Apple Music has released a list of African music that made waves in 2018 and only one Kenyan is on the list; King Kaka.
The list, which is first for the streaming platform, was largely dominated by Nigeria, which has 19 songs featured. The country is followed by fellow West African nation Ghana with 13 songs.
Dundaing which features Kristoff and Magix Enga, has over 1 million views on YouTube and has been winning in all ways. Last week, the hit made waves after it played during an NBA game between Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks.
The two happenings have come barely hours after Octopizzo took to social media to brag that he’s the only Kenyan dominating international market despite other Kenyan rappers trying to expand their brand abroad.
The rapper is coming off a very successful year that has seen him make major moves in the industry and land lucrative deals. Recently, King Kaka dropped his album “Eastlando Royalty” which has been well received by fans.
He also proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nana Owiti during the launch of the album leaving many fans in awe.
King Kaka yesterday also enjoyed another star moment after his song “Dudaing” was played in the US at the NBA game between Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.
In a video shared on social media, his song which features Kristoff and Magix Enga is heard playing in the background during a timeout.
King Kaka, who is on vacation with his wife, shared the video on Twitter saying:
“And We Are NBA. We are Dundaing!!!! MARVS VS POR. Big up @poizonivythedj#eastlandoroyalty
It seems King Kaka is winning the international market also despite Octopizzo’s recent claims that he’s the only Kenyan rapper who is landing gigs abroad.
Remember King Kaka is also the first and only Kenyan artist to be interviewed on Hot 97, one of the biggest radio station in the US.
King Kaka is set to auction the cover art of his new album ‘Estlando Royalty’ in a very exclusive party which will see only a few invited.
The album, which is dropping November 30, is set to feature a couple of international names including American comedian Tracy Morgan.
According to Chinasa Udeala who is the head of Songa which has partnered with King Kaka to launch his album, the album is a must listen.
“I am a fan of hip hop, and what I can say is that this album is rich in content, with a couple of surprise international collaborations. I have already said too much; I won’t want to give it all away. You will need to subscribe to Songa and stream the album when it drops to get what I mean.” he said.
Udeala also went on to explain why King kaka is auctioning his album cover as an art piece, something that has never happened in Kenya.
“Music is an art form and so is fine art — painting. It’s all about expressionism,” Chinasa explained. “Merging the two art forms (music and fine art), King Kaka not only conveys the dream of making it and becoming a success through his music, but with the cover art he also conveys this visually. I love it.” he said.
Rapper King Kaka is killing it in New York. The rapper is currently in New York for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkeeper’s event.
In the process, Kaka had a chance to be interviewed by Ebro Darden, Laura Stylez and Rosenberg in their morning show and put Kenyan on the map. Hot 97 is actually one of the biggest radio station in US and is a place every rapper wants to visit.
In the show,King Kaka revealed that he’s actually releasing his album next month and it has a song with comedian Tracy Morgan. Morgan was also present in the show and shared how he was actually honored to collabo with King Kaka.
He even gave him his chains that cost hundreds of thousands of shillings in the show.
“Morgan, recorded a project with King Kaka and is mentoring him during his first journey in the United States. He speaks on The Last OG, and his first experience with Key and Peele as he recovered from his accident, and how they helped him with the show. Also speaks on working with Tiffany Haddish, does not comment much on Katt Williams comments towards her, Asks Ebro and Tekashi 6ix9ine to squash their misunderstanding, new comedians, sports, and more in this candid conversation,” said Hot 97 on the YouTube Video.
Rapper King kaka has made history as the first Kenyan to be interviewed by top radio station Hot 97 FM in New York.
Hot 97 is actually one of the biggest radio station in US and is a place every rapper wants to visit.
King Kaka, who is in the US for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkeeper’s event taking place in New York, had a chance to be interviewed by Ebro Darden, Laura Stylez and Rosenberg in their morning show.
“Another Win!!!! Eastlando to New York .History has been made Leo The Only Kenyan Artiste and among a few African artists to be interviewed @hot97New York. @oldmanebro@rosenberg@laurastylez #eastlandoroyalty,” he said on Instagram.
His appearance comes just days after he was named the Remy Martin brand Ambassador.
Rapper King Kaka continues to enjoy more success. The rapper is expected to share stage with billionaire Bill Gates in a few weeks in New York.
Her daughter Gweth has now been appointed as a brand ambassador for Marini Naturals. Marini Naturals is Michelle Ntalami’s company.
Gweth was picked by the company as the ambassador for their newly-launched kiddy range officially known as Marini Kids.
“A big congratulations to Gweth for being our second girl brand ambassador! @gwethgeezy is @nanaowiti and @thekingkaka’s little princess!” Ntalami.
She went on to praise the young kid who just clocked three years a few months ago.
“She is just cuteness overload, and has the most adorable bunny smile ever! She’s always camera-ready and perfectly strikes any pose! I love her energy, her warm personality and her sweet charm. Perfect as a Marini Kids Ambassador! Also, her natural hair in pig-tails is just everything! Shout out to my friends @thekingkaka and @nanaowiti for raising such a beautiful little princess! Her future is so bright! Congratulations @gwethgeezy and welcome to the @marini.naturals family!” said Ntalami.
Rapper King Kaka recently took online to appreciate and celebrate his daughter, Ayanna, who has just turned four years.
In a social media post, Kaka poured his heart out sharing how Ayanna has changed sharing she has even learnt how to play the piano.
Daughter from another relationship
Ayanna was born out of a rather controversial secret relationship King Kaka had with fellow singer Sage. She was born just about the same time King Kaka’s first born, Gweth, who he got with wife Nana Owiti, was born.
“Can’t believe it that it’s been 4 years. You’ve grown into such a beautiful lady , you play piano and you are intelligent. May God grant you all your wishes and just know that Papa is here for you, uko kwa speed dial (kwanza we get you a phone) Happy Birthday Ayanna , I love you,” he posted.
Sage also added:
“My beautiful flower turned 4years old. 26.03.2018. We have done so much growing up my love. Both of us. Me: who loves you more than anything in this world? Ayanna: You mommy.”
Through his social media pages the father of three shared a video talking about how his mother worked as a fruit vender and why she taught them the value of five shillings. He wrote saying;
Growing up my mother taught me the art of five shillings. She used to sell fruits and with that five shillings she managed to take three boys to school. And when i got into the business world getting capital was a major problem.
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