY SWIGA

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I love butterflies.Can never get over how beautiful and graceful they are.  At my wedding I imagine butterflies fluttering all over. Picture perfect,no?Just as I was panicking over what song to do along came Swiga with the song Butterflies. I first heard Swiga at an event and she was performing in the rain. She soldiered on though and  I remember thinking that she had an indie folk kind of sound to her with her other songs. Continue reading

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Mushy Mondays: ‘Helena’ by Third Hand Music

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How was Valentines? Did you get a rose or chocolate? Wine perhaps? Did you go to Kempinski or Java? Some of you were home right? Not to worry Valentines is really overrated, (that is what people with no baes say, *evil laughter* ) If your heart was broken this weekend , pole. The streets  can get very mean. Let us talk about Third Hand Music. They have been perfecting their skill for the last four years and they are awesome. Write music , movies and books for women and you have struck gold. These three young men have decided to woo us with the song Helena. Continue reading

AFRO TUESDAYS:’LOVE PHOBIC’ BY H_ART THE BAND

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Love is a tricky thing.It makes you do things, say things you never thought you would. Love can make you break the rules with reckless abandon, love can drive you crazy.That’s what this song is about.Let me just say out of all the H_ART the Band songs this is my all time favourite.This for me is who they really are as the band. Continue reading

MUSHY MONDAYS:’ELUSIVE BABY’ BY PRISCA OJWANG’

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When you cannot instantly tell the nationality of an artist in a song it is a good thing because it puts them on a whole other level. Then if the song is from an adopted genre and is well executed you are hooked. I have watched enough movies based on the black culture and there is always a girl who can sing backed by BGVs doing an amazing job. They mostly sing the blues, jazz and swing and their bodies move sensually. Their hair is usually big and shining showing the sheen that was generously sprayed on it. Their dresses are usually little shimmering things exposing their well-toned thighs. The club usually has men smoking cigars accompanied by women in mink and they too smoke cigarettes. This is the mood that Prisca brings into the song Elusive Baby.  Continue reading

AFRO TUESDAYS:’RANGI YA BAHARI’ BY GILAD FT GACHAGO

giladAttention attention we have now found the king of ballads.KIDUM is now about to lose his throne to GILAD.(Isn’t it funny that none of these crooners are from here?Kenyan gentlemen we need to do something about this,yes?) Continue reading