The Press Room

One On One With Rift Valley Awards Founder Eddah Nkoyo

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Am Eda a founder and CEO rift valley gospel music awards. A vision that I saw started of in 2019, now we are on our second year doing this.

What inspired you to start this award?
A lot including our own artists who have been participating in other awards and they have never. So I decided to start and appreciate our own. Now I think are putting them out for other for other people to see out there.

What are some of the challenges that you faced?
There are a lot of challenges; first was getting people on board. Getting people to support us, though financially. Having people to believe in great rift …….., You know when you want to say you want submissions, people have to believe in you for them to submit their music to you. So it has been a challenge but by God’s grace, we have managed to get their trust. Everything from them and they are here with us on this, that is supportive. The support has been tremendous.

Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?
Countrywide!?I’m gonna do it country wide and do it big.

So what do you know, that you wish you knew when you started out?A lot, I don’t know even how to say this(she laughs off). There is a lot, from how we handle artists, how the process goes, the entire process……….. Now last year had been easy as compared to this year.

What can you say was the best part for you in the award ceremony?I think crowning of the male and female artists. I make sure they have a lot with them, that is my favourite point of its all.

How long have you been doing Rift Valley Music Awards?This is the second year. Yes, yes.

For those who wish to be nominated, what is the process?Next year we are starting of from October we will open our window for nominations. So when we release our posters, when we announce in the media that we are receiving submissions. Now people will start bringing their submissions.

We have so many people look up to you, what message of hope do you have for them?
Everything is possible, you will never lack any challenge, but everything……. I believe everything is possible through God. I have been through challenges and sometimes I feel like it is not going to happen. Like this morning I never………. yesterday evening I was in coast in event and I was like it never going to happen. Me what I can tell people is that it is possible, it can happen, yeah.

Were you once an artist?Yes, I was an artist and then I did three songs. I did well and then the position made the industry. That is why it was a little bit easier for me to do the great rift.

It seems that you were an amazing singer, why did you stop? I went for maternity leave, I never came back (she laughs).

I just disappeared but i will be back.My whole life is for organizing events. I also do other events apart from my rift valley events.

You seem to be a powerhouse, how do you balance between family and work?Argh (she gushes out), it requires a very understanding husband, yeah. Someone supportive for you to this big. Because this late night, the frustrations, tiredness halafu unafika he can’t do anything. But right now if I go home, I get supper done. My niece is always there very supportive. I have my boys who does not recognize when you are so frustrated or when you are happy. It is always making you feel like everything is okay. So, I try to balance as much as possible, but family comes first, yeah.

For those who wish to like listening to your music, how do they get your music?YouTube, I think, zote ziko YouTube. Yes.

So they search for?
Eddah Nkoyo.

And for those who wish to follow Great Rift Valley Music Awards? Yeah, we are on instagram, facebook and YouTube. They can go there search us, follow, like, comment. We would like to hear…………you know when you do something it is never perfect. Those contributions are always very key.

For those who wish to reach out for you after this interview, how can they reach out for you?Am on Facebook also, Eddah Nkoyo. Even the page of Great Rift Valley, you will still get me there.

Is there anything else you want to add maybe?We pray that come next year, more people will be supporting us. You know we have been selling these ideas to people as time goes by. So we really really wish to find people supporting us next year.

One On One With Reggae Sensation Lieutenant Pinkey

1)Tell us a bit about yourself:I am a musician and an actor.
I do reggae and rock music, this is because the two genres are kinda spiritual which favours my messages

2) What and when were you inspired to be an artist?What inspired me was a song by lucky dube called prisoner

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?As an artist mostly upcoming, the pressure to survive financially between the basic needa and music is always a challange.

4) Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?. I see myself as an international artist in the next 10 years.

5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out? I wish I knew music was all about the inner feeling and not competition.

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?My most memorable moment was when I first stood before the microphone, I was mixed up.

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps?For the people who wish to follow up in my footsteps just stay positive because the world will never try to fit in your shoe.

8)What message do you have for your fans?To my fans I apreciate this far and I love them all

9)Who would you love to collaborate with as an artist and why?Well I would like collaborate with Wyre because he’s a skilled artist and I’d love to learn from him

10)For those people who wish to reach out to you.What are your social media handles?For those poeple who wish to reach out can find me on -Ig. @lutenantpinkey
-fb. @lutenant pinkey
-twitter. @lieutenantpink3

One On One With Nairobi’s Finest Samson Makori Aka Lil Noon

1)Tell us a bit about yourself:I’m Samson Makori, have my stage names kama mbili juu me I do music(Lil Noon) and comedy(Etwani- jogoo)

2) What and when were you inspired to be an artist?I was inspired to music in 2014 when I joined form one thats is I was competing with fellows from urban towns who had know Khaligraph and Okwonkwo😅😅

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?People do critisize my title alot making their friends fail to click my links

4) Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?I see myself a star in the World that Africa and Beyond

5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?I wish I knew the best music producer that I have now to start venturing earlier😣

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?I remember my first time to hold a Microphone at UoN mbele ya kila mtu nikajiona King though bila crown😹😹😹

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps?Never do everything as your fans say to you, , , others are looking for a deal to embarass you and your downfall🤓🤓🤓 they need to listen to what you have created for them(You are the driver and they are your passengers)

8)What message do you have for your fans?I love you all, thanks for the support, let us be strong and patient for I shall deliver all that you like with time

9)Who would you love to collaborate with as an artist and why?Breeder. This guy is always my mirror on how he challenges the other artists who have been in the industry for long

10)For those people who wish to reach out to you.What are your social media handles?Facebook page- Noon Polyga

Ig- @poly_gamas
Youtube- Etwani Polygamas
Twitter- Noon Polyga

One On One With Gospel Sensation And Guitarist Ruben-Idy

1. Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Ruben.I am 23years old
I’m a Gospel musician artist who is born again.

2.When and who inspired you to be an artist? I was inspired to be an artist since childhood cause my dad was a guitarist and singer.In 2010 I started learning guitar I recorded my first song in 2013.

3.What challenges have you faced so far? I mostly sponsor myself paying for studio time and getting airplay

4.Where do you see yourself in the next 10years? I see myself being the best artist in Africa and also fulfilling my calling in life.

5.What do you know now that you wish you when you were starting out? I wish I knew how to create the type of music I’m creating now.

6.What is your most memorable moment as an artist? It was when I recorded my first song

7)What advise do you have for people who wish to follow in your footsteps? I would like to tell them never to give up to push and pray till something happens.

8What message do you have for your fans?My message to them is to keep on supporting me .

9.Who would you like to collaborate with?Mercy Masika, Joel Lwaga, Paul Clement.

10.If people wish to reach out to you.How can they?They can reach me on my social media handles

YouTube:Idy Ruben Official

Ig: rubenidy

Tweeter : Ruben-Idy

Fb: Ruben IdyAkil Agan

One On One With Singing Duo The Bright Stars

1)Tell us a bit about yourselves:we are a group of two and we call ourselves The bright stars

2) What and when were you inspired to be an artist?we began singing while we were at school

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?first of all,, financial problem,where by we hustle doing mjengo for us to get money, second relatives challenge,this is where by they felt so anxiety when we began the music and they kept us into deep thoughts even they didn’t want us to stay with them at all,,so we were forced to take our house in rentals,and there we were likely to loose hope in music but,we got our friends who gave us courage thus not to loose hope.

4) Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?In the next 10 years we’re hoping to get to a higher level of raising young talented people  and we’re hoping to have our studios in gettos because we’ve realized that more people there are talented especially youths,thus we wouldn’t like them to get into the drugs

5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?We would have asked our friend earlier about the management of the music.

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?As an artist, my memorable moments is when we are recording our music in studio, attending shows and interviews from t.v and radio channels.

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps?Never to loose hope in life and focus on there goals and also not to forget God, because without God everything is impossible.

8)What message do you have for your fans?Encouraging messages

9)Who would you love to collaborate with as an artist and why?Guardian angel because of his history of life,and I see by now he is at a higher level,and he always have inspiring messages,am always proud of him.

10)For those people who wish to reach out to you.What are your social media handles?

Because we’re are a group of two,,On our YouTube channel; The bright stars, you can even search for,Bravobryo or starbuoyjoe,or you can also write a title of our one song Disciple or Tumaini,,and Facebook.. search for Starbuoyjoshua Joe and Brian luvui,, Instagram,Olume jonteh de star buoy.. follow me I follow back..
That’s all be blessed sister,,🙏🙏

One On One With Lyric Genius Mysta_Q

1)Tell us a bit about yourself:I am Cecil Muhalule born on 28th September, 1997. I am the first born. I have two siblings Fainos Keholo and Cyril Abwunza. I am a reggae musician.

Apart from music I am also a businessman and an activist. I am the CEO of MYSTA Q SNACKS AND FOODSTUFF. I am also the founder of STREET NATION AFRICA an Organization geared towards transforming the life of street families from drug and substance abuse to a drug free nation in a bid to curb crime . The organization also offers medical support, guiding and counseling to the street families. We believe in changing the lives of the street families to make them responsible members of the society.

2.When and what inspired you to venture into music? My inspiration in art is inborn. I am also a painter. I decided to do music as my favorite because it is efficient in making the message reach out to many people faster plus also providing entertainment. I started as a hip-hop artist but the calling to be a reggae musician was greater. This is because reggae cuts across all religions, races, age groups and cultures.

3.What challenges have you faced so far?The main challenge has been lacking enough knowledge and resources to pertake different/various things in the music industry. This has often resulted in manipulation and improper approach to deals. I am thankful to Jah the Most High because this experience has acted as a lesson to me thus making me to get off from my comfort zone and conquer my challenges with a Team that I have been creating over time

4.Where do you see yourself in the next 10years? In the next 10 years I see myself as a shining light to my society. A light that brings ways as it shines on others. I want to see more and more talents growing up with my mentorship and chain of network

5.What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out? There is nothing I regret to have known earlier because I always believe Jah time is the best and everything happens with a reason. That’s the power of nature

6.What is your most memorable moment?I performed for someone in the streets and the person rehabilitated me from drugs till I quit crime. I was a criminal in the streets of Nairobi. Dad and mum parted ways in 2005 thus making me to turn to the streets as a street urchin

7)What advise do you have for people who wish to follow in your footsteps? Follow your dream and go for it. Jah knows your destiny

8.What message do you have for your fans? For each and every step that I have walked or passed through my fans have really been my strength. God bless all my fans. I am really thankful to them for their continued support, care and love. Jah blessings

9.Who would you love to collaborate with? I am looking to collaborate with any artist as long as the message will be of positive to the society. I really love the message in the songs of Buju Banton
10.If someone wishes to reach out to you how can they?

TWITTER: @Mysta_Q

INSTAGRAM: @Mysta_Q
FACEBOOK: Mysta Q
WHATSAPP: +254714187479
EMAIL: cecilmu16@gmail.com

Meet Young Trio Taking The Modelling World By Storm

Leilani Bett,Natasha Shirlyen and Clement Oware

On a regular day you would expect Leilani Bett, Natasha Shirlyen and Clement Oware to be playing games outside like ordinary kids but today we find the trio in a photo shoot.

The three who started out as friends have identified some of the things that they love doing which includes modelling.

Clement Oware, Leilani Bett and Natasha Shirlyen

Clement Oware said,”I have always had a passion for modelling since I could walk and I thought this is a path that I could exploit.”

Natasha Shirlyen added,”We have already identified the things we love and are good at and have chosen modelling because we love it.”

Leilani Bett said,”It is important for us as young people to keep ourselves busy not only by studying but also through our hobbies.”

Leilani Bett,Natasha Shirlyen and Clement Oware

At a time when many are home and are bored the trio have chosen to study and to also develop their God given gifts and talents during their free time.

 One On One With Music’s Top Upcoming Duo Snazzy

1)Tell us a bit about yourselves:

Leeyo:My name is Leeyo am a musician and an actor

Daney B:My name is Daney b I’m an artist a rapper from a duo called snazzy and a video director to be, I come from a humble background and from a family of two, me and my younger brother Dani.

Daney B one half of the epic group Snazzy

2) What and when were you inspired to be an artist?

Leeyo:I’ve also had a passion in music dancing and acting ever since I was little but I started writing my music in 2016

Daney B:I think I’ve always loved music since I was young I used to sing along to westlife songs when I was young I still do even tho my singing voice is terrible😂😂, what inspired me Is a series called empire I used to watch it back in the day when it was a hit series and how I used to see people go to the studio record music go perform to big audiences kind of inspired me to write and try do my own stuff, that was in 2016 and after we were in the holidays that’s when I hollaad leeyo and asked him if we could do a collabo, the rest is history.

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?

Leeyo:Financial challenges sanasana and also am an upcoming artist so it kinda hard to get gigs that pay and also interviews

Daney B:The main challenge I’d say it’s finances coz if the money was kind of enough we would have done a lot by now.

4) Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?

Leeyo:In ten years time I want my brand to make headlines as the artist who is in all businesses I plan to venture in other major businesses in Kenya through my music

Daney B:In ten years, I’ll have my own recording studio and label, my own film company and won a couple of afrimmas all God willing

5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?

Leeyo:I have no regrets since everyday is a learning process

Daney B:No regrets in my journey,I take everything as a lesson all through

Leeyo one half of the epic group Snazzy

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?

Leeyo:my beginnings the goodtimes and the challenges I’ve been through are things that I’ll always remember through out the journey they help stay focused

Daney B:My most memorable moment has to be performing at the naifest that was a dream come true for me and Leeyo

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps?

Leeyo:when they know what they want just start the journey go get it it’s too never early it’s never too late clock is always ticking trust the process

Daney B:Well, it’s never late to start all you have to do is be persistent in your prayers, consistent in your content and work hard for what you want.

8)What message do you have for your fans?

Leeyo:I love my fan I’m grateful for everytime they are watching me for everytime they support for real and I hope they know what they are witnessing

Daney B:My message to my fans is that what you have listen and watched from snazzy is just a sneak peak for all the great things we have in store for you guys all I ask is for your support and I promise not to let y’all down

9)Who would you love to collaborate with as an artist and why?

Leeyo:Nyashinski sauti sol khaligraph jone, bey t, Tanasha, naiboi ,mejja ,Nikita ,masauti kingkaka fena gitu bensoul nvirri I love their vibe and I think I can learn something from them and we can have a nice chemistry in music

Daney B: I’d say Nikita kering, she has a golden voice, bey t, Nadia, Nviiri, khaligraph the OG is respected , and Victoria kimani

10)For those people who wish to reach out to you.What are your social media handles?

