A lovely way to open my new year, and new decade! – is with a Five on Friday featuring my favourite new finds! Seeing as I am not willing to attend any concerts until early next month, I am purposing to look out for joyously hummamble tunes that will get me through the month. Here […]

King Kaka

Kennedy Ombima alias King Kaka is no stranger to popular conscious music nor to the world of spoken word. Thus, when he dropped ‘Wajinga Nyinyi’, his piece echoed the anxieties that a majority of Kenyan youth is experiencing. A channel for political expression, Wajinga Nyinyi worked the corruption scandals of the current regime into sizeable and memorable text.

This is a review of TEFB’s Tom Mboya Edition that went down Saturday 5th October 2019 A damaging political climate between the 1950s and 70s culminated in a number of infamous assassinations. So, when the Too Early for Birds team returned to the stage this past weekend, they brought with them one of these fascinating […]

As with music, stories too command attention; but too often, we let ourselves down with the lack of it. Let us think for a minute, shall we? When was the last time you had a pining to dig into a book or article about Kenyan history? While chances are that it has been quite some […]

Blick Bassy has been one of my greatest finds this year. His latest album, 1958, grounded in both melody and voice, is what happens when making music actually matters. The album, done in Bassy’s native language, Basa’a, is a eulogium for Ruben Um Nyobè. The depth in which he sings is remarkable and so are […]