Khaligraph Jones claps back after MCSK audit report revealed theft of musician’s royalties

Kenyan musicians have been rioting over the extremely poor leadership of copyright board, MCSK among other key organizations involved, who have for years paid up royalties in form of peanuts.

The wide view among artistes was that the industry was not conducive enough for the growth of their exceptional talents which have since been taken for granted. Some wishing they had started their careers overseas which would have now multiplied the kind of reception they are receiving in their own country.

Kenyan female rapper, Femi One

Weeks after their ugly rants went viral, a drastic audit was made among those corporates involved in collecting royalties for artists, with reports finally out clearly indicating that musicians’ royalties had been swindled.

Also read: “Pack your bags and leave!” Femi One urges Kenyan artists

MCSK, PRiSK and Kamp were among bodies majorly touched on by the forensic audit from 2017 to 2019 that unearthed deep-rooted inefficiencies in the systems. Findings that were presented to KeCoBo chairman Mutuma Mathiu on Tuesday in form of a draft report.

“The non-compliance exposes the three societies to serious risks of misappropriation of funds, civil and criminal liability and loss of income from penalties and sanctions,” read the statement in part.

A report that popular rapper, Khaligraph Jones has now given his two cents on, clarifying that an audit was not worth the sweat at the very least.

Also read: Artistes should not fear to ask questions about their money – Khaligraph speaks in regard to MCSK ‘peanut’ payments

Because it was not news that some form of corruption scandals had been going on for the longest time possible and the entertainers continue to suffer even with all the numerous press briefings being given currently.

The Audit was Unnecessary, We have been Saying this from The beginning, The Kenyan Entertainment industry keeps on Suffering, DJs ,Artists, Event Organizers, Bouncers, Dancers Waiters, Club Owners, Restaurants etc,

Influential Kenyan rapper, Khaligraph Jones


His sentiments attracted mixed reactions from fans, some against, others for it.

kajijoh Khaii ????????????too bad


___.lyrical.__.lenix.__ Mimi kutoka #2015 sijawahi pata hata bob????????. Huwa nasikia tu wasanii walilipwa yet nili_register na nikapeana hadi registration fee.. Lakini Mungu si Yuko ????


its__kohe__ Sawa papa jones the real OG????????????????


officialsajim corona is inevitable so they have to allow you guys to continue with daily activities as tulivo zoea jaman daaah,????????ni bata mwanzo mwishoooo????

6 local celebrities who can’t handle criticism from fans, always ready to attack!

Being a celebrity means your life is now exposed to the public. This gives netizens the power to air their different about opinions and if one can’t handle it; then you find them having bitter exchange on social media. But question is, if they can’t handle the pressure, then why sign up for it in the first place!

Zari Hassan the boss lady

Having dated Diamond Platnumz, Zari not only exposed her personal life but kids to online criticism from online fans. However everytime fans blast her for living a fake life, Zari always steps down from her throne to argue with fans. Wasting time and energy!

Also read: “Don’t mess with my kids!” Akothee hurls unprintable insults at Massawe Japanni, promises to use her as example to the rest


So far the president of single mums has proven that online criticism bring out the worst in her. Just a few days ago she went on to threaten radio presenter Massawe Jappani after finding out the questions she was throwing at Vesha Okello.

Well as much as Massawe was wrong, I bet at 23 years Ms Vesha could have dismissed some of the personal  questions asked; but she chose to respond. Akothee on the other hand chose to use this against Massawe by showering her with insults!

Lilian Muli

Celebrity lives are hard and Ms Muli can tell you this for free. So far she has proven to have ‘roho ndogo’ hence her bitter exchange with fans who sometimes body shame, insult and pick on her. I mean would it really hurt to mute and ignore criticism? Lilian Muli is a brand, but sometimes she tends to easily forget this!

Khaligraph Jones

Can Khaligraph Jones Music withstand the test of time?
Khaligraph Jones known for his ‘savage’ clap backs

They call him the king of savage clapback but i can tell you that rapper Jones often lets fear of being embarrassed take over him. Most of the rappers on his level barely pay attention at comments from fans; but try throw shade at Khali and see if it won’t itch him to respond!

Babu Owino

Remember the last time Kenyans demanded justice for DJ Evolve? Of course. Babu Owino went on to have a bitter exchange with those who called him out; and despite his Degree in Law, his arguments sounded gibberish especially with the ‘mama yako’ insults!

Also read: “I sleep with their daughter daily and she enjoys the foreskin” Babu Owino taunts Kikuyu tribalists

Vera Sidika

Entrepreneur, Vera Sidika

Although Vera Sidika seems to have retired or tired of the socialite life; this particular lady is known to engage with fans especially well insulted.

The last time she was exposed for living in Gachie and not Kitisuru….Vera decided to parade her new mansion in mombasa not forgetting the flaunt the fashionable Gucci, LV among others to those claiming she is broke.

But come on…why go through all the trouble?

“You are attracting curses!” Popular pastor sends strong warning to Khaligraph Jones for mocking God

Pastor Godfrey Migwi, the founder of House of Hope Church which is located in Kayole, has lashed out at rapper Brian Ouko Omollo, alias Khaligraph Jones for ridiculing God.

Also read: Pastor Migwi cries uncontrollably while begging President Uhuru (Video)

Taking to Facebook, the man of cloth faulted the Juu Ya Ngori hitmaker for donning religious regalia while singing secular songs.

Pas;tor Godfrey Migwi

According to Migwi, who is known not to mince his words, Khaligraph was attracting curses upon his life and generations to come because they had decided to mock God.

