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Rapper and songwriter Ian Muhanji commonly known as Muhanjii released the visuals to his brand new song, Face. Face is the second single off his upcoming album, Lost In Translation, slated for release next year. Face is a different type of style from what Muhanjii is known......

Nobidgyl. – Stix Bizzle – Devil’s Work (Response to Joyner Lucas) NF – Leave Me Alone MKO Jay Shady – Hallelujah (featuring Kingzkid) NF – The Search Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring Mag 44) Kurtis Hoppie – Spotlights (Featuring V. Rose) Bubbling Under Tedashii –......

As the anticipation for his October Mixtape continues to grow, Indie Tribe rap artiste ‘nobigdyl.‘ has released a new single letting us have a feel of what to expect. The new track titled ‘STIX’ was produced by Wow Eli and design by IS. Buy/Stream here Watch the video here:...

Talented rapper, singer and producer Rigga has released a new jam, Every Man, Woman & Child. “Every Man, Woman & Child for me communicates the vision that I’ve always had for our country and this continent,” Rigga told Verse5ve. He added: “I’d love for us to......

Reach Record artist and CHH veteran Andy Mineo is back with Work In Progress, a mixtape that’s fairly unique. As with his other recent releases, Work In Progress focuses heavily on working through family pains, the blessings of marriage, fear, and anxiety – ultimately leading listeners to seek God through......

Hip hop artist and producer Andy Mineo and award-winning rap artist Lecrae dropped a music video for their hit collabo single of last year, Coming In Hot. The cinematic visual features renowned dance crew The Kinjaz and acting chops from Wordsplayed. Directed by Antonio Santos, the......

The much-anticipated Partners In Rhymes cypher video is finally out! As was reported yesterday, the video was released at 11 AM this morning. Partners In Rhymes is Project by Aust-Eazy featuring Some of the dopest Rappers in Rap Scene from this era. The main aim......

Verse5ve can exclusively report that the much-awaited Partners in Rhymes Cypher visuals are coming out on Friday. The cypher that features Ranja Mistari, Trevor Fotel, Lorna the Rapper, G5 and Marvo; was produced by Aust-eazy. “These are some of the new artists that I look......

If you didn’t participate in contemporary Christian worship in the 1990s, it may be hard for you to appreciate just how incredibly awesome it was. If you lived it, these songs will take you back. If you missed out, you can begin your education today. 1) Shout to the......

Kenya Holy Hip Hop Hub will have the Uzani Za Mizani album launch this Sunday. We caught up with one of the artists featured on the album, Mohwaz. What is your full name? Dr. Daniel Munene What do you like doing in your spare time?......

The alarm sounds. You slowly roll over to hit the snooze, and out of instinct, you grab your phone. Just going to scroll through my Twitter or Facebook feeds to make sure I didn’t miss anything, you tell yourself. Before you know it, you’re rushing to......

Nasara is a well known talented rapper and poet. He puts so much into his music, you would not believe it. He is one of the artists featured in the upcoming KHHH album, Uzani Za Mizani. We caught up with Nasara and this is his......

Earlier this summer, Lauren Daigle visited The Ohio Reformatory for Women, for a special performance. But, while she was at the state prison, she also encouraged the inmates, telling them how much God loved them and how much He had planned for them. It’s the......

Kenya Holy Hip Hop Hub are gearing up for the launch of their latest project, Uzani Za Mizani, on 1st September at the Michael Joseph Centre. Over 30 artists have worked on the project and we caught up with one of them, Mkristo 254. What......

King Brvndon, released his first Christian hip hop project tittled Wake Up SZN. The Nigeria based artiste says. Wake Up SZN is a wake-up call not just to the young people listening but to me as an individual to be who God has called me to be,......

Reach Records founder and influential Grammy Award-winning emcee Lecrae says he’s entered a new season of music and growth in his faith. Lecrae is a trailblazer in Christian hip-hop and paved a path for himself into the mainstream market. But with success came a lot......

G5 is one of the artists featured in the KHHH project, Mizani Za Uzani. The launch for this project is this coming Sunday at the Michael Joseph Centre from 2 pm to 6 pm. Charges are KShs. 300 for advance tickets and KShs. 500 at the gate. This is one......

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood (Hardback: Nan A. Talese, September ) In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred......

Kenya Holy Hip Hop Hub is gearing up to launch the first album, Mizani Za Uzani. The album will feature over 30 talented artists. We caught up with one of the artists in the project, Kelvin Halisssi, and here is his take…   What is......

Had you asked me about NF before July 26 of 2019, I would have told you that he was a decent artist, but ultimately too repetitive for my tastes. To be transparent, I have also steered clear of the Capitol star’s music for some time,......

The Kenya Holy Hip Hop fraternity has released the track-list for their debut album Uzani Za Mizani. It will feature Kamlesh Kagaba, Josh Xtra, Nasara, Othole, Blackskillz, FrankingNaGod, 2Testifayaz, Ranja Mistari, Muhanjii, Edu the Rapper, Maluda, Nduati and many more. The aim of the project is......

Shira Shiraa – Wooi Ngai (Featuring Josh Xtra) FrankingNaGod – Praise Go Up (Featuring BenjieNaGod) Robbie Omol – Kodi Nasara – Truth (Kovu Challenge) Manolo – Mwingine (Acapella Version) B4C Family – Christ Ndo King Kamlesh Kagaba – Speck (Featuring Muhanjii) Bubbling Under Shira Shiraa...

