Keko is the freshest Ugandan rapper to take Africa by storm after releasing her single How We Do It last year. Keko is a creative star endowed with enormous lyrical prowess and a unique swag to go with. As she became a household name just in her second year in the industry, Keko scooped The Buzz Teenies’ awards for Best Female and Best Upcoming artiste in Uganda before winning the East Africa Best Upcoming Artiste during the regional awards held in Nairobi last year. With her songs rotating in the biggest channel in Africa, Keko is no doubt the girl to watch.
First was his treble award-win at the Kilimanjaro Music awards in 2010, then the nomination to the MTV Africa Music Awards the same year. With hits like Mbagala and Kamwambie, the artiste has positioned himself for a continental takeover if his show in South Africa three weeks ago is anything to go by. Unlike other Tanzanian artistes, Diamond has refused to be kept inside the regional box. He has cut a niche for himself by defining a new music style and dance that no Tanzanian artiste has created before.
When news broke in December, last year, that record producer and singer Akon had signed Wizkid alongside 2Face and P-square as representatives of his record label Konvict Muzik, in Africa, the development didn’t come as a surprise. Wizkid had already affirmed his presence across the continent with his 2010 Holla At Your Boy runway hit single coming barely a year since he begAn recording professionally. His last year’s Love my Baby coupled with the numerous collabos he has recorded with established artistes send out a warning that he could be the next big African music export. Through Konvict Muzik, which is home to international artiste such as Brick and Lace, T-Pain and Lady Gaga, all we can say is that the sky is the limit for this young Nigerian charm.
The sassy songstress has everyone across Africa singing along and dancing to her groovy Gold Digger single, and yes, the sassy Jackie Chandiru has reinvented her music.
Even though she is not so new, the former Blu3’ singer is now oozing fresh blood since she launched her solo career two years ago. She has just completed recording 13 singles for her upcoming album and has four hits, including Gold Digger.
Her video Agassi won Pearl of Africa Music (PAM) Awards last year. Africa should expect a lot from her.