NIGERIAN STAR ‘NEYO P’ DROPPING TWIN AUDIOS & MUSIC VIDEOS SHOT IN KENYA BY ENOS OLIK

Known for his unique hip-hop sounds fused in afro beat vibes, Neyo P—the Nigeria born rapper based in Lagos is in Nairobi for a musical sejour, under which he is releasing twin videos and audios for: “Everything Pure” and “One Time”. With his rap best described as a blend of Dagrin and 50 Cent-esque style, Neyo P is coming out strong with these fresh records, set to feature in his EP “4:19” slated for a 2018 release under the record label, “Lagos Outskirt Music”.

Everything Pure on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Eva69yKEU

One Time on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADeaPcCTRKA

Both “Everything Pure” and “One Time” are produced by M16 and mastered by Otee Beatz with their music videos also shot in Nairobi, Kenya. “One Time” video shot by high profile Kenyan video director and producer: Enos Olik in Nairobi, Kenya with “Everything Pure” shot by budding Kenyan director: Deska Torres.

Neyo P hopes that his upcoming EP will perform better that his debut album: Back Street Class, and is convinced that his time in East Africa and specifically Kenya, will make this possible because of the artistic inspiration flowing around the region. Ahead of his releases, Neyo P says: “So many people are afraid of failure, but what I’ve learned is that failure is a great teacher and if you’re open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. I have learned more from failure than success, am not afraid of anything.”

While in Nairobi, he is looking to work with various acts including Harmonize, Nessa and Msupa S. He looks up to African stars like Angelique Kidjo, Dr Alban. He adds, “My goal is to reach the world with my rap, and local dialect (Yoruba and Pidgin) because hip – hop is a force in the world and I realize that like all art, it holds up a mirror to society and shows us who we. I want to reflect what people are feeling and thinking.”

Isaiah James popularly known by his stage name Neyo P comes. His label, Lagos Outskirt music outreach is an independent Music record Label whose vision is to spread music all across Africa and to the world, and to help support young up coming act, and get young youths off the street through music. Regarding Neyo P’s Lagos Outskirt music outreach, he says: “My first album, which in a small circle is a classic album, didn’t sell massive numbers worldwide; making it a huge lesson to me in the music business and inspires me to get my own independent record label,” adding, “I set the trend, I don’t follow, and that’s my goal.”


KENYAN ARTISTE FADHILEE SET TO LAUNCH HIS DEBUT ALBUM “KWETU” ON 27TH APRIL, 2018 AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, NAIROBI

Fadhilee Itulya is among Kenya’s most authentic world music artistes. For a long time, he’s been working towards supporting other acts by providing art spaces for intimate performances. It’s his time now—come witness the anticipated launch of his debut album: KWETU set to drop 27th April 2018 at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi.

Ahead of the anticipated launch, Fadhilee says, “I am so excited to finally share this work of art with my fans. In this album, there is a song for everyone and I hope that it will inspire someone as well as entertain, “adding, “Come let’s have a good time at the launch, we will also have some physical copies of the album for you.”

Fadhilee will be showcasing a live performance of his upcoming 10 –track album which will include the singles: “We Don’t Know”, “Kwetu”, “Shombo”, “Mama”, “Freedom” and “Flora”, among others. Some of East Africa’s top live performers: Serro, Labdi Ommes and Tetu Shani from Kenya, Slim Emcee the Poet from Uganda, and Tanzanian artiste Swahili Ally will be also performing at the album launch.

Influenced by the traditional music of his home in the Luhya region, KWETU has a touch and twist of the “Omutibo” – an old style of Kenyan guitar music played using the thumb and index fingers on the right hand. A few bonus tracks will also feature the percussive original Luyha Isukuti tunes for the listeners to experience a journey of discovering old local nuggets incorporated into his music. He also fuses sounds and chants from across the African continent as well as global conventional styles of music including World & EDM music on the first release off the album – “Freedom”. Fadhilee is daringly different with a unique sound, which has managed to capture music fans across the globe. His artistry is composed of his reliance on collaboration with fellow artistes in efforts to produce innovative sounds, and promote knowledge development in the field of Africa’s robust Arts and Culture.