“Use of clergy clothings for entertainment more so for secular songs and for personal gain is totally wrong and it’s time for change. For your information this is the highest level of insult as far body of Christ is concerned,” the post reads in part.

He went on to add that the fact that local entertainers are after money and fame doesn’t they are allowed to get away with anything, including ridiculing God to fulfill their goals.

“I know you’re after fame and money but you’re completely lost, mark my words, you better repent and break the curses, God is never mocked. Woe unto you and your generations to come after you,” Migwi posted.

He asked Khaligraph to take the religious regalia to the nearest Bishop and ask God to forgive him for what he had done, adding that Church ministers have to earn the right to wear those clothes.

Khaligraph Jones

Strong genes! Meet Khaligragh Jones look-alike sister (Photos)

Khaligraph Jones and his siblings seem to have so much in common to a point of looking like each other. I. This case, nitolee photocopy would work just fine.

Well, after keeping his family private for years; Ghafla recently ran into a few photos of Khaligraph Jones sister known as Isha. Looking at her photos, one wouldn’t even ask whether the two are related thanks to their striking resemblance.

Ms Isha who is a mother to baby boy identified as Damien happens to wear the smile as Khali and the dimple on cheek can make one think the two are twins – only difference is that they were born in different years.

Also read; Tanzanian celebrities react to Shilole’s horrifying photos after receiving serious beating from husband


Khaligraph Jones aka Omollo

Mama Damien

So far Ms Isha continues to live a normal life unlike other celebrity sisters we have come to see on social media.

The lady is as natural true beauty and just like any other African woman; she has no time to alter her looks. Anyway, with the few photos we have managed to get we also understand that Khali’s daughter looks like her aunt Isha; but minus the light skin tone.

Khaligraph Jones daughter

Khaligraph Jones family man

Away from that, Khaligraph Jones recently moved his family from a rental to a house he allegedly bought!

This was a major upgrade for the rapper who continues to show age-mates how to be family oriented! With such positive traits, Khali might just change how young men from this generation view settling down!

Khaligraph Jones sister
Ms Isha aka Khaligraph Jones sister
Khali’s sister
Omollo’s sister

Buying YouTube views has slowed down the growth of the Kenyan music industry

There was a time when buying YouTube views was the order of the day. Local musicians would release a song today and if you checked it the next day it had hundreds of thousands of views and almost hitting a million views.

Also read: New-age musicians are giving established artists nightmares!

I’m sure the practice still exists, it’s only that some of those accused decided to take a step back after being exposed. They realised that Kenyans were not as stupid as they thought i.e. we can tell if someone has bought views.

You see, it very easy to tell if someone has bought views on YouTube because all you need to do is check the other interactions that the video has i.e. the likes, dislike and comments. If they don’t go hand in hand then something is definitely amiss.

Khaligraph Jones
Khaligraph Jones

For instance it would be hard to explain how a video has a million views yet it only has 200 comments, 400 likes and 50 dislikes. The interaction doesn’t make sense if you compare it with the views because ideally comments and likes should be in the thousands for such a video.

In the past, both Khaligraph Jones and Octopizzo have been accused of buying YouTube views. This was around the time when they were beefing over who is the King of Kenyan hip hop. I’m convinced that they stopped because we no longer see those crazy numbers.

In a way, you could argue that buying YouTube views is slowing the growth of the local music industry because an artist wants to create this perception that they are hot on the streets so much so that they can garner a million views in a day yet they can’t pull crowds to a gig.


Kenyan artists should remain true to themselves, especially now when we have new-age artists who can clock a million real views in 3 or 4 days. Our established artists should not bow to pressure to buy YouTube views.

We’d really like to know if they can really keep us with the new crop of Kenyan artists never mind the fact that they are way younger than them. Perhaps the old dogs can also learn a thing or two from the new kids on the block. Enough said!

Khaligraph Jones addresses rumors linking him to using steroids to gain muscles

Khaliraph Jones is the latest artist to be featured on Jalang’o Mwenyewe’s Youtube show and as expected; the rapper who doubles up as a father and husband opened up revealing unknown things about himself

Well, straight to the point, Jalang’o started by asking Khaligraph Jones to address an issue claiming that he achieved his current body by using steroids.

This being the first time a presenter has gathered enough confidence to ask about this, Jalang’o went on straight asking;

Kenya´s illest rapper, Khaligraph Jones

Kuna time ulikuja ukafura watu wakasema unatumia madawa unameza ile madawa ya kuongeza misuli,ukue mwanaume mwenye miraba minne na misuli tingiya.

To which Khaligraph Jones responded by asking;

unaniuliza kama nilukuwa natumia kweli?

Khaligraph Jones speaks about steroids

Well, fortunately Khaligraph Jones has never used steroids but supplements! He went on to explain himself saying his current body is as healthy as expected since he only uses supplements and spends most of his time at the gym. He went on to open up saying;

Maisha lazima ung’angane ata kwa gym lazimaung’ang’ane. Ata tuseme for example ningekuwa natumia hizo madawa, ata hizo dawa ukitumia kama hufanyi kazi, hutapata hizo results.

Khaligraph Jones demands that International artistes curtain raise his perfomances

Jalang’o on the other hand went on to add saying;

In short masupplements kidogo lakini chuma kwa sana

Having been accused of puffing his body with steroids, Khali on the other hand went on to prove why he would never get on steroids saying;

Kuna ile misconception mtu akiskia supplements anafikiria ni steroids. Supplements ni chakula tu ya kawaida imekuwa refined to a point whereby if you take it inaingia directly to the bloodstream inafanya kazi yake. Kama ni protein imekuwa refined inaingia tu wa muscles directly unaona.

