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Original Kenyan Drama Series ‘Country Queen’ Premieres On Netflix

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Country Queen premieres in 190 countries exclusively on Netflix on Friday the 15th of July 2022. When death awakens a sleepy village, its past threatens to haunt the present. Introducing the first Kenya Original Series. Premiering 15 July. Only on Netflix

A new, original, high-quality drama series, the first out of Kenya, is adding to the growing list of dynamic and utterly binge-worthy African content. COUNTRY QUEEN is a family drama series set in contemporary Kenya, a David & Goliath story where the past and present collide when a mining company threatens to destroy the rural home of an ambitious event planner, who is pitted against a deadly business woman, whose husband she is entangled with.

COUNTRY QUEEN’s multi character plot centres around the strong AKISA MUTUNGA, played by well-known and loved Kenyan actor Melissa Kiplagat.  With a high profile cast, the first episode of Season 1 opens with Asika, an ambitious event planner to the elite who leads a comfortable but complicated life in the city. She is having an affair with the charming but villainous MAX SIBALA (Blessing Lung’aho), a man married to one Kenya’s wealthiest and ruthless business moguls, VIVIENNE SIBALA (Nini Wacera). Vivienne runs Eco Rock, a mining company on the brink of collapse until the discovery of gold in Tsilanga, Akisa’s rural home.

Akisa finds herself in the midst of two love triangles as she struggles to find her place in life, whether in Nairobi or Tsilanga, to find her true love, whether it’s Max or Kyalo and to find her lost son.

The issues of land grabbing and exploitation form the tapestry against which the fractured personal lives and relationships of Country Queen’s main characters play out. The fight for land becomes a fight for redemption, truth and facing the consequences of one’s own choices. The story, although fictional, carries many elements of truth that speak to a range of issues affecting millions of people in Africa such as family disputes, land ownership, and exploitation.

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The most popular South African hip hop artists

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The most popular South African hip hop artists

Many hip-hop artists from South Africa have been huge because of their versatility and pure artistry which are rooted in the country’s culture. Some of them have also collaborated with artists from the United States which is the focal point of the industry. Here are some of the biggest names in the South African hip-hop community and how they made an impact on the scene.

Cassper Nyovest

A decade into his career, Cassper has become one of the most popular artists in South Africa. He is mostly known as a rapper but he is a well-rounded person because he also dabbles into music production and is the man behind the Family Tree Records label. Cassper is an influential figure in the South African music industry and at only 31 years of age, he has more years to improve on his legacy in South Africa.

Apart from his time as a hip-hop artist, Cassper has also dabbled in other industries. Crypto casino site Bitcasino and Cassper have established a relationship with each other as he functions as an ambassador and a popular figure that spreads the good word about crypto. That is just one part of his business outside music but he never forgets where he came from.

Cassper has multiple big hits and his albums have been well-received by the public and critics alike. His most well-known project is probably his third studio album called Thuto back in 2018. Some of his critically-acclaimed projects are A.M.N and Sweet and Short 2.0. These albums were strong examples of the peak performance of a South African artist.

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Nasty C

Making his debut in 2013, Nasty C was a young musician that had immense talent. As his career has progressed, he has earned tons of recognition in South Africa and he has even become popular around the world with some of his songs. His song titled There They Go was released in 2020 which was his first track under the Def Jam label and became popular worldwide.

Nasty C has always been a talented artist and that was evident when he was still young. As he grew, his skills continued to prove that he deserves the recognition. Now, he is one of the biggest names in the country, regardless of what industry is being discussed.

eMTee

When eMTee was a youngster, he was always talking about how much he wanted to be a musician. That was enough to make him take part in talent shows at his school which continued to happen into his late teens. He kept working hard to be recognised and he got a big break when he appeared on Channel O’s show called HeadRush. He was part of a rap trio called the African Trap Movement afterwards before he embarked on his solo career.

In 2015, he released his debut single called Roll Up which ended up becoming one of the biggest songs in the country. With Roll Up serving as one of the top singles of his debut album, it was a good start for his career. The record called Avery continued to spread through the radio airwaves in the country and it eventually jumpstarted eMTee’s career into the forefront of the South African hip hop scene.

South African rappers will continue to grow

South Africa has become a hotbed for hip-hop artists. They have proven that they can create high-quality tracks and they have showcased their versatility as well. They can be amazing artists but they can also be present in other roles and industries. Just take a look at the partnership between Bitcasino and Cassper to see how much these artists have shown their popularity and reach.

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Akuapem Poloo converts to Islam

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Ghanaian actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has converted to Islam. (more…)

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Watch: Calista Amoateng arrives in Ghana after being crowned Miss Teen Tourism World 2022

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Calista Amoateng, 16, has arrived in Ghana after winning the 2022 Miss Teen Tourism World pageant in the Philippines. (more…)

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We are all feeling it and the President needs to sit up- Eddie Nartey

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Ghanaian actor, Eddie Nartey has bemoaned the current high cost of living in the country. (more…)

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Shatta Wale receives First RIAA Gold Certification With ‘Already’

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Self-acclaimed “King of Dancehall” Shatta Wale has hit a major milestone in his music career. (more…)

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“My gist partner”-Davido shares cute FaceTime selfie with Chioma

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Despite a nasty end to their engagement, Nigerian Afro-beats superstar, Davido and his ex-fiancé and baby mama, Chioma still have a great relationship. (more…)

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