Easter may have been a great time for most people but for singer Miss Kemunto, it was not.
The singer best recognized for her work as a back up singer on hit TV show Coke Studio and for her collaboration with Steph Kapella on ‘Only One’, revealed on a series of social media posts, that she’s been raped, even going ahead to tag the perpetrators who happen to be Kenyan Rugby players.
While we are yet to verify the facts, the emotion filled posts received quite the feedback with artists like Phy, Le Band, Swiga and Emma Cheruto taking to Kemunto’s defense posting;
Kemunto explains in vivid detail, the occurrences of that unfortunate night before going ahead to tag the rugby players who from her messages have only responded by way of asking her to take down the story, which she put up on her instagram page as stories.
Here are screenshots of those stories.
Kemunto kept sharing more of her story which gets even more emotional, ending with her revelation of both the perpetrators.
As she follows up her case, we’ll be keeping our prayers with her.
Before this ordeal, Kemunto had been working to create more music and work on enlarging her brand as a musician.
Here’s footage of her session at HBR.
Miss Kemunto or Kemunto Music also featured on episodes of Jamhuri Festival.
After releasing his African mixtape ‘No Longer Trapped in Africa, DJ Kafii mentioned following it up with an all Kenyan EP to be called Keuriosity and to feature some of our top artists.
Having come a long way from hosting a once a week Saturday afternoon dancehall show on Uptown radio, to touring with Kenya’s number one band Sauti Sol, Kafii’s EP is set to create waves across the continent just as did his MTV Base featured mixtape.
No Longer Trapped In Africa was hosted on DJ Bash’s website which plays host to this #OverdoseHBR deejay’s (his HBR radio show) mixtapes and other Kenyan music exclusives.
We had a chat with DJ Kafii who revealed more about this upcoming music collection saying he’s got his mind on making it a five song EP but refused to talk about which artists he’d be featuring, only hinting that one of them is one of Kenya’s top femcees.
We’ve got some of our sources saying it may be either Fena, Phy or Deal (or all three…. who knows) and while the speculating continues, here’s a snippet of one of the jams.
So which Kenyan female artist do you think it is? Catch DJ Kafii’s show ‘West Connect’ on HBR every Monday from 10am to 11am (CAT).
Hey guys It’s with deep sorrow that my team and I have found it fit to defer the release for Siwezani.Thankfully we won’t like to keep you long (I’ve gotten threats that watu hawaogi kwa DM) and the intention is to have it out by some time next week. Sometimes things don’t work out how we want them to but we rise above the challenge regardless.Thank you for being patient with me guys, it means the world to me. I love you all. ♥
That was the post that this Taabu singer posted on her instagram earlier in the week after failing to release her brand new hit as expected. Phy who has had considerable success since winning a million Kenyan shillings on the music competition show Maisha Magic, clearly has the most dedicated fans if a delayed music video can incite instagram threats (albeit friendly ones).
While we wait to see what comes of that, we do know that Phy will feature on a Jamhuri Jam session as teased via her instagram… check it out;
Phy had only just two weeks ago teased the video to Siwezi in a tear-filled minute video that you can watch here.
If her jam Taboo/Taabu taught us anything, it’s that Phy Ng’etich is a connoisseur at singing songs that are packed with feels.
This Maisha Superstars winner has achieved major feats since her million shillings win, some of which included ranking high on multiple music charts in East Africa and giving Kenyan classics incredible ‘make-overs’ on her sophomore album ‘BiograPhy’.
While we have enjoyed watching her perform at many shows, she’s about to return to your airwaves on a brand new single whose video Phy teased and it looks like she’s about to do what only she does best…. sing an emotion filled jam.
Not sure if it will be a Ballard or not but either way, history has proven that you can do no wrong with this sultry singer and as the video suggests, we will be fining out just how good Phy’s soon-to-be-latest release will be by the 15th of September 2017.
Phy is on a great roll with two albums out, an insane number of shows booked, an exclusive CNN feature and this paino cover that’s breaking the internet.
This singer who has graced our studios numerous times before now has a piano version to her hit love song ‘Taboo’ which she has done with her producer Tim Rimbui and it’ been garnering quite the online reaction being shared over two hundred and fifty times and gaining close to two thousand likes in the few hours that it was put up.
Phy who made her debut onto the music scene doing cover songs made her sophomore album purely out of covers to jams she said she grew up listening to and that influenced her style of music (something she revealed in this exclusive #WBWR interview).
She’s really great at renditions so it really comes as no surprise that this piano rendition is incredibly amazing.
Having had a start doing cover songs, Phy kept up the great work releasing hit song after hit song and one album later, this songstress has become a definite household name.
Reaching back to her roots, Phy’s sophomore album, which is aptly named ‘BiograPHY’ is full of incredibly packaged cover songs and is available online for free.
This star recently stopped by Weekend Breakfast where we (herself , her producer Tim Rimbui and I) chatted about music and other things (which you can read about here) but mostly got into the actual album and how monumental it was for her to release it.
In celebration of their third anniversary, What’s Good Studios (WGS) hosted Nairobi’s most exciting anniversary celebration event Thursday night at Treehouse. Cosmic Homies, Nu Fvnk of New Wave and Taio Tripper were among performing artistes at the event that showcased dynamic content experiences while highlighting What’s Good in young urban Africa.
Rapper STL, Genge artiste Nonini and singer Phy were also present during the celebrations hosted by media personality Anyiko Owoko and arts marketer Buddha Blaze.
With a strong current foot in the industry and three years experience, WGS has officially expanded into East Africa to better serve lovers of the platform and brand partners who are constantly seeking more integration within local content, and amplification across lifestyle sectors.
As part of this expansion, What’s Good Networks has acquired one of the pioneer entertainment platforms in Kenya, ‘Niaje.com.’ Founder David Mugo remarked, “Niaje being absorbed into What’s Good Networks, means greater reach to young audiences across the region with unique content opportunities set to kick off in 2017. ”
Official announcements made during the anniversary event included new clients such as Kenyan renowned sports fraternity SportPesa and lottery giant Pambazuka, along with top East African lifestyle brands: Niaje (Kenya), Bongo 5 (Tanzania) and Chano 8 (Uganda).
Other new partnerships include Yummy TV and the ongoing extension of True Love and Drum magazines into digital formats to create True Love TV and Drum TV by WGS.
Tilo Ponder CEO and co-founder of WGS – East Africa’s leading digital content studio says that Kenya is the gateway to Africa thus its best to make it here first then expand into the continent.