In conclusion the father of one urged the Youth to avoid intoxicating their bodies in the name of body building. He said;

and hizo ni madawa. mtu anadunga zinaenda zinaenlarge heart yako, mtu anapata heart attack. Lakini mimi supplements ni kitu natumia na i would advise anyone going to the gym everybody anaelewa mambo ya kuworkout anajua supplements ni very important yaani in your routine ya kutrain.


But steroids of course si direction unaza taka kuchukua ju nimeona ikimess watu.


Khaligraph´s cute daddy-daughter moments become an envy to Bien and Chiki Kuruka (Video)

Majority of times we have seen Khaligraph Jones on the grind – proudly staging stellar performances with his hard-hitting lyrics but hardly do we see the family man spending sweet moments with his young daughter.

Well, it is the high time we did!

The celebrated Kenyan rapper recently stepped out with his little girl as he was headed to work but he was not going to leave home unless he took her with him.

Khaligraph Jones with daughter, Amina Jones Ouko

Agreed, daddy-daughter bonds are one of the tightest yet cutest but Khaligraph´s bond with his baby girl is at another level.

In a short clip, Khaligraph is seen getting into his Mercedes Benz before his little girl runs up to him and hangs on his hand, refusing to let go.

Jones then tries to ask his girl to go back to the house but she resented by letting out a sharp cry, declaring she is not going to buy into that without compensation.

Khaligraph’s wife, Georgina Muteti with their daughter

The award-winning rap act was forced to carry his little girl on her laps and spend some couple minutes there before she was convinced they could not go together.

His wife, who was behind the camera was heard lamenting:

Such a spoilt child.

For Khaligraph, these were just daddy duties he needed to put up with.

The beautiful struggle, Daddy Gotta grind, Respecttheogs

Bien & Chiki

However, so enviable yet adorable was the moment that Sauti Sol´s lead vocalist, Bien Aime commented:

Aaaaaaaaaaaw @chikikuruka tufanye mambo maze. Ona vile OG anaskia fiti.

Khaligraph´s IG comment section

Bien was already asking Chiki for a child because he could not wait any longer to be a father like Khaligraph.

Also read: Sauti Sol´s Bien reveals plans to be a father soon (Details)

To this, his wife who was keeping tabs sweetly responded:

@bienaimesol sooooooooooo cute. My God

Lovebirds, Chiki Kuruka and Bien

Just yesterday, Bien revealed he was not taking more than 2 kids but that was the standard. Adding that he could not just wait to become a father.

Let´s sit tight and watch.

Motif Di Don talks about his journey to success, working with Khaligraph and sampling beats (Interview)

Morris Kobia, better known as Motif Di Don, needs no introduction. If you like Kenyan music, chances are high that  you’ve listened to a song that he has produced.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

We called him up a few days ago because wanted to know about his journey to success, thoughts on Gengetone, how he started working with Khaligraph Jones, future plans and whatnot.

Motif Di Don and Khaligraph Jones
Motif Di Don and Khaligraph Jones

Motif explained that he was just making beats and giving them to his friends when it hit him that he should send one to Khaligraph because he was really popping at the time.

The Juu Ya Ngori hitmaker really liked the beat and they ended up being friends and that explains why he has been producing his songs since 2015.

Motif did not go to school to learn how to make beats. He told Ghafla that he learnt most of the things that he knows on YouTube.

Asked whether he can sustain himself whether the can sustain himself with the money that he gets from producing songs, he answered in the affirmative and explained that it was hard when he was starting but things got better.

Motif Di Don with Ethic's Mtoto wa Eunice
Motif Di Don with Ethic’s Mtoto wa Eunice

He also shared his thoughts on Gengetone and explained that most Kenyans are vulgar and that is the main reason why genre went viral.

I also asked him about sampling jams seeing as he was in the center of the drama that led to Figa by Ethic being and he explained that the group’s management could not reach an agreement with the owners on how to split revenues.

Lastly, I’m sure all the ladies who are reading this article are wondering whether he has a partner and apparently he does. Sorry I had to be the bearer of this news.

Listen to the full interview below.

ONE ON ONE: Breeder LW opens up about his musical journey, the Gengetone wave and future projects

I’m a big fan of Breeder LW. In my opinion, he is one of the fastest rising artists in Kenya. His approach to music is very unique and the chances that you’ll love his songs the first time you listen to them are very high.

Also read: Breeder LW, a musical genius who is pushing the limits

I have always wanted to interview him so I reached out about a fortnight ago and he was kind enough to return my phone call.

Breeder LW

We spoke about a number of things including; his musical journey, the Gengetone wave, influences, future projects and whatnot.

You should have seen the shock on my face when I learnt that he has been doing music since 2013. The reason I was taken aback was because most people came to know him after he featured on Khali Cartel 3 in 2019.

Breeder also shared his thoughts on the Gengetone wave. People have been saying that the sound – which has ruled the airwaves  for the last two years – became boring and it’s now a thing of the past.

Breeder LW
Breeder LW

However, Breeder LW does not share these sentiments. According to him, the sound is alive and what’s happening is that it’s evolving and during this phase some artists will be phased out while others will continue to shine.

I also asked the Inde hitmaker if he has ever considered joining a group and he told me that he was in a duo when he was starting off but it’s not something he would consider at the moment because it would limit him.