Converse Shoes Outfits for Guys- The hundred years old shoes which are now sophistically known as the converse, as the name given by the introducer Chuck Taylor, are the sneakers which you love to wear around the year due to the stylish and relaxed feeling associated......

VaShawn Mitchell – Wind of God Wisdom Antenyi – Pour Out Your Spirit Crowder – Let it Rain (Featuring Mandisa) Oba Reengy – Do Something Yanga – Promised Land (Featuring Soweto Gospel Choir and Amanda Black) Jessica Reedy – Can’t Hold Me Back Jeremy Camp......

Manolo released an acapella version of his jam, Mwingine. The version has been produced by Gittx. Manolo first released Mwingine earlier this year. At the time, Manolo told Verse5ve, “It’s a letter to God – in the form of a chilled-out track – thanking Him of......

Rapper Andy Mineo is set to crack open the vault and release WORK IN PROGRESS: a 12 track mixtape comprised of raw, unmastered and alternate versions of songs recorded over the years. The long-awaited project will be released on Friday, August 23rd and features Keepin It......

A One Listen Album Review BRM released his new album last week, God’s Goon, and I’m sharing my bar exam for it today. This is his first album released on his new label Rapture Ready Productions and it features some heavy hitters from the slowly burgeoning underground CHH......

Clear Sight Music artiste, Mike Real, has now released a new single titled Double Up. Earlier this year, the rapper also released a single Game of Thronez Buy/Stream here You can listen to the jam here:...

This year is a historic one for the Dove Awards, it’s the 50th anniversary. Christian music’s biggest show gives awards out to its biggest Christian artists. Within it, Christian rap has a few categories. Here’s who’ in it. NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CAT......

Have you checked out the video by Zambian Gospel artiste Mikrophone7? He comes through with a contemporary melodic praise tune titled Chapindimuka. The medley was written and produced by Fumbani while the video was visualized by The Visual Papi. Check it out below. Enjoy!...

Thi’sl dropped a music video for his song Talk to Me where the St. Louis representative ‘Talks his talk’. Thi’sl is nothing less than an OG in this scene and it sounds like he is getting ready to drop some incredible music on the people. Produced......

Deep in the anticipation of THE POMPI & MAG44 album, the visuals to their second song, Nyimbo, has been released. The first song to be released from the compilation, Do It, was released earlier in the year. The video emanates amazing artistry and creativity as the concept......

While most of the hip-hop universe spent last week breathlessly debating Chance the Rapper’s event album The Big Day, that record was quietly outsold by an act almost completely off the radar of the general public: Michigan rapper NF, whose The Search became his second consecutive No. 1 album. NF has......

Verse5ve hosted Resurgence on the last Sunday of July. The event saw the likes of Josh Xtra, Nduati, Alex the dancer, 2testifayaz and Raf Mistari perform. You can read more about it here. You can also check out pictures from the event here. Here are......

As a follow up for his last single In My Life which dropped in April, Nigerian Gospel song writer, and performer Protek Illasheva has served us another new summer anthem. This new track is titled ‘Àyé‘ (Jesus Gang). It was produced by Egar Boi with mixing/mastering by the talented Okey Sokay. Protek’s......

God Over Money’s Bizzle dropped a new song for us to ride to this summer with For The Better. He also hinted that he has more music on the way and sooner than we think, so stay tuned for more news from Bizzle!! What do you......

Talented rappers Nasara and Rigga have premiered the video of their jam, Vile Itacome. The song is off Nasara’s EP, Side Hustle which was released earlier in the year. Read our review of the EP here. As I noted on the review, “The two have......

Robbie Omol has released a new jam, Kodi, which is based on a true story. Kodi means ‘With You’ in Luo. The song is off his Aboutime Album. You can get the album here. Speaking to Verse5ve, Robbie revealed, “The song is about a man who has......

Rapper and music producer Limoblaze has finally completed his new mixtape #ARJ coming from him soon. The rapper just hinted about via an Instagram post. In the post, he said, #ARJ is done I’m proud! Gil Joe, Angeloh, Marizu, Calledout Music, Nkay, Asha Elia, Sstedi, Da Truth,......

The much-awaited Verse5ve gig dubbed Resurgence went down on Sunday. Here are a few clicks by Samsonia Photography: All the pictures are courtesy of Samsonia Photography.    ...

NF released a music video for the song Leave Me Alone off his just dropped album The Search. In it, he continues the narrative that he’s seemingly building with each video. Watch NF Below: Leave Me Alone is a track where NF responds to fame, which is personified......

The Kenya Holy Hip Hop (KHHH) fraternity has announced the launch of their latest musical project, Mizani za Uzani. Mizani za Uzani is an album spearheaded by Kamlesh Kagaba, who is the outgoing KHHH Chairman, in partnership with Michael Mukama’s Ndani ya Nyumba Productions (NYNP). The......

The much-anticipated Verse5ve’s Resurgence happened yesterday and it was turnt! The event went down at the August 7th Memorial Park from 2 PM. As is synonymous with previous Verse5ve events, Resurgence witnessed a large crowd that had great fun the old fashioned way. The early......

This is a continuation of last week’s post: 11 – How To Wear Kitenge For Work? Here is a striking and fashionable peacock peplum top in new red fabric. Wear this top with pants, bell bottoms, leggings, jeans or a fitted skirt. It is an......

