Arts & Entertainment


3 years ago

Common Sheng Terms Used In Kenya

Slang is an informal language that is more common in speech than in writing and is typically restricted to a particular context or age group. In Kenya, the most commonly used slang in Kenya is called sheng. Just like any other slang, sheng is mostly used by the youth and children. This article will focus on the most common sheng words being used in Kenya.

SASA is one of the most commonly used sheng words. It is used as a form of greeting to someone else. The word has a similar application as the phrases how are you in English. The pronunciation is borrowed from the spelling. Another  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Dance Groups in Kenya

 FBI Dance Group

Focus Beyond Imagination [FBI] a name familiar in the music industry. Members of the group met in high school and have since maintained a successful trend. They were at one time the winners of the Sakata competition. The dance has performed in many towns around the country. There spectacular moves earns popularity and as they have featured in music videos like Make you Dance by Keko, Let him go by MOG and others.

WAPI WAPI

This dance has is a household name with successes from music videos like No money No love by Alpha and Get Down Tonight   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How to place an online Bet for cash on a Football Match through Text message in SportPesa

Recently, the Viva world cup commenced and this is one of the best moments for those who enjoy football. However, the football fans through enjoying their great moments watching football, can actually earn some money through various sites which provide for online betting on football matches and if the bet is right, they earn money. There are various sites which support this services and they are fully registered and genuine and in Kenya, the most common are SportPesa and Elitebet.

SportPesa is the earliest to be established and have ensured that their customers have earned money by   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Actors in Kenya

                               

Brenda Wairimu

She began her acting career two years ago. Her first role was when she acted as ‘Shariffa’ in Changing times. Shariffa was a kid who came from a humble background and was trying best to fit in the rich society. Brenda was later nominated in ‘Kalasha’ Awards. Her career grew when she was chosen to act as Lulu in Mali a famous TV series. In this series,  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Places To Ice Skate In Kenya

The Panari hotel is located near the airport, in Nairobi. This establishment is near this luxury hotel is near Nairobi City Stadium and Nyayo National Stadium. These are two main attractions for the hotel. Another factor is that it is close to Strathmore University and Nairobi Railway Museum.One of the greatest hotel features is that it has outdoor pool and a sauna. The hotel also features a full-service spa and a nightclub. This is a great outlet for the people who want to have fun and to relax. In the rooms the TVs are great and they have very many satellite channels. The guestrooms also   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Challenges Of Investigative Journalism In Kenya

This discussion focuses on why Investigative journalism has been regarded as one of the most challenging and yet rewarding branches of media. It’s going to look at challenges including; capacity, legal regime, ethics, economies, witness protection and the rewarding part that includes it contributing to an open and accountable society, contributing to good governance, promoting speech and democracy and personal improvement.

Investigative journalism refers to the indepth, long term research and reporting of new information that an individual or organization wants to keep secret   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Top five female gospel Artists in Kenya

Gloria Muliro

She is popular because of her extremely remarkable voice. Gloria is currently the best gospel artist with hits like ‘sitolia’, follow you and ‘msaidizi’. She began her music career in a choir and has been in the music for quite some time now. Other than music, she helps her husband in the ministry.

Kambua

Kambua made it in the industry a few years ago after graduating from Berkley School of music. Apart from music, she is also a presenter at local gospel shows in the country. Her success surprised many due to the fact that sh  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Top Record-labels In Kenya

Kenya has various record labels that have popularized the Kenyan urban music. While some of the record labels went underground due to the stiff competition, some like Ogopa and Calif remain afloat. New entrants like GrandPa Records are causing ripples in the local showbiz industry and giving up star artists a platform to shine. Others industry players like Ketebul records specialize in contemporary African music. Here are some of the best local Record labels in Kenya.

  • GrandPa records: it’s a powerhouse in Kenya music industry. It’s owned by Refigah. Grandpa h  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Top Kenya Coast musicians

Mombasa has been on the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Bestiality and child pornography perpetrated by foreigners, high rate of school dropouts, polyandry and witchcraft are just some of the ills that bedevil this county. That aside, the scandal ravaged coastal city of Mombasa has also its good side. The beautiful beaches attract tourists like moths to a flame. Tourism is the largest foreign exchange source after agriculture. The showbiz industry is also alive with the likes of Nyota Ndogo, Cannibal and Sharama making a big impact beyond the confines of Mombasa. Here are some of the  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Deejays In Kenya

Deejay Hassan

Deejay Hassan is the host of a TV show in KBC known as Homegrown which promotes local production. He has mixed in Safaricom tours around the country dubbed as ‘Niko Na Safaricom live Concert’. He started back in Mombasa town where he formed his own fun base and moved to Nairobi. He mixed in several clubs and bars before his breakthrough. He is the currently most paid Deejay in Kenya.