Watch the first single off KWETU – FREEDOM on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qRJyX5

On 30th April, Fadhilee embarks on a Kenyan media tour to promote his new album, exclusively organized and managed by Team Anyiko PR. For media accreditation to ‘KWETU’ Album launch OR to book Fadhilee for an interview, contact: press@anyiko-pr.com |call 0721368983


LEADING AFRICAN GIRL GROUP ‘SHiiKANE’ RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ANSWER ME” & ANNOUNCE EAST AFRICAN MEDIA TOUR

Africa’s leading girl – group, based in Nigeria SHiiKANE are releasing their latest smash hit single titled ANSWER ME in East Africa, in preparation of their upcoming media tour to the region. Renowned for their slew of hit songs including: “Oga Police”, “Zuga” and “Loke”; SHiiKANE also announce their plans to release their debut album.

ANSWER ME is written by  SHiiKANE and produced by Dr. Amir who perfectly delivers on Ghanaian Tonga sounds with an R&B fusion in the song. The single is set to feature in SHiiKANE’s debut album slated for release in May 2018. Speaking of their East African release and plans, the group says, “We are focusing on East Africa as it has always been a place close to our hearts. Since the release of “Oga Police” – one of our biggest hits, we have been receiving so much love from East Africa and Tanzania in particular. With “Answer Me” we officially launch in East Africa and confirm that we are planning of hosting major concerts and promotional tours in the region.”

It’s not SHiiKANE’s first time to touch on East Africa. Their label M.A. Records were the first to take Tanzanian mega star: Diamond Platinumz to the UK for a concert alongside Alikiba and Professor Jay. SHiiKANE say, “It was the first time we had done something that big and from then we fell in love with East African music.” Their upcoming album will be supported by the planned East African tour, under which they intend to work with their favorite East African acts including Harmonize, Alikiba, Vanessa Mdee, Sauti Sol and Muthoni Drummer Queen.

SHiiKANE’s ultimate mission is to conquer Africa. They conclude:  “We want to help put African music in the mainstream and make the industry recognize African women the same way they do for men. And to the ladies; it is possible to be successful no matter where you come from.” They have previously released two mixtapes: “SHiiKANE touched This” (2009) and “Paradise on Saturn” (2011). They have also scored several collaborations with top African acts including their Nigerian counterparts: Orezi, Harrysong, Oritse Femi and with Ghanaian BET-award winning dancehall artiste Stonebwoy. They have also toured with global stars heavyweights: Dbanj and Tekno.


TANZANIAN KENYAN- BORN ARTISTE ‘MR. NABIEY’ LAUNCHES NEW SONG “GIRL” & ANNOUNCES MEDIA TOUR IN KENYA & TANZANIA

Tanzanian artiste born and based in Kenya, Mr. Nabiey, launches his brand new music career by dropping new single “GIRL” produced by underground music producer from Kenya, Arkishpro. The single that flaunts Nabiey’s smooth rap and melodic flow in feel-good beats is the first single off his upcoming album titled: ‘Mr. Nabiey Show EP’ that will create a perfect canvas of Nabiey’s diverse sound. “GIRL” is a fresh, dynamic and eclectic hip hop/R&B track with a catchy urban afro-pop feel. The music video of the song has been directed by Lucid Visuals.

GIRL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar0opo4iBSM

OTHER YOUTUBE VIDEOS

MAKESI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJACmw7lp_Y

KAZI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJU40djLs2s

Speaking on his new release, Mr. Nabiey says, “When I started to write GIRL I wanted to create an anthem to appreciate all the beautiful East African ladies out here holding it down for us all. I am happy I made a feel-good song that all music fans will enjoy!” Mr. Nabiey says: “I picked the single GIRL to launch my career in the region and also introduce my brand as an artist to the media and key stakeholders in the industry because it’s a track that fully represents my vibe and perfect for Kenya and Tanzania,” adding, “I want to thank all my fans and team for the support so far. I promise to keep releasing dope music that won’t only entertain you but educate and inspire.”

