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Mar 07


New breed of Kenyan Artists

Volume set, neither too loud nor susurrus. A new jam plays. The song is totally insane. I have no idea the face behind the male voice though I can tell the female’s. Seconds later, Shazam has the answer. The song is dubbed Dumbalaand proves me right, the female voice is actually Sage Chemtai’s. The rapper happens to be Jay-A, at this moment I’ve no clue who he is. Same puzzle happens to have struck a colleague, a pointer to a shift in the musical see-saw. Welcome to the crop of Kenya’s new artists that are gracing the scene.

I first got to know Sage early this year courtesy of the show Nairobi Sessions

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  • May 14


    ​Kenya's newest musical force

    His voice can be described as soulful and palliative. Meet Iddi Hemed a steller vocalist who has unleashed a new genre dubbed “SWARNB” a fusion of rich spicy blend of Swahili poetry and RnB. If his already released works are anything to go by, then the best is in store for the singer.

    His journey started months ago when he contacted legendary music producer Ted Josiah via social media. The protégé who traces his roots from Mombasa is poised to be the next Diamond. He released his single Usijali that is ridding high with critical acclaim. The chap is currently working on his album set to be released later t...

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