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Nameless: He is so Mannerless

Nameless: He is so Mannerless

Minneapolis was definitely the place most East Africans were a weekend ago to watch David Mathenge, famously known as Nameless, in concert. Performing at the Blue Nile restaurant, the artist…

Artist “Daddy V” Talks Music

Artist “Daddy V” Talks Music

Popular for his hit single 'Nare' (Swahili slang word meaning Fire), Daddy V, a Kenyan artist who lives in Dallas is marking his territory in the music scene. He has…

Amani Delivers Immense Excitement to Minneapolis

Last Saturday night, the place to have beenwas the Blue Nile Restuarant.

OLM Inaugral Ball

The organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) held a customary inaugural dinner and ball this past Saturday at Cedar's Hall in Minneapolis. The ball which started with guests arriving at…

I Want Peace in Kenya

I want peace in Kenya
And as a Kenyan I have every right to ask for that.
And you Mr. President have the given duty
To ensure I get it.  

K-CI & JOJO at Trocaderos

Quiet Friday evening, I'm relaxing in my apartment and thinking of settling down to a movie, then calling it a night. But, just as the thought is formulating, my phone…

Angelique Kidjo: An Amazing Entertainer

It's a blistering cold Sunday evening in Minnesota, but within the lobby of the Ordway Centre for performing arts in downtown St. Paul, there is a warmth flowing through the…


Doors opened at 8:00pm and people started streaming in. I was excited and quite surprised that I was not at all nervous about hosting the tribute concert to Lucky Dube.…

In Remembrance of Lucky Dube

A lot has been said and written of Lucky Dube over the past twenty five years of his musical life and career. The last couple of months however, have been filled with…

Bebe Cools’ Concert in Minnesota

It's Saturday night and I've just walked into Blue Nile Restaurant. Bebe Cool, Uganda's talented Ragga artist will be performing later tonight, and I have no notion of what to…

Milele: Musicians with a Cause

While at a Christian retreat, in Kenya in 1988, Christian Mungai, Harry Mwaura Kiiru, Kanjii Mbugua and Kaima Mwiti met and struck a friendship. Unbeknownst to them, ten years later…

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