Steph Kapela (Kenya) - Music Time in Africa

July 11, 2020 05:05 AM
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Today’s program features an amazing collection of current and classic tunes by artists like Burna Boy, Boj, and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Reniss (Cameroon), Soolking (Morocco), Vaudou Gang (Togo), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Toto ST (Angola), Macky 2 ft Yo Maps (Zambia), M.anisfest (Ghana), and MORE! Song of the week is “Emergency” by Wendy Shay (Ghana) and at the back end of the show, you’ll meet Kenyan R&B singer and songwriter Steph Kapela. He’s just come out with his debut album Vikky Secrets. We listen to some samples of that and a great interview with the artist by reporter Bill Odidi in Nairobi. Finally, we pay tribute to the tragic loss of Hachalu Hundessa. The 34-year-old Ethiopian singer and activist was shot dead in Addis Ababa June 29th. We listen to one of his signature songs and get the latest news on how his death has triggered deadly protests and arrests in Ethiopia.