In Summary
  • The two legends, who both started their musical careers at Ogopa DJ’s in Nairobi, have been nominated for the East Africa Music Video Award at the festival.
  • However, they will face stiff competition from other regional acts.
  • Other Kenyans nominated in the category include Gilad, Naiboi and Mombasa based Dazlah Kiduche

Legendary East African musicians Nameless and Uganda’s Jose Chameleone will go head to head for a coveted award at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.
The two legends, who both started their musical careers at Ogopa DJ’s in Nairobi, have been nominated for the East Africa Music Video Award at the festival.
However, they will face stiff competition from other regional acts. Other Kenyans nominated in the category include Gilad, Naiboi and Mombasa based Dazlah Kiduche. They come up against Tanzania's Barnaba Classic, Matonya, Christian Bella. Ugandans include Eddy Kenzo, dancehall star Bebe Cool, and Weasel.
All the artistes are expected to perform at the week-long festival that started yesterday. The annual festival fetes East African screen productions: from TV series, features, short films, African animations, and Documentaries. East Africa Music Video is the only category for works from the music industry.

The FBI dance crew. PHOTO | FILE

The FBI dance crew. PHOTO | FILE

FBI’s travel dilemma

Celebrated Kenyan dance crew, FBI Dancers, is appealing to well-wishers to help them raise money to acquire flight tickets to the US. They are to represent the country in this year’s World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Arizona in August.
The dancers received an invite to the competition three months ago but haven’t been able to raise enough money to cater for their travel.
They have only managed to get approval of their Visas. Time is running out for them as they are supposed to be jetting out of the country end of this month.
“We still need cash for the tickets and accommodations,” Ezra, a member of the crew, was quoted.
FBI represented Kenya in a similar event back in 2015, finishing runners up. They moved judges to tears with their performances in honour of the 147 students who lost their lives in the Garissa University attack carried out by al Shabaab in April, that year.

Tanzanian artiste Diamond. PHOTO | FILE

Tanzanian artiste Diamond. PHOTO | FILE

Diamond’s former aide mad at WCB

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