Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising artist is Kenyan singer-songwriter, Nikita Kering
Apple Music today announced the latest featured artist in its Africa Rising artist development program as 19-year-old Kenyan-born pop singer-songwriter, Nikita Kering. She is the first Africa Rising artist from East Africa.
‘’I’m so excited for this new chapter! I’ve always wanted to stand out in Africa and the world as a whole, so being selected as Apple Music’s newest Africa RisApple Music’s latest Africa Rising artist is Kenyan singer-songwriter, Nikita Keringing artist is definitely an awesome start. I can’t wait to see what’s next’’.

As the youngest ever nominee, winner and performer at The All-Africa Music Awards in Lagos, Nikita’s noteworthy accolades include being named Afrima Revelation of the African Continent (2019) and Afrima Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa (2019), as well as being included in Mr Eazi’s Empawa Africa Top 10 artist program. Having been featured in over 100 TV and radio shows, including a prominent feature on The BBC when she was 16, Nikita’s ultimate dream is to build a Talent Academy in Kenya for disadvantaged African children.

Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising artist is Kenyan singer-songwriter, Nikita Kering

 

Her debut 7-track EP ‘’A Side of Me’’ (2021), available to stream on Apple Music, was arranged by Nikita herself, as she lyrically broaches universally relatable themes by attempting to put herself in her listeners’ shoes. Capitalizing on the enormous success of her single ‘Ex’ (2021), ‘’A Side of Me’’ is the songstress revealing a lesser-known part of herself to her audience so they can better identify with her, a theme she’s championed since the release of her debut ballad ‘Happy With You’ (2018).

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Apple Music has also announced a special Africa Rising radio show on Apple Music 1, hosted by LootLove which will highlight the next generation of African musicians who are revolutionising the music scene and innovating their sounds to lead a new wave of emerging genres.

Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising artist is Kenyan singer-songwriter, Nikita Kering

The show will feature Nikita Kering (the latest Apple Music Africa Rising artist), Nigeria’s Afro-fusion singer-songwriter, Buju and South Africa’s Amapiano maverick, Aymos – artists who are fresh voices for new musical waves in their countries. The episode will also feature Nigeria’s Ayra Starr and Savage, Ghana’s Gyakie and Yaw Tog, South Africa’s Hunter Rose and NVMI, Côte d’Ivoire’s Chrystel and Kenya’s Chris Kaiga. The latest music from Nikita along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists, is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist here: https://apple.co/3bhTtwT

Apple Music’s Africa Rising, is an exclusive artist development programme and companion playlist geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent and introducing the next generation of African superstars. Africa Rising alumni to date include: Omah Lay, Manu Worldstar, Tems, Amaarae, Ayra Starr, Yaw Tog and Blxckie. Africa Rising sees Apple Music select six artists every year who each receive a minimum of two months of editorial support across the Apple Music platform including a launch interview with Nadeska on Apple Music 1. Nadeska has also launched a new weekly Africa Rising feature on her show highlighting the hottest new artists on the continent.

Africa Rising is the latest of many Apple Music initiatives aimed at taking African talent to the world. Now available in 33 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Apple Music 1 is home to Africa Now Radio with host LootLove which has featured interviews with some of the continent’s hottest artists such as Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Cassper Nyovest, Mr Eazi, Patoranking, Rayvanny, Kiddominant, Mayorkun, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold, Master KG and Yaw Tog.

Apple Music also selected Nigerian Afro-Pop star, Rema as its Up Next artist in 2020, following the addition of Burna Boy to the roster in 2019 and Mr Eazi back in 2017. Up Next is Apple Music’s global emerging artist program.
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Congratulations! 34 years old Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, has broken the two hour marathon mark by 20 seconds today in Vienna

He ran  42.2km,  (26.2 miles) at 1:59

Eliud Kipchoge's Historic Marathon Win

History Maker Kipchoge posted the this message and the photos below on his twitter page

 

‘Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world. Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity. Asante.’ Eliud Kipchoge

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What an amazing achievement !

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Pamela Odame Watara

Ghanaian/Kenyan model and video vixen Pamela Odame Watara is one the sort after Celebrities in Ghana. Ghanaians can’t stop talking about her, especially about her boobs.

Whilst most celebrities are going under the knife multiple times just to get to C or D cup bra size, Pamela is blessed with natural boobs, her bra size is 34J. She’s currently the lady with the biggest boobs in Ghana. 

No doubt her mixed decent (combination of Kenya and Ghana) is playing a massive part in her prominence and has recently gained the attention of musicians across African, featuring in series of music videos. She has started acting as well.

 

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Many say that if the Nigerian musician, D’banj is called “Mr, Endowed”, then here is his “Miss Endowed”. The beautiful hourglass shaped actress is for sure the talk of the day in Kenya and Ghana.

 

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Born to a Ghanaian mother and a Kenyan Father, the 23-year-old celebrity is making it big in the entertainment industry today and her stardom is limitless and we hope she comes out soon to tell us who will be taking her to the altar

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Check out Rockstar Hospital move starring Pamela Odame

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Wabosha Maxine

The vlogger queen and prominent make-up artist, Wabosha Maxine, has been able to attract people’s attention across Africa.

The 22-year-old Kenyan is best known for her excellent beauty skill and make-up skills with the touch of creativity as an eyebrow expert.

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Her beauty services and popular YouTube channel, titled “Beauty by Wabosha” has attracted lots of Kenyans and many ladies craving transformation across Africa.

Fame isn’t affecting this beauty queen as her popularity doesn’t stop her from pursuing her bachelor’s degree.

She is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Nairobi. She works extra hard to meet up with the challenges of mixing education with fame and she’s setting it right.