Leeyo:Instagram @leeyokeofficial or @snazzy_keofficial@ Facebook snazzykeofficial YouTube snazzykeofficial tweeter leeyokeofficial Tiktok leeyokeofficial

Daney B:My socials are Instagram @daney__b also follow @snazzyke_official
Facebook:@snazzyke_official

Meet Kakamega’s Finest Vokz

1)Tell us a bit about yourself:I’m Vokz Voke an upcoming Gospel artist from Kakamega but now am in Nairobi. I’m born again I love God.

2) What and when were you inspired to be an artist?)I had no dreams of being an artist but since corona entered our country that was on May,,so that’s where I started trying to think about music and I got myself somewhere that I can sing someones song like mine,so that’s where I started thinking of music all time.

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?I have faced a lot of challenges that I cannot tell more,,but the main one is lack of money

4)Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?)In the next ten years I’m seeing that I will do a lot of things and I will learn a lot of things.

5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?Singing music that has got a positive message to everyone who listens to

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?I’m from a family that no one is an artist

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps?That life is not easy one must struggle so that you will able get what you need in life

8)What message do you have for your fans?I want tell them that Vokz Voke is an artist who is coming to do more music in this industry and let continue supporting me

9)Who would you love to collaborate with as an artist and why?9)Guardian Angel cause  I have learnt alot from her and his songs they have a good message

10)For those people who wish to reach out to you.What are your social media handles?
Facebook Vokz Voke,my facebook page is Vokz Voke Kenya,Instagram Vokz Voke254,Youtube Vokz Voke

Meet Brother Jackson Music Nakuru’s Top Gospel Artist

1)Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m Brother Jackson Music, an upcoming gospel artist, 28 years old. Am single and a last born from a family of 5 siblings. Am a song writer. I did a diploma in traveling and tourism management but I dropped out of  college due to financial issues. Currently am working as a sales representative.

2) What and when were you inspired to be artist? It’s a long story.some fews  years back there was this lady we met online and started dating. We never dated for long and she moved into my house. I never knew her intentions. We stay together for more than a year but later I come to find out  that she was HIV positive. I used to come very late from my working place but there was this particular day that I came earlier than I do, after we had our supper, I went to sleep at around 9pm and left this lady that we were dating in the sitting room. At 10pm she came in the bedroom to pick some drugs from her pouch. I heard her but I pretended sleeping, when she left  for work in the morning, I went to confirm which drugs she was taking last night. I was shocked to find out that they were ARVS drugs, I cried that morning and  later went to a VCT to findout my HIV status. (8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” deuteronomy 31:8)I thank God the results were negative. We later parted ways. After the incident last year May when I was on my leave, I went for prayers in the wilderness that’s when the lord revealed the first to me(song title Mungu baba ni wewe tunakuabudu) and that’s how I found myself singing. I recorded my first song this year February.

3)What challenges have you faced so far as an artist?finances for recording. There was a time I was coned with the one of the music  producer’s  here in Nakuru.

4) Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?
Am pray to God to give me more grace and wisdom for writing songs that will deliver people  from their boundage and follow Christ with his teaching.
5)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?I never  knew that after recording and  releasing your songs, you have to work an extra mile on marketing them.

6)What is your most memorable moment as an artist?there was a time I had a live TV interview, giving out  my testimony on what the lord did into my life. I never knew that the testimony will transform other people’s and give them hope through my story.

7) What message do you have for people who wish to follow up in your footsteps? . In life, never give up on whatever you are  doing. Always pray to God and he will fulfill all your heart desires.

8)What message do you have for your fans? Always work hard to achieve your goals.

9)Which artist do you wish to collabo with?and why? Sifaeli Mwabuka from Tanzania. His songs are good for spiritual nourishment.

10)What are your social media handles?
Facebook, YouTube and Instagram@ Brother Jackson Music.

Meet Minato Anton:Changing Lives One Beat At A Time

Tell us a bit about yourself:I was born in chuka, 1995 August 28. I was brought up as a child in kwa njenga slums an area called Vietnam, where i went to nursery at tembo junior academy. Later we moved to pipeline where i have lived till date, and i went to a boarding school called Kabati Central. I come from a christian family of 4 children, and my dad is a preacher.

2)Tell us briefly what inspired you to get into music? I was inspired into music mainly because all my life alot of people looked down on me and thought that there is nothing i could do. There was a time before boarding school i was foolish in class and i was a very fat boy so even outside class activities i was left out in many. I used to be dirty and unorganized and no one imagined anything good and neat coming from me. In short, i got inspired in to singing from simple CU presantions in school.

3)Who is your inspiration and role model?My inspiration is My Dad and my very first role model was Jua Cali. But later when i started understanding music more, Kevo yout inspired me into dancehall and now Busy Signal is my major icon

4)Who would you wish to do a collabo with?The list of collabos i’d like is long. But here in kenya, id mostly like a collabo with Redsan, kevoh yout and khalighraph. Internationally, Busy Signal and Popcaan. I love their vybe.

5)What are some of the challenges you have faced so far as an artist?Independence is the major challenge. Doing everything alone without a team takes time and it is tideous. The other main challenge is meeting conmen who just want to reap my money in the name of being producers.

6)What would you advise young people who would like to follow in your footsteps and be an artist?For people who would like to do dancehall especially, they have to have the heart of a lion. Never give up, and be territorial. They have to believe that they are the best and no one can beat them in what they do

7)Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?In the next 10 years, if i will not be internationally recognised yet, then i will have like over two thousand songs in youtube still pushing

8)What are some of the things you feel the government can do help artists?Make use of national stadiums by lending the young artists some time when its not in use for them to organise shows for their fans, and build at least some government studios that will operate at lower rates for artists that are talented and lack enough money for production.

9)What is your most memorable moment as an artist this far?My most memorable moment is when i performed in mukuru kwa njenga in a school called our lady of Nazareth and defeated their local champ and it became a war.

10)What are some of the lessons and virtues being an artist has taught you?Music has taught me to be patient. It has taught me to know the right things to observe in people when i want to trust them or not, music has also taught me to be brave, to be keen and to know that for whatever i can do, there is always someone better than i am so i have to practice daily

11)If someone wishes to reach out to you..how can they get in touch with you?My social media is @ Minato_Anton at Facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube
My email is rubzmina@gmail.com and my phone number is 0710529866

12. What message do you have for your fans or people who look up to you? To my fans, i love you all for supporting me always, for believing in me and for sharing the love of my music. God bless them all and i shall continue delivering good quality music to them.

Meet Micharazo Geng Geng:The Best Gengetone Group In Kenya

1)Tell us more about Micharazo Geng and how you came up with the name:First of all we were not a group Mungatana was going to do a song then pispa listened to the track and he wanted to pop in with kitenge so we decided to have a group because we complimented each other in a way. Our manager then reated Micharazo Geng Geng… Micharazo came from our local football team.

2)We noticed that you recently released a new song titled Mandom?Our inspiration came from the ghetto

3)The song has graphic lyrics are you afraid that Ezekiel Mutual might throw a fit?We are not afraid because this is the reality as much that the big fish are trying to hide it

4)What are the names of all the members of the group and how do they contribute to the group?

1.pispa di man

2. Mungatana

3. Alkajino

4. Tash

5. Kharizzler

5) We have noticed that you target audiences who love gengetone are you looking to expand your target audience?For now we are flowing with the wave and yes soon we are expanding our fanbase cause we have kapuka songs, benga songs and also we can do Rnb songs. We are flexible and diverse.

