‘Avengers: Endgame’ New Trailer takes Emotional 22-film Twist as Kenya Premiere Tickets Sell Fast

Marvel Studios‘ hype machine is on overdrive, and for good measure, ahead of the release of its biggest title yet, ‘Avengers: Endgame‘, the culmination of over a decade of theatrical productions, spanning 22 blockbuster films, due in theaters in just under ten days. On movie ticketing sites KenyaBuzz and PataHapa, tickets to advance Thursday screenings … Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’ New Trailer takes Emotional 22-film Twist as Kenya Premiere Tickets Sell Fast

INTERVIEW: Mark Maina on Africa’s sole 2017 Cannes Showcase ‘Neophobia’

Reposted from October 2017: The film ‘Neophobia’ gave Kenya reason to gasconade, as the only African country having representation at that year’s edition of one of the most prestigious film festivals on the planet, the invitation-only Cannes Film Festival. This is by far a commendable achievement, especially considering this was a special edition of Cannes, … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Mark Maina on Africa’s sole 2017 Cannes Showcase ‘Neophobia’

Kenyan Film ‘Shoto’ Nominated for Best of New Film Makers Los Angeles Awards

‘Shoto’, a story about the matatu bus culture in Kenya, through the eyes of an Eastlands bus driver, told by up and coming filmmakers Firul Maithya and Arnold Mvoi, was last week honoured through nomination in the 2019 Best of New Film Makers Awards Los Angeles (BNFMLA). The BNFMLA Awards this year honoured 110 films … Continue reading Kenyan Film ‘Shoto’ Nominated for Best of New Film Makers Los Angeles Awards

Arguably TV’s Best and Biggest Show, ‘Game of Thrones’ back for Final Season

The anticipation has peaked for close to two years and now finally, the eighth and final season of American cable network HBO‘s television show adaptation of George R. R. Martin‘s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series of books, Game of Thrones, is here with us. As the years have gone by, the number of … Continue reading Arguably TV’s Best and Biggest Show, ‘Game of Thrones’ back for Final Season

ALBUM REVIEW: Octopizzo’s Bold and Dreamy Album ‘New Year’

REPOSTED from April 28th, 2018: The editor’s notes on the Apple Music preview capture Octopizzo‘s new album ‘Next Year‘, rather concisely: ‘Splendid beats and rhymes from Kibera’s outspoken rap figurehead. Next Year is a 17-track, 1 hour 4 minute personification and exploration of the possibilities of a homegrown, dreamy-eyed, purpose driven and immensely talented rapper … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Octopizzo’s Bold and Dreamy Album ‘New Year’

NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK: Nameless’ ‘Megarider’ 2 Decades on, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Medicine’ and Chris Brown is ‘Back to Love’

AFRICAN REGION Nameless feat. Khaligraph Jones – Megarider (Remix) The original ‘Megarider’, a song about a discount bus ticket, from the perspective of a Nairobi campus boy, was produced by Tedd Josiah, recorded and released 20 years ago, as Nameless’ first single after winning a radio talent search. Harmonize feat. Yemi Alade – Show Me … Continue reading NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK: Nameless’ ‘Megarider’ 2 Decades on, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Medicine’ and Chris Brown is ‘Back to Love’

American ‘Trap House Jazz’ Artist Masego to Perform in Nairobi in May 2019

Jamaica-born American ‘TrapHouseJazz’ musician Micah Davis, known by his stage name Masego, has announced that Nairobi will be part of his 2019 Africa Tour, which sees him go to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, before foraying to Kenya’s capital, at the Carnivore restaurant on 4th May 2019. Masego is an international, contemporary genre-bending … Continue reading American ‘Trap House Jazz’ Artist Masego to Perform in Nairobi in May 2019