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A podcast where we deconstruct the Kenyan and African music scene and all its intricacies.

A podcast where we deconstruct the Kenyan and African music scene and all its intricacies.

Location:

Kenya

Description:

A podcast where we deconstruct the Kenyan and African music scene and all its intricacies.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP78: OukoSesason "The Colour Of Sadness" Review And Pop Culture Moments

11/27/2020
This week, Pepper and Victor review OukoSeason's project "The Colour of Sadness" and discuss much more concerning the current music scene. Intro music produced by Civic Outro Song: Kamata- E-Sir feat Mr Lenny Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:...

Duration:01:00:16

EP77: DWMD by Jovie Jovv Album Review, Industry Plants And Current State of Affairs

11/21/2020
This week Pepper and Victor review Kenyan artist Jovie Jovv's new Album Don Wa Madon plus much more. Intro music produced by Civic Outro Song: Thot List- Jovie Jovv feat Ras Uneek Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2

Duration:01:17:36

EP76: New Season, Sanaipei Tande Appreciation and Streaming and Its Impact on Music

11/13/2020
Welcome to a New Season of What is This Podcast. Due to the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic, we will not host any guests on the podcast as a safety measure. We will however be reviewing music that has been dropped this year and look forward to your participation in this. On this episode, Pepper and Victor talk about how streaming has changed music. They also talk about Sanaipei Tande's place in the all time female musician list in Kenya plus much more. Intro music Produced by...

Duration:00:59:47

EP75: Season Finale, Protests In Africa & Kenyan Movies On Netflix

10/23/2020
This week, Pepper and Victor discuss all the things going on around the world starting with the Nigerian protests concerning police brutality to the outcries from the DRC to our own Kenyan situation. They also speak on the state of the industry concerning sexual violence after reports and accusations implicating some of Kenya's biggest industry players surfaced in the past week. They finally talk about music that has been released in the year and who has had the biggest year in music plus...

Duration:01:29:31

EP74: International Podcast Day, Talent in Music and New Nonini Album

10/2/2020
This week, the podcast was recorded on International Podcast Day. Pepper and Victor discuss the state of the podcast industry in Kenya and what the future holds. They also discuss the most important factors in becoming a successful musical act, does talent matter? If so, then how much of it is necessary? Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the...

Duration:01:17:28

EP73: COVID Perspectives, New Music and Rise of Influencers

9/25/2020
Pepper and Victor are back with weekly episodes. This week, they get a bit serious discussing their life in quarantine and lessons drawn from it. They also discuss all the music released this year. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2

Duration:01:26:18

Why We Went Silent.

9/18/2020
Pepper 5 and Victor update their listeners on why they went MIA and an update on when they will be back. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2

Duration:00:06:16

EP72: COVID19, Investigations and Plandemics (Feat Clay OG Stoner)

7/12/2020
Pepper is joined by Kenyan rapper and entertainer Clay OG Stoner as they discuss the recent COVID19 pandemic and how it has impeded on 2020 plans. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2

Duration:00:56:17

EP71: Rise of a Dreamer, Effects of Pandemic & Growth (ft Nene K)

6/14/2020
After a long break, we are back. This week Pepper is joined by Nene K as they discuss the current climate for music, issues concerning artist knowledge and royalties and much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/podcast/what-is-this/id1378080206?mt=2

Duration:00:59:11

EP70: Beat Kings, First Quarter Review & Sampling Sagas (Ado Veli Podcast)

4/11/2020
This is a pre recorded episode. Pre COVID-19 lockdown. During this time, we'd like to urge you to stay safe and extend our thanksgiving to the medical fraternity for their service during this pandemic. Let us all play our part in reducing the spread of this disease. This week Pepper and Victor are joined bu Pesh, Kare and Adoveli from Ado Veli Podcast. They discuss their journey doing the podcast and the challenges faced in the industry. They also discuss the current happenings of the Kenyan...

Duration:01:53:27

EP66: ONGEA SUMMIT 2020, Rihanna’s Concert and Publishing (feat Mike Strano )

3/14/2020
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Mike Strano CEO of Phat publishing about the success of ONGEA Summit and the challenges he has faced in the five years of the event's existence. They also discussed his early career in agriculture and how that played out in his entertainment career. They finally discussed Rihanna's rumored African tour and much more. Follow What is This Instagram:...

Duration:01:02:50

ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Musau of AD Family

3/10/2020
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to AD Family manager Musau about the success of his camp, upcoming projects and what it takes to manage artists in the country. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:...

Duration:00:24:02

ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Shukid

3/10/2020
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Kenyan rapper and songwriter Shukid about the longevity of music and what it takes to create music that transcends music. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:...

Duration:00:24:24

EP65: Growing up Abroad, Forming Bahati Bookings & Vibes (feat Baraka)

3/7/2020
This week Pepper and Victor are joined by Baraka AKA Swahili Papi who is part of the group Bahati Bookings. They talk about his experiences growing up abroad and the effect it has on his music. They also discuss harassment in the music industry and its effects on relationships in the industry plus much more. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to...

Duration:01:15:39

ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa

3/3/2020
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Mwalimu Greg Tendwa on the importance of mentorship in the music industry. They also discussed the aspect of cultural awareness and identity and the impact this has on musicians. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to...

Duration:00:35:11

EP64: Radio Politics, Musicality in songs & The Death of Radio(feat Darya Kish)

2/29/2020
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by Kenyan musician and radio personality Darya Kish as they discuss her radio and music career. They talk about the evolution of Radio in media and what part it plays in her music career among other things. Songs Played: Intro: Rush- Darya Kish Outro: Vibes-Darya Kish Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe...

Duration:01:33:03

ONGEA SUMMIT 2020: Martin Nielsen

2/27/2020
This interview was recorded on location at the 2020 Ongea Summit held at Sarit Centre on February 23rd. Pepper and Victor spoke to Martin Nielsen, CEO of Mdundo about the inception of Mdundo, Kenyan consumer habits and challenges facing music consumption and streaming in the country. Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes here: https://lnk.bio/97zA Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:...

Duration:00:21:39

EP63: Podcast Beef, Surviving Nairobi & Classic Albums (feat DJ IV and Hafare)

2/22/2020
This week, Pepper and Victor are joined by fellow podcasters Hafare and DJ IV from Surviving Nairobi. They address issues surrounding podcasting in the country, the hustles of city life and music. They also talk about relationships and the state of the music industry plus much more. Songs Played: Intro: Vipingo - $b Outro: Cold Weather- Guga Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatisthispod All previous episodes...

Duration:02:00:23

EP62: Crocodiles, Record Deals and Ganji Monopoly (feat Croco)

2/15/2020
This week Pepper and Victor host Kenyan rapper, producer and engineer Croco as they discuss his debut album 'Ganji Monopoly' and discuss his upcoming album launch. They also talk about his record label, Croco Media and the challenges of running a label and what it takes to be signed by a major among other things. Songs Played: Intro: Ganji Monopoly- Croco feat Oksyde Outro: Toa Form: Croco na Guga Follow What is This Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatisthispod/ Twitter:...

Duration:01:22:17

EP61: New Year, Rewriting History and Consumer Fatigue

2/8/2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LISTENERS. Welcome to 2020 from us here at What Is This Podcast. To set the year off, Pepper and Victor discuss their whereabouts in this new year. Being that it is February, they had a lot to get to beginning with their crossover plans from 2019 to 2020. They discuss the recent Coronavirus and its effect on business, World War Three controversy and the death of a legend in Kobe Bryant. Locally, they discuss the recent drama involving Mwalimu Rachael and Sailors...

Duration:01:10:04