Deejay Kalonje

He is one of the recent Deejays. His career cannot go un noticed since almost all the matatus in Kenya play his mixes. Kalonje is among the p  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Top Radio Presenters and Shows in Kenya

Goteana Show

The show is hosted by Mbusi and Bonoko on Ghetto Radio. Mbusi and his partner use sheng and Jamaican patois to win the attention of listeners. The show has achieved a lot including a nomination at the Chaguo La Teeniz Awards for the best radio show in the country. The youths have attracted by the funny phrases which one of the famous one is ‘’Hakuna Mbbrcha’’.It enjoyes a large fun base

The Big Breakfast

The show is hosted by Caroline Mutoko and Chipukeeky.Chipukeezy who is a comedian adds humor to the show while Caroline is s  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How To Have A Song Played On Media In Kenya

It is every artists dream to have their song being played on radio. The artists therefore struggle as much as possible to get to that pint but most of them do it the wrong way. There are steps that must be taken if one is to make it in the music industry.

Look for promoters

Those artists those are new in the industry, should look for these guys although not most of them are honest. When looking for the best promoters, the artists need to consult wide with other artists who have made it.

Time for releasing songs

Timing is a key factor in t  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Most Influencial Journalists In Kenya

These are the journalists in Kenya who have braved the odds and nobody should be surprised when they achieve so much.

John Allan Namu

He won the CNN Multichoice African Journalist Award in 2009. He was recruited by KTN (Kenya Television Network) after his graduation from USIU (united States International University). He was most influential when it came to the highlighting of the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya. He is a courageous journalist who has done amazing coverage that exposed corruption in high echelons of power, terrorism and also drug t  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Most Rich Musicians In Kenya

Most, if not all of Kenyan musicians have not declared their worth. The only way to find out how much they have is going through MCSK ( Music Copyright Societies of Kenya) archives. We can now comfortably list down the top 10 wealthiest musicians in Kenya.

 Jaguar

Jaguar is among the finest artists in Kenya. He has been in the Kenyan industry since its infancy. He is an entrepreneur with a taxi firm, security company, auto garage and real estate. Jaguar recently received the MCSK award where he bagged millions from the event, Air Jaguar is Jaguar’s plane, which   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

List Of Football Clubs In Kenya

TUSKER PREMIER LEAGUE 2014 CLUBS

  •    A.F.C. Leopards- Nairobi

  •    Bandari- Mombasa

  •    Chemelil Sugar- Chemelil Nyanza

  •    Gor Mahia- Nairobi

  •    K.C.B. - Nakuru

  •    K.R.A. - Nairobi

  •    Mathare United- Nairobi

  •    Muhoroni Youth-Muhoroni Nyanza

  •    Nairobi City Stars- Nairobi

  •    Sofapaka- Mach  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Challenges Facing Music Industry In Kenya

Kenyan musicians have had a lot of hard times for the last few years and it is something that is connected with problems in the music industry. The government has done little to promote the talents of various artistes in the country making it really hard for them to cope up with the challenges. Among others, the following are some of the major problems affecting the music industry in the country.

Lack of originality

It has been observed that a lot of Kenyan musicians do not have their way of singing and will often try to copy the style of other musicians from the global wo  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Popular Ladies in Kenya

Vera Sedika

The woman came into fame after featuring in the popular video by the best Kenyan group p unit. She has since gotten a lot of attention from the public and continues to do more other projects. The lady continues to grow daily and is getting a lot of interview invitation to the various radio and television stations. Her popularity is also making a lot of musicians want to include her in their videos.

Ngina Kenyatta

She is the daughter of the current president of Kenya Hon.Uhuru Kenyatta.The lady came into fame during the day her father was declared the   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Maasai Culture In Kenya

The Maasai represents Africa traditional culture despite the modern western culture which is being adopted by most African countries, the Maasai tribe has remained firm. The tribe is famous worldwide because of keeping their tradition. They produce art and craft products including the beading and jewelry. The Maasai beading design is popular that many cultures many producers have used it to make shoes and even hand bags.

