#TolbertReports, Song Review

Campmulla, Camp or Mulla

Ulikuwa gig ya Hillsong? I nod my head and reply with, a ‘Tekno yawa’. Sorry, YAWA is actually a title to one of  Tekno’s tracks and to be honest I didn’t even know that there was a Hillsong gig in the 254 over the weekend. Well I won’t talk of the giffy Tekno performance and all the drama that came with it. But honestly why would you expect so much from a man with song titles like GO, WHERE, WASH, PANA, BE, DIANA and SAMANTHA?


Well, one man’s meat is another man’s poison, while we heckled Dj Creme and Tekno for wasting our hard earned cash and a night in the cold, the concert brought senses to our heads. It just reminded us that our Kenyan musicians are way better than the Naija artistes we worship. With it also came the great news, CAMPMULLA REUNION! What a night!


While we are all happy with the Campmulla vibe the question is how long will this last? It is not like they are the first ones to promise great things after a reunion. Secondly, are concerts a way of bringing back bands that have separated? Remember Yetu Festival? When Shinski and his former group were all brought to the same stage? audience-1853662_1280.jpg

We can only hope for so much hoping that the album will be worth their long silence and break from the music scene, the Nyashinski kinda thing, you get what I mean? Otherwise wakirudi na the songs like those of Mr. Nice when he got back into the industry, WE WILL HAIL THEM NO MORE! With the advancement and growth in the industry as a whole, as a Campmulla fan I can acertain that our spirits are high. instrument-2460279_1280.jpg

Releasing a song has never been a problem but the question is, why does it take long for musicians in Kenya to release a music video? Is it that most artiste conform to this trend by joining the ‘si wengine pia bado’ camp or is it the lack of mulla that keeps them waiing until the gigs from the audios pay off? Speaking of that Sanaipei released her Amina single 8 months ago and has come to release the video a fortnight ago and it is AMAZING if it is anything to go by.  Now this morning, Kenya’s female Mc,  Noti Flow has dropped a video of her track KAMATIA, 9 months after she had teased it as an intro of her diss track, FOREHEAD. Watch the video here


Meanwhile, nmeenda kususpport Kenyan Music. Peace out!  



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Love is a beautiful thing or so they say. Its only when you have tasted it that you can have your own version to tell it to the world. It is even more worse when you have nothing to rely on but other people’s version of it to determine your love life. When you are in a relationship it is default that each of you is a succor of the other.


We are born different and this facts follows us the rest of our lives, in love should anything happen then do not use other persons’ narrative to determine or explain the direction and turn of events your relationship or marriage should take. Well, that said and done, three things are certain about the cause of termination of any love relation: violence, infidelity and desertion. Anything away from this is nothing but mere excuses that support someones own mischievous traits.


Redsan, who has been in the music industry for more than a decade now seems not to be blurred away by age as he always appears to be well kept and full of life, could this be the reason why he refers himself as badder than most? Well from his music he is bad-ass for sure. Releasing hit song after hit song he is a personality to reckon and if you are into reggae and ragga you will admit that he is the king of the genre in the region.


The sassy Vivian, known to many as Vivian Kenya has been in the limelight of the music arena since 2004 after her collabo track, My Dream with Jaguar shook the airwaves. Ever since then she has been doing a lot of justice to her fans and the Kenyan music community up to her latest collabo, Charm featuring Chameleon of Uganda. Full of beauty, vigor and African figure she can only deliver nothing but the best music. Attention3

With all the beauty and a mellifluous voice, who would desert such a lady? Many would be quick to say no one.  Facts remain facts though, many only put effort in the chase and once you have it under their hostage then they have nothing to put much effort towards. The big question is why does this happen to be a universal narrative among men? Ladies should this happen to you, just know you fell in for the tricks of a boy. Attention1

Over the past few weeks Mr Rumors went around seeking sympathy and telling people the Vivian  and Redsan were a thing and that they are seen spending some good time in exclusive places in the Kenyan Coast. Well just get it clear, when you have the best, you don’t flaunt it in public but guard it in secret chambers. The truth of the story is, this was nothing less that a music collabo and ATTENTION is the name of the song. The two artistes have mastered the interest of their fans and the Kenyan audience at large as this song is a whole new package of good vibes and a club banger. Have a listen of it HERE….. 

Special acknowledgement to Mainswitch Productions. At Tolbert Reports we give the song  an 8/10 rating. Enjoy



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The Mellifluous

In a world so vast, you need to go a notch extra and tighten your nuts a bit harder. Well this doesn’t seem to be a trick handsome gentlemen in the music industry don’t know. Trey Songz who has released two songs so far form his new album, TREMAINE which is set to be launched on 24th of this month. Trey has a stratagem to make a release every Thursday night just before this launch, now you have the word all you need to do is be on the look out.


Well, we all know he is a lover boy and this album seem to be nothing less of it. Formerly he has released the hit single, Nobody Else But You and on this new track, Trey takes oath on a rebound night out just before they head home for make up sex. Here are some lines from his track, Song goes off;


So good to see you here
We both know it’s been too long
Show me just how you feel
Before the song goes off
Back like we used to
This time I won’t lose you
I still adore you
You always loyal
I’m gon’ show you just how I feel

Back here we are not left behind, our boy Wizkid has also learnt the trick and deployed just in time. The sassy starboy did release three songs in a row all on the 1st of March. The first one was  Sweet Love, in which he talks of how cool and sweet love can be. Second he goes all African, where he saves the queen, 2Face’s wife a gesture that gets people back to dancing for the king. This is no African tale, I am talking of his latest collabo featuring 2face Idibia, Dance


To Wizkid, two are not enough, still on the same day he released yet another collabo featuring Wale which doesn’t talk of anything new but freaky love scenarios and all he is asking is for her to let her p*%*s drop for him. Have a listen of it here


Well, the trick most artistes have not realized is that when you release songs consecutively in less than a fortnight, you will spend less on marketing the songs and it will be easier to enjoy the vibe of the best songs among the released to publicize the other. These two are just but a mention, this trend has been well used by our very own King Kaka who releases most of his songs back to back and this has helped not only him but all who use this game plan to stay relevant in the industry. I rest my case here, but the call is out let musicians take heed to it.



Song Review

Octo’s Last Shot

Octo-Pi-zz-O as he spells his name is back. There are  so many events that have happened with the Kenyan rapper’s life, among them is his appointment at the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) where he has proved to be very focal to the Refugees with talent.


Over the past few months, he has helped and nurtured very many talents and this has been seen in the few top class tracks that have been released. Refugeenius is the name of the project that has seen many refugees stand on  their feet in their musical career.


That aside after five months of such a busy schedule, the don is back with a killer hit single that is irresistible to play on repeat. Octopizzo, has always been doing what the hip hop and rap genres are best known, beef after beef on the other artistes which is not a new thing it has been here for ages but this time round things are different.


The Last Shot is a change that none of Namba Nane’s fans had accepted as he shift from diss tracks to tackling real issues, Refugee Status. This however does not mean that he changes from his music style as it is a brand we all discern him with. The slow track with line after line of nothing but pure facts and solutions to the quandary the refugees are facing both in the camps and at the border. The beats the rhyming and the  repetition in the track is no unbefitting justice to your ears and time. Less talk, I wouldn’t resist but give it a 7/10 rating. Listen to it here and you will jibe that your repeat should spoil immediately after you press repeat on this track. octo-01-01