The Kenyan showbiz industry stood together and spoke in one voice

The Kenyan showbiz industry stood together and spoke in one voice in a rare show of unity as fallen singer Papa Dennis was buried on Wednesday.

From media personalities to music producers, directors, actors and singers, hundreds gathered in Matunda to give the star a deserving send-off in an emotional ceremony led by family members.

The singer died under mysterious circumstances a week ago. 

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All aboard the 'Midnight Train'

Meanwhile, after the band dropped hints at the Mövenpick Hotel last week, Pulse can now confirm that Sauti Sol will release its fifth studio album, Midnight Train, on May 22.

The album will be the first the group does under the Universal Music Group imprint, a deal signed early this month, and features Burna Boy, Andre Harris, India Arie, Soweto Gospel Choir and Sol Generation artistes.

In a meet-and-greet with the press yesterday, the award-winning band said the album title captures the hard work, late-night shows and studio sessions that went into creating it.

Sauti Sol [Photo: @sautisol]

“We have been independent for the past 10 years and this is the time we wanted to include as many people as we can in our projects, and Universal Music Group has helped us do that. We were involved in the whole process,” said Polycarp.

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Photographer and visual artist Osborne Macharia is curating the cover art of the album and main single, Midnight Train.