Most of the Maasai people live in the Southern part of Kenya, the tribe occupied a wide land in the past and they lived in southern and Central Kenya practicing the  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Television Programs Mostly Watched By Kenyans

Television is Kenya’s first hand source of entertainment that appeals to everyone due to its special characteristics like affordability and wide scope of programs that are most likely to appeal to someone if not everyone. With a number of TV stations now broadcast in Kenya it is important to note that Kenyans are fond of specific programs aired on the local channels and even though it may be hard to watch everything the ideal Kenyan would by all means make up time to watch his or her most favorite program. Truth be told as Kenyans continue enjoying the world cup which is a form of sea  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Why Kenyans Would Watch The Word Cup

Kenyans for many years have failed to produce a team to represent them in any football tournament with the Kenya football team only managing to participate in the annual compulsory CECAFA tourney. The team has not qualified for any tournament since the 2005 cup of nations and has never managed to participate in the great prestigious tournament the word cup losing in qualifier’s every time. This however has not killed the spirit if Kenyans as they all cheer and support football despite once being dubbed as everlasting fans by a popular pundit Carol Radul due to what she called performa  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Most Leading Magazines in Kenya

Magazines in kenya are mostly read by most of kenyan living in the capital especially magazines that talk about love,pregnacy,celebrities and issues affecing the society.examples of this magazne include;

True Love Magazine

The magazine focuses on love, sex and relationships. This magazine is mostly read by the youths in Kenya as they are mostly affected by such issues in the society. This talks about matters concerning how spouses should relate to one another in order to strengthen their relationship. This helps maintain as people are able to understand one another. This a  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Reasons Why Tradition,Cultures and Languages Are Fading In Kenya

Serious matter should be kept in mind and in consideration is the rate at which traditional cultures and languages of the Kenyan people are fading away slowly as time goes by. It will reach a point in people’s lives where one wouldn’t even remember to say a word or even a sentence in traditional language if we don’t consider this matter.

Day by day the young are introduced to foreign languages first like English and others to French and German compared to the old days where the first language one knew was their own traditional languages. Currently people are adapti  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Best Sites For Streaming Live Football Matches (WORLD CUP 2014) In Kenya

Football is one of the most games or sports that the people especially the Kenyan men enjoy. Football is very popular in Kenya as many of the people even in rural areas are able to organize for their own leagues as it may be the favorite sport. However, the most common leagues that has even taken over the world is the Barclays English Premier League which is internationally recognized and played but even the local people enjoy it as they are fans of the various football clubs that participate in the League.

Recently, the advancement in technology have made it possible for the fans t  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Circumcision Ceremony in Luhya Community

 

The luhya community has been the dominant tribe in the western parts of the country. It is believed to be the second largest after the Agikuyu community. The life of luhyas is characterized by a series of events that make the community to be unique among various tribes found in the country. Circumcision in the tradition of lughyas continues to be a must rite of passage through which one is considered to be a grown up and full member of the society. The process involves a series of events before actual circumcision takes place.

Decision is made

A boy or a you  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Good Places To Record Music in Kenya

In Kenya, music industry is growing at a very fast rate making it necessary to have qualified producers that can deliver music that can do well at the international level stage. The following are some of the best places one can seek to record their music.

OGOPA DJs

The studio has produced some of the country’s biggest hits and musicians. The late E-Sir was one of the top most musicians that used to record their songs at the studio. Currently, ogopa is doing well producing songs for big names such as Marya,Avril and Ringtone. The music is of high quality and new artis  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Favourite Authors for Kenyan Readers

NGUGI WA THIONG’O

Based in the United States of America, the author has written quite a number of books that are continuing to gain much popularity for the best Kenyan readers. He is the first ever Kenyan to win the Nobel Prize in the field of poetry. He has written a number of books in her mother tongue more especially after he was released from prison after his critical play Ngaathika Ndeenda(To mean he would marry when he felt like or wanted).The novel The devil on the cross was written on a toilet paper during the period in which he was imprisoned. Punte  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Top best sites to download full music in Kenya

Music in Kenya has been one of the influential instrument that most people use to express their feeling and the experience they are going through in their lives. Music has been composed and recorded by many people and from diverse environments and background. Music are of different types depending on the message behind it. Therefore, due to technological advancement people are now able to access music from the web and download them to their local devices for listening in their day-to-day operations. The major sites that offer the download option of the songs are;

Waptrick is one of   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Popular Stadium in Kenya

NYAYO NATIONAL STADIUM

The ground for various national activities including public holidays and other major events such as athletics and football. The place is also used to host various rallies conducted by politician’s country wide. Nyayo is big and can accommodate a large number of people making it the favorite place for any big function.

MUMIAS STADUIM

The best in western Kenya, the stadium offers room for different types of functions to be carried out in it. It has hosted major events in the country such as the Cecafa cup challenge that takes place annu  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Male Gospel Artistes in Kenya

 

DADY OWEN

The Kapungala king that made Kenya be more popular by winning an award in Nigeria. The artiste has composed a lot of songs that are more familiar with Kenyans making him become the best artiste in the gospel field. He has done a lot of collaborations with many other artiste including his own brother Ruff tone, Gideon’s army and Dennis by doing the popular song mbona.