I am sure you are wondering how he got to feature on Khaligraph Jones’ Khali Cartel 3, the song that introduced him to Kenyans, and apparently, they met in 2019 and he promised to work with him in future.

Asked who he looks up to in the local industry, Breeder LW told this writer that he that he admires all the successful musicians and tries to borrow something from each of them.

Listen to the full interview below.

“Chungeni sana ama niwafagilie nyinyi wote!” Khaligraph Jones warns Wasafi Records Mbosso and Lava Lava

It seems Mbosso and Lava Lava do not understand how the OG works! I mean hasn’t he silenced big Nigerian artists to have these Bongo artists making fun of him on Instagram?

Well there might be new beef brewing between the OG and a few members of the WCB family. It all started after Khaligraph recently complained about Diamond Platnumz photographer not sending him his photos.

For some reason Lukamba expected the OG to chase after him but of course we all know Khali doesn’t roll that way! He however mentioned this as a by the way during an interview which Lukamba finally come across.

Lukamba responds

In a sarcastic post shared on his Instagram page, photographer Lukamba went on to make fun of the OG; promising him a full album of photos – but little did he know he was playing with fire. Lukamba wrote;

To back him up singer Lava Lava went on to drop his comment laughing off at Lukamba’s funny statement; while Mbosso on the other hand went on to leave his comment saying;


Dah Sijafikia huku ..Changamoto za card zinataka kunigombanisha na Kaka yangu OG @khaligraph_jones Bro siku Tukikutana yaani nakupiga album mzima na kupa hapo hapo ???? #respecttheogs

Khaligraph Claps back

Seeing how ‘disrespectful’ the WCB guys were acting, Khaligraph Jones decided to respond in a well detailed comment; that has left fans asking both Mbosso and Lava Lava no to engage with the ‘master ‘of trolls.

Khali wrote saying;

@Lavalava @Mbosso naona mumechekeshwa sana. Lakini huyu kijana wenyu nyinyi wote murudi ushago. Chungeni sana ama niwafagilie nyinyi wote kama Mr Nice. You will respect the OG

Lava Lava on the other hand also issued his apology; but of course Mbosso was not ready to bow down – especially since he is a hot shot in Eastern Africa!

We really need Phy back on the music scene

If there is an artist that I have missed on the Kenyan music scene it’s one beautiful lass known as Phyllis Ng’etich. You might know her from that Taabu song or the song that she did with Khaligraph and King Kaka dubbed Ruka.

Also read: Why it’s tough being a female musician in Kenya

The first time most of us heard about her was when she was a contestant on Maisha Superstar. To this very day I still remember her rendition of Nameless’ Sinzia. It was magical to say the least.


Phy is such a great vocalist and I would even dare say that she is one of the greatest female vocalists in Kenya, you might think otherwise and it’s totally okay.

When you listen to her, you just get life instantly. If you were having a bad day, her songs just cheer you up and I am not exaggerating any of this. Ask any die-hard fan of hers.

And it is partly the reason why I would love to see her back on the music scene. Other than the fact that she is such a great singer, I think she is also too young to take a backseat. I believe she is 26 or so.


Understandably, she became a mother and that is one of the challenges that comes with being a female artist but I believe her child is now all grown and she should now make a comeback.

To be honest, her fans like myself, really miss her and if she released a new song today, we would listen to it for the rest of the year. If we can, we will even make it the national anthem. No kidding.

It is really sad seeing such a talented artist just fade away. Phy, if you’re reading this then it’s about time you made a comeback on the local music scene. Enough said.

How Wyre has maintained relevance to this day

Kenyan dancehall artist Kevin Waire, alias Wyre, is still a big deal in the country today, more than two decades after he wrote and recorded his first song but have you ever wondered how he has managed to stay relevant up to this very day?

Well, it’s pretty simple. First, he has always stayed true to himself. He has never bowed to pressure to venture into a genre that he’s not really feeling just to stay afloat. He has been churning out dancehall jams from the first day and that won’t change anytime soon.

He also doesn’t hurry to release new songs so as to remain relevant. The Nakupenda Pia hitmaker has a very long catalogue of hits that have kept him on people’s lips. Therefore, he takes all the time he needs with his projects on while performing his old jams.


Secondly, Wyre has been consistent since he made his debut in the music industry in the late 90s. In as much as he does not  release a new song after a month or two – like most local artists – he also does not go for so long without releasing new music.

He has also constantly expanded his fanbase by working with a number of local and international acts. Some of them are; Nazizi, Kidis, Prezzo, Khaligraph, JB Maina, Benjamin Kabaseke, Nonini, Vigeti, Alaine, Cecile and Morgan Heritage.

Lastly, Wyre has always been disciplined. To date, we’ve never heard a scandal about him neither does he engage in cheap publicity stunts, as is the case with most local artists, to market his music. He relies on the chema chajiuza philosophy and it always works for him.

Kenyan artists should learn a thing or two from him if they want to have careers spanning many years.

Watch his latest collabo with Young Courageous and Janvier dubbed Ruka below.

Kenyan musicians are not growing but who is to blame?

Save for the likes of Sauti Sol, Khaligraph, Willy Paul, Octopizzo, Nyashinski, Victoria Kimani and STL, I doubt most Kenyan musicians are known beyond our borders and who is to blame?

Sauti Sol
Sauti Sol

You see, we live in an age where an artist doesn’t have to rely on mainstream media. i.e. TV, radio and newspapers, to grow his or her fan base. As such, we’ll spare the mainstream media in this discourse.