After a short hiatus, Verse5ve is set to bring you the most memorable Christian urban experience yet! Re5urgence will be an exquisite blend of excellence and good old fun! The event will feature a stellar line up that consists of talented rappers Josh Xtra and......

Pompey is one of the best MCs and hypemen around. Here is his Take. What is your Full name:  Stephen Ndinika. Where did you grow up: Eastlando Massive, Umoja. What is your favourite movie:  I don’t have a favourite movie but I love the Marvel......

Modern Kitenge dresses- The fashion of Kitenge prints and designs in Africa is the top focus of almost all clothing lines available there, and it does benefit them to make up a massive budget of the fashion industry. Kitenge dressing is a cultural symbol of native......

Fresh from welcoming a new member of his family, Kamlesh Kagaba has released an awesome new track and video called Speck. The jam features another Kenyan CHH heavyweight, Muhanjii. Speck is a song that talks about people seeing the speck in another person’s eyes while missing......

At the 2019 Elevation Conference, Wande and Rockstar Jt formed a panel focused on youth. The two young adult artists talked and answered audience questions about navigating life and how God lead them to where they are today. This article describes how Wande and Jt stayed strong in Christ through......

B4C Family – Christ Ndo King FrankingNaGod – Praise Go Up (Featuring BenjieNaGod) Manolo – Weka Juu MKO Jay Shady – Hallelujah (featuring Kingzkid) Crowder – Let it Rain (Featuring Mandisa) Edu the Rapper – Wacha Wajaribu (Featuring Kavi Mlamba) Bizzle – Devil’s Work (Response......

GRITS, also known as G.R.I.T.S. (meaning, Grammatical Revolution in the Spirit), is a Christian hip hop group from Nashville, Tennessee. GRITS is made up of Stacey “Coffee” Jones and Teron “Bonafide” Carter, both of whom were DC Talk dancers.   Their song Ooh Ahh (which featured TobyMac) has......

Bizzle – Devil’s Work MKO Jay Shady – Hallelujah (featuring Kingzkid) NF – The Search Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring Mag 44) Tedashii – God Flex (Featuring Trip Lee) Trip Lee – No Days Off Social Club Misfits – Everytime Bubbling Under Paul Russell –......

One can’t help but be mesmerised by Kurt Carr‘s vocal prowess. Not only is Carr vocally agile in doing gymnastics around high and elongated notes but the way he projects himself brims with so much passion that you feel like he’s about to jump out......

Has your heart been broken? Has something terrible happened—or not happened—that feels like it has shattered your life in a million pieces? If so, you are not alone. Jesus’ heart was also broken. He was battered, betrayed, abandoned, and rejected, but He emerged victorious. That’s......

Rapper Kamlesh Kagaba celebrated his birthday in style by welcoming a new member to his family. On an Instagram post, Kamlesh said, “What a great birthday gift! Happy birthday to us. Praise be to God and thank you Naomi Kagaba.     View this post......

The heart is where the dirt and divine collide in mystery and splendor. It is often that most tangible way we can sense the spiritual while still confined to the realm of the natural. Even so, the heart sometimes gets a bad rap. The messiness......

Zambian duo, Mag 44 and Pompi have announced they are to release a joint album soon. The duo made the announcement on social media. The two multi-talented and award-winning artists have released several jams together including Nyimbo and Do It. Fans on social media are......

Shamsi Music and Friends’ Uhymnidiwe 2.0 gig goes down tonight at Nairobi Baptist Church from 7PM. The theme for the gig is Hymns for the Soul. Shamsi Music said, “Hymns for the Soul is a journey through traditional and contemporary hymns as interpreted and performed......

Kenyan singer, rapper, poet, songwriter and Instrumentalist, Manolo, is back with a brand new banger Weka Juu. This comes a month after dropping his collaboration with Guardian Angel, Kamata. Weka Juu is a fast-paced danceable jam that was written by Manolo. He told Verse5ve that the inspiration behind the......

It can be difficult to determine which exactly are the best investing books for beginners. The investing books I typically recommend ones that promote a certain investing philosophy and not game the market. Many of the books I suggest promote a long-term, slow and steady......

Gruth released a new video of the song Drylands from his project called Salt & Light which was released 2 years ago. The video was shot in Cape Town during the Drought period. Check the music video below: Gruth said, “Dry Lands was shot when......

#LWSOM4 is a 7 tracks Ep by Courtney Antipas and it is finally live on digital platforms The rapper goes in deep with wordplay and the tape is packed with those. The below statement is what He shared and it is profound. Whatever it is......

Nduati is an uprising rapper in the music industry. Prior to his journey in music, he was an acclaimed spoken word artist, using his gift since 2013. He released his first single in October 2015, dubbed Amua Leo, which was received quite well by the......

Aaron Cole has revealed details of his debut album release on Gotee Records. Produced mainly by “NF – WHY” producer Cole Walowac, the album is titled Not By Chance and is scheduled to be release on August 30th. Check out the album cover below: Here is the......

At the 2019 Elevation Conference, Derek Minor, Chad Horton, and Spechouse formed a panel on the state of Christian Rap. With Justin Sarachik hosting, the panel navigated through topics such as what the genre needs to grow and problems that are currently in front of the genre. Sarachik started the panel asking,......

