A day that begun awfully,
Please sun stay away,
Just for today hide.
To cover the worlds sadness,
The afternoon that may frightened,
From fear of the worlds surprises,
The trees in the forest loose branches,
To rid the world fear.
A night that many wept,
From freedom and peace unkept,
The stars shine deemly,
To hide our falling tears.
For the days are long and troubled,
The nights cold and anxious,
And the whole day is a mess,
So please sun cover the world’s sadness,
And you sister trees, loose your branches,
Please pretty star, shine dimly,
The world is still unchanged.
XTR, Xtreme Talent Roll Out, is looking for teens who think they’ve got what it takes to make it in the 254 music biz! The challenge is simple; get on stage, rock your talent to the xtreme and impress our celebrity judges. That’s it.
We’re looking for the next big thing in the 254, so you’ve got to be original, Kenyan and talented. If you think you have talent, don’t bother coming. We’re looking for teeneiz who know they have xtreme talent!
IGGY AZALEA Iggy Azalea has been dubbed as the ‘Next Queen of Rap’ owing to her recent success in the Hip Hop industry. This Australian lass has indeed stood out like a statuesque thumb in an industry dominated by African-American men. Get to know about where she started rapping and the struggles she went through to make it in the industry despite criticism from her native country, Australia. DANDORA MUSIC GROUP This group of youthful talented musicians is a clear testimony of Lupita Nyongo’s prominent words, ‘your dreams are valid.’ In spite of them being raised in Dandora, a place known too well for poverty, they’ve risen beyond the odds to try and positively impact the society through their music. Jacqueline Muthoni spoke to them and on how they got to work with Kalonzo Musyoka’s son on their music video ‘Looking Up.’ FIVE CELEBS WHO ARE SOMEWHAT FAKE We all know of Vera Sidika and her fake boobs, booty, hair, skin….in short, she’s just fake. She is just an example of the extent to which celebs go in order to look much more desirable by their fans owing to the fame that comes with being a superstar. Charles Muthinji highlights some of the top figures who have undergone total transformation to create a false picture of themselves. PLUS: • Understanding fashion fails and how to avoid a disaster • The seven side-chic commandments • Fake cliques in schools • Amani on her life at Ngandu Girls High School • All the fashion tips you need to know from Fashionista Grace Shokey • Eric Omondi answers questions on his life in comedy
Nairobi’s Eastlands is exploding with mad talent! Check out AQ’s Tribe 53 spit some 16 bars at a recent Insyder funkie. Think you’ve got more talent than Tribe 53? Register for XTR Round 2, going down in October…
XTR Round 2 is Here! Can You Bring It?!
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XTR Round 1 Highlights
XTR Round 1 went down on Satoe August 30th, at the Breaburn auditorium. The top 3 performers to make it to the last round in December were;
1. Mishu (Dancehall category)
2. Final Round (Hip Hop category)
3. Drenatize (R&B category)
Congratulations to them, and hoping they can bring their xtreme talent come December! See you all in October for Round 2 of XTR. More details will be availed at the end of September. Round 3 will be in November and the finals of XTR will be held on December 6th, 2014. Can you bring the talent? Coz we already famous y’all!!
D.K. KWENYE BEAT He might not have been known by many when he ventured into the gospel industry with his hit single ‘Naangalia Juu.’5 years later and he’s taken over the gospel industry by storm being among the top musicians in the country. But what confuses many is the catchy phrases he uses in his songs like ‘Furi Furi’,’Asusu’ ‘Sari Sari’ and now ‘Kereka’. Find out more on why his style of music is unique and what led to his change of lifestyle.
STARCH BEE JOURNALISM BEE This was one exceptional funkie with a good number of invited schools attending. One thing that stood out from the rest of the funkies was the way it was well-organized. They even had a guest spaker so to speak. We have all the details on what disappointed our Undercover Brother plus a full array of pics. on what took place.
SKIVING MASS: IS IT THE NEW SWAG? Going to church while in high school has never been a challenge since joining Form 1.However, things change when one approaches Form 2 and considers attending the Sunday Service as a ‘boring’ activity that tends to just pass time. Our writer Jacqueline Muthoni seeks to get answers on why students see no need in attending them.
Career Advice: Swaleh Mdoe answers your questions on Journalism.
High School Flashback: Jua Cali reminiscences his life as a Jahmu student.
Fashion: How to look cool in a Hijab.
One on one with Pioneer’s coolest TA Edwin Odhiambo.
AQ students’ say on whether or not Jam Sessions should be banned.
YEMI ALADE She’s been quite a sensation in the music industry upon releasing her hit single ‘Johnny,’ which has everyone singing along to it as well as receiving airwaves in major Tv and radio stations. It’s only recently that she was in the country looking for her ‘Johnny’ but was unable to get him. Get to know everything about her and the inspiration behind her fancy hairstyle.
PITSON AND HIS LOVE FOR THE GUITAR With close to 250,000 views on You Tube, this ‘Lingala Ya Yesu’ hit maker is just but a living testimony of how God has been faithful to him since he started singing. Having won two Groove Awards in the last two years, Pitson says his journey has not been a lap of luxury but one of patience and willpower. We have all the details about his music career and future plans.
DITCHEZ BANNED FROM MUSIC FESTIVALS Ditchez were a slapped with a two-year- ban by the Kenya National Schools and Colleges Drama festival for alleged misconduct during the recent Drama Festivals. What exactly was the storyline behind that ban and did Ditchez dudes find it fair being excluded from Drama Festivals for the next two years? We have the fine details.
PLUS… Fashion tips from Kalekye Mumo How the Lockwood Cultural Day went down Mwalimu Racheal’s High School memories. Mac Bee talent day.
Nick Vujicic Inspirational Quotes show us that it is possible to change obstacles into opportunities; no matter how big they are. Can you imagine your life without your limbs, you may feel incredibly hopeless, he has made his disability an opportunity. Nick has proven himself in all aspects of his life; he has made a difference in many lives (through his speeches), he is happily married, well-educated; and has recently become a father.