Rauch, sleeze and thirst taking over Kenyan music industry

Some music videos have been banned worldwide for having sexually explicit content (Photo courtesy of youtube.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo The news that a popular Ugandan singer was arrested in November 2014 over a song that apparently angered the government came as a shock to me as I wondered whether it was a political song judging from the images of the singer online. One ‘Panadol wa … Continue reading Rauch, sleeze and thirst taking over Kenyan music industry

Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

Mafisi Sacco: A term in Kenyan slang that gained popularity because of #Mollis (Photo courtesy of nairobiwire.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo It is not news now that Kenyans on Twitter popularly known as KOT can make excellent citizen journalists. Trust KOT for any news feed…be it a chief stealing chicken in the remote village of Shamakhokho or the Head of State tumbling down after missing a … Continue reading Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like

A sample of the various social media platforms present in today’s society (Photo courtesy of logoary.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo 30th June marks World Social Media Day and on this day people take the chance to express how much social media has helped them pass important messages, make friends, quenched their thirst for fame or plainly rant as much as they possibly can. Whatever way you … Continue reading Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like