Groove Award nominee, rapper, dancer, model, and designer Josh Xtra recently designed a watch for Chale Watches. Josh Xtra is known for hits such as Igweni. Chale is the first watch brand dedicated to African culture. Their vision is to create something that represents Africa’s colourful......

MC JB describes himself as the Mic Maestro. He is also a developer as well as a debator. MC JB will be one of the MC’s at this month’s Verse5ve event. What is your full name? Jabez Magomere Nzomo. (Mc JB) Where did you grow......

DJ Sanch is a versatile and all-rounded deejay whose aim is to satisfy his client’s musical needs and at the same time bring glory to God. His favorite genres include Reggae, Dancehall, EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, CCM, Kwaito, Afro House among many more. Sanch fuses......

FrankingNaGod – Praise Go Up (Featuring BenjieNaGod) Nasara – Truth (Kovu Challenge) B4C Family – Christ Ndo King Shira Soreal – Nina Miss Nelly – Sitaogopa Kaki Mwihaki – Incredible (Featuring Edu the Rapper) Muhanjii – Pressure Bubbling Under Nduati – Chungu...

Wisdom Antenyi – Pour Out Your Spirit Kirk Franklin – Love Theory Crowder – Let it Rain (Featuring Mandisa) Luigi Maclean – Amazing God Oba Reengy – Do Something Lauren Daigle – You Say Yanga – Promised Land (Featuring Soweto Gospel Choir and Amanda Black)......

With one single, Gloria Gaynor hit the stratosphere of success. Her 1979 single I Will Survive not only was a ginormous #1 record, but it sold 14 million copies worldwide. 40 years later, it is still a much-requested disco anthem and a signature tune etched into......

Stylish Italian and French dudes have been baring their ankles for years, and now the sockless trend has reached the fashion mainstream for men. But if you’re thinking about rocking a pair of loafers sans socks, medical professionals want you to know that you could......

Groove Awards Hip Hop Artist of the year, Kris Erroh has released a new jam called Cheza. Cheza was written and performed by Kris and produced, mixed and mastered by YO ALEX for DRAMA HOUSE MUSIC. The lyric video was done by Director 3SS (Tonnie Steezy)......

The year is 2011, Pro, now known as Derek Minor, was set to release his third studio album entitled Dying to Live. To get the ball rolling, Pro released his first single for the project entitled Mission to Mars. In his first single, we see......

Following a four-year hiatus, contemporary gospel music icon Kirk Franklin remains consistent on his 2019 LP, Long Live Love. Kirk Franklin makes gospel music cool for people who aren’t necessarily fans of stringent, more traditional gospel music.  This has been his calling card throughout his......

Talented rapper S.O., yesterday took to his Facebook page to let his fans know that his album “is very close.” S.O. recently released an EP, titled Shine, which has reached over a million plays on Spotify. In his post, S.O. teased his fans that Shine, which was made in......

Celebrated Kenyan gospel musician Mercy Masika has been appointed as the UN refugee agency’s national goodwill ambassador for Kenya. Before her appointment, Masika served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) high profile supporter, championing the agency’s LuQuLuQu campaign to change the narrative of......

Manolo, how have you been? Two singles in as a solo artist. How is it so far? I’ve been fine I thank God. The reception of the two singles has been amazing. I have used the valuable feedback from my fans to create much better......

FrankingNaGod – Praise Go Up (Featuring BenjieNaGod) MKO Jay Shady – Hallelujah (featuring Kingzkid) Edu the Rapper – Wacha Wajaribu (Featuring Kavi Mlamba) NF – The Search Shani – Chocha KBG – Zamkutu featuring Cozizwa and Liwu Nduati – Chunga Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring......

Masks Of is a monthly event that happens every last Saturday of the month. The last event was held on May 25th at the Front Runnerz (International Christian Centre), Nairobi West. The guest was Citizen TV anchor and 2012 CNN African journalist of the year, Waihiga Mwaura.......

Hot on the heels of his just concluded concert “Beejay Sax Live 2019” – Trailblazing saxophonist, Abolaji Banjoko popularly known as Beejay Sax, releases a surprise album Marvelous God, Available for Free Download. The 5-track collection is an instrumental medley of praise, worship, and hymns.......

There is no quick fix to reducing or even preventing acne but you can start here with these effective natural remedies: 1. Reduce Toxins The skin is the largest organ of the body. One of its functions is to eliminate a portion of the body’s toxic......

MKO Jay Shady – Hallelujah (featuring Kingzkid) Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring Mag 44) Trip Lee – No Days Off Tedashii – God Flex (Featuring Trip Lee) NF – The Search Social Club Misfits – Everytime Andy Mineo – Keepin it Movin’ (Featuring Guvna B)......

Legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor has released her highly anticipated gospel album Testimony (Gaither Music Group). With early praise from the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone, People Magazine and more, the LP features a combination of carefully-chosen classic hymns, self-penned songs, and a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s......

Integrity Music announced on Friday they have signed Matt Redman to their family of established artists and songwriters. A key songwriter for today’s church, Redman’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Chris Tomlin, Elevation, Jesus Culture, Passion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Bethel, and Michael W. Smith.......

King David Vibes – Better Days (Featuring Phil Derihl) Even in the tough times, King David reminds us that better days are ahead of us. Jodie Jermaine – Golden Year Jodie snapped on this one! If you’ve listened to his music, you’d know this is his golden......

