Sticking with my commitment to getting more awesome content on this blog for all my followers. By the way, have I thanked you for checking these posts out? If not… THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your continued support and if you like what you’re seeing and reading, please spread the word to people you know might be interested.
Now, enough of the pleasantries, let’s get down to business. Over the past few months, I’ve been having great conversations with a young woman from Kenya named Ashley Ruth Ndung’u. She is VERY passionate about music and entertainment, and it shows in all of our conversations. We’ve talked about so much and been able to expose each other to new music that we hand’t known about before. She’s been educating me on the Kenyan and overall African music scene and has exposed me to artists such as Wande Coal and Kalamashaka, the pioneers of Kenyan hip hop, among many others. And now, Ms. Ndung’u has created three separate blogs with the purpose of informing people from all walks of life about many kinds of African music.
The first is Hip Hop in Afrika (http://hiphopinafrika.blogspot.com/), which currently includes posts on African artists Professor Jay and K’Naan. And from what I’ve learned so far, hip hop in Africa is very diverse and wide open, and there’s only more greatness that’s coming soon!
The second is Muzikiwetu-Kenya-Afrika (http://muzikiwetu-kenya-afrika.blogspot.com/). This is where Ashley highlights a lot of R&B artists such as BLU 3 of Uganda, Nameless from Kenya, Fally Ipupa of Congo, and D’banji of Nigeria, who many consider to be one of the hottest artists in all of Africa right now. I’ve check out some of the videos and I have to say I’m impressed with the talent coming out of all of these countries.
And finally, we have the Afrikan Rock Music Evolution blog (http://africanrockmusicevolution.blogspot.com/), which is pretty self explanatory, but still worth checking out. My personal favorites from this blog are Murphy’s Flaw and The Plastics… really good stuff!
You might have noticed that I didn’t include any photos or video on this post, and that’s for a reason. Are you ready? Here we go: I’m keeping you in suspense because I want you to ACTUALLY GO to each of these blogs and check them out for yourself! What a concept, right? Seriously though, Ashley has put in what looks like a lot of work on these posts and they’re turning out great. She just needs your support now. So be sure to link up and check out the awesome stuff she has on each of the new outlets. You never know, you might just come away with a new appreciation and respect for the African music scene, and maybe even a new favorite artist or band. Until then, take care and thanks again. Keep up the great work Ashley!