Charged by his unique and diverse musical style, Mr. Nabiey is ready to take over East Africa! He’s got massive plans that include releasing singles, an album with several collaborations and setting up electrifying performances. He is currently working on his upcoming new album titled: “Mr. Nabiey Show EP” which will showcase his versatility and lyrical prowess. He says, “My album is all about good music, good vibes and different genres blending. It will be a showcase of sorts that will leave a legacy.”

Mr. Nabiey is embarking on an East African Media Tour to promote his new single. His Kenya Media Tour, exclusively organized and managed by Anyiko PR, will start Thursday 8th February with a subsequent Tanzania Media Tour slated for later in 2018. With a household name in the industry thanks to a number of hit collaborations including with East African artistes like Denise on “Kazi” and Kayvo K-Force on the smash hit “Makesi”—Mr. Nabiey is looking to work with more top music acts across East Africa. They include Bill Nass, Butera Knowless, Countryboy, Jaymo, Nyashinski, Gnako, Ben Pol, Mwana F.A, AY, Fid Q, Prezzo, Dela and Vanessa Mdee.


INTRODUCING TO EAST AFRICA NIGERIA’S NEXT BIG THING: ‘MR 2KAY’ IN NEW SINGLE “BANGING” FEATURING REEKADO BANKS

With a career only spanning across five years, Nigeria’s award-wining artiste Mr. 2Kay releases “Banging” – a new single featuring Mavins Records artiste Reekado Banks. Renowned for hit songs including “Bad Girl Special”, “Pray for Me”, and “Belema”, Mr. 2Kay has announced plans to release a new album already titled ‘ELEVATED’. The mid- tempo track produced by Saintlizzle will feature in the album, set for release in 2018. Mr. 2Kay has plans to promote his album in East Africa as soon as it drops and will be coming to Nairobi for the start of his East African tour.

Mr. Kay says of his first East African release: “Banging is the perfect song to introduce me to my East African fan base as it represents all my sounds as an urban contemporary artiste,” adding, “I am equally excited to launch my brand in East Africa. Can’t wait to share more of the content I’ve been working hard to create. I want to connect with my fans so East Africa, expect to see me soon!”

Mr 2kay has scored several hits and collaborations with top Nigerian stars including Flavour, Iyanya, Timaya, Chindima, Patoranking, Doray, Idahams, Cynthia Morgan and Seyi Shay. He asserts that his visit to East Africa will present him with his first time opportunity to work with an East African acts. Among awards Mr. 2Kay has bagged over the years include Artiste of the year in the Niger Delta for over two years in a row and Best collaboration at Nigerian Entertainment Awards – New York in 2015.

In “Banging” – the bona fide feel-good track, Mr. 2Kay and Reekado brought their best in the studio and the result was an incomparable synergy set to unite music fans from West to East Africa. The music video of “Banging” will be dropping in the next few weeks. Mr. 2 Kay concludes: “I can’t wait to share the visuals of this record with all my fans because we went all out on the creativity. When I said this is the ‘Elevated’ season, I meant it.”

FOR MORE:

Twitter: mr_2Kay

Facebook: Mr 2Kay

Instagram: @mr.2Kay

Preorder link for album:  smarturl.it/ElevatedAlbum.

MORE VIDEOS:

Bad Girl Special Remix – https://youtu.be/o6UDVeFJPxI

Pray For Me – https://youtu.be/a5b4RRjOHP8

Belema – https://youtu.be/CRtk0w73WdM

Who No Like Better Thing – https://youtu.be/ulyGs6v6dG4


KENYAN SONGSTRESS ‘MUMBI’ BACK TO KENYA TO RELEASE HER DEBUT EP: “FOR THE CULTURE” & START OF MEDIA TOUR

USA-based Kenyan songstress, Mumbi, is back to Kenya and set to launch her debut EP “For The Culture” (released 30th of April 2018) from East Africa. Known for her diverse sound that blends afro-house, soul, R&B and hip hop, Mumbi is set for her biggest career move that has now birthed the 5– track EP featuring the singles: “Yours”, “Intro”, “Soweto”, “Good Enough” and “Too Much”.

