I think Steph Kapela should have stuck with Atwal Music. I’m at the airport and I’ve just missed my flight., so I have some time to pass till the next one. My mind is always quick to entertain me with cynical thoughts and random guesses about the lives of the strangers around me, but only thing is on my mind at this point, that post that Steph Kapela made announcing his split from Atwal Music.
Well, I heard someone say #nunairobi is dead. Luckily, it’s only the hashtag that died. The movement that it represented is still alive and kicking. Here’s some proof: Continue reading TOP 5 #NUNAIROBI SONGS FROM THE LAST 7 DAYS
I’m a cheeky little monkey; always been. I’ve always tried to find the most possible way of bending rules without breaking them. Or staying close enough to the line for it to be forgivable. It’s been a fun game. It’s been a risky game. But it’s been a game either way, exciting in a fearful and expectant way at the same time. It’s magical. It’s terrifying. It’s almost impossible. Continue reading Words| Life
There’s something missing in the underground scene and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed. Let’s face it, it’s the producers that made the scene start popping. People were laying vocals on internet beats long before the likes of Quassa, EA Wave, Mars Maasai etc started uploading beats on Soundcloud. So as the scene started to gather more attention, it is the producers that are still at centre stage, and rightfully so, because they put in work.
I find fault in the use of ‘African’ as a prefix to words like Alchemist, or Boy, or King. I understand our current predicament. I understand that calling oneself an alchemist only arouses the image of a bearded old man – a white man. Our history was white-washed and our mindsets enslaved by nursery rhymes. It is our identity that was chained and taken away on dhows to the lands we once conquered. We were forced to return as servants. Our gold ornaments hidden away in vaults, our hair called shaggy, our beards trimmed to please the “Suh”. Continue reading WORDS| Black James Bond