Chemical – Tanzania

The sultry Chemical, is known for her unique hip-hop style and goes beyond the conventional Bongo female artist with her gangster approach and tomboyish bravado. She steps beyond the norm and is unlike most Tanzanian female musicians, known to take the more seductive feminine approach, churning out famous hit makers in the likes of Lady…

Rema Namakula – Uganda

Rema Namakula is one of the most talented female artists to emerge from Uganda in recent years. Her musical repertoire is full of uplifting songs celebrating life and love. Rehema ‘Rema’ Namakula began her music career as a backup singer for Ugandan star Bebe Cool in his Gagamel crew. They parted ways in 2013 and…

Nadia Mukami – Kenya

Her big debut came when she performed with Suzzana Owiyo on the Churchill show. This is when people started recognizing and acknowledging her as an artiste. Her new single ‘African Lover’ was released last month and it already has over a hundreds of thousands of views. Nadia Mukami is definitely one of those upcoming artistes…

Queen Darleen – Tanzania

She is the half (elder) sister to Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name, Diamond Platnumz. The two share a father, Abdul Juma. Queen Darleen’s music career began in the year 2000 and released her first song ‘wajua Nakupenda’ featuring Alikiba in 2006. In 2011 she released her second song ‘Maneno Maneno’ featuring…

Nahna – Kenya

She is a three times award winning best female artist Vybez Awards and she has always proven to be the new breed of the golden era which consists of Suzzana Owiyo and the likes. Nahna is a name you won’t miss to mention when it comes to matters Kisumu music and now she is slowly…

Phy – Kenya

Born and raised in Nairobi, Phy got her big break in 2015 when she was crowned the winner of the first season of Maisha Superstar, an East African music talent show that aims to uncover the next musical star in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and other East African countries. The sultry-voiced singer has been putting in…

Irene Ntale

Irene Ntale is a Ugandan singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She sings RnB, reggae, and acoustic soul. She has been hosted on Focus on Africa. She is the campaign ambassador for the Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign by Uganda Breweries Limited. Since the likes of Iryn Namubiru and Cindy have been here long enough, we…

Female Artisite Take Over

In the past very few female artistes were given not only a chance to shine but also be a voice in the society but right now female musicians and even music producers are on the frontline of making sure we listen to nothing but good music and that leaves us with a question: is it…

Ugandan playwright and filmmaker Judith Adong wins award

The awards are organised by the Prince Claus Fund based in the Netherlands, and honour visionary individuals and organisations for groundbreaking work in fields of culture and development. Adong’s work raises public debate on contentious issues to provoke positive change. “At the age of 13 after watching Consequences, I bacame obsessed with becoming a filmmaker…

Building Swangz from scratch

It was while in the USA in 2007, that Benon made up his mind to go into production as an independent producer. However, it was not a rosy start in 2008 when he finally settled in. “I started Swangz when I set up the makeshift studio in my bedroom because I wanted to follow my…