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Kamlesh Kagaba releases his third studio album – L.A.M.B. (Living All My Bars)

WHO IS KAMLESH KAGABA?

Patrick Kagaba a.k.a Kamlesh Kagaba is an East African Christian rapper and poet born and raised in Kenya by a Kenyan Mum and a Ugandan father. He began rapping at 16 years of age and started doing gospel rap in 2006 when he responded to the gospel and became a follower of Christ. Kamlesh Kagaba uses the Biblical sound as inspiration to his music ministry while making use of rap that allows for expression of his creative gift in a fun but thought provoking style to stir people from all generations to cultivate an intimate and meaningful relationship with God.

“MADLOVE MIXTAPE Vol.1”, a collaborative project with top gifted artistes across the Kenya in 2009 set an entry platform for him in the gospel music ministry. In 2011, he released his debut album “InDependence” which received incredible review ratings from top music industry players setting a platform that introduced him to the wider East African region. He toured Uganda and Tanzania. InDependence was themed on “Living in total surrender to God”. It featured hits such as “Its Okay”, “Changing the World”, “Mapangashua” & “Songa Mbele”

2014 was a defining moment in his life when he lost his mum. The experience served as a reminder of the frailty and temporal nature of human life; also, it inspired him to work on “Breaking News”, his sophomore album. The album was successfully released through a full live band concert on 13th December, 2015. The project contained inspirational hits such as “Mfalme” (featuring the Late Kaberere & Jaya), “Fika Bei”, “Nia Yako”, “Mwangaza” and “Frequency Yake” among others.

Kamlesh Kagaba has earned great respect among key music ministry and industry players due to rich content that speak to those in and those out of the Christian faith to live a life that edifies God and humanity. He has been nominated in the renowned Mwafaka Awards as a top Gospel Rap Artiste, Hip Hop Song of The Year. This talented rapper has performed alongside top global artistes such as Da T.R.U.T.H., Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Deitrick Haddon, The Ambassador, K.B., S.O and Trip Lee.

In 2017, he was elected as the first Chairman of the Kenyan Holy Hip-hop Association and is serving to see Kenyan Christian hiphop grow to greater heights as he takes part-time studies in Ministry at the East Africa Baptist School of Theology. Kamlesh Kagaba is a dedicated husband and father. He is a strong believer and advocates for the family institution and staying plugged to a local church.

WHAT IS L.A.M.B.?

L.A.M.B. is Kamlesh Kagaba’s third studio album, the acronym stands for “Living All My Bars”; a complete thought emphasizing the eminence of living out what we say especially as believers. The heart of the message aims to exhort and instruct the listener to put to practice what they proclaim.

L.A.M.B. is primarily based on:

  • Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, (Titus 2: 7&8)
  • I tell you, on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37)

This masterpiece recording has some amazing features including Loso, a respected name in the Christian Hip Hop circles globally and top Christian rappers in the continent David Kalilani, Limoblaze, Courtney Antipas, Elandre, Rigga, Noel Nderitu, Tybe & Mohwaz.

L.A.M.B. strives to drive home the message of being TRUE TO SELF, GOD & HUMANITY by urging us to bear fruits that are consistent with the faith that we profess. Just as Matthew 7:16 says, “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?”

WHAT PROBLEM DOES L.A.M.B. ADDRESS?

One of the key concerns is how it appears that the Gospel music scene is being defined and guided more by the music culture than Christ and the scriptures. This is also true in most career fields and society in general. Christians have become lukewarm in living out what we proclaim and preach. If Kenya’s population is 70% Christian, as statistics currently show, why does the character of this nation not match this statistic? Are we Christians by speech and name but actions and character the exact opposite?

What causes this disparity?

  • Lack of Discipleship [and accountability]
  • Pride [Lack of Humility]
  • Lack of Impact, togetherness with Churches, Vision.
  • Lack of commitment to the local Church &its mission.
  • Lack of sound teaching

OBJECTIVES OF L.A.M.B.

L.A.M.B. aims to:-

  • Put more emphasis on character development than just craft enhancement in music and ministry.
  • Enhance faithful handling of God’s word and establish a discipleship culture in the Gospel music scene for the sake of growth in the faith to effectively advance the Gospel.
  • Help uprising and established Christian musicians approach their music with biblical views and solutions in order to produce a systematic change in the community.

Using the above model, L.A.M.B. will spread the same message to other sectors of the society in a bid to create a more impactful Christian movement in the country and beyond.

This will be achieved through a myriad of media beyond the music album, namely; conferences, Workshops and Seminars, Tours/Concerts & Publications

All these will be geared towards:

  • Bringing a missional balance to our generation. ~ Matthew28; 18-20
  • Getting us to re-evaluate our hearts. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:5
  • Edifying, educating and equipping believers (starting with Gospel Musicians) ~ Ephesians 4:12

L.A.M.B TRACKLIST

01 L.A.M.B. [ft.Rigga]

02 Njaa [ft. Tybe]

03 Weka Mic Chini

04 Most High [ft. Loso & Mohwaz]

05 Far Beyond

06 Soldier On

07 Biblical Support

08 Kioo Ngozi

09 More Than Words

10 Wanilinda [ft. Mohwaz & Noel Nderitu]

11 L.A.M.B. Remix [ft. David Kalilani, Elandre, Limoblaze, Courtney Antipas & Rigga]

12 Kamanda Full [Bonus Track]

Executive Producer: Kamlesh Kagaba (for UrbanLight Recordings)