Following the release of groovy track Are You Okay where he addressed obsession to money and flashy things, Jesus is Light (JIL) Nation artiste Oba Reengy is back with a new song. The rapper hinted on the song release earlier this week on his Instagram page. The......

Godzilla is such a misunderstood creature. Yes, he’s bigger than a skyscraper. Yes, he looks like a people-eating monster. Yes, he breathes radioactive fire. But deep within, he’s benevolent. He’s loving. He wants to help humanity. At least, that’s what Dr. Ishiro Serizawa thinks. He......

In recent weeks, the Rapzilla team has been working to show off some of the most artistic, creative, and otherwise innovative Christian clothing brands throughout the sphere of streetwear. This initiative has put a number of brands with Christ-centered content on the forefront of Christian......

FrankingNaGod has a new feel-good song called Praise Go Up. The song which features BenjieNaGod was released with its visuals earlier this week. The audio was produced by Ondiko of Resoundz Media Studios while the video was directed by Neo Manuel of Neo Manuel Pictures. FrankingNaGod said,......

C.S. Lewis was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts. He is also one of the most well-known, widely read, and frequently quoted Christian authors of modern times. Born on November 29, 1898, in......

For KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle took top honors at tonight’s fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House. Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year went to Lauren Daigle while for KING & COUNTRY was named Group......

After a nearly 3 year hiatus, The Afters have returned with their sixth studio album Fear No More. Inspired by personal changes and challenges in the lives of the band members, the album holds back no punches with a collection of songs that easily connects with......

Former Recapp member, Miss Nelly, has a new track called Sitaogopa. The visuals for the song are also out. All former Recapp members have ventured into solo acts. Sitaogopa showcases Nelly’s singing prowess as she tells of how God is enough and she has nothing......

Aaron Cole dropped his new track Fasho, on all platforms. The self-proclaimed “summer go get it anthem” does not disappoint. Fasho is produced by Cole Walowac. Mastered by Bob Boyd for Ambient Digital. BUY/STREAM the song here http://ac.lnk.to/fasho Check it out here:  ...

Leather Skirt Outfits: If you want to look effortlessly stylish and sassy then take out your leather skirts, it’s time to wear them. You can wear leather skirt outfits in all weathers, all you have to do is to pair them up in the right way.......

The winners of the Groove Awards 2019 were unveiled on Saturday at the Mövenpick Hotel Westlands. In line with the theme “Better Together,” this year’s awards season was focused on the message of unity in building better relationships, synergies and societies. Making a triumphant comeback was Eunice Njeri who won......

Renowned, Macon, GA-based singer-songwriter JJ Weeks, known for writing and leading hit-making songs like Let Them See You, Alive In Me, What Kind Of Love and Do Not Be Afraid, signed his first-ever, exclusive agreement as a solo artist with Ian Eskelin’s Radiate Music. The debut song......

When it comes to cross over CHH Rappers, there’s pretty much no one who can match up what CAPITOL RECORDS signed Rapper NF has achieved thus far. Critics will say “If it were not for the label, things would have been different’!” but I would......

Talented singer-rapper Kurtis Hoppie has released a new jam, Spotlights. The track features V. Rose. Spotlights comes a few days after Reflection Music Group announced that Kurtis had joined them to ‘put the h-o-p-e back in music.’ “Working with RMG is crazy to me! I have......

Jay Sanon dropped his Matters of the Heart project last week. Here is a sharing of notes from my true first listen to the project. These are in-depth thoughts and commentary on anything from flows, rhymes, beats, creative direction, track placement, and concepts. 1. Heart Monologue – We start off......

South African teen sensation, Yanga Sobetwa released the video to her inspiring new single, Promised Land. The 2018 Idols SA winner, teams up with Ambitiouz Entertainment’s singer, Amanda Black and the Soweto Gospel Choir to deliver the powerful and rousing track. The new song is the second single off Yanga’s forthcoming first studio......

Following the success of both Pray It Up and More Than Good Enough from his Control album series, Joel Vaughn is proud to announce the release of the music video for his next single, I Look To You. The song appears on his latest release, Control Vol. 2. Joel shares the meaning......

for KING & COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone became a United States citizen just over two years ago, an accomplishment he has great pride in. After touring the world in support of their new album, Burn the Ships, the band found themselves partaking in America’s greatest pastime to......

Did you ever think someone could show you love through a bologna sandwich? I didn’t think so either. Until I found out that my then-boyfriend-now-husband (a poor, broke, medical school student at the time) spent close to two months eating bologna sandwiches every day in......

Rapping well and dope beats are great, but what can really separate an artist from the pack is their singing ability. So Rapzilla compiled a list of artists who can do both exceedingly well. NF The underground mainstream artist likes to balance his harsh rap......

HISstory Music Group (HMG) announced the retirement of one of their core artists, Mouthpi3ce. Check out the Instagram post by label founding member Dee Black here. Thereafter, Mouthpiece also released an official statement; Music has allowed me to travel, meet and reach so many people. For......

Nasara – Truth (Kovu Challenge) Shira Soreal – Nina Kaki Mwihaki – Incredible (Featuring Edu the Rapper) Muhanjii – Pressure Nduati – Chungu Blinky Bill – Mungu Halali B4C Family – Christ Ndo King Bubbling Under Joyce Omondi – Tumaini...

