Singer Kevin “Bahati” Kioko rose to fame in the early 2010s, with his hit song mama that stole hearts of many.
Over the last year, the gospel star has raised eyebrows with a change in musical style, and most recently releasing a suggestive album cover in which he and a video model pose in a seductive style
In one of the released album images, Bahati poses grabbing on to the model’s thigh as she holds on to his shoulder, and in another, the vixen embraces him from behind, her manicured nails clutching on to his coat and chest.
Speaking at his album launch and listening party at a Nairobi hotel, the wanani hit maker said that he had maintained silence and dodged interviews over the past year because he was rebranding.
“I didn’t want to have to answer questions that I couldn’t yet explain, but I believe after the release of this album, I’ll be in a position to talk-on the journey from the gospel industry to the contemporary industry, and I appreciate my brothers and colleagues in the scene for helping me through,” said Bahati.
He went on to describe the album as his seven year journey in the music business.
The red carpet event was graced by veteran acts and super stars alike, going from singer Nameless, to Genge pioneer rapper Jua Kali, to staples in the current secular music act including Mejja, Nyashinski, Otile Brown and Nadia Mukami.
It was a show of support from his peers, who were also joined by television personalities Terrence the creative, his wife Milly Chebby, comedian Eric Omondi, radio personality Shaffie Weru along with celebrated Djs.
Kanye West reunites with Jay-Z on the new album, Donda
The Gold Digger singer, 44, hosted a launch party for his new album, titled Donda after his late mother, at the sold-out Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Young Guru, a record producer and engineer who has worked with Jay-Z, revealed the verse was a last-minute addition, perhaps explaining why the launch party started almost two hours late.
He tweeted: “HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4 pm.”
But fans certainly think it’s been worth the wait and as well as Jay-Z, the album features contributions from hip hop stars including Pusha T, Lil Baby, and Travis Scott.
Kanye returned to the city he was born in and stunned the crowd as he wore a red puffer jacket, matching trousers, and orange shoes all of his own design. He also donned what appeared to be a brown rubber mask.
There was no formal introduction when he eventually took to the stage area as his album began playing.
And in a move that stunned everyone, Jay-Z made an appearance on the last song of the night as the pair appear to have buried the hatchet after years of tension.
The event, which was live-streamed, saw Kanye occasionally break out into a dance in the huge arena while he paced around to the music.
Ndovu Kuu back on Youtube
Singer Cristopher Thande, known as Krispah in the entertainment scene, has confirmed his hit track Ndovu Kuu is back on Youtube.
Bryanka had successfully managed to have the song temporarily deleted from the site after filing for a copyright complaint but it appears he has lost the battle.
The move to have the song temporarily removed elicited varied reactions, with another singer namely Khaligraph Jones, who features in it, attributing the decision to ‘jealousy’.
“It is unfortunate that we get to this level of jealousy from fellow artists. The copyright strikes are not legitimate; even Mejja was a victim of such circumstances, so it is something that is happening now in the industry,” Jones told Nairobi News in an earlier interview.
But Dexta has defended his actions stating that the song (Ndovu ni Kuu) was not only a copyright infringement to his music but also sheds a bad light on Kenyatta University’s brand due to its scathing lyrics. It is a shame that upcoming artists are now using copyright claims to get to the top rather than put in hard work,” papa Jones told Nairobi news.
Pop Smoke’s tragic murder as a rapper is remembered on his 22nd birthday
Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, would have celebrated his 22nd birthday today, but his life was cut tragically short when he was murdered in February 2020.
The authorities, who were called to the scene by a friend of someone in the house, were made aware of the rented address being shared online and said at the time it “was an angle” they were looking at when investigating the murder.
At the time of his passing, Pop Smoke was one of the most prominent US drill artists, a style of music popular in the UK and in Chicago which often responds to violence.
The rapper was becoming prominent shortly before his death. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7 and debuted at number 7 in the Billboard 200.
Only two weeks later on February 19, the rapper passed away.
Following Pop Smoke’s death, hip-hop star Safaree Samuels spoke about how emerging rappers need to be careful with making lavish displays of wealth on social media.
“I know some ppl might not be used to having a lot of money but try your best and refrain from showing it on social media… Won’t front like I didn’t go thru that phase but I learned from it.”
Another rapper called Blueface, who grew up in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles, issued a similar warning about safety.
““People think Cali/LA is beautiful sunny palm trees,” he wrote.
The album was executive-produced by 50 Cent and remained on the chart for 28 weeks, and still sits in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 over half a year after the initial release.
Meanwhile, the drill legend’s family recently collaborated with the Brooklyn Borough President and the Entertainers For Education Alliance – I Will Graduate organization to present a public service announcement on gun violence.
The Real Story Of ‘American Gangster’ Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas
High Court Judges Aggrey Mchelule and Said Chitembwe Arrested
5 Best Dry Dog Foods
Top Posh Neighborhoods In Kenya Where the Rich live.
Prince Harry pays tribute to his Mother Princess Diana on UKs Mothers Day.
Why you should visit kakamega.
Gossip News5 days ago
Sonko offers to adopt Kangogo’s children
Gossip News1 day ago
Inside Conor McGregor’s £2.6m Lamborghini yacht with nod to whiskey brand
Entertainment3 days ago
Khaligraph vows ‘Ndovu ni Kuu’ hit will be back on Youtube
Lists1 day ago
Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets?
Sports5 days ago
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends Premier League title message after first Man Utd friendly
Technology4 days ago
China unveils robotic shark drone which uses AI to fire torpedoes at enemy ships
Entertainment4 days ago
Odibets heeds to Khaligraph call, unveils rap challenge
Gossip News2 days ago
Details Of How kidnappers lured, tortured, and killed Christine Ambani, a university student in Githurai