Tracks Mixed & Mastered by: Michael “Othole” Mukama of NYNP, Charles Righa and Gittx of Rhyme-X Production

Album Mastered by: Michael “Othole” Mukama of NYNP

How to get the album:  mymookh.com

NIFUNZE LYRICS by Bire The Vocalist

NIFUNZE LYRICS by Bire The Vocalist

VERSE 1
Kama miaka sita iliyopita
Sikuwa na jina wangeniita
Sikuwa na wimbo mi ningeimba,
Sikuthani maisha yangu ingebadilika
Pole pole tu
Ninasonga juu
Unanifunza tu
Mwalimu wangu
Isifike mahali baba
Mi niringe
Isifike mahali baba
Nijiinue

PRE CHORUS
Hizo makofi
Hizo mashangwe
Hizo manduru zisinichanganye x2

CHORUS
Eeh baba eeh nifunze
Naomba eeeh nifunze
Ikiwa sijui kukuabudu baba nifunzee
Ikiwa sijui kukukupa utukufu nifunzee

VERSE 2
Ninaimba juu uliniita
Nikifika juu pokea sifa
Nisiwe na roho wa kujiringa
Isifike siku nipewe sifa
Pole pole tu mi nisonge juu
Unifunze tu mwalimu wangu
Kujigamba kiburi baba nikianza
Bila wewe baba nitazama

PRE CHORUS
Hizo makofi
Hizo mashangwe
Hizo manduru zisinichanganye x2

CHORUS
Eeh baba eeh nifunze
Naomba eeeh nifunze
Ikiwa sijui kukuabudu baba nifunzee
Ikiwa sijui kukukupa utukufu  nifunzee x2

How #EnezaConcert went down

When Uncovered Band approached us to sponsor their concert in terms of marketing, we had not heard of them before. Soon after seeing the work they had put into their music and the vision that God had placed in them to reach the nations, it is not a wonder why we easily accepted to work with them.

#EnezaConcert was aimed at helping the band raise funds for their South Korea Tour. The band holds a yearly Easter concert, which is also its main event, titled Easter Evening. It is from the 2015 concert that the mission trip to Korea was first conceptualized. The guest preacher at the fourth Easter Evening concert in 2015, Pastor Jung, was inspired by the band’s performance and moved to invite them to his home country South Korea, to spread the gospel and share in his country’s rich history and culture.

final poster with lmpke logo

So on Wednesday June 1st 2016, #EnezaConcert went down at Citam Woodley Church (which is along Ngong Road). It was Madaraka day(a holiday for us here in Kenya where we celebrate our freedom) and despite there being a lot going on, a good number of people found their way there. As soon as you walked to the entrance, you found a wide array of Uncovered band merchandise including wristbands and ‘Eneza’ branded  Tshirts. Pamphlets explaining the conception of  the band, South Korea tour as well as a little about the sponsors taking part in making the concert a success were also in plenty. On the other side of the entrance was a wide variety of snacks and drinks to keep the afternoon hunger pangs at bay. Having been cleared, we made our way into the church sanctuary.

The concert kicked off some minutes to three. Soon after prayer, the performances the crowd was eagerly waiting for kicked off. Vereso took to the stage. Now, Vereso is one very gifted lady who just released her album #WalkOn at Parklands Baptist. Her songs are just able to easily usher you into prophetic realm, like literelly J. Accompanied by her guitarist, she performed some songs off her new album as well as a few renditions to some of the songs that we all knew too well.

A few breaks here and there ensured that the gathering interacted and got to meet new friends. The MC also engaged people in intriguing questions with a lucky few winning themselves some uncovered band merchandise.

Pitson was the second personality on stage. He really got people on their feet with dance styles encapsulated with humor. Soon after the performance he had to rush to Safaricom Stadium, where Groove awards were taking place. He won the best songwriter of the year. Congratulations to him. Well the last act was Uncovered Band who left the crowd in awe at their mastery of so many genres. From worship to Salsa…these group had well prepared themselves for this.

band 3

The church pastor in the end took time to pray for success in their mission to South Korea as they obeyed God’s call to spread the Gospel to the nations.

That wound up the concert as people got time to interact as they took off while taking photos to remember this well spent day. We pray that their mission to South Korea will be of great impact and great testimonies will follow. Watch out for their album release which will be coming your way soon. More photos on>> Let Music Preach KE

#TSOVolXI IN SHORT

WRITTEN BY @S_Obyz

Totally Sold Out Volume 11 happened on 31st December 2015 at Kenyatta International Convention Center(KICC), running with the hash tag  #TSOVolXI.
The KICC gates ware open from 5pm as people from different ages flocked in.

The event had two different arenas: The Courtyard Arena and Tsavo Ball Room.The Courtyard arena had live performance where artistes performed using playback music, hype sessions led by Hype men; from Hype Dago to Timeless Noel and loads of Deejay Mixes. The amazing photographer and Spoken Word Artist Biko Macoins Mashillingi also graced the stage.

tssso

Arena Two had preaching from Pastor Julian Kyula,Bishop JB Masinde,Pastor Ababu. There was live Band performance,live performance by Christina Shusho from Tanzania, Kaberia among others. We couldn’t forget the amazing Praise and worship from Purpose Center Church Praise and worship band and Pastor Liz.

I hope this year TSOVOLXII will be bigger and better.