6)How do you plan and coordinate who sings which part etc?we give each other time to write their own lyrics then during the training we all decide according to the the flow of the message

8)What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?You need money to get money in this industry

9)What advise do you have for people who wish to follow in your footsteps?Hardwork and also believe in yourself

If your fans wish to reach you.How can they?We are on Facebook Instagram and Twitter @Micharazo Geng Geng Physicallyyou can get us along Juja rd

Meet Ashley Tunai The Queen Of Kenyan Comedy

Tell us a bit about yourself:My name is Ashley Tunai. I was born in Eldoret and raised for six years in Western Kenya,Webuye. My mum decided to move to Nairobi where I did my primary school education, in Bidii Primary School, Buruburu. I then went to Friends School Tigoi Girls in form 1, after which I transferred to State House Girls’ High School and finished my secondary school education. While in school I became really interested in acting but I couldn’t get into it because i was much more interested in basketball. I managed to do some plays however during our school’s cultural day which turned out great. I am an only child to my mother who is a single parent.

When and why were you inspired to get into comedy?I got into comedy in high school. My friends used to say that I was over dramatic and that most stories I told them always had some comedy in them, so I started making Musical.ly videos while in school but the app is now called Tiktok.

Who is your role model?I have several role models but I really look up to Tiffany Hardish. She is just amazing honestly.

Who would you like to collaborate with here in kenya?I’d love to collaborate with Flaqo.

Where do you see yourself in the next 10years?I see myself as a professional basketball player, social media comedian and ofcourse a fluent french speaker

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?I wish I knew that some people take jokes too seriously

What challenges have you faced so far?I don’t think I’ve faced anything that I would call a challenge

What would you advise people who would wish to follow in your footsteps?advice would be that not everyone you know will support you, so just be prepared to feel a bit of hate from some people.

What would you like the goverment to do for you guys?I would like the government to support young talents in our country, from sports to acting.

What is your most memorable moment in your career?Everyday is a memorable moment, especially when I see my videos on status of people I don’t know.

What message do you have for your fans?My fans are my greatest supporters so thank you so much for your love.

If people wish to reach out to you.How can they?You can reach me on my email: ashley.b.tunai@gmail.com or on my Instagram account: @_legendaire_

Why You Should Listen To Saint Chama’s Taarab Infused Song ‘Vazi’

Saint Chama released his song Vazi recently the song that is comprised of a swahili and taarab beat is enjoyable to listen to and filled with beautiful melodies.

The swahili song is also accompanied by a Swahili dance style that makes the song even more enjoyable.

The song reaffirms Saint Chama’s commitment to God and encourages listeners to invite God into their lives so that they can enjoy his blessings as well.

The song portrays God as a healer,provider,protector and so much more.Saint in a celebratory tone thanks God for his grace and his mighty hand.

Saint Chama Drops His New Song Corona Giving His Fans Hope And Reassurance During This Tough Period

Saint Chama proved once again that he can identify with his audience during this pandemic.

The talented singer dropped his song corona a balad that talks about the pandemic has shook the world and brought countries to their knees.

The singer who is famous for his gospel songs of hope encouraged his fans to take caution during this time and to protect themselves and their families.

The song has come at the right moment when majority have lost hope and Saint Chama has given them hope in the song.In our opinion we believe he deserves an award for this.

Why Taifa Langu By Saint Chama Deserves An Award

Taifa Langu by Saint Chama is a song that is on a level of its own and a reflection of the society.

The song points out the social economic ills of the world but in a loving biblical manner and urges members of the society to change their ways for the better.

Saint Chama through his music urges the public to stop corruption something that has taken our country back instead of moving it forward.

In the song Saint Chama urges people to embrace peace and to love one another especially during election season when violence tends to erupt the most.

This song deserves an award because there are very few artists today who talk about such social ills and why change of behaviour is necessary for this country to move forward.

The song urges people to live in unity and love one another from cattle rustlers to religious leaders to voters during voting season.

The song also highlights the plight people went through the 2007 post election violence. Many suffered and through the song Saint Chama showed them that they were not alone and could relate to them.

One On One With Saint Chama Mombasa’s Top Gospel Artist

Tell us a bit about yourself:I’m Chama Andrew known as Saint Chama a gospel artist who inspires people through the word of God

Who inspires you and when did you chose to pursue music?Martha Mwaipaja,Solomon Mkubwa and Christina Shusho.I came to realize I have a talent in the year 2016 and in 2018 I got into the industry.

Who is your role model?My role model is Ali Mkwana

Who do you wish to collabo with? I wish to collabo with Solomon Mkubwa,Mwaioaja,Shushwo and Ali Mkwana

Where do you see yourself in the next 10years? In the nxt 10yrs I will be the king of gospel

What would you like the government to do for artists like you? I humbly requested the goverment to create for them positions in the cabinet and to also give them the necessary support for them to succeed.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as an artist? I was once conned by a promoter and my lyrics were once stolen by a fellow artist

What message do you have for people who wish to follow in your footsteps? Nothing is impossible and I would advise young people to use their talents well.

Meet Eric Ambuche, Nairobi’s Unsung Hero from the slums of Mukuru

Eric Ambuche was born on 10/10/1974 to Mr.Jotham Ambuche and Mrs.Winfred Ambuche, Butere, Kakamega County.

He went to school at Emusunguri primary where he completed his primary education in 1990 and joined Ingotse secondary school in Kakamega where he completed his “O” level in 1994.

He moved to Nairobi’s Kibera-Lindi in 1995 in order to continue with his education where he pursued short courses at KCCT Mbagathi but unfortunately had to drop out due to some financial constraints. He was forced to do manual jobs in order to make ends meet.

In 1996 he moved back home for a while before relocating back to Nairobi, Kahawa West before moving to Hazina Estate in South B where he lived with his cousin, it’s from here where he joined Group4 Security Services as a security guard because he was unable to further his College Education.

In 1998 he moved to Mukuru Kwa Njenga after he had visited his cousin earlier and liked the place and also because the house that he was living in Hazina was being mortgaged giving him more reason to move to slum where he could afford at the time.

According to Ambuche living in Kwa Njenga wasn’t that easy because it wasn’t like the estate, getting proper basic amenities was a big challenge.

Slum fires, water shortage, lack of electricity, insecurity, poor infrastructure, name them, was the order of the day.

In 1999 he was part of the officials who conducted the Population Census and that is when he came face to face with reality.

He noticed that most people in these households were living hand to mouth. He then grew a passion to enlighten and empower the people.
Humble background, he still remembers back then in Secondary School when his name was almost struck off the KCSE candidates register as a defaulter. His father who was a stroke patient was unable to raise the Exam fee.

In early March as the late Mzee Moi was passing by their school heading to Navakholo, through their efforts he made a stopover. After he had addressed the impromptu gathering, Eric gathered some courage, risked but penetrated Mzee’s ever heavy security to briefly share his predicament with him.

Mr Eric Ambuche poses at the Kenya International Conference Centre

His arrears got cleared and also extended to other vulnerable students from the School.
He started getting involved in initiatives by SMEs that exposed him to a new way of thinking and doing things.

He joined self-help groups and opened a barbershop where he formed and headed Embakasi Barbers Association.The association recruited youngsters and imparted beauty skills.

Through the self help groups they could practise table banking and access personal loans from Micro-Finance e.g Faulu and Jamii Bora. He left the association to the youth for sustainability.

In 2013 he partnered with like-minded individuals with expertise in community matters and founded a Community Based Organization, CBO named Slums Outreach Programme.

This few individuals had knowledge in various fields such as Community Development, Gender Based Violence, local administration, advocacy, paralegal and health matters.

He realized that politics and development went hand in hand and that many politicians were using the slum as a hunting ground for political mileage.

