Category Archives: International Music

Korede Bello appreciates Gabiro Mtu Necessary’s song ‘Kus Kus’

It is definitely a good time for budding artists like Gabiro Mtu Necessary to be singing and churning out hit after hit every now and then because the industry is no longer deceiving.

Coming from Kisumu city, Gabiro has always proven to be one fresh and clean gem among the rest by always going a step ahead to the top in one way or the other as seen recently when he threw a shot at Nigerian and Mavin Records superstar to check out his new song ‘Kus Kus’.

Apparently he got Korede’s attention and the response to his tweet is what made Gabiro grow his YouTube video from 2.2k views to 4.1k views and still counting. In his tweet the self-proclaimed Kisumu president says

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On the song, Gabiro’s charming lyrical prowess is the star of the show, always delivered without a hint of strain. Lyrically, Gabiro mines a personal mood for inspiration, but contrasts the somber subject matter with a light and breezy delivery that will make you forget your worries in an instant — as long as you don’t listen too closely to the lyrics. Equally, the Crizo Mzeyah visuals emphasise the simplicity, mixing in footage of random dancers with a hood-looking Gabiro and some imagery to maintain those contrasting themes.

Fronted by a captivating whistle melody and pulsating dancehal beat, “Kus Kus” puts forth a dominating sound from Gabiro. Full of charismatic verses and a fierce, brassy dance break that leads into the chanting choral refrain of “rata tat tudum,” he spends the track confidently expressing feelings of joy and rejoicing.

For years Gabiro has proven to us the power of social media collaboration and good will as seen many at times when he used social media to win a cause.

Watch ‘Kus Kus’ video below:

Rick Ross didn’t even rehearse at the venue.  Rick Ross concert was just a repeat from last year. We found it on YouTube

Source :Kiss FM Kenya

The great thing about YouTube is there are no gatekeepers. No one is waiting to tell you if you’re good enough. It’s just your audience.” – Lindsey Stirling

Well then, we’ve been spoiled and that’s not our fault. YouTube has exposed us to so much of what happens around the world. If you’d like to rid yourself of ignorance, you simply consult YouTube and her big brother Google.

Naturally, when we heard that Rick Ross was coming to town for a concert, we were curious. “The biggest boss that we’ve seen thus far” being in Nairobi generated so many conversations that it was irresistible. Being keen to reduce the frontiers of ignorance, we went to YouTube just one day before attending the concert. You know, just to have a feel of what we should expect.

We had a look of what he did in Nigeria (2012), Haiti (2010), London (2010), Birmingham (2010), Minneapolis (2017), Howard University Homecoming (2017), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (2012) and we noticed a pattern.

However, it was worth waiting for to see whether there would be anything different for Nairobi, Kenya 2018.

Rick Ross In Nairobi
Rick Ross In Nairobi

Disappointingly, the concert was the same thing that he had previously done everywhere.

Hate to break it down to you in this way folks. If you attended, you may have thought he did us something different. Nope.

Word is, Rick Ross didn’t even rehearse at the venue. He probably didn’t need to anyway.

Apart from his appearance on a throne flanked by an attractive lady holding champagne while seated on his left, Rick Ross didn’t do anything different from a concert that he performed last year which we found on YouTube.

He was basically lip-syncing most of his tracks. Die-hard Rick Ross fans felt like it was close to a raw deal, save the novelty of a rap star coming to Kenya.

Additionally, he focused on his collabo’s rather than his singles. He also was keen to make the crowd chant his signature grunt “Huuh” and ask them to shout back his name “Rozaay”.

The sequence of the songs were more or less the same. Starts with “I’m a boss” then to “Hustling” then swinging back and forth between his collabos. Perhaps it is his style which, quite frankly, isn’t fair if you’re paying 3,000 bob or worse yet, 9,000 bob for VIP.

You think it’s a co-incidence, check out the concert video below. Trust me, if you attended his concert on Saturday, you can’t tell it apart.

The only latest song he performed was his 2017 hit “Trap Trap Trap”

One thing The Boss was smart enough about was that he noticed he was almost lost his ring interacting with his audience.

This is the curse and blessing of YouTube. We get to see what these artists do in other countries at their concerts and we get to know what to expect. We then get to judge.

They probably won’t care for now but at least we know whether they’re taking us for a ride.

To be frank, more was expected of Rick Ross inasmuch as this was a first. Perhaps most who attended were not the target audience. Perhaps it was because it rained at the venue. Perhaps he was still recovering from his ailment. Perhaps we should stop settling for less. Perhaps we couldn’t afford to pay him for a grand concert (…so he just decided to accommodate and compromise)

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

All in all, it was great to see the boss.

Hii Crown Ni yangu ! It’s Skill, Not Slackness Phieso Kenyan DanceHall Queen is Working new Projects Now.

Dancehall music, the rebellious cousin of reggae, went through periods of highs and lows, but is now back on a steady path upwards, with a slew of female DanceHall Artists making their mark.

SCORNED AS a vulgar presentation of male fantasies and equally adored as one of the various colourful manifestations, which underpin the vibrance of dancehall culture, Dancehall Queens (DHQs) are entangled in a web of opposing sentiments.

Welcome To Kenyan Where We Have the Youngest DanceHall Artist Who never let’s You down yes If you don’t know about it just #Offset

In a genre dominated by male for decades, female have come a long way in holding their own in dancehall.

When you think of dope female dancehall stars several big name comes to mind

If music is your passion, clinch it. Give it your time & enough energy. Being a musician is not a matter of joining the dots.You need to work your way to the top & be patient

Phieso has been Trending All Time Music she’s so far the fast rising Kenyan DanceHall Artist .

I love her New Style On Whine Tu Kidogo Have You Watched his the moves are? Yes a Stir fly Dance . The New Queen Is Taking over The Industry she needs a Crown. Basing her new Projects the Sing So far Has Gone getting more Airplays , Phieso Media Tours Not Forgetting Her song Wickidest Love Remix With top Ghana Artist BKAY it’s Really The DanceHall We need to support up. In Kenya It’s Rare to have Female DanceHall Artists but here is the Youngest DanceHall artists with a Hit blow.


Lil Baby Ft. Quavo, Kodak Black & Moneybagg Yo Drops New Trap – My Dawg (Remix)

With the Quality Control project on the way, the collective launches the first single “My Dawg” off the mixtape by Lil Baby.