Speaking to her Kenyan fans, Mumbi says: “At this point my fans and I are technically dating. My music is my diary. So if you love my music we’re pretty much together. Can’t wait to see you all!” Speaking on “For The Culture” EP and her return to Kenya, Mumbi says: “I chose to launch the EP in Kenya because everything begins at home. Kenya is my home and what better way to launch something than at home first. I wrote most of the songs on the EP at a time in my life where I had taken some time off to regroup,” hinting on her future plans: “I plan on moving back to home and definitely working on a new album from Kenya.”

Watch Senses on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyTe65L8smc

Get the album on Mdundo: http://mdundo.com/a/108897

Even before the EP was ready for release, Mumbi was concurrently working on her debut album, which is expected to be ready by September 2018. While in Kenya, she intends to collaborate with top Kenyan acts including Khaligraph Jones, Steph Kapela, Xtatic and Camp Mulla. Her passion is to continue raising her profile and that of Kenya. She says, “As a brand, I will continue to represent Kenya on a bigger platform. I would like to introduce the world to all the amazing talent we have in Kenya because we are really underrated. I am happy to strongly represent of our beautiful country, musically speaking.”


NIGERIAN ARTISTE SKALES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “KPETE WICKED” IN EAST AFRICA

After delivering mega performances in Uganda and Kenya last December, Top Nigerian Afro Beats artiste, Skales, releases another hit record “KPETE WICKED” to set off East African dance floors on fire. This Jay Pizzle-produced track is off his successful 2017 sophomore album “The Never Say Never Guy.” KPETE WICKED is a mid-tempo song that incorporates traditional Yoruba acoustics with short saxophone interludes by Rick, creating an overarching groovy sound.

Watch KPETE WICKED on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gv10xeoIbCE

Speaking of his first release of 2018, Skales says, “I am excited to share this new heat especially with my East African family and fans. This is just the beginning! I hope to drop more hits and hopefully some collaborations with artistes from East Africa.” The video shot in Toronto, Canada, showcases Skales adorned in colorful floral prints, celebrating with bottles of champagne. It is a video beaming with high spirits and was directed by Tee Tash. The song sees Skales recounting his blessings, according to him “I feel no more pain; God don answer my prayer.”

Known for delivering mega hits like “Temper” and “Shake Body”, some of the biggest Nigerian tunes to hit East Africa, Skales has been dominating music charts across Africa with smash hit singles “Agolo” and “Booty Language” featuring Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. He is working with top East African artistes and is set to release more hits in 2018

Skales is a songwriter and performing artiste who propelled to fame following the Pan African success of his hit singles: “Temper”, “Shake Body”, “Mukulu”, “Keresimesi” and “Komole”. Other monumental singles include his 2009 debut single, “Must Shine” and “Heading for a Grammy” that was inspired by Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”. Skales has performed in the US, UK, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Canada and Uganda. He is also the first Nigerian artist to Co-headline a major Reggae beach fest in Dubai with Kymani Marley. In 2013 he performed at Felaberation. After departing from Empire Mates Entertainment in May 2014, he established his record label OHK Music. He is also currently signed to Baseline Record Label. In 2015, Skales released his album ‘Man of the Year’. In 2016, his smash hit ‘Temper’ featuring Burna Boy received massive airplay and was featured on a short documentary made by Major Lazer whilst touring in Africa.

