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Muthoni Drummer Queen & Kagwe Mungai Predict It’s Gonna Be ‘Hot This Year’ In New Dance Track

It’s finna be a lit 2016 according to Nairobi's Muthoni Drummer Queen and Kagwe Mungai.

Muthoni Drummer Queen via Facebook.


It’s finna be lit this year according to Kenyan-based rapper, singer and drummer Muthoni Drummer Queen and Kagwe Mungai.

The Nairobi artists just let loose “Hot This Year,” a new track which forecasts rising temperatures and peak dance floor levels for 2016. The song comes accompanied by a fire-laden animated lyric video.

The new single sees Kagwe and Muthoni rapping over kicks, hi-hats, claps-on-claps and sprawling synths that are laid over a drawn out DJ Mustard-style bass line—it’s all a call to dance for the mobile abled among us. So turn up and check out “Hot This Year” below.

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Spotlight: Expression is Synonymous With Exploring in Khulekani Cele’s Art Pieces

Durban fine artist Khulekani Cele's abstract style of painting stems from his penchant for exploration.

In our 'Spotlight' series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight 27-year-old Durban-based fine artist Khulekani Cele. He's known for his abstract style of painting covering such themes as stereotypes, perception, gender and identity. A proponent of education, Cele holds an honours degree in visual arts from the Durban University of Technology. The freedom to create is evident in his work where different paint strokes overlap one another.

When did you start painting?

When I was young I used to get a beating at home for writing and drawing on walls with charcoal and leaves. When I think about it now I believe that I have been creative since I was born. However, painting is one of the art mediums that, in general, is defined as applying paint to the surface using a brush or tool of your choice. Therefore, I professionally started the painting medium in 2012 when I was enrolling for my fine art course at the Durban University of Technology.

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