Slums Outreach Programme is a non-political, acreddited CBO and is a National Stakeholder and partner to IEBC.

Mr Eric Ambuche with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati at a hotel in Nairobi 

Major Community objective of the CBO is to educate the public on Civic/Voter Education to help them make better decisions in all aspects.
Empowering the youth to be involved in the electoral process in a peaceful manner as they comprise 60% of the voting population.

He has been greatly involved with State and Non-State agencies such as Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission(IEBC) National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA) Ministry of Devolution, Special Programmes, National Transport & Safety Authority (NTSA), Communications Authority Of Kenya(CAK), National Construction Authority(NCA), Kenya Economic Youth Network and Slum Child Foundation among others.

Some of his achievements can be attested through the many documents he provided for us to peruse.

Mr Eric Ambuche delivers his  speech in 2018 at IEBC’s National Evaluation Workshop

apathy, encourage more women to go for leadership or vie for elective positions to actualize the two third gender rule.

Footbridge Ambassador, he encourages most pedestrians to utilize the footbridges so as to save more lives.

He has shared and helped implement some lnitiatives by IEBC, NTSA and NCA that have helped improve and save the lives of millions of Kenyans.

Two thirds of NTSA recommendations helped restructure and bring back sanity on our roads.

Cyber Crime, he did share a concept with the CAK ,ICT Ministry, Safaricom, Airtel and Equity Bank that could help curb this vice and create more employment to the Kenyan youth.

In 2012 he met and shared his noble idea with the then IEBC’s Chairman Mr. Issack Hassan on how to make future Kenyan elections better.
Gender Based Violence, he says during this trying moment many homes are breaking up and appeals to the government and other Non-State Actors to intervene and come to the rescue of the slum residents of Kwa Njenga by dispatching marriage counselors as well.

He is among the officials enforcing the Covid-19 Health Regulations in Embakasi.Eric Ambuche has dined with the mighty and is currently participating in the local leadership of the area and in matters concerning good governance and service delivery.

He is also a community leader who enlightens the welfare of the less privileged especially during this biting time of Covid-19 pandemic.

Residents here rely on him for any information from “Kwa Chifu.”
He has gone out of his way to make masks and some sanitizers but currently needs funds and facilitation to help some vulnerable people in Mukuru Kwa Njenga. He has identified 200 families that are the most vulnerable and in dire need of assistance in this pandemic period.

Mr Ambuche is one of the unrecognized heroes who deserves the attention and be awarded by the Kenyan President and society at large. Individuals of this calibre are rare in our society.

He is mostly in need of masks, sanitizers, soap and sanitary pads for the 200 families he has clearly identified.

Minato Anton Showcases His Singing And Acting Prowess In Quabos

Why Quabos By Minato Anton Shedengez Deserves An Award
Quabos by Minato Anton is a fusion of Hip-hop and Kenyan pop that starts with Minato Anton showcasing his acting skills as a kingpin ordering a hit on people who have violated one of his own.


The song then breaks out in a hip hop kenyan pop vibe prompting one to get up on their feet swaying to Minato’s vocals and Shedengez killer rap skills.Collaborating with Shedengez was a good idea as the two compliment each other and their vocals blend well.
The video starts in an open area filled with containers before Minato and Shedengez hop on a motorbike spitting verses that are mind blowing and rythmic.They then transition to a scene that looks straight out of a Mexican cartel movie.
The song has top notch videography that could bring many music videos today to shame and the script is one of the best.In my opinion the duo should be given an award not only for their music but also for their video as well.
The video ends with Minato playing the kingpin role he started with not to be messed with at all and he plays this role extremely well and very natural.We think that if Minato Anton choses to take on that career field as well he would do extremely well.

Saint Chama Drops His New Song Corona Giving His Fans Hope And Reassurance During This Tough Period

Saint Chama proved once again that he can identify with his audience during this pandemic.

The talented singer dropped his song corona a balad that talks about the pandemic has shook the world and brought countries to their knees.

The singer who is famous for his gospel songs of hope encouraged his fans to take caution during this time and to protect themselves and their families.

The song has come at the right moment when majority have lost hope and Saint Chama has given them hope in the song.In our opinion we believe he deserves an award for this.

Meet Tanzanian Artist Joe The Best Who Is Pulling Heartstrings All Over Africa

1)Tell us a bit about yourself :I was born in mbeya region (Tanzania) and studied there primary up to advanced level, right now am studying university (Saint Augustine in Mwanza

2)Tell us briefly what inspired you to get into music?I got inspiration by listening to music and following legends like professor Jay.

3)Who is your inspiration and role model?Chris Brown and Diamond Platnumz

4)Who would you wish to do a collabo with?I wish to collaborate with is Davido and Tiwa savage

5)What are some of the challenges you have faced so far as an artist?Challenges are many such as studio session payments, capital for quality and good video,management and getting  this media coverage.

6)What would you advise young people who would like to follow in your footsteps and be an artist?For those who wish to do music and follow in my steps its all about work hard and being persistent.

7)Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?I see myself being an international artist

8)What are some of the things you feel the government can do help artists? The government should make it convenient to do music and open more doors rather than shutting them.

9)What is your most memorable moment as an artist this far? My most memorable moment for me was when I was in high school i was the most famous student cause if my gift and talent.

10)What are some of the lessons and virtues being an artist has taught you? I learnt that everything has its time, the importance of hard work and being positive and optimistic is the way to success.

11)If someone wishes to reach out to you..how can they get in touch with you?On instagram you can follow me @joe_zebest

facebook:JoeZe Best

Meet Tanzanian Music Producer Omary Kondo Aka Dj Marota

1)Tuambie kitu kidogo kukuhusu:Mimi ni Omary Kondo jina la sanaa Marota.Nimelelewa Morogoro primaly inaitwa kaloleni kisha nikajiunga na shule ya upili ya Mjimpyaa.Nilivyokuwa  mchanga nilikuwa sijijui kwa kweli  nalitoka familia ya kimaskini lakini nilikuwa na maisha ya kawaida.

2)Nini kilichokuvutia kuhusu mziki ndipo ukaamua kuingia kufanya mziki?Nilikuwa napenda kupiga ngoma kutoka shule ya msingi ndipo mzazi wangu akaamua kunielekeza maswala ya studio.

3)Ni mwanamziki mgani ambayo unapenda mziki wake na amekufanya kuwa mwanamziki?Nampenda sana Msaga sumu kwa maana alinivutia mno na mziki wake.

4)Ni mwanamziki mgani ambayo unaweza taka kufanya collaboration na yeye?Bado sijaona wala sijafikiria

5)Ni changamoto gani ambayo umeyapata katika career yako kama mwanamziki?Changamoto nyingi sana  moyoKama kuvunjwa moyo lakini sikukata tamaa.

6)Kuna wale ambao wanataka kukuwa mwanamziki kama wewe unaweza kuwapa mawaidha gani?Cha msingi wasikubali kukatishwa tamaa kwa sababu kwenye nia pana njia

7)Miaka kumi zijazo unajiona ukiwa wapi?Mungu ndio mpangaji lakin nina ndoto nzuri juu ya miaka ijayo.

8)Ni mambo gani ambayo unaweza taka serikali ifanye ili kuwasaidia wanamziki Tanzania?Ithamini sanaa yetu kama inavyothamini inch nyingine

9) Ni ujumbe mgani ambayo unaweza taka kuwaambia wafuasi wako?Tuwe na upendo kwa kila mmoja tusibaguane ila tupendane.