I strongly feel like blame should be apportioned equally on the artists themselves, producers, DJs, fans and video directors. In my opinion, all these people are sleeping on their jobs.

These parties are supposed to play various roles to ensure that Kenyan music transcends our borders but they are slacking.

Also read: Kenyans are to blame for not giving local musicians enough support

For instance, why can’t our producers make beats that can be enjoyed by foreign audiences or people who are outside Kenya?

Why can’t our video directors make good videos that are worthy of being played on international music TV shows? Why must they overcharge artists for good videos?

Why can’t our deejays, especially those who play in popular clubs,  have Kenyan songs back-to-back on their playlists? Why are they biased towards Tanzanian, Nigerian and South African artists?

DJ Creme playing at a gig
DJ Creme playing at a gig

As music fans, why are we not requesting and/or buying Kenyan music? Why are we not showing up for events to show Kenyan artists that  are solidly behind them?

Lastly, when will our artists stop being lazy? Why can’t they be proactive? When will they learnt that the biggest secret to success is consistency?

We’ve had this conversation so many times. It has gotten to a point where it is tiring to even talk about these things. It’s time for change!

What are your thoughts on this? Who is to blame? Please leave a comment below.

Naiboi is ahead of his time

Michael Kennedy Claver, better known as Naiboi, is without a doubt one of the few music geniuses that we have in the country at the moment. If you ask me, I’ll tell you that he’s way ahead of his time.

Also read: Naiboi has really slowed down lately

I have to admit that I was a little bit worried when I realized that the Pacho Records founder didn’t have a song whose success can be compared to 2018’s 2 in 1 then Sondeka All Stars Remix happened.


If you look at the artists who were featured on the song, from the new-age acts to those who have been in the game for longer, then you’ll appreciate Naiboi’s ingenuity.

Just like 2 in 1 – which was made up of short videos of celebrities singing along to the song – Sondeka All Stars Remix features artists who are constantly on the lips of Kenyans.

They are; Fena Gitu, Mordecai of H_art The Band, Visita, Benzema of Ochunglo Family, Kristoff, Ex Ray of Boondocks Gang, Femi One and Khaligraph Jones.

Khaligraph Jones
Khaligraph Jones

Chances are, your favourite artist(s) is among the aforementioned names and this will make you listen to the song, and when you do you’ll realize that it’s actually a masterpiece.

To prove that the project was a brilliant idea, it has not only clocked 300,000 views, which is really good, but it has also been on the top 5 trending songs since it was released.

Naiboi just doesn’t release music like most local artists, every step is well-thought-out and the end result is always amazing.

I don’t know what he is planning next but I can tell you for free that it will be unique and you will be left asking for more. Established artists who are struggling to stay afloat should take a cue form him.

Listen to Sondeka All Stars Remix below and tell us what you think.

Kenyans don’t give their musicians enough support

Local music rarely transcends borders and to be honest, it’s partly our fault as Kenyans. We don’t appreciate our artists enough. Maybe things would be different if we did, who knows?

Stella Mwangi

Artists from Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other African countries have been making headways in the international music scene because of the support that they enjoy from their country mates.

This support motivates them to set bigger goals and pursue them. Perhaps this explains why their music industries are way ahead of Kenya and from the look of things it will take us time to catch up.

You could argue that local musicians are not doing enough and that they are not making music which can be played outside Kenya. That notion is wrong and the complete opposite of what is really happening.

If you are keen enough, you’ll notice that the likes of Sauti Sol, Khaligraph, King Kaka, MDQ, Victoria Kimani, Octopizzo, Stella Mwangi, Blinky Bill, have been working hard to show the world that Kenya has so much to offer.

Billy Bill

However, their efforts neither here nor there because we don’t support or encourage them. It’s almost as if they are making music for the sake of it. This should not be the case.

At any given point in time, the biggest song in Kenya is always from Tanzania, Nigeria or some other African country. It’s rarely our own music. We are consuming foreign music at the expense of local music and this is wrong.

If you look at the biggest Kenyan concerts the last few years, you’ll realize that the main performer was either an international act or from Nigeria, Tanzania and the likes. Why is this so?

By giving local artists a chance to be the headline acts of such big concerts, we’ll show them that we have a lot of faith in them. This way, they will be have the confidence to chase even bigger goals.

Another way we could support them is by buying their music and merchandise, showing up for their concerts, sharing their new music releases and encouraging them every chance we get. What would it cost you to send a tweet to your favourite artist telling them to keep pushing? Absolutely nothing!

Watch Khaligraph’s latest single Superman below.

Why Kantai’s mum blames Khaligraph Jones for her son’s death

Khaligraph Jones was good friends with Chris Kantai who passed on back in 2019 following depression which allegedly contributed to his death. Rumour had it that Chris Kantai battled with dark thoughts for a long time; but somewhere along the long he got better and even started making music.

Before his untimely death, the late Chris worked with Khaligraph Jones on a project Ting Badi Malo; that saw his career bloom overnight despite having disappeared from the music scene for years. Rumour however has it that he was not rightfully paid by Khaligraph hence getting back into depression due to the struggles of life.

For the first time Khaligraph Jones opened up about his relationship with the late Kantai adding details as to why he was not allowed to attend the singer’s burial. Speaking to CTA’s Richard Njau, Khaligraph Jones went on to add that Kantai’s mum was made to believe that he was the reason why her son got depressed. Khali said;

The late Chris Kantai

Even after his death a lot of things were said, that ooh Khaligraph you went and worked with him and when he was suffering I just left him to suffer. They are always looking for someone to blame when there is a crisis.