FOR MORE

TWITTER: @youngskales

INSTAGRAM: @youngskales

FACEBOOK: @youngskales


ONE VIBE AFRICA AND WHAT’S GOOD STUDIOS IN NEW PARTNERSHIP: #ROADTOMADARAKA 2018

One Vibe Africa and What’s Good Studios are proud to announce a formal partnership that commenced on Feb 2018 at the exclusive Africa Premier of Black Panther in Kisumu. The partnership has since launched a new campaign dubbed “#RoadToMadaraka (RTM)” which is a documentary about the collaboration of young creatives from the two organizations with their counterparts in Seattle, Washington. The documentary covers the partnership of these youth from the slum of Kisumu and Nairobi and their journey to Seattle where they will attend creative workshops, panel discussions, and focused group boot camps, which will be hosted at the iconic Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). Youth from underprivileged backgrounds in Seattle served by organizations such as Seattle Theatre Group, Arts Corps, Seattle International Film Festival, MoPOP, and other organizations in the Pacific Northwest have also confirmed participation.

 RTM is set to fundraise for the travel expenses for the Kenyan youth supported by a strong delegation of Kenyan artists and social entrepreneurs that are also traveling to Seattle where the delegation will participate in music and video production at the legendary Robert Lang Studios with two-time Grammy winning producer – Maurice Jones Jr. The highlights of RTM will be on May 25th when the delegation will be at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park for One Vibe Africa’s 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner and June 1st & 2nd at Upstream Music Fest & Summit where One Vibe Africa is guest curating the first International African Stage. Kenya will be represented by Nazizi and Nairobi Horns Project while Samini will represent Ghana, Aramide represents Nigeria, Amen Vienna represents Togo, Mr. Reed Represents New York, and Caleb Cunningham & PLH represent the rich musical herigate of Seattle. The partnership will culminate into Kenya’s debut Madaraka Festival slated for December 2018.

 The Executive Director of One Vibe Africa, Simon Okelo on the partnership between One Vibe and WGS, This is the beginning of a year long collaboration that will see our respective teams work together to capture exciting stories from Kenya and the rest of Africa to the world.” Regarding Upstream Music Fest & Summit, Simon adds “This is a big platform which is in line with One Vibe’s intention of creating opportunities for African artists on global stages.“

 Tilo Ponder, CEO and co-founder of Whats Good Studios said, “I have tremendous respect for Simon Okelo and the amazing young creative team in Kisumu whom he has nurtured and empowered over the years. Both our organizations share a mission to help build a sustainable economy in the Kenyan creative sector, which should be youth led and backed by experienced media professionals the world over.

 While in Seattle the delegation will also do presentations at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. On the way back to Kenya the team will stop in Los Angeles to tour YouTube facilities and participate in a training program by YouTube. While What’s Good Studios is donating all film, digital content and marketing services including a 1-hour live stream during a fundraising event set for April 15th in Nairobi; the delegation needs to raise 50,000 USD to support the expenses related to travelling from Nairobi to Seattle.

 ·       To donate, use MPESA Till No: 656251

 


‘KUTE BLACKSON’ – THE WORLD RENOWNED INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR SET TO HOST “ALL LIGHTS ON” – HIS INAUGURAL TRANSFORMATIONAL EVENT IN KENYA (BRAEBURN THEATRE 8TH FEB 2018 FROM 6 P.M.)

At the age of 8, Kute Blackson spoke in front of 3000 people and by 18 he had spoken in over 300 venues! For more than two decades Kute has been making a mark on the globe by inspiring people from all walks of life. It’s now Kenya’s turn as Kute is set for his inaugural transformational event in the country. Dubbed the Nairobi edition of “ALL LIGHTS ON” – welcome to Braeburn Theatre from 6 p.m. on Thursday 8th February, 2018 to witness this transformational teacher, inspirational speaker and bestselling author of the book “YOU. ARE. THE. ONE” firsthand.

“ALL LIGHTS ON” NAIROBI EVENT:

DOORS OPEN: 5:30PM
EVENT STARTS: 6:00PM SHARP
TICKET PRICE: KES 2500

  • Full details to purchase tickets & register: www.alllightson.com
  • Kute’s book: “YOU. ARE. THE. ONE” is now available in Nairobi at KSH/= 1,700 at Sarit Centre – Tulip 1st Floor.