We can’t have enough of her beauty and talent!

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kenya Elephants According to the new study by Kenyan researchers elephants are able to differentiate between ethnicities and genders, and can tell an adult from a child and can even distinguish between languages – all from the sound of a human voice.

When the researchers played voice recordings to wild African elephants, the animals showed more fear when they heard the voices of adult Masai men than the voices of women or boys.

The elephants in the Amboseli region are so aware of this that they can even distinguish between Ma, the language of the Maasai, and other languages, says a team of researchers. The elephants know too that walking through villages on weekends is dangerous, as is crop raiding during the full moon. Get more info about African elephants…

Below is a random clip from a researcher in Kenya.

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Meet The Kenyan Investor Mubarak Muyika who turned down a scholarship to Harvard to Pursue Tech Dream! 

Mubarak Muyika was orphaned at the age of 11 and while working with his adoptive parents, he discovered they needed an online platform to expand their business. Mubarak  was very keen to find a way to help them, he therefore began teaching himself how to build a website using on-line resources.
Mubarak Muyika
FAST FORWARD and Mubarak has became a website guru and delivered a working e-commerce site for Acrodile Publishers and his Company Hype Century which he found at the age of 17, aims is to empower small to medium size businesses, organisations and  individuals by enabling them get online easily, affordably and professionally hence making them achieve their business objectives. 
Hype Century has provided web hosting and website design solutions for various companies in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and  Tanzania

Mubarak Muyika  is featured in the latest edition of Forbes Africa buy or download your free copy on iTunesapple.co/1JGF1tj

Well done! Such an inspiration! 

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Chinese‬ foreign minister Wang Yi forcefully refuted critics who accuse Beijing‬ of becoming Africa’s new colonialists. “We absolutely will not take the old path of Western colonists, and we absolutely will not sacrifice Africa‬’s ecological environment and long-term interests,” he said in Nairobi‬.

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi may have come to town with an additional promise to boost Kenya’s infrastructure.

But he was also here to argue for the repatriation of the more than 70 Chinese nationals now remanded in Kenya for being in possession of illegal communication systems.

On Saturday, Mr Wang met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he promised “a new focus on industrial development and technology transfer.”

But the subject changed when the Chinese diplomat met with his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed.

“What we want is to repatriate these citizens so that they will undergo fair trial inside China instead of getting released here in Kenya,” he told reporters during a joint press conference.

“Available evidence shows that this is a case of fraud launched from outside China against Chinese citizens inside China and the suspects used very simple measures. But this is by no means a cyber-attack as some media have speculated.”

The 76 Chinese and one Thai were arrested in a house in Runda estate with multiple communication gadgets.

Security agents claimed the hi-tech equipment that was found on the premises was capable of disrupting the country’s communications system, infiltrate bank accounts, the M-Pesa network and ATMs.

They have since denied the charge of running a telecommunication system without a licence as well as conspiracy to commit felony.

China argues the Kenyan incident was not isolated as there have been various groups arrested recently in Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore with similar equipment.

“Such telecommunication fraud cases have not only happened in Kenya but also in other countries in the region against Chinese citizens inside our country.

“We believe that our law enforcement departments have held close communication and judicial cooperation with each other.”

There was no clarity on what Mr Wang meant by “fair trial inside china.” It could mean Kenya is unable to try them or it could mean Kenya could unfairly convict them. However, lawyers do not agree…. continue here

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Lupita Nyong'o lupita1 Lupita Nyong'o lupita..It has been a good year to be Lupita Nyong’o. The Yale grad not only won an Oscar and landed campaigns for Lancôme and Miu Miu, she also also topped all the world’s best-dressed list and now has her very first Vogue cover, and it’s stunning.

Even Vogue is calling it her “first” cover, because we all know she’s getting more, right? Nyong’o is enough of a fashion darling that I fully expect to see her on Vogue covers as often as Cate Blanchett. She’s got one under her belt now, and more are almost certainly to come

And it’s a good cover, too. Nyong’o shines in a purple and red printed dress photographed by Mikael Janssen. The look is bright and warm and perfectly appropriate for the July cover.

In July’s Vogue cover story, Nyong’o touches on everything from her childhood, education and even mentions her dating life. No, she’s not dating Jared Leto, but Somali-born rapper K’Naan.

The Kenyan actress revealed that she realized that her life was changing after the SAG Awards in January when she encountered the paparazzi at the airport. “For a split second I looked behind me to see who they were flashing at—and it was me!” she remembers. “That was, I think, the beginning of the end of my anonymity.”

Nyong’o also compared her red carpet experience to a war zone, something she realized wasn’t exactly a good idea during her interview with Vogue. “The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it.” She considers for a moment. “I hope they don’t make that the big quote!” she says, laughing. “Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that!

Francis OnyisoRobert Osiyo a former goalie of Kenyan soccer team Harambee Stars, went the extra mile and apologized in print the following: “I Francis Onyiso take this opportunity to apologise to my beloved wife Janet Aoko Owino for the pain I have caused her and the family. I ask for forgiveness and promise never to repeat again.” Onyiso refused to explain why he was apologizing, telling Nairobi News: “[The issue] is personal and between the two of them.” He added: “I don’t think it’s a big deal advertising on the newspaper. My aim is just to show my wife I love her and to say sorry over the matter.” Onyiso has been married for 20 years, has three children and works as a Sergeant in the Kenya Defence Forces.
Now that his apology is public knowledge, Kenyans are weighing in on Twitter: “Francis Onyiso owes Kenyan men a full –page newspaper apology for setting spousal standards so unattainably high.

Interesting!