Live And Die in Afrika: A review

I’m sure if we try really hard, we can spell the word M-E-L-O-D-Y using letters from the names of Sauti Sol’s band members. Mudigi… It’s like saying; “shtua!” Because some amazing melody awaits… As you know, these four talented young men launched their new album last weekend; Live And Die in Afrika. Apart from the…

Things that Yasiin Bey said

It’s been quite a few suns since American musician Yasiin Bey was in town. Of course, a lot of people took time to go and see him at Ebony Lounge in Nairobi. It’s not often you get someone with that slow easy style on the mic, you know, saying things that only your heart could…

Vanessa Mdee takes hold of her destiny

I imagine her palms were sweaty when she told herself over and over and over again that it was the right thing to do. She probably pushed aside the doubts that were running riot in her senses and made her nervous. Doing something that you know feels right deep down is too noble and there’s…

Thais says music set her free

T-ha-ees. Is how you say her name. Thais. All you need to know about her is that music set her free. Music forced her to open her soul and seek answers to some of the most painful questions life was asking her. I only interviewed her for all of ten minutes, in the dark underground…