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VIDEO: Watch Grammy Award Winning Artist Dance To This Young Kenyan Rapper’s Song

Gabiro’s fans have found more interest in his ‘Kus Kus’ jam after the attention it received from academy award winner Owuor Arunga.

Owuor Arunga could not hide his excitement when he heard this song play for the first time.

The global trumpet act was spotted enjoying the African sound in an Instagram video showing he is in Seattle,America.

Owuor Arunga is a jazz trumpeter. He was born in Kisumu in Kenya and moved to New York in the early 2000s, where he studied in The New School’s Jazz & Contemporary Music Program.

From his origin as a member of the Garfield High School Jazz Band, Owuor has since played around the United States and toured around the world, including Canada, Europe and South Africa.

Some of the artist he has played or apprenticed with include Charlie Persip, Candido Camero, Billy Bang, The Cadillacs, Robert Glasper, Louis Reyes Rivera, Olu Dara, Jimmy Owens, and Chico Freeman. Arunga has also played with Seattle hip hop acts including Macklemore (The Heist), The Physics, and Black Stax.

It was a moment of instant head bobbing for the Kenyan born trumpeter while listening to the song and dancing to it with the cameras on.

Gabiro in turn posted the video on his profile. His fans seem to be falling in love with the song even more after the attention it received from Owuor Arunga.

He is steadily building a reputation for Kisumu’s best lyricist, and but also shares his personal struggles through his art. From working as a matatu tout to battling drug abuse, Gabiro’s ability to tell stories separates him from rap music ‘status quo’.

While many rappers tell us their story, Gabiro possesses the ability to bring you into his world and show it you. Perhaps his most notable song, “Story” , is a story of stories that happen in real life but they are often ignored . In dramatic fashion, this song discusses bullying, police shootings, drug abuse and political injustice. There are few artists that connect with such issues through their music.

Below the Instagram video:

Watch Kus Kus video by Gabiro Mtu Necessary below:


No Upcoming Artiste Can Thrive On Their Own – J. Derobie

Young Ghanaian dancehall and Afro beat artiste J Derobie also known by his birth name as Derick Obuobie Jnr has once again advised his upcoming colleagues to work hand in hand with other artistes if at all they want to make it in the Music industry.

The fast upcoming artiste rendered this piece advice to his colleagues during an interview with Foster Romanus on e-TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show that it is important for any upcoming act to work with or under a management team so that they can learn and thrive.

“If you’re upcoming, you can never be alone unless there is money at home that is being pumped into your music. A chick cannot be alone otherwise; a hawk will come and pick you away. You always have to be under someone and you always have to learn from someone”, he said.

According to the passionate and talented artist, J. Derobie, All new and upcoming musicians need to have people who can hold their hands and this is where record levels come in.

“Its good to be in a record label but when you’re joining a record label, check out your exit clauses. If you’re not comfortable, what are the steps you can take? Always look out for these”, J. Derobie advised further.

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Zuchu Expresses Desire to Work with Rihanna, Rema and Diamond

Since her signing and unveiling by Wasafi records, Zuchu has been making headlines thanks to her amazing songs and well thought out videos.

The amazing songs have made her a darling of many music lovers and secured her interviews with many media outlets.

In a recent interview with Trendy Show, Zuchu expressed her desire to work with American Pop star Rihanna, Nigerion musician Rema, and Wasafi founder Diamond Platnumz, Vanessa Mdee among others.

“Its unfair kutaja msanii mmoja, kiukweli kwa Tanzania mtu amabaya natamani kufanya naye kazi… nahisi nikitoa wimbo na mtu kama Vanessa it will a very good soong… Njee natamani kufanya kazi na Rema hapa Tanzania natamani kufanya kazi na Diamond, wa njee wa kike natamani sana kufanya nyimbo na Rihanna,” she said.

Explaining why she decided to work with Wasafi and not any other label in the country, she noted that WCB’s work ethic motivated her join the team.

She vowed to stick with the label forever, adding that if she ever ditches Wasafi, then that will mark her retirement from the music industry.

Narrating her music journey, Zuchu noted that she was influenced to join music by her mum Khadija Kopa who is a renowned musician in the country. She further noted that her dad was also a musician and played a major role in her mum’s music success.

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Diamond Platnumz pledges support to his manager in politics

Diamond Platnumz has thrown his weight behind his manager Hamisa TaleTale alias Babu Tale as he begins his political career.

Babu Tale, who is eyeing the Morogoro Parliamentary seat, picked nomination papers from the Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s (CCM) offices on Wednesday ahead of the Tanzania general elections in October.

This saw Diamond send Babu Tale a message on social media giving him a vote of confidence. The hitmaker said he has no doubt that Babu Tale will do good for the people of Morogoro and assured him of his support and that of the WCB Family.

“Babu Tale, sina Mshaka juu ya Uongozi wako, kwasababu naamini kama uliweza kuniongoza mimi / Wasafi na Wasanii Mbalimbali walotutangulia na wote kufanya vyema tena kwa kiwango kikubwa, basi naamini Kupitia wewe Morogoro vijinini Kusini Mashariki itakuwa salama Mikononi mwako na nami pamoja na Familia nzima ya Wasafi tuko Nyuma yako kuhakikisha kuwa tunakusaidia kwa hali na mali kuleta Maendeleo Morogoro Vijijini kusini Mashariki na kwa pamoja kumsaidia Mh raisi Dr. John Pombe Magufuli kuijenga Tanzania ya sasa,” wrote Diamond Platnumz.

Diamond’s other manager, Sallam SK, also took to social media to hail Tale’s leadership skills.

“Kuna kutaka Uongozi na Uongozi kutaka mtu…!! Kwa upande wako wote tunafahamu kuwa Uongozi unakuhitaji wewe Bw. Hamisi Shabani Taletale, Hekima yako kwenye utendaji, usuluhishaji, ufanikishaji na maamuzi ya msingi ni silaha tosha tunayojivunia tunaofanya kazi na wewe. Na uhakika wana Morogoro Kusini Mashariki watakuwa salama kwenye Hekima zako. #TaleAnatosha,” he wrote.

WCB hitmaker Lava Lava was also not left behind. He wrote: “Ninaimani Kubwa Sana Nawewe Boss Wangu @babutale. Hakika Tunaenda Kuiona Morogoro Vijijini Mpya Kupitia Wewe Serikal Ya Awamu Yatano Inataka Watu Wachapakazi Nawewe Nimmoja Wao MUNGU akuongoze Naakupe kila Hitaji Lamoyo Wako Ccm Hoyeeeeeee!!!!!”

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