JIMMY GAIT

The artiste came into fame by the famous song muhadhara. Jimmy has gone ahead to win the interest of many producers that ha  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Comedians in Kenya

The Kenyan comedy industry is growing each and every day. New talents are being observed in the screens and the desire to expand the industry is continually being received well by a good number of people. The Churchill show hosts the best comedians in the country and the following list comprises of the best comedians in the country.

ERIC OMONDI

Eric is Kenya’s best comedian known for his funny delivery of content. The comedian has taken part in one of Africa’s biggest shows including the night of a thousand laughs. Eric Omondi is travelling to   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Kenya National Anthem Lyrics

 

The Kenya national anthem is a patriotic song usually sung during national events and other official gathering. It can also be sung during Kenya representation in international games and sports. This anthem can be sung both in English and Swahili. The anthem consists of three stanzas, each stanza consisting of six lines as shown below:

English version

  • O god of all creation

Bless this land and nation

Justice be our shield and defender,

May we dwell in unity,

Peace and liberty

Plenty be foun  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Location and Contacts of Places To Tour In Kitale

Kitale is town in Kenya located 326 kilometers from Nairobi city. It is an agricultural town with an approximate population of 107,800 (2009 census). The town seats between the famousCherangani hills and Mt. Elgon and was founded a century ago by the white settlers.Kitale town is served by roads that connects it other larger towns such as Webuye, Bungoma, Eldoret, Lodwar, Kakamega and Kapenguria. The town is served by a railway that connects it with Eldoret. Kitale is a cosmopolitan town with the main activity of the people being crop and dairy farming. The main crop grown by farmers is mai  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Kenya natural natural parks and game reserves

The natural sceneries of Kenya are breath taking, the landscapes are wonderful. The Kenyan people naturally give a warm welcome to all the foreigners. Kenya has maintained its culture and traditions, the diversity of the wild life and natural resources will keep the Kenyan tourism vibrant forever.

Existence of natural parks and game reserves makes the natural beauty shine more in Kenya, the game parks are surrounded by different communities. The wildlife natural habitats and the birdlife team naturally, this brings beauty in viewing and taking photos of the animal and birds kingdoms  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How to Prepare and Use Home–Made Paint Stripper

 

Do you want your furniture, metallic or house walls have a fascinating appearance by painting them, well you need to remove the old paint first. To do this you need a paint stripper. There are various types of paint strippers used in Kenya but let’s concentrate on chemical strippers, a simple, yet effective home-made stripper, to be specific. You don’t need to deep into your pocket to get the job done!

To prepare this type of paint stripper, you need a match box, a filter funnel, a container (5 liters), clean water and waste papers such as  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Lupita wins Oscar Awards -Best Supporting Role

Lupita wins Oscar Awards 2014. Lupita Nyong`o has won the Oscar Best Actress role in the 12 Year Slave movies she was featured as Patsey.

Lupita scooped the same awards in the Screen Actors Guild. Lupita Nyo`ongo graduated from Yale Drama School.

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3 years ago

Biblia Husema Broadcasting Offices In Nairobi, Kenya

Biblia Husema Broadcasting offices in Nairobi are located in Upper Hill, Opposite Rahimtulla Towers on Upper Hill Road. The Biblia Husema Broadcast postal address is PO Box 45019-00100, Nairobi. 

The Biblia Husema offices telephone contacts are 020-2728304 and 2461731. The fax details are 020-2737777. The email address of BHB offices is at info@bibliahusema.org.

Biblia Husema Broadcasting has offices in Eldoret Town. The BHB offices in Eldoret postal address is P.O. Box 3050, Eldoret and  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

British Broadcasting Corporation East Africa Bureau Offices In Kenya

British Broadcasting Corporation East Africa Bureau offices in Nairobi are located on 5th Floor of Longonot Place. BBC East Africa Bureau Head Office in Nairobi is along Kijabe Street.

British Broadcasting Corporation East Africa Bureau postal address is P.O. Box 58621-00200, Nairobi.

The telephone and mobile contacts of British Broadcasting Corporation East Africa Bureau offices are 0722205939, 0733690484, +254202227470 and 2276000.

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3 years ago

Lupita Nyong`o Arise To Fame

Lupita ny’ongo is a daughter of a politician in Kenya- Anyong` Nyong’o and was born in 1983. Professor Anyang` Nyong`o is a senator of Kisumu County in Kenya. Lupita Nyong’o has been raised in Kenya and has recently risen to fame through the nomination to Oscar Award for her role in ‘12 Years a Slave’ movie. Oscar Awards are due to be held in March 2014. 