Khaligraph Jones opens up

Although Khaligraph understands that Kantai’s mum was made to believe lies, the rapper has no bad blood with anyone; but he has since learnt how to deal with pressure, criticism among other things that push artists into mental related illnesses.

Do you know I wasn’t allowed to attended his burial in Ngong. Apparently this is what was being said about the whole ordeal; Kantai’s mom was made to believe that I’m the one who made Kantai go through depression and eventually passing.

Although it is hard to tell whether Khaligraph owed the later rapper money; Khali was kind enough to share his side of the story where he distanced himself from the claims. He went on to add that the stories are lies but all in all he already played his part. Speaking about the money issue Khali went on to say;

 It is said that I owed him money from the song we did together. That I didn’t pay him and now he passed away and it’s all because of me. And now the mom gave directives that Khaligraph Jones should never be allowed to attend Kantai’s funeral. That is how it happened. It hurts but, it is what it is.

Artist Spotlight: Breeder LW, a musical genius who is pushing the limits

I’m ashamed to say this but the truth is that I first heard of the name Breeder LW when Khaligraph featured him on Khali Cartel 3. He had a dope verse in that jam, if you’ve never listened to it, you probably should.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

Anyway, as they say, better late than never. With time, I’ve grown to love Breeder LW’s music and I think he’ll go far if he keeps doing what he is doing at the moment.

Breeder LW
Breeder LW

Other than the fact that he has a deep voice, somewhat like Odi Wa Murang’a, as you listen to his songs, you’ll notice that he has a unique flow. Put simply, you just want to keep listening to him as he does his thing.

I don’t know about you but Breeder LW, also known as Bazenga Daddii, reminds me of the days when Calif Records churned out great musical acts. I’m sure if the record label had not collapsed, he would be singed there.

Breeder LW

One of the things that sets him apart from most Gengetone artists is that there is some maturity in his lyrics. He puts a lot of thought into his work, at least that is what I feel when I listen to his tracks.

To add to that, his wordplay skills are on point because he comes up with some of the best rhymes ever. Breeder LW is a natural and I’m happy that Kenyans are now paying attention to his music, if you are not then you should.

Watch his latest track dubbed Genjeness below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Khaligraph Jones responds to rumors claiming he dissed Bahati and his wife

Khaligraph Jones remains unapologetic about his latest song dubbed Hao.

The song has been receiving massive attention for days now; as fans look forward to listening to the part where the ‘OG’ dissed Bahati and his wife!

Most social media users were left shocked by how Khaligraph called out a fellow artist; who is not just a husband but a father of 3. Khaligraph shamed him for allegedly letting his wife control and baby him. In the song Khaligraph Jones goes ahead to spit saying;

Khaligraph Jones ft Masauti

Kuwa celebrity ni garama juu wakishakujua ni lawama, Bahati akianza alikuwa mtoto wa mama sahii twitter amegeuziwa yeye ni mtoto wa Diana hakuna huruma siri ni kulenga tu

Khaligraph Jones speaks

However speaking during his Instagram live session, Khaligraph Jones denied dissing Bahati or his wife in the new song.

According to Khaligraph, he was just echoing what many have been saying on Twitter and Instagram!

Rapper, Khaligraph Jones

For him, this was just another creative way to create awareness on the different types of bullying Kenyans on social media have recently been accommodating. He explained himself saying;

“I said Bahati akianza alikuwa mtoto wa mama sahii twitter amegeuziwa ni mtoto wa Diana. First of all, that is not a diss and I’m seeing people who are trying to make it sound or look like Khaligraph Jones is dissing Bahati. I’m just echoing the sentiments of these people on twitter so Bahati manze usijali Khaligraph Jones hakuwa anakudiss,”

Mulamwah exposed as a bully

Khali’s new song drops just a few day’s after Mulamwah announced that he was quitting comedy and the online life as he could no longer handle the bullies!

Comedian Mulamwah

But even before this could settle, fans on social media went all out to expose him as one of the notorious bullies known on social media.

Many felt this was a move to gain sympathy from online fans who already knew the type of person Mulamwah is!

But as far as bullying is concerned in the entertainment; it’s a shame that celebrities are on the forefront encouraging such petty acts just to get noticed.


Relationship goals! Diana Marua steps in to defend husband, Bahati after Khaligraph Jones’ new diss track

Okay okay we get it that Khaligraph Jones can spit fire and is already giving many a run for their money thanks to his music.

But, we cannot forget that there are those who came before him, took over the entertainment industry, killed it; but still disappeared into think air like smoke – and now, remain forgotten but still respected by many.


And for that reason probably it’s about time Khaligraph Jones drew boundaries when it comes to dissing people through his music. As much as fans have praised him for the new song which he went on to refer to Bahati as mtoto was Diana – we cannot overlook at the fact that he crossed the boundaries.


In the verse Khaligraph speaks about the controversial gospel singer saying;

“Kuwa celebrity ni garama juu wakishakujua ni lawama, Bahati akianza alikuwa mtoto wa mama sahii twitter amegeuziwa yeye ni mtoto wa Diana hakuna huruma siri ni kulenga tu,”

As much as Bahati appears soft, rude, selfish…you name it; we cannot also forget that he is a father and husband to someone! If that is not enough to give him even a little respect then I don’t know what is!