Aaron Shust – My Saviour, My God Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers – The Blessing of Abraham Rush of Fools – Undo Hezekiah Walker – Faithful is Our God Matthew West – You are Everything Marvin Sapp – Never Would Have Made It Tenth......

Gospel legend Kurt Carr is coming to Louisiana, headlining a “Bless Somebody Else” Benefit Concert – A Night of Hope and Inspiration on Saturday, June 1st, at the Opelousas Civic Center in Opelousas, LA, along with hosting an open call for singers on Friday, May 31st. Carr’s “Bless Somebody......

Do you want a diet that promises energy, clarity, mental focus? Welcome to the Ketogenic diet (Keto, if you’re Gen Y).  The Keto approach has been gaining great momentum over the last 6 months, with people reporting reduced cravings, less snacking, and weight loss. What......

Talented rapper Shani released a new video to accompany her latest song, Chocha. According to her, “Chocha is a song that encourages young people to love where they are at in life, and encourage themselves as King David did in the Bible with God.” The audio......

1: Your net worth is not your self-worth. That’s true regardless of whether your net worth is low or high. Money is what we accumulate, but it’s not who we are. 2: If you have to talk yourself into something, your heart’s not in it. Here’s......

Thin Beard Styles – An ordinary issue that numerous men are tormented with is a beard that grows in uneven and bitty. There are some people who determine to embrace the unique fashion in which the beard grows, while some decide to shave it off out of......

Add an adjective or a noun to the word “worship” and you get another worship team. So far, we have Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship, Crossway Worship, Harmonic Worship, Vineyard Worship, Zoe Worship, Red Rock Worship, and the permutations are endless. Now, we have yet another......

Robbie Omol and Lady Kahi are set to headline an upcoming event, The Soundtrack, in June. The event is a journey about the perspectives and experiences of life and love from the two artists told through Song, Poetry and Spoken Word. Robbie is a singer/ rapper......

So far, a host of artists have jumped on the Kovu Challenge. These include Aust-eazy, Nasara, The Senior Chief, 2 Testifayaz (who have released two parts of the challenge), Nduati, Edu the Rapper, Muhanjii and others. These guys have  represented the Christian fraternity in the growing Hip-Hop Challenge......

Edu the Rapper has released a video accompanying his new track. Wacha Wajaribu features talented singer Kavi Mlamba. The two artists do a lovely job on the track and this is one you have to check out. “My new song Wacha Wajaribu is about purpose and not......

Talented rapper Muhanjii is back with a dope track, Flow Flani. This comes less than a month after he released Pressure. The lyric video was done by Za Wanga for Sirnare Studio while the audio was mixed and mastered by Like Mike of Real tym......

Kenyan rapper Nduati is the latest Christian Hip Hop artist to join the Kovu challenge bandwagon. “It’s common knowledge that I have been silent for a while,” Nduati revealed to verse5ve. “A friend sent the Youtube video to me, told me I should jump on it. I......

CalledOut Music has announced he will be coming to Nairobi in September. The Nairobi stopover, tentatively scheduled for 18th September, will be a host of cities that CalledOut Music is planning to visit in September. The September tour will begin in Paris on September 7th,......

Every so often, a song comes along that completely transcends genre and introduces an artist to a whole new audience. Lauren Daigle’s You Say falls into that category. The powerful ballad, which conveys a timely message of hope, has been a mainstay in the iTunes top 10 for......

14-time GRAMMY winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin unveiled the video for his song OK. The OK video, which was directed by Matt Delisi, premiered exclusively on BET Soul and BET Gospel. It can also be seen on BET.com and the Kirk Franklin YouTube channel.......

Grammy-nominated singer/ songwriter Jeremy Camp returns with a brand new single Dead Man Walking, which debuts today, here, along with a music video. “Colossians 2:13-14 speaks of our lives before Christ as being ‘dead.’ There was a time I felt emotionally and spiritually dead, but then......

No doubt, with students graduating from bachelor’s and master’s programs all over the world right now, the job market can look bleak for most fields. Even those who have a field with more opportunities available may fear that they will have a strong dislike for......

As he promised not too long ago, S.O has fulfilled his promise and released five songs in May that are in his Shine EP. The EP was produced by Onbeatmusic and Dvinemuzic (GP). He also accompanied the EP release with the video for Boast, the first track......

Lost is an amazing, excellent emotional song portraying the lost souls which are bountifully ripen on the harvest field. The song was done by Maikon West featuring MGP both of West Side Church Boys Music WSCBM. Listen to the song here:...

Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, songwriter, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including thirteen Grammy Awards. Variety dubbed Franklin as a “Reigning King of Urban Gospel”. A......

Without a doubt, Game of Thrones is the hottest show out there. It doesn’t hurt (sorry, small spoiler), that Arya is kicking butt. But is it okay to watch if you’re a Christian? Actually, there are a lot of things we would put in the “is it......

Kirk Franklin – Love Theory Luigi Maclean – Amazing God Lauren Daigle – You Say Jessica Reedy – Can’t Hold Me Back Kaki Mwihaki – Incredible (Featuring Edu the Rapper) Joyce Omondi – Tumaini Amanda Lindsey Cook – Awakening Bubbling Under Joe Mettle – God......

Last evening, RCA Inspiration recording artist, Koryn Hawthorne, took home the 2019 Billboard Music Award for Top Gospel Song for her chart-smashing debut hit, Won’t He Do It. She was nominated in three categories: Gospel Artist, Gospel Album, and Gospel Song. The single, from her......