One On One With Congo Superstar Kouzbeats

1)Tell us a bit about yourself:

I come from a family of five brothers, and of course it is in the city of Goma where I was born, in the province of North Kivu in the DRC, I lived my childhood in Ndosho which is a populous district of Goma and I am continuing my secondary studies in terminal degree at Mwanga college, a well-known school in the city too

2)Tell us briefly what inspired you to get into music? I started out in music first of all because life and art on stage were a passion for me from an early age and continue to be so until today, that’s why I was already participating in as an actor in different theatrical troupes at the school where I studied. But also I wanted to offer myself a name in the musical world as our predecessors had done thanks to hard work

3)Who is your inspiration and role model? Michael Jackson

4)Who would you wish to do a collabo with? I would wish to do a Collabo with Justin Bieber

5)What are some of the challenges you have faced so far as an artist? For the challenges there are full including the lack of support by referring especially to sponsorship, lack of financial means for recording in the studio and especially in Africa there you understand that if you already have a recognized name you earn a living but if we are still a beginner like me it is misery and insults that lie in wait

6)What would you advise young people who would like to follow in your footsteps and be an artist?To young people like me I would advise them to always be persevering, enduring, patient and above all to work hard because that is what will reward us one day

7)Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?In the next 10 years I see myself already in Hollywood as an artist-musician and filmmaker by the grace of God, it’s really a passion for me.

8)What are some of the things you feel the government can do help artists?To help artists in my opinion, the government must advocate gender equality in this area because music is not only for girls or boys, but for anyone who is capable. And also the government must fight against copyright infringement.

9)What is your most memorable moment as an artist this far?It was the day I made my first entry into the studio, the atmosphere that reigned there, the beatmaker on his keyboard, and there in the acoustic room the very dry microphone waiting for me

10)What are some of the lessons and virtues being an artist has taught you?From my artist brothers I learned that this area requires endurance, patience, humility, intelligence and hard work.

11)If someone wishes to reach out to you..how can they get in touch with you? It will be a great pleasure for me, you will find me on Instagram under the name of “Kouzbeats” for my whatsaap it is “+243973805897” and also on Facebook it is on my page “Kouzbeats

Why You Should Donate To Eric Ambuche’s Foundation(Slums Outreach Programme) During This Covid-19 Period

Meet Eric Ambuche, Nairobi’s Unsung Hero from the slums of Mukuru.

Eric Ambuche was born on 10/10/1974 to Mr.Jotham Ambuche and Mrs.Winfred Ambuche, Butere, Kakamega County.

He went to school at Emusunguri primary where he completed his primary education in 1990 and joined Ingotse secondary school in Kakamega where he completed his “O” level in 1994.

He moved to Nairobi’s Kibera-Lindi in 1995 in order to continue with his education where he pursued short courses at KCCT Mbagathi but unfortunately had to drop out due to some financial constraints. He was forced to do manual jobs in order to make ends meet.

In 1996 he moved back home for a while before relocating back to Nairobi, Kahawa West before moving to Hazina Estate in South B where he lived with his cousin, it’s from here where he joined Group4 Security Services as a security guard because he was unable to further his College Education.

In 1998 he moved to Mukuru Kwa Njenga after he had visited his cousin earlier and liked the place and also because the house that he was living in Hazina was being mortgaged giving him more reason to move to slum where he could afford at the time.

According to Ambuche living in Kwa Njenga wasn’t that easy because it wasn’t like the estate, getting proper basic amenities was a big challenge.

Slum fires, water shortage, lack of electricity, insecurity, poor infrastructure, name them, was the order of the day.

In 1999 he was part of the officials who conducted the Population Census and that is when he came face to face with reality.

He noticed that most people in these households were living hand to mouth. He then grew a passion to enlighten and empower the people.
Humble background, he still remembers back then in Secondary School when his name was almost struck off the KCSE candidates register as a defaulter. His father who was a stroke patient was unable to raise the Exam fee.

In early March as the late Mzee Moi was passing by their school heading to Navakholo, through their efforts he made a stopover. After he had addressed the impromptu gathering, Eric gathered some courage, risked but penetrated Mzee’s ever heavy security to briefly share his predicament with him.

Mr Eric Ambuche poses at the Kenya International Conference Centre

His arrears got cleared and also extended to other vulnerable students from the School.
He started getting involved in initiatives by SMEs that exposed him to a new way of thinking and doing things.

He joined self-help groups and opened a barbershop where he formed and headed Embakasi Barbers Association.The association recruited youngsters and imparted beauty skills.

Through the self help groups they could practise table banking and access personal loans from Micro-Finance e.g Faulu and Jamii Bora. He left the association to the youth for sustainability.

In 2013 he partnered with like-minded individuals with expertise in community matters and founded a Community Based Organization, CBO named Slums Outreach Programme.

This few individuals had knowledge in various fields such as Community Development, Gender Based Violence, local administration, advocacy, paralegal and health matters.

He realized that politics and development went hand in hand and that many politicians were using the slum as a hunting ground for political mileage.

Slums Outreach Programme is a non-political, acreddited CBO and is a National Stakeholder and partner to IEBC.

Mr Eric Ambuche with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati at a hotel in Nairobi 

Major Community objective of the CBO is to educate the public on Civic/Voter Education to help them make better decisions in all aspects.
Empowering the youth to be involved in the electoral process in a peaceful manner as they comprise 60% of the voting population.

He has been greatly involved with State and Non-State agencies such as Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission(IEBC) National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA) Ministry of Devolution, Special Programmes, National Transport & Safety Authority (NTSA), Communications Authority Of Kenya(CAK), National Construction Authority(NCA), Kenya Economic Youth Network and Slum Child Foundation among others.

Some of his achievements can be attested through the many documents he provided for us to peruse.

Mr Eric Ambuche delivers his  speech in 2018 at IEBC’s National Evaluation Workshop

apathy, encourage more women to go for leadership or vie for elective positions to actualize the two third gender rule.

Footbridge Ambassador, he encourages most pedestrians to utilize the footbridges so as to save more lives.

He has shared and helped implement some lnitiatives by IEBC, NTSA and NCA that have helped improve and save the lives of millions of Kenyans.

Two thirds of NTSA recommendations helped restructure and bring back sanity on our roads.

Cyber Crime, he did share a concept with the CAK ,ICT Ministry, Safaricom, Airtel and Equity Bank that could help curb this vice and create more employment to the Kenyan youth.

In 2012 he met and shared his noble idea with the then IEBC’s Chairman Mr. Issack Hassan on how to make future Kenyan elections better.
Gender Based Violence, he says during this trying moment many homes are breaking up and appeals to the government and other Non-State Actors to intervene and come to the rescue of the slum residents of Kwa Njenga by dispatching marriage counselors as well.

He is among the officials enforcing the Covid-19 Health Regulations in Embakasi.Eric Ambuche has dined with the mighty and is currently participating in the local leadership of the area and in matters concerning good governance and service delivery.

He is also a community leader who enlightens the welfare of the less privileged especially during this biting time of Covid-19 pandemic.

Kazi mtaani in Mukuru Kwa Njenga where Eric helps clear the drainage along Catherine Ndereba Road

Residents here rely on him for any information from “Kwa Chifu.”
He has gone out of his way to make masks and some sanitizers but currently needs funds and facilitation to help some vulnerable people in Mukuru Kwa Njenga. He has identified 200 families that are the most vulnerable and in dire need of assistance in this pandemic period.

Mr Ambuche is one of the unrecognized heroes who deserves the attention and be awarded by the Kenyan President and society at large. Individuals of this calibre are rare in our society.