Mr and Mrs Bahati

The Bahati’s

Looking at the memes created by fans after Khaligraph’s song went viral; it’s obvious to see that many seek comfort in crowds and instead of condemning what is not wrong many continue to join hands in supporting crafty lyrics written to destroy yet another human’s self esteem.

However the Bahati seem to be handling this quite well and mature enough not to start a scandal or involve Khaligraph’s family! Through Diana’s Instagram page, she made it clear that she is proud to have Bahati as her baby.

She wrote;

Mtoto waaaaanggguuuuu ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️I just love how we stop reggae. Love you baby @bahatikenya

Diana defends hubby

In yet another post Mrs Bahati went on to add;

Nadia Mukami has potential to make it big outside Kenya

In most countries, the male artists dominate over their female counterparts. Even in Kenya the discussion is always about Khaligraph, King Kaka, Sauti Sol, Willy Paul, Bahati or the Gengetone artists – who are mostly male.

Also read: Kenyan female musicians should put in more work in 2020

But somehow, there’s a female artist who has managed to break that ‘curse’ and that’s none other than the gorgeous Nadia Mukami – the lass who is behind hits such as; Si Rahisi, Yule Yule, Radio Love, Jipe, just to name a few.

Nadia Mukami
Nadia Mukami

In three years or so, she has gone from an upcoming artist to one of the most of the sought-after artists in the region and if you ask me, that is a commendable feat because it takes most artists a long time to get their names out there.

The truth is that Nadia Mukami is a hard worker and this is evidenced by the number of tracks that she has released since most of us came to know her.

To add to that, I think she has a good team behind her, they are always doing their best to ensure that she’s not only the best artist in Kenya but in the continent like Angelique Kidjo, Lira or Yemi Alade.

Nadia Mukami

Also there is the fact that she is beautiful, has a bubbly personality and her angelic voice makes you want to listen to her songs over and over. She sounds very pleasant to the ears.

Although it’s tough being a female artist, bearing in mind all the challenges that come with it, I think Nadia Mukami has the potential. I she continues at the same pace, then maybe, just maybe, she might bag a Grammy someday.

Watch her latest track with Tanzania’s Marioo dubbed Jipe below.

Femi One is great but we don’t say it enough

Kenyan femcee Wanjiku Kimani, known to you and I as Femi One Shiko, has always been a great artist and I do not know why many people are only starting to see it now after she teamed up with Mejja on Utawezana.

Also read: Female rap wars should come back

If you have always been a fan of hers or local music for that matter I m sure you vividly remember how she aced her verse on King Kaka’s Ligi Soo Remix.

She even outdid some of the men who were featured on that song and then she kind of disappeared only to reappear in 2016 and start beefing with the likes of Njeri, Kyki and Noti Flow.

Naiboi is back with 'Sondeka' 2 featuring All Stars
Femi One

I don’t really know why she has been so inconsistent but the one thing I am sure about is that she’s a dope rapper so much so that she can go up against someone like Khaligraph Jones and put up a good fight.

The truth is that the Kenyan music industry is a tough place, especially if you are a lady and faint-hearted. Some of the things that happen can make you quit without even blinking an eye. It’s just what it is.

So you can understand why an artist who is as great as Femi One has not had a hit in so many years but I’m kind of happy that she has gotten her groove back.

Femi One

She is such a natural. She is one rapper that you’ll hear flowing and you just start smiling because her rhymes and punchlines are so sick but effortless. I don’t know if you know what I mean when I say that.

I hope now that she is back to making hits, she can keep up because people who are huge fans of her music like me had really missed this side of her and we are more than excited that she is back to her former self.

Watch Utawezana below and tell us what you think.

Is Khaligraph Jones starting to lose touch with his fans?

For starters, let me state that I have immense respect for Brian Ouko Omollo, better known to as Khaligraph Jones, but of late I’ve not been impressed with his music. I feel like he is starting to lose touch with his fans.

Also read: Put some respect on Khaligraph’s name

I know you now think that I don’t know what  I am even saying but you should give me some time to explain myself and maybe, just maybe you’ll see some logic in my line of thinking.

Khaligraph Jones

The Khaligraph Jones that we all used to know used to make music for the hood but this ‘new’ version does not even care because it seems like all he is really after is to appeal to international audiences.

I get it the fact that an artist has to grow and that explains why Papa Jones is using kizungu mingi in his songs these days but look at big West African acts like Burna Boy, Wiz Kid or Davido. They all sing in their native languages.

Khaligraph Jones

To be honest, I used to enjoy the old version o Khaligraph that used to flow in Sheng, Swahili and a bit of English, I don’t know but I never listen to his songs that are in pure English more than once.

Maybe you see it differently and it is okay to have a different perspective because at the end of the day, we can’t all think in the same exact way, can we?

Watch his latest jam titled Roll With You below and tell us what you think.

Khaligraph Jones and Ice Prince featured by Kofi Jamar in ‘In The City’ (Video)

Award-winning Kenyan rapper Brian Ouko Omollo, known to you and I as Khaligraph Jones, has been featured by a fast-rising Ghanaian rapper known as Kofi Jamar on his latest track alongside Nigeria’s Ice Prince.

Also read: Put some respect on Khaligraph’s name!

The track dubbed In The City has been ruling the airwaves since it was released a few hours ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it.

Kofi Jamar

I have listened to this track a couple of times since it was released and all I can say is that it is a good time to be alive because it is a masterpiece.