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Steven Malcolm has teamed up with award-winning powerhouse vocalist Natalie Grant with a surprise release of an epic anthem titled Even Louder. The song that merges music genres is available for purchase across all digital platforms worldwide. “I really want to bridge the......

Renowned worship leaders Phil Wickham (Fair Trade Services) and Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture / Capitol Christian Music Group) have released a new song, You Cannot Be Stopped. The new song, which they co-wrote together, was released on Good Friday and is available here. “You Cannot Be......

In the lead-up to their third full-length album release in June, Unspoken has unveiled a new music video today, for their song Human Condition. The video a personal favorite for the band for multiple reasons, the first being the vulnerable honesty behind the song. Lead......

GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys have been a powerhouse group in CCM for generations, with some lineup changes along the way. Now, former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel have joined forces with Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis in a stellar combination of......

Scoring three nominations each, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle are the top nominees for the seventh annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music, MercyMe, Newsboys, TobyMac and We Are Messengers each scored two......

Rapper Shira Soreal has released visuals of his song, Nina. The audio was produced by Like Mike of Realtyme Music while the video was directed by Rockcil. “Nina is a song that looks at God vs life for young people,” Shira told Verse5ve. “The pressure to......

Announced this week on Instagram, rapper Andy Mineo is set to crack open the vault and release WORK IN PROGRESS, an 11 track mixtape comprised of raw, unmastered and alternate versions of songs recorded over the years. The full project is set to be released on......

Viola Davis was doing everything “right” when she was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. She was working out and eating healthy foods; she was at a normal body weight, according to Western medicine standards; and then, an A1C test showed that her blood glucose levels were elevated.......

Tauren Wells’ song Known comes from the Timothy Keller quote, “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.”......

Tauren Wells has released a music video to accompany a revamped version of his debut album’s track God’s Not Done With You. You can view the new visual below. Wells’ debut solo single, Hills and Valleys, lifted from the album of the same name, was......

Multi-talented musician Nasara has released a new jam, his take on the Kovu Challenge by Scar Mkadinali. Going by the name of Truth, the track was recorded at Chumbani, mixed and mastered by Rigga. “There has been bad press about Christian musicians and we have to do......

Christian music singer/songwriter JJ Heller recently debuted a timely new music video for her recently released A Mother Like You. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the heart-warming track puts words to the often hard to express love and thankfulness felt for mothers. Watch it here: “My mom has......

Capitol Christian Music hip hop group Social Club Misfits has dropped a new single just in time for summer. Testify features guest vocals of GRAMMY-nominated CCM mainstay Crowder as well. Comprised of MCs Marty and Fern, the duo is known for their provocative oeuvre and singular,......

Among the Best of the Greatest Zambian Gospel Heads is where you find these two Guys and when they Drop something they really don’t disappoint. Its Mag44 featuring Pompi on a Brand new Hit Single Titled Nyimbo.  Nyimbo is one record you can’t afford to pass by. It has a catchy chorus and some......

Manolo is a Kenyan gospel singer and songwriter. He was born as Emmanuel Mwongela Makau, on January 23, 1995, in Nairobi. He grew up in Buru Buru, Nairobi, with a brother and a sister who Manolo describes as all being ‘unique.’ Manolo describes his childhood as “ease a day......

15 years since its first edition, the popular annual awards show has moved from strength to strength giving gospel artists a platform to grow their music. The awards seek to promote and connect gospel artists across Africa and raise the quality and standard of the......

Mothers Day is coming up and we thought we should sample some awesome throwback abums by women. Britt Nicole – Gold Gold is the fourth studio album by Britt Nicole. It was released on March 26, 2012, and features the Christian radio singles All This Time, Stand,......

On the heels of success at radio with God Can Do Anything, VaShawn Mitchell released a new song and video entitled Wind of God on all digital platforms. Wind Of God is a sweeping ballad about the boundless reach of God. With words of strength and praise, Mitchell sings......

Bizzle! Bizzle! Bizzle! We can all agree that there is no better person to respond to Joyner Lucas‘ Devil’s Work in the CHH fraternity. Recently, Bizzle has been quoted saying “People can disagree without making it a hate thing.” He did it before with Macklemore‘s......

Josh Xtra is a rapper, dancer, designer and model. Check out his latest track, Igweni which is doing well here. We caught up with him for our Take 10 segment. What is your full name? Joshua muthure muturi.   Were your parents strict? Yeah they were......

KB recently dropped a nice visual to accompany the banger Hold Me Back. On the track, KB talks about not selling his soul, his rapping ability, and how he can’t be stopped. He also aims to glorify God through all his music and his life.......

Perhaps you can relate to my experience: I found myself walking out of the hospital with a cloud of fear hovering over me after initial testing for cancer didn’t look good. When I got home, dazed by potential worst-case scenarios, I climbed into my soft......

Stonee Jiwe – Okay Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring Mag 44) Tedashii – God Flex (Featuring Trip Lee) Social Club Misfits – Everytime Eko Dydda – Oooyah Paul Russell – Kalamazoo (Featuring Jon Keith & TROSSTHEGIANT) B4C Family – Christ Ndo King Bubbling Under John Shomba......

