Mdundo.com to Pay Over Ksh100million to rights holders

Mdundo.com has turned 10 years after years of transformation to a leading music services company. The company provides musicians with a real-time dashboard to control and manage their catalog as well as withdraw earnings from the service. Founded in 2012, the service has a strong focus on creating locally relevant solutions to benefit African musicians and the mass-market music consumers. Mdundo.com was founded in 2012 where it sold music on “scratch card vouchers” similar to airtime purchases from corner-shops but later it became a free service funded by advertising sales. The initial…

I am done planning my family’s End-of-Year Holiday!

There is no holiday bigger than Christmas. It comes at the end of the year, and I do my best to make it special for my family. Every year, we make at least one family trip to a destination. Basically, this gives us 7 days of uninterrupted family time and a whole lot of fun! Planning the trips is never easy, you have to keep raising the bar to make them even more memorable than the last. I fancy myself an expert-family-trip-planner by now, so I have gathered a few…

Pan-African kids’ series Team Sayari to Premiere Across Africa On 24 September 2022

The highly anticipated National Geographic Kids programme, Team Sayari, will air each Saturday on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 14:00 (EAT) from 24 September 2022.   This is following the recent announcement of title of the series by The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners, National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and WildlifeDirect.   Nairobi-based youths Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) serve as studio hosts…

OPPO Showcases “Inspiration Ahead”  Through an Inspiring Documentary Video Series  

In preparation for the 18th anniversary this month, OPPO has released a series of short documentaries profiling its employees through the OPPO’s Inspiring People series. The series consists of four bite-sized videos featuring OPPO employees from around the world, each with a unique story about how the different individuals embody OPPO’s “Inspiration Ahead” aspirations. William Liu, OPPO’s Vice President and President of Global Marketing: “Inspiration Ahead means showing confidence and poise when we are moving forward. It encourages us to remain resolved and graceful as we brave the storm and…

Lenku Among Top Contenders for Council of Governors Chair

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has emerged as the odds favourite to clinch the Council of Governors chairperson position. Lenku who clinched  his second term tenure in the August 9 election is expected to battle it out with Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru who is expected to be fronted by the Kenya Kwanza Government. Governor Lenku is among the most experienced among the 47 governors having served as the Interior Cabinet Secretary in the Jubilee government. He is currently ranked as the Maa Community spokesman and will be the second governor from…

South C MCA Abbas Khalifs’ Fraudulent Dealings at Cityhall Dent Majority Leader Post

Nairobi South C Mca Abbas khalifs chances of becoming Nairobi majority leader could be in jeopardy after a section of Azimio MCAs accused him over his integrity issue. The Mcas now claims that Abbas doesn’t fit the docket of majority leader citing integrity issues with him and further saying he’s using his deep pockets to buy himself through. ”He doesn’t meet the integrity threshold of ODM to occupy such a high seat that needs clean hands and strong heart to battle given that UDA has the governorship. Azimio needs a…

Pathologists Lancet Kenya extends Diagnostic Services through Ponea Online Platform

Customers seeking diagnostics services from Pathologists Lancet Kenya now have an opportunity to access the same conveniently through Ponea Health, an e-commerce healthcare technology platform connecting healthcare service providers with patients. Under this arrangement, patients will be able to book healthcare services through Ponea Health’s marketplace platform, Ponea.com in a move that will see Pathologists Lancet Kenya re-engineer its operations and service processes through seamless accessibility of services. Commenting on the partnership, Pathologists Lancet Kenya Managing Director and CEO Mwende Musunga said that technological development has always influenced laboratory operations;…

Protecting yourself from online scams in the age of digital finance

The financial sector has in the last decade undergone a full scale digital transformation that has changed how users send and receive money. Sending money across borders is today as simple as sending a text message while innovations such as mobile money wallets have provided a variety of options for receivers to access and store their cash. Digital finance has, however, come with the heightened risk of fraud. Online scammers are not new, but they are today more active than ever thanks to the mass migration of financial services online.…

Showmax adds BBC World News in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Showmax subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to live broadcasting from BBC World News until 23 September 2022, which will include a live stream of the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 19 September at 11:00 BST. The live news channel will be available to all subscribers regardless of their plan. While Showmax doesn’t usually offer live news channels, the Showmax Pro plan includes live news from Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika; KTN News, KBC, NTV and K24 for Kenya only; GTV, TV3, Adom TV,…

Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard Foundation partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa

10,000 young people across Africa are set to benefit from the new Sh33.2 billion (USD $275.7 million) partnership, which will expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs. The deal between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, announced the transformational investment in higher education and innovation in Africa. The collaboration is aimed at catalyzing opportunities for 10,000 young people from economically disadvantaged communities—particularly young women, young people with disabilities, and forcibly displaced young people—and to drive inclusive development. The $275.7…