Kute Blackson mentioned that Nairobi attendees of the anticipated event should expect “a life changing event”. Through an official statement, he said: “I am thrilled and honored to be coming to Kenya this February. I was born in Ghana. Since I became a transformational teacher, this is my first ever event in Africa. Kenya called me. Imparting change in people’s lives and uplifting them is a calling so close to my heart so come attend “ALL LIGHTS ON” and be inspired to live boldly and take on your dreams,” adding, “Invite all your friends and come discover powerful keys that could be stop sabotaging your success. It’s time to step into your greatness and share your gifts with the world.”

Kute also sent an advance special message to his Kenyan fans and audience. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/MxxsIiM5bUw

Kute’s electrifying presentations served in soul stirring wisdom are celebrated for offering real world practical ideas that ignite the heart and inspire courageous action. The charismatic speaker is now a globally recognized speaker who travels around the world inspiring people from all walks of life. Larry King has referred to Kute Blackson as “a leading visionary in the field of personal development. His work is remarkable, powerful and will transform your life,” adding, “YOU. ARE. THE. ONE is a must read for all”.

Created from his unique intensity and personal travels with his clients, the book takes readers on a journey to reclaiming your power and finding your purpose. Soon after its release in 2016, it went on to become Kute’s first national best-selling book. Today, Kute is taking on global tours as he continues to offer a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. Join on Kute’s journey as he takes Nairobi on a transformational experience.

“ALL LIGHTS ON” NAIROBI EVENT:

DOORS OPEN: 5:30PM
EVENT STARTS: 6:00PM SHARP
TICKET PRICE: KES 2500

  • Full details to purchase tickets & register: www.alllightson.com
  • Kute’s book: “YOU. ARE. THE. ONE” is now available in Nairobi at KSH/= 1,700 at Sarit Centre – Tulip 1st Floor.

Below are some key points to expect from “ALL LIGHTS ON” Nairobi edition (Braeburn Theatre Feb 8th 2018)

  • How to find your life purpose and live it.
  • How to uncover the hidden blocks that keep you from creating the success you desire.
  • Why you sabotage yourself and a proven powerful method to stop.
  • The process to transforming yourself and overcoming limiting patterns once and for all.
  • Why most people stay stuck, and play small. (And how to let go of your fear of stepping into your greatness.)
  • The REAL secret to manifesting your desires effortlessly and take your life to the next level.

CAMEROONIAN STAR STANLEY ENOW PREMIERES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “CARAMEL” FEAT DAVIDO IN EAST AFRICA

Cameroonian MTV award–winning artiste Stanley Enow premieres his latest smash hit single CARAMEL featuring multi-talented Nigerian artiste Davido in East Africa, with a focus on Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. CARAMEL is a certified feel-good banger produced by Soft Touch with its music video shot in Johannesburg by South Africa’s renowned director Justin Campos.

CARAMEL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=27vkwlGtRu8

CARAMEL is a smooth track that can complement any function and feeling, perfect for your playlisting. In the release of his latest track, Stanley says: “I’ve been working on this single with East Africa in my mind. I felt like it’s a sound my fans there would like and it’s perfect because I am coming to East Africa soon. St​a​r​ted ​focusing on promotion there,” adding on his collabo with Davido: “It’s great to finally connect with the legend and I must say we are planning another collabo. For now enjoy Caramel!” Stanley and Davido have worked closely this year. Earlier on (August 2017) they teamed up on Davido’s accalimed 30 Billion World Tour, performing in 4 cities at various venues including the Play Station Theatre in New York City to a crowd of 3,000.

CARAMEL follows the success of Stanley Enow’s collabo with Mr. Eazi  “Adore You”. Both tracks will feature on his upcoming second untitled album that he supposes “might be given a Swahili name”. Touted as the most prolific urban artiste in Cameroon, Stanley has also worked with top African artistes including Sarkodie, 2 Baba, Ice Prince, Fuse ODG and Mr. Eazi.