A polite reminder that December 31st is my birthday so if anyone is thinking of getting me any gifts, this is most definitely the gift I want. You’re allowed to shed one tear of pride for this Kenyan maestro. It means roughly : even if I’m having a lot of trouble in my life, things will get better. Sage is a really good friend of mine. It’s the first trip i didn’t buy any things.. maybe because I finished my album and I’m just feeling lazy. But normally I buy a lot of musical equipment, I listen to records, I love to sample, I love to hear how other producers make their stuff. DJ “Blinky” Bill Sellanga is a Kenyan musician/producer and DJ based in Nairobi. We have crazy presidents who say whatever it is they want to say, and I know there’s been presidents like those in the past, but i feel like as an artist in his generation and in his time. So I ended up buying shoes… (laugh). Why? Blinky Bill, Everyone’s Just Winging It And Other Fly Tales (Lusafrica/The garden) – listen to it here. Missed Trace Live Concerts? Sellanga chose his stage name "Blinky Bill" after seeing his name in a newspaper and thinking that it looked too boring. It’s something i practiced a lot so i could figure out where to put it in my music. You just finished a tour in France but you played also in the UK, how was it to play your new album in Europe? I thought that name was boring, Bill Sellanga, It sounds like an accountant ! See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Blinky’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Love this poster and the journey and everyone that genuinely wishes us well, I wish you well too.
Your email address will not be published. Blinky, Bill Sellanga, is a recoding artist, Music Producer and DJ from Nairobi, Kenya, born on August 24, 1982. I’m always studying different producers from around the world because there’s always something to learn from other people’s methods. He’s the only Kenyan (and East African) artist who’ll be performing at Afropunk Festival in Joburg, South Africa this year (December 30/31 2019). Blinky Bill does it again. I reached out to her on twitter and sent her the song. He is also a founding member of Kenyan electronic music and art collective Just a Band with whom he has released three albums. He is also a founder of the Kenyan art and music collective Just A Band. He’s the only Kenyan (and East African) artist who’ll be performing at Afropunk Festival in Joburg, South Africa this year (December 30/31 2019). Blinky has 1 job listed on their profile. As a result, some of my music is very heavily rooted in African music but with a global outlook. For press releases, events and content collaborations send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] In high school there was this cartoon called Blinky Bill and everyone used to call me that…, I’m brave and green as much as possible, as much as I can… (laughs). He did play music all the time.  The name was inspired by the Australian cartoon of the same name, which was also his nickname in high school. Burna Boy has also been confirmed as well as other African artists. DJ “Blinky” Bill Sellanga is a Kenyan musician/producer and DJ based in Nairobi. Is it what you are about : sending good vibes out there? I also like sharing the success of other millennials. When I was talking about congolese musicians… They had Franco, then they had Werrason and then Fally Ipupa : those different generations build up on what older musicians left. Described as an event that celebrates ‘the merging of art, activism and black punk culture’, its significance in promoting black creatives can’t be ignored.
So my musical influences are very wide. IDOL MEDIA, a division of IDOL Group.
Described as an event that celebrates ‘the merging of art, activism and black punk culture’, its significance in promoting black creatives can’t be ignored. When Sellanga studied at Kenyatta University, he met Daniel Muli and Jim Chuchu and formed the alternative art and music collective Just A Band. That’s because even though it technically is a free ticket, you have to earn it by volunteering to support the causes that Afropunk stands for. I thought that name was boring, Bill Sellanga, It sounds like an accountant ! They are so much new fresh kenyan music right now. I know someone who is a good friend of him. All rights reserved. It was part of Emirates' "New Africa" campaign. My mum used to listen to gospel music. , "Blinky Bill, trailblazer of the Kenyan urban scene", "Kenya Launches Country's First Viral Music Video", "The makers of Africa's first viral video: Just a Band at TEDGlobal 2013", "Blinky Bill's New Album Shows That There Are No Limits to His Creativity", "We Cut Keys While You Wait, by Blinky Bill", "Kenyan musician Blinky Bill creates a pan-African anthem for Emirates", "https://twitter.com/emirates/status/1119254472381825024", "TED Fellows in the Field: Exploring Nairobi with "Blinky" Bill Sellanga", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=DJ_“Blinky”_Bill_Sellanga&oldid=981470133, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Articles needing additional categories from July 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 14:19. It’s just exciting. So I was surrounded by those kind influences a lot at home. This article needs additional or more specific categories.
Are you interested? In 2010, the music video for their hit single Ha-He became widely described as Kenya's first viral video. They are so many different artists who are coming up. She is one on my favorite singers in Kenya right now. Because of the Talkbox!
In high school there was this cartoon called.  The campaign described Sellanga as the "embodiment of a renaissance in African music". Please help out by adding categories to it so that it can be listed with similar articles. Because one day I saw my name while reading a newspaper. Is KECOBO right in Licensing DJs for Virtual Concerts? A feel good album that owes its coherence to the haunting flow of this prolific experimenter and to its impeccable production.
Click here. My album was mostly made in Nairobi.
I love the Talkbox. I play with it on my new album. The album followed the EP We Cut Keys While You Wait from 2016. He came to my studio, wanted to hang out. I met Sampa The Great for the first time last week in London. Exploring Sauti Sol’s relationship with Nigerian music, Legendary band África Negra comes back with new album on Mar & Sol, Blinky Bill releases music video for “Mungu Halali”. Petite Noir came to Nairobi last year in February to perform at a venue.
Welcome to my world. Your real name is Bill Sellanga. You can buy tickets for this event or, you can get a free ticket. Because one day I saw my name while reading a newspaper. He was also supposed to be featured on the song « I’ll Care More Next Time » but time is moving too fast….
BLINKY BILL Profile & Lyrics.
It’s a learning experience for us as well because we were playing to an audience that is just discovering my material. It’s a phrase that is used a lot in Kenya. Rachel Keeler catches up with Blinky Bill, a Kenyan musician, producer and DJ to talk about his travels, necktie exhibition in a Dakar living room, and his Kenyan roots. “God doesn’t sleep”.
Listen to Blinky Bill in our Afrobeats playlist on Spotify and Deezer. We all knew Blinky Bill from his days of Just A Band.
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