He is mostly in need of masks, sanitizers, soap and sanitary pads for the 200 families he has clearly identified.

To give any donation or in kind will greatly be appreciated.
You can Donate to Safaricom Till Number *272773* or reach Eric on Mobile No.+254 722 143 364 or ericambuche.50@gmail.com

A kind gesture can heal a wound that only compassion can reach

Danito Urges His Fans To Sanitize In New Hit Song Sanitize

Danito Vadi Vadi has poured out his heart to his fans in a new song titled Sanitize.

The artist who is famous for having a soft spot and caring about his fans dropped the new song after the deadly virus broke out.

He said,”This is my way of giving back to the society.This is a deadly pandemic and we as artists should do something as well to give back and help the society.”

He added,”I want to thank all the health and frontline workers who have come out to help us as a country.We love and appreciate you.”

Danito Vadi Vadi is one of the first artist’s in Kenya to release a song urging people to stay home,keep social distance and to sanitize.

He artist who is known for his amazing vocals and catchy tunes has set a trend and shown that he loves and cares about his fans we need more artists like this.

Kaka Chainizee Drops New Song Titled Wacha Awacha To Encourage His Fans During This Covid-19 Period

It is not a secret that many have lost hope during these times. After the corona virus broke out world wide leaving millions jobless and sick many have lost hope.

That is why we should celebrate artists such as Kaka Chainizee who come out to encourage and support their fans through music when they are facing the harshest realities of life.

Being Kaka Chainizee’s first directorial debut we have to say it was impeccable and well executed.The song which is shot in a very serene relaxing environment that makes one calm and in the mood for worship almost instantly.

The serene environment mixed with his melodious vocals gives the song a desirable niche that can be achieved by very few.It puts one in the mood to worship naturally.

The reggae infused song encourages its listeners to turn to God in times of hardship and to never lose hope. The song has definitely come at a  good time when Kenyans are facing the hardest times of their lives.

Owen Chozen:Changing Lives One Beat At A Time

Tell us a bit about yourself:They call me David Owenda a teacher by profession from Jaramogi oginga odinga University, teaching mbita national school in Homabay country I’m also a musician- I compose, sing and even rap.

2)When did you get into music? and what inspired you to do so?I got in to music in 2009 where I recorded my audio in Mombasa.My mum inspired me cause she used to sing in the choir.

3)What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as an artist so far and how do you cope with them? The first challenge is financial and as a way to cope with it I was given a laptop by my friend.I learn how to produce music from YouTube and today I have some skills on how to do that though I still lack some equipments. I and my friend known as Truguts(Kevin Otieno) are trying to save so that one day we go to well established level for a recording deal.

4)Who is your inspiration and role model?My Mum

5)Where do you see yourself in the next ten years? I will be the face of Kenyan music.

6)What has your most memorable moment this far in your journey?When I was invited to perform in a festival and after our performance a radio presenter from Ramogi fm named Kasuku Raphael approached us to inquire if we were the owners of the songs we had perfomed.We told him yes and immediately he called us for an interview Nairobi.

7)What virtues has being an artist taught you? Inspiring others and being a role model.

8)Out of all your songs which is your favorite work and why? My favourite song is Sitaki upusi- It talks about what really happens to our young girls.How some boda boda riders sweet talk them and end up impregnating them so they should stop that.

What virtue or lesson has being an  artist taught you?Nothing in life is to be feared it’s only to be understood

10)What do you feel the government can do better to help artists like you?They should enforce laws made to protect artists they should not allow our music to be pirated.

11)What causes you to have such drive and ambition?This is talent and it’s inborn it flows in my vein and I feel no pain it only brings me joy.

12)What would you advise young people who you would like to venture into your field?The big issue my friend is we are not yet out and our music has not been heard by many.We really appeal to anybody who can sponsor us musically and trust me it will not be in vain.I have tried to inbox bahati, Lamars, kjones nyasinki Manager but all in vain I have their contacts, you would text even 200times but they don’t reply back we’ve never lost hope from all those years and even if we are based in reserve (Rusinga Island) the sky is the limit. So keep your head up high and fight for your dreams it is not an easy journey but you will make it.

13)How can your fans reach you?
Social media handles-, fb owenchozen, YouTube-owenchozen_TruGuts, Instagram-owenchozen_kenya..kindly we would like people to follow us.

LuoBoi Drops Luozone Amidst Covid-19 Giving People A Reason To Smile

 

Trendsetter LuoBoi has dropped his long awaited Luozone track putting smiles and hope in the hearts of Kenyans who are going through the Covid 19 pandemic.

The track which is a fusion between Kenyan pop and gengetone has received critical acclaim throughout Kenya.

The artist who is a celebrated all over Kenya and is the king of hip-hop in Kisumu county has left his fans proud.

The Onyalobiro Family Drops New Gengetone Single Piga Miti

Onyalobiro family have left their fans ecstatic after releasing their first song Piga Miti.The song is fresh with the duo spitting bars from the beginning to the end with the chorus being playful and fun paying homage to the gengetone genre.

The duo Paul Con and Gangsta start the song in a good setting a car garage.The location gives the music video good context can and be seen on top of the cars giving us dejavu with Ciara’s work video quickly coming to mind.

The song starts with an infectious beat and people cant help but get on their feet when the beat drops. With a unique sound and infectious rap style the duo have set themselves apart from most gengetone artists in the country.

Their first song Piga Miti has only proven that the best is to come for the talented duo.

Luska2k20 Taking The Music World By Storm

1.Tell us a bit about yourself: I am Luska2k20 aka Lucas Were Oruma.I am currently a 19 year old first year student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology pursuing Agricultural Economics.

2)When did you get into music and what inspired you to get into music?I got into music in 2017 as a trapper.I was to inspired by the rappers like Migos,Lil Wayne and so many others but then I changed my music and started listening to Kenyan rappers like Wakadinali Octoppizo and Khaligraph who inspired me too.

3)What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as an artist so far and how do you cope with them?The main challenge is getting the attention of the audience.Guys around you can’t really believe in you like they believe to mainstream artists.They always wait until they realize other people are believing in you for them to believe in you.This I always call it a fake fan base.Some are real though but more are not willing to give you the audience you need to grow.

4)Who is your inspiration and role model?I’m basically inspired by any good music.I always to give people what they like so I’m always inspired by every artist that has been accepted by the people artists like Khaligraph Jones,Wakadinali, Rekless,Nasty C and so many others inspire me so much.

5)Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?I see myself at Westwood TV freestyling reppin African rap and Kenyan rap more particularly definitely in 10 years I will be an international rapper

6)What has your most memorable moment this far in your journey as a musician?The day I got signed to my current recording label.Major my manager who was with Watee the producer all of representing JTOWN records which is in Juja met me in a “session ya shada”and they heard my freestyle and were impressed and organized a session.I always feel like what sent me there was to just meet the beginning of Luska2k20 in November 2019

7)Out of all your songs which is your favorite song and why?I rank NAREE my latest Gengetone track as my best but I feel like all my tracks are lit but nare’s reception was a bit more impressive

8)What virtue or lesson has being an artist taught you?Patience, persistence, optimism,self belief and humility fans always want their artist to be humble.

9)What do you feel the government can do better to help artists? They can provide better platforms for upcoming artists to showcase what they can do and also how artists can make money through music

10)What causes you to have such drive and ambition in your music career? Am passionate about music.I can’t do without it.I think I’m just an artist without music am not there.I also believe music pays a lot as long as you deserve it.