Khaligraph Jones represented us really well on In The City. Anyway, I wasn’t expecting anything less. His verse is so sick ladies and gentlemen so much so that your finger will be stuck on the replay button for a very long time.

I don’t know about you but I think Khaligraph is one of the few African rappers who have a natural flow. His rhymes are random but not too predictable. You just want to keep listening to him as he does his thing.

Ice Prince

Ice Prince, who is one of my favourite African rappers, also did a good job on this track. He also has a dope flow that will keep you hooked.

Kofi Jamar brought his A-game on this jam. Apart from nailing the hook, he also had a sick verse. This song was well thought out because it brought some of the continent’s finest acts together.

The beat on this joint impeccable. Other than the fact that it is very catchy, it also blends well with the rappers’ flows and styles. The video also on point, the one thing that I love most about it is its crisp quality.

Watch In The City below and tell us what you think.

Harmonize links up with Khaligraph Jones in ‘Die’ (Video)

Guess what happens when two of East Africa’s finest artists release a jam together? Yup, you are right. It’s absolutely fire and that is exactly what Harmonize and Khaligraph have done.

Also read: Put some respect on Khaligraph’s name!

The two multi award-winning musicians have released a song dubbed Die and believe you me, it’s the best thing that you will hear today.

Khaligraph Jones

The song, which is off Harmonize’s album titled Afro East, has sampled a bit of Wyclef Jean’s Sweetest Girl, a track I am sure most, if not all, of you familiar with.

Die is really infectious, I have listened to it a couple of times since it was released and every time I play it, it’s like I’m hearing it for the very first time.

Harmonize came through on this jam. God gave him an amazing voice and he knows how to put it into good use, take for instance this song where he does an exceptional job on his verse as well as the hook.

This guy sings from his heart and as you listen to him, you get to connect on a deeper level. At some point, it felt like a live performance of the song but then again maybe it’s just me.


As expected, Khaligraph Jones brought his A-game in Die. If you are huge fan of is like I am then I do not need to tell you that he has a dope flow. His wordplay skills are also on point and you just want to keep listening to him.

To add to that his style blends so well with that of Harmonize and if you ask me, the two artists should do more jams together because why not?

Although the beat and instrumentation is that of Sweetest Girl, it was modified a bit and the result is excellent. I will obviously retain this song on my playlist for the rest of the year.

Listen to Die below and tell us what you think.

Diamond Platnumz should be very afraid of Harmonize

Diamond Platnumz has been the face of Tanzanian music for a long time and I feel that is about to change thanks to one Rajab Abdul Kahali, known to you and I as Harmonize.

Also read: Kenyan musicians have so much to learn from their Tanzanian counterparts

The two artists are cut from the same cloth and perhaps this explains why Diamond Platnumz devised all manner of tactics to frustrate Uno hitmaker’s efforts to exit WCB Records.

Harmonize enlists Morgan Heritage for 'Malaika'

They appeal to the same audience and it would have been much easier for Diamond Platnumz to have him under his nose where he can sort of control and monitor what he is putting out.

But now that Harmonize is a free man having paid a Tsh 600 million – approximately Ksh 26.2 million – fine that was imposed on him for exiting WCB Records, Diamond Platnumz should be very afraid.

The truth is that Harmonize is a hard worker just like Diamond Platnumz and the fact that he had been working with the latter for so many years even before we got to know about him means that he has learned the ropes.

Diamond Platnumz

He knows what it takes to be at the top and he’s going for it. This is evidenced by his recently released 18-track album titled Afro East which features the likes of; Morgan Heritage, Khaligraph Jones, Phyno, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy etc.

The album is doing very well and it’s what everyone is talking about, including Diamond Platnumz himself as he took to Instagram to congratulate Harmonize for the huge milestone.

If you ask me, this album would not have been delayed if Harmonize was still at WCB Records because you are sort of not allowed to outshine the boss.

There was a time when the likes of Mr Nice, Matonya and Ali Kiba were the faces of Tanzanian music and I feel that a similar coup is happening at the moment and before you know it, Diamond Platnumz will be long forgotten.


Lulu Diva teams up with Khaligraph Jones on ‘Sawa’ (Video)

Tanzanian songstress Lulu Abbas, popularly known as Lulu Diva, has dropped a track with our very own Khaligraph Jones and we are really feeling it.

Also read: Kenyan musicians have so much to learn from their Tanzanian counterparts

The jam dubbed Sawa, which is a Swahili word that means okay, is off Lulu Diva’s forthcoming EP titled The 4 Some and it has been getting a lot of love from their fans since it was released a few hours ago.

Khaligraph Jones

This track is about a woman who is wondering why her partner keep chasing other women. She says no one has ever like he does and that he has all the things that she wants but things are just not working out.

I really love this song. It’s so infectious. I’ve listened to it a couple of times since it was released and every time I play it, it’s like I am hearing it for the first time. Yup it’s that good.

Lulu Diva has an amazing voice – the kind that most men, including myself, wouldn’t mind listening to all day even if it’s just a casual conversation. She also knows how to control it.

Lulu Diva

As expected, Khaligraph totally aced it. His verse was sick, especially the random rhymes like the part where he says, “Naona umechizishwa na huyu boy wa Western, the way I gat the sauce unaweza niita Peptang.”

If you ask me, Lulu Diva and Khaligraph Jones complement one another and they should do more songs together in the near future.

The beat and instrumentation on Sawa are impeccable. It is the kind of songs that will get you dancing from the time you hit the play button until it ends and that is not a bad thing, is it?

Listen to Chuki below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!