New month! What Happened This week? Here Are Some Stories That You Might Have Missed

It’s a brand new month. September is finally here, a sign that the year is really coming to a close. A lot has happened in our local industry and KenyanVibe has covered most of it, if not all. Here is your weekly recap:

1.Riverwood Academy Announces Its 2018 Nominees

The Riverwood Academy announced the 2018 nominees at Alliance Francaise and also unveiled that Kenya Classification Board will be the Official Sponsors. The Award ceremony will take place 15th September in Kisumu.

2. Nakuru Gears Up For First Ever International Film Festival

This year’s festival attracted a total of 1,983 in different categories namely feature and short films, animations and documentary films, out of which 398 were produced by African filmmakers.

3. King Kaka Becomes First Remy Martin Brand Ambassador In East Africa 

King Kaka has been picked as Remy Martin cognac brand ambassador while his daughter, Gweth Ombima, will be endorsing a new product from hair care line Marini Naturals called Marini Kids.

4. Latest releases from the 254 music scene closing out August!

5. UK Urban Group WSTRN Showcase Kenya In New Video

Fast-rising U.K urban and contemporary group WSTRN were in the 254 a couple of weeks ago for the Terminal Music Weekend and they were blown away. The group made up of Haile, Louis and Akella blew up in 2015 with their debut song In2 and quickly went viral to become an international force.

6. Redsan Is Going All Out For His 4th Album Release

With now three albums to his name, Redsan is about to drop the 4th one next month and he’s pulling out all the stops, working with two of music’s biggest names.

7. Kenyan Acts Search For Your Votes Ahead Of The AFRIMMA Awards

Kenyan musicians Nyashinski, Khaligraph and Sauti Sol are among those who will battle it out against some of the biggest names in the business from across the continent, including Nasty C, Yemi Alade, Eddy Kenzo, Nyashinski, Bebe Cool, Alikiba, Shekhinah, Patoranking, and Mi Casa who also made the cut.

8. Crispy Fresh Brand New Music: It’s A Wrap For August!

It’s been a great month in terms of music releases. We have had so many options and that can only signify our musical space is thriving and accommodating everyone. Here are some of the latest releases that we close out the month with.

9. Thrilling dramatic Play ‘Cords Of Discord’ set to showcase. 

If you have not been to the Kenyan theatre stage, then you really are missing out on some fine talent that cracks your ribs instantly and spontaneously. September 2nd the Prevail Arts Company presents a new play titled ‘Cords Of Discord’ and they promise it will be a pulsating presentation to take your breath away.

10. Safaricom Twaweza Live Takes Over Kisumu By Storm

The live music concert had a lineup consisting of the legendary duo Gidi Gidi Maji Maji, Nameless, Musa Jakadala, Jah Bruno, Jua Cali, Willy Paul, Akothee, Mercy Masika and King Kaka and the did an incredible job of keeping the fans entertained.

11.  Naiboi’s new hit features top Kenyan celebrities and it’s amazing!

12. BRAND NEW: Trina Mungai ft Kagwe – Twenty Four

She’s the latest signee to Taurus Musik, and will be hoping to scale the heights that soulstress Dela has over the past few years with the backing of a solid team behind her.

13. Nairobi’s Concord Hotel Cuts A Majestic Figure Across Parkland’s Skyline

From Upperhill to Westlands, to Kilimani, to Parklands – luxury brands continue to drive upwards, and even more so, set themselves apart from what had previously been considered their competition.

14 Coke Studio Original Song ‘Said’ Scores A Double Nomination At AFRIMMA

Coke Studio Africa 2017 celebrates 28 of their artists who scored nominations at the 2018 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) set for 7th October 2018 at the House of Blues Dallas in USA.

15. Richard Branson Mourns Charlie Simpson, Founder of Film Studios Kenya

Billionaire philanthropist Richard Branson has paid tribute to Charlie Simpson, the founder of Film Studio Kenya after he passed on this month.

16. Elani Finally Drops Video For ‘Mahindi’

Not just content with delivering flawless vocal performances, Elani has always been a ground mindful of the message that its content tries to put out.

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