11.What would you advise young people who you would like to venture into music?To always believe in themselves… Never allow people to judge their ability and give themselves time with consistent work… finally they’ll be there.

Meet Pigbin Odimwengu:The Future Of Youth Leadership In Kenya

Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Pigbin Odimwengu.I am the first born in a family of five. I went to primary school in Bomet (Chemamul B Primary School)where I was raised in tea farms.I later proceeded to Homabay Nyajanja High School and finally University of Embu where I graduated with BED (Arts) and also served as SG of student council.

2)Tell us briefly about your party and what inspired you to start a party centered around youth leadership?Accountability and Transparency Party is brainchild of youth for change initiative that I started countrywide to create youth party. I was inspired by the suffering our people go through including what I went through growing up in a poor background.When I  was staying in slums of Mukuru I got more inspired to rise up and do something for my country.I believe that the problem of this country is leadership and having been trained on leadership with many youth organisations internationally and locally I felt like it’s time to create a platform for youth like me to get into political leadership and not only be youth wing/leaders but be the active leaders.

This space for youth is not practically there in many current political party due to discrimination either financially or in other ways so I decided that I will form a party for youth by youth which I will use alongside other youth to provide alternative come 2022 moving forward.

3)You have a background in education what inspired you to venture into politics?Yes I am a teacher by profession (history teacher) and being a history teacher you learn a lot about your past and be able to predict or envision the future. History and politics is inseparable and even in campus I was still SG of student union. Politics dictates policies and those policies affect everyone so I wanted to a be policy maker to make proper policies to help bring change in my country.

4)What are some of the challenges youth face when trying to get into politics?

Challenges are quite many namely:

●Many youth are still enslaved by the current tribal leaders and politics.
● Most youth don’t believe in themselves that they can make it and be the leaders of today citing financial constraints as a draw back for many.
● Most youth are so broke that it’s hard to volunteer their services to the party without pay so it’s somehow hard to convince them empty handed.
● Most youth just like everybody else have lot faith or interest in politics or politicians due to continuous betrayal by politicians who end up changing and forgetting their promises/manifesto and serve themselves and their families.

5)If someone would like to join your party how can they do that?Joining our party is very simple. You can reach us via our social media accounts on fb ATP-PARTY, Twitter @Atpkenya or even email us at theatpparty@gmail.com. You can also just Google the party’s name Accountability and Transparency Party Kilimani Nairobi to see our website,get our contacts and get directions to our office.

6)I know that starting a party isn’t easy what are some of the challenges you have faced in getting your party on its feet?

The first challenge was finances.Starting a youth party is not easy because most youth are financially unstable.

The second challenge was lack of trust from youth as some see you as an opportunist who wants to make money.

Some feel that they know more about politics and you should follow them or beg them since they  are richer and older and am young.

7)What do you feel needs to be improved in Kenyan leadership?Kenyan leadership needs leaders not politicians.Political parties should have internal mechanisms to ensure they produce proper leaders not populists.

We also need a totally new breed of leaders it’s time for old leaders to retire and usher in new breed of leadership spearheaded and dominated by youth with new ideas and integral men and women to push this country forward to greater heights.

8)What is your opinion on BBI?The document has some good proposals but the motive or the brainchild or people behind that document is where the problem lies.

Secondly I don’t support constitutional change but rather leadership change because I believe the problem of our country is the leaders that is why we are coming up with a new generation of leaders who are accountable and transparent.

We got a new constitution in 2010 and it’s only one government who haa used it. I think if it doesn’t work for them they should allow another team to try it or else constitutional changes will always be used to put people into leadership who later fail to implement and ask later for another change to put them again in power and the vicious cycle continues.

The people implementing BBI are corrupt.It will be like changing a forest with the same monkeys in it.We rather change the monkeys and retain the forest.

9)Why do you feel Kenyans choose leaders who don’t have their best interests at heart?

It’s very simple, they don’t fulfil Kenyans interest but rather loot and only increase their salaries and allowances. We can’t be suffering with poor roads and social amenities and yet we have leaders. They only enrich themselves. It’s not that they don’t know our interests but they simply don’t care.

10)Whose leadership style in Kenyan (politics) do you or have you admired?

None since they are not principled neither servant leaders.

11)What advise do you have for youth who wish to venture into kenyan politics?

I would tell them to come out in large numbers, the platform or the opportunity is here for youth by youth. Let’s make tomorrow today because today affects our tomorrow. All we need is unity and numbers not finances to contest.The numbers the party will have is what will vote you into any political seat you want
So join us and let’s walk together  #pamojatwaweza

13)If someone wishes to reach out to you.How can they get in touch with you?Call/text/WhatsApp me 0714319120. Email me on podimwengu@gmail.com or look for me fb/twitter or even Google by searching Pigbin Odimwengu

Kennedy Matiba Mengesa:A Visionary Leader For Kongoni Ward

Kongoni needs a leader who is not only hard working but has a heart for the people as well.

Kennedy Matiba Mengesa is one of the people who has shown his heart is with the people of Kongoni by going out of his way to help them during their time of need.

Mr Mengesa also has a soft spot for the youth stating,”We have seen the youth of Kongoni suffer for many years. It is time to put a stop to their suffering.The people of Kongoni need a leader who will offer jobs by offering company’s incentives to hire only within our borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis.”

He added,”The people need to pick a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction and  truth, not lies.”

Mr Mengesa was born and raised in Kongoni ward and has experienced first hand what the people of Kongoni go through on a daily basis.He has been in the shoe of the  Kongonians and knows where it pinches the most.Lucky for the residents the young lad will be running for mca in 2022. With his amazing vision for the people of Kongoni,they can be assured that the future is bright.

His manifesto also includes:Youth and women empowerment,quality education, healthcare,water, security,good infrastructure and so much.Mr. Mengesa is the future and hope of Kongoni ward.

One On One With 2022 Kiminini MCA Aspirant Julius Baraza

Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Julius Baraza I was born in Bungoma county Tongaren constituency Kiminini ward

2.When did you develop interest in politics? I decided to join politics in 1992 when deputy president HE William Ruto started his campaign.I had just gotten my ID and supported his bid for MP Eldoret North.

Who is your role model? My role model is HE William Ruto I love his leadership style and his humility.I have been his supporter since day 1

When did you join politics? I joined politics in 2013&2017. I ran for mca with a URP ticket in Kiminini ward unfortunately I didn’t make it both times but looking forward to trying again in 2022.

What do you feel was a low moment for rift valley politics? My heart was broken when Mr Ruto was taken to the Hague for crimes against humanity because I knew he was innocent.Other Kenyans and I came together to pray for him and I’m glad that God heard our prayer and Ruto is now a free man.

Who do you want to see president in 2022? I want Ruto to take the presidency and even as I campaign for my seat in Kiminini ward I am going to ask my followers to vote for him too

Are you going to run on a URP ticket? I am going to run in whichever party Ruto runs in if he runs on a URP ticket I will follow suit if he forms a new party and runs on that ticket I will follow suit

What would you like to tell Kenyan voters? I would like to tell them to make the right decision and to choose carefully the person they intend to put in power because this country is our home.We have faced alot of challenges in the past three years and should consider carefully who we vote for lest we regret it.Dont choose a leader who doesn’t care about you and your family.God bless you all

What makes you feel that Ruto is the right president for Kenya?I feel he will make an excellent leader because he is a doer and fulfills all his promises.He is the only one who can take this country to where it belongs and I believe that he is the fifth president of the republic of Kenya.

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