Lupita Nyong’o won the award for the best supporting actress in Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Events Websites In Kenya: How To Get Information About Up Coming Events In Nairobi

In Kenya, every weekend hosts innumerable events in Nairobi and in other towns in Kenya. From the capital city of Kenya to other major towns, Kenya is usually abuzz with activities during weekends. One might miss out on great experiences by being misinformed or having no information at all about events in Kenya. However various websites in Kenya have made it easier for people to plan on which events to attend in various towns in Kenya. These events are not only for fun but also to network and create exposure of talent. Some of the major events in Kenya include Safaricom Live, Fashion week e  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Location Of Major Cinemas In Nairobi, Kenya

There is always that thrill when you meet up with a friend or friends for a movie in Nairobi Cinemas. There is that ultimate movie experience that we seek to achieve. Kenyans love that, and this is evidenced by the thronged cinemas in Nairobi. Are you in Nairobi and you need that guide to help you chose where you will watch that latest movie? Here are a few pointers on where to look for cinemas in Nairobi.

Numetro Cinemas in Nairobi

Numetro Cinemas in Nairobi is the most popular cinema hall, and it has three branches in Nairobi. Numetro Cinemas in Nairobi is part of a Sout  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Most Popular Television Stations In Kenya Today

Back in the day, there was only one television station that broadcasted all over Kenya. The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was established during the colonial era. KCB was the only television station in Kenya then. It was renamed the Voice of Kenya and was the mouthpiece of the Kenyan government at the time. The station was later renamed to The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation as it had been initially, to show its linkage to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

During that era, there were many local programs aired on KBC such as “Vitimbi” and “Vioja”. So  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Most Popular Programs On Kenyan Television

Burning onions has become one of those cooking hitches that occur in many households in Kenya. “Why did you burn the food?” The most annoying thing about the whole issue is the answer to that question, “I was watching T.V”

Televisions programs in Kenya have become so captivating in the recent passed that we sort of tend to forget our responsibilities. Some people in Kenya get seated in front of that T.V set and literally get into a trance! You have to switch it off to get them off the couch or even have a simple conversation with them. That is how bad things   Continue reading ...


4 years ago

The Art Of Clubbing In Nairobi Kenya: How To Be Safe

\'Clubbing\' a word coined from \'club\' to mean raving or rather going out in sports bars to unwind is the order of the day in Nairobi. Sometime back, people in Nairobi used to club only over the weekends in Kenya after having a busy and draining week in offices or  schools(perharps). Well this is not the case anymore! Any day is raev day in Nairobi- from Karaoke to Ladies nights, Uptowns to Thirsty Thursdays..name it. There is a phrase doing rounds in the city of Nairobi that Thursday is the new Friday. Going by this trend in Kenya, Monday will be the new Friday!

There are to  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

How Outdoor Events Have Become A New Enterprise to Event Planners In Kenya; Major Events In Nairobi

Nairobi, also known as ‘the green city of the sun’ is the most populous city in East Africa. Nairobi is home to thousands of businesses and innumerable Aid agencies. Due to this fact, the city in Kenya is thronged with people who are either born, bred, employed or those trying to make a living. Everybody is bee busy in this 24 hours city of Kenya. Nairobi never seems to sleep. The city is vibrant with boundless vigour, vitality and vivacity. Take a walk on the Nairobi city streets and avenues and see how people jostle you off the way. Everybody is consumed by the fire of cutting  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Kenya Music Industry: A Preview Of The Three Richest Musicians In Kenya

Most Kenyan musicians have never declared their wealth or rather their net-worth for matter, but instincts never lie. When you go through the Music Copyright Society of Kenya Archives, you will most definitely get a great deal of details regarding what every prominent musician in Kenya makes today. In fact, just recently, the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) came up with a list of some of the wealthiest musicians in Kenya.

The criterion used by the MCSK to rank the wealthiest musicians in Kenya is pretty much absurd but in any case you have no option but to take the details d  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

The Kenyan Socialite...How To Be A Socialite Manual

The Kenyan entertainment scene is strewn with music entertainers, actors, comedians and many more but not forgetting the socialites. A socialite in Kenya is defined as a person who participates in numerous social events and spends a significant amount of time entertaining and being entertained. On a lighter note, Urban dictionary describes it as a rich unemployed person who must be in active contact with media and other rich unemployed people.

Kenya has had a rise in the number of socialites whose fame is growing at quite an alarming rate. Just to mention a few such as Vera Sidika,   Continue reading ...