Exclusive Interview: Former Cover Drive lead singer Amanda Reifer reveals why her music has gotten darker

The year is 2012. I am on the 7th floor of a plaza in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya’s high octane capital. It is a bustling city that according to many, shapes you to live anywhere around the world.

My low-quality earphones are buzzing with “Twilight” by Cover Drive, a hit song that is on constant replay on radio stations. The song is a few months old and I cannot get enough of it. I am in an office, balancing emotions between a recent heartbreak, a new crush who’s showing me mixed signals and my very first job which is super demanding.

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My Interviewee Director Hannah Lux Davis Gets Featured By The Grammy Awards

Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis is undoubtedly one of the world’s most renowned music video creators. She has worked on visuals that have garnered billions of views. For example, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 1 billion views on Youtube.

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Read My Interview With The Director Behind Diamond’s “African Beauty” Video Ft. Omarion

Just a few weeks ago, Diamond Platnumz, one of Africa’s top musicians released an album titled A Boy From Tandale. It has been doing well. The launch was in Nairobi and was attended by the who is who in the East African entertainment industry.

He later released a spanking new video, “African Beauty” featuring American singer Omarion to promote the album. The latter was actually in Kenya to support him during his album release. The song is a groovy Afropop release, created by Nigerian producer Krizbeatz, the same guy who worked on Tekno’s 2016 hit “Pana”. It is characterized by a catchy, smooth rock music backdrop.

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