Congruous with the thousands of teenagers and young adults that congregate each year at Passion City Church’s yearly conference, Follow You Anywhere is dynamic, loud, anthemic and youthful. As with their copious annual albums, which perennially drop during the week of the conference, this 2019 set......

Last week, we looked at how ladies can wear khaki pants. You can check it out here. Today we look at how men can do khaki. The Perfect Office Attire The usual sky blue dress shirt and the khaki pants are our ultimate favourite. You......

There’s a lot coming to Netflix in May, but the new barrage raises the never-ending question of what’s actually worth your time. This month, we’ve pulled together a variety of movies and TV shows that should satisfy a wide range of genres. Whether you’re an......

Nigerian born International Afrocentric-pop-worship singer-songwriter and Multi-Award winner Ada Ehi has finally released her highly anticipated new project ADA’s EP (Vol. 1), an intro to the expected Ada’s EP series to be released this year. Anticipation had been heightened after the Only You singer said on Instagram, “This year, we......

Kaki Mwihaki – Incredible (Featuring Edu the Rapper) Luigi Maclean – Amazing God Kirk Franklin – Love Theory Joyce Omondi – Tumaini Lauren Daigle – You Say Jessica Reedy – Can’t Hold Me Back Karwirwa Laura – Mwenye Baraka Bubbling Under Dr. Tumi – There’s......

Over the years, Integrity Music has had not only championed for the worship of the church, but the imprint has had painted colours into the church’s praises. Instead of just building up the musical repertoire of white churches, they have resourced Spanish and Chinese churches......

Heart failure can be caused by several health conditions, such as high blood pressure, structural defects like dilated cardiomyopathy, and damage resulting from a heart attack. Since factors, such as being overweight, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and using cocaine, increase your risk of heart disease and hasten......

Veteran worship leader Paul Wilbur returns with his brand new live recording Roar from Zion.  Featuring brand new songs as well as a reprisal of his patented hit Days of Elijah, this album is recorded live in Jerusalem on September the 25th.  These songs will certainly bring awareness......

Kenyan rapper Muhanjii has released his latest jam, Pressure. Pressure talks about how everything in life is pressure. The song is produced by Yo Alex while the video was done by studio.65east. “Pressure is an encouragement song meant to keep hope alive to the listeners,”......

International music minister and gospel recording artist, Yemi Alafifuni has released an audio and official music video titled Padre.  “This song in itself is my story and tells of how knowing Padre (meaning Father) changed my life. Up to the age of 5, I had an enviable loving relationship with my biological dad,......

Memphis May Fire has teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere the video for the new single Heavy Is the Weight, featuring Andy Mineo. Watch it here. “The idea for the video was to capture the vibe and emotion of the song in a live performance setting. We rarely do videos......

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is an American gospel musician and songwriter. She was born as Natasha Tameika Cobbs, on July 7, 1981, in Jesup, Georgia. Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs. She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents......

Khaki Pants-The Diva Style If you want to maintain your style but be comfortable in what you wear, then a plain shirt with baggy Khaki Pants is all you need to show off your style. Wear a Leather belt to complete the look. Casual Look......

Stonee Jiwe – Okay Tedashii – God Flex (Featuring Trip Lee) Eko Dydda – Oooyah Rizen Rizon – Bali (Featuring Mag 44) Social Club Misfits – Everytime Paul Russell – Kalamazoo (Featuring Jon Keith & TROSSTHEGIANT)   B4C Family – Christ Ndo King Bubbling Under Paul......

Thirsty is a live album by Marvin Sapp and his fourth release on Verity Records. The album was commercially successful in Gospel Music peaking at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200, number 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart. It has been certified......

Expectations are sky-high when it comes to Hillsong UNITED‘s new album People.  After all, how many church collectives can claim that they have one double platinum single Oceans, one platinum single So Will I and one gold single Touch the Sky? How many artists (Christian or......

Sensational worship leader, Makena, will be at Nairobi Cinema this afternoon for the first Makena Live event! The theme of the event is Encounter Grace from the verse in Ephesians 2:8-9 which states “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of......

The anointed and energetic praise & worship leader ST. Praise , takes us on a different journey with this Beautiful afro-pop song titled Your Grace. Minister ST. Praise is an only child who became blind due to a measles infection at the age of 12. He started music at a......

Edu the rapper is an urban rap artist hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. He has been actively involved in the Kenyan music industry since 2013, first as part of the group Recapp and since 2018 as a solo brand. Here is his take… What is your......

One of the most appealing Inspirational artists to emerge in the millennial era is the affable and anointed Todd Dulaney. His charming smile and churchy anthems are totally in sync with what the saints want…authentic worshippers. Without question, it’s the sound of new millennium ministry put......

Recording artist and MMA trainer Mike Lee has released an epic new music video for his single, THE HEAT. The song features the band VONDI, which is a Canadian-American music and production duo consisting of Stephen Von HeyKing and Cody Norris. Watch Mike Lee’s THE......

Anthony Evans made a big splash with his last album, 2014’s Real Life/Real Worship, following a stint on NBC’s The Voice. With a newfound national audience, the album debuted on the Billboard 200–a first for Evans after a decade of releasing music. The team behind that success returns......

B4C Family are back with a new track, Christ Ndo King. The group comprises of Slim, Psalms and Chopps. The first line ‘Nilikuwa nimetake a break from this music sasa tumerudi working on my album’ states that the break from music has ended for the family and hints......

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