Alfayo Onyango

Celebrity beef: What's cooking?

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-09-01 11:38:58

During a recent interview with comedian and media broadcaster Oga Obinna on his Obinna Live Show, Khaligraph claimed he was the best rapper in Kenya. 

Kenya's alternative music scene

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-09-15 11:56:31

Alté is a connotation for alternative. The alternative music scene in Kenya was born as a response to a mainstream music scene that has developed too slowly.

Xenia Manasseh: All about love hate

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-10-06 12:12:49

Xenia Manasseh is a fast-rising musician influenced by Neo-Soul, RnB and Jazz.

Youth, fame and death

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-10-13 11:26:08

For Michael Mugo, his 2020 smash hit ‘Bangi’ became an online sensation and a therapeutic record for young people during COVID-19.

Self-sufficient: Kenyan artistes take matters into own hands

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-11-03 11:58:35

In recent years, a new trend has emerged as Kenya artistes take matters into their own hands, away from cartels and promoters.

One-on-one with Betty Kithinji

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-11-10 12:58:29

Betty Kithinji is an award-winning talent manager, broadcaster and visual producer.

Sauti Sol: End of the beginning

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-11-10 13:23:58

“We were first called Voice in the Light while members of an acapella group at Upper Hill High School. This was myself, Chimano and Delvo (Savara). Polycarp joined us after,” says Bien. 

Best Kenyan albums of 2023

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-11-17 12:45:46

Kenyan musicians have outdone themselves this year by releasing some of the best music albums. We look at some of them and the work that was put in to deliver the final masterpiece.

Kendrick Lamar lights up East Africa

By Alfayo Onyango   2023-12-14 14:38:57

The last time Kendrick Lamar visited Africa was in 2013 for a monumental trip to South Africa.

Most anticipated albums of 2024

By Alfayo Onyango   2024-01-04 14:18:45

Nyashinski has been active in the music space with multiple singles and capsule tracks like 'Good To Me'.

Kenyan stars taking on the world

By Alfayo Onyango   2024-01-11 14:52:32

In recent years, the Kenyan entertainment industry has witnessed an unprecedented surge in international recognition and success.

Vallerie Muthoni's second coming

By Alfayo Onyango   2024-01-21 13:44:45

Vallerie Muthoni has charged the music industry with her latest single 'sexy'. We explore how the first single off her forthcoming EP became the anthem for the holidays

Alt girls run the world

By Alfayo Onyango   2024-03-08 09:36:53

While acts such as Nadia Mukami, Sanaipei Tande, Jovial, Akothee, Femi One and, more recently, Ssaru are excelling in the mainstream space, it is the Alt Kenyan scene that is making waves

Rise of independent record labels in Kenya

By Alfayo Onyango   2024-03-29 11:31:38

Some brave and ambitious Kenyan artistes are creating their labels and building a new music industry altogether without much gatekeeping and are making a killing out of it.