Monday, 21 May 2018

Meet Eric Gitonga Game Designer of Smash Games

Smash Games Proudly Made in Kenya








so where to start......okay i will start with the game.

Hunt The Dead - The Apocalypse.
This is a Kenyan computer game that is about a virus that has spread throughout the country killing everything that is living and turning human beings into zombies and spiders into mutant spiders. You play a soldier who just came back home from a mission with no idea what was happening back at home. All you have is a pistol with ammo enough to get you to a safe zone to stock up on ammo. The mission of the game is to stay alive and find an antidote. The antidote is in a scientist house somewhere in the city so you have to find it. That is all about HTD-The Apocalypse.

Background.
My name is Eric Muriungi Gitonga. I finished my high school in 2013. I went for a voluntary church service for 2 years after high school. I came back home in 2016. I was determined to be a pilot but when I got back Kenya Airways was downsizing their staff and selling some of the aircrafts. At that time they had recorded 2 billion kshs loss in their financial year so I was confused. I didn’t  want to be jobless so I decided to do IT since I had a passion for computers and most importantly software development. So I set out to Jomo Kenyatta University CBD. Then my friend John Muthomi and I decided to go and ask for web development jobs from schools around where we studying. (We were in the same high school.) We went to meru. It was fruitless. We did not find anyone willing to offer us a deal. So we came back and then it downed to me that I should try making a video game that I will play, a game that Kenyans will play all over the country, a game that will put Kenya on the map.






I started the development of HTD with a good friend of mine Roy Matenga. It took us about 10 months to develop the game, of course with lots of errors and retrials for like a thousand times. It wasn’t easy at all. But we kept the faith and we believed in what we did. After the development phase, we received a lot of critics and love too at the same time. The game grew gradually and it was featured on The Standard newspaper in September 2017. My name was featured on the article ‘My Hustle’ termed ‘young entrepreneurs’. It was a big moment in my life and that gave me a lot of belief in myself and in smash games ENT.
So the name Smash Games came from smash since we used to like saying smash a lot and we decided to name our gaming company that way, (Hehe also with some other hidden meanings.)
Gaming industry in Kenya
The gaming industry in Kenya is not yet ready if I may say. Most people in Kenya like to play mobile games more than any other platform. They are a lot of guys who gave a shout out on the game but 40% kept on insisting on a mobile platform. We have not started the development yet. We are busy with our personal lives i.e. school, work and game development takes a lot of time. It is very detailed. We promise though that we will be bringing HTD on your android and iPhone gadgets soon.
My advice to those who aspire to venture into this industry is to take one thing at a time. It is very overwhelming and lots of disappointments especially on commercializing your game but it is  worth it. Don’t go into it thinking of money for it will disappoint. Kenyans generally love free stuff. The sky is the limit.
Reception
As I said earlier the reception had lots of mixed feelings. Some were surprised about the game. I received an email once where a fan couldn’t believe the game was developed by Kenyans.  It was amazing to see how people wanted to check it out and compare the game with others. Giving credit where is due and critics. It has been amazing so far and we look forward for more views and comments on the game
The link to the site where you can download the game for free is https://smashgames.co.ke.

Also on the site there are mixtapes by our very own deejay Sommie who helped us with the game music. You can also sample his mixtapes there.



Eric Gitonga has introduced himself perfectly.I am honoured to personally know a brilliant and talented game designer as Eric is. Smash Games is an amazing game made in Kenya.The Kenyan game industry is as of 2015 among the largest in Africa. The earliest known game development in Kenya was in around 2007 , when independent game designer Wesley Kirinya worked alone on Adventures of Nyangi, a "crude" action-adventure video game inspired by Tomb Raider. Despite the game's low quality, it gained a large amount of press coverage for being among the first video games created on the African continent.Fast forward to now, games being designed in Kenya are up to international standards thanks to game designers like Eric Gitonga. Smash Games is one of my most favourite games to play right now.Its concept is original, amazing and relatable. And as you enjoy your game you get to enjoy the amazing Deejay mixtapes by DJ Sommie .Well the sky is the limit and there is beyond the sky and you can do what you love where ever you are in the world.All you have to do is just do it.




Monday, 14 May 2018

Who is DJ Butch?-DJ Butch An Amazing Kenyan DeeJay.








In my first interview ever i got to interview an amazing Kenyan deejay known as DJ Butch.His real names are Alex Butch.He is a young talented deejay with a great fashion sense.He also rocks amazing tatoos.He is mixed race and very easy on the eyes and when it comes to his hair he gives most girls a run for their money,LOL. Because his hair is always on fleek.It wasn't easy for DJ Butch in the beginning but with hardwork and determination.He is an established deejay in Kenya.Which is just the beginning for him.Because he aspires to also get into the beat making industry.

Angellyrics:So when did you start deejaying?How did it all start?Did u go to deejay school? Have you always wanted to be a deejay?
DJ Butch: Yes i went to Homeboyz Deejaying School.It started back in high school when i was in form 2 i just had so much love for electronic music,i used to watch deejays the likes of hardwell,tiesto,in the states doing major events,since i had a passion for electronic music i wanted to venture into deejaying and playing such music, I do know how to mix other genres of music but what I'm mostly focused and skilled on is electronic music. Angellyrics: Wow thats cool,when did you first do deejaying and how did it feel? DJ Butch: When i was in form 3 i had my first outdoor gig,well honestly i was scared,you know the butterflies in your stomach,but i pulled it through. Angellyrics: Cool, where was the gig? DJButch: In ngong road. Angellyrics: And you went to Homeboyz Deejaying School after high school or during? DJ Butch: After high school Angellyrics: For how long? DJ Butch: 2 months. Angellyrics: Now where do you do your gigs and how often? DJ Butch: You can't find me somewhere specific. DJ Butch: But i do gigs like thrice every weekend. Angellyrics: Ok which major events have you done? DJ Butch: Thrif social 6 and 7,the house party it was in karen,the blacklist at emerald gardens,and at impala club

DJ Butch was also a deejay at the major event where the American singer Ty Dolla Sign was headlining. Angellyrics:Where do you get your tatoos? DJ Butch:At natural stripes shop along ngong road Angellyrics:What would you tell aspiring deejays? DJ Butch:To aspiring deejays just be you,do what drives you,your passion. Angellyrics:What challenges have you come across? DJ Butch:My deejaying challenges were not been paid a couple of times and making a name for my self was really hard.



This interview is a proof of the fact that if you discover your talents,work hard and keep the passion.The sky wouldn't be the limit because you can also got way above the sky with no limits.And also the key ingredient is also having good faith and believing in yourself.You can follow and even hire DJ Butch here.



Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Angellyrics Ep You Are On Jay- z's Tidal


Angellyrics Featuring Ogi Feel The Beat EP You Are Getting Into Tidal Means Alot




You Are is the first Ep by songwriter Angellyrics turned underground indie artist.It was produced by Ogi feel the beat.I am Angellyrics and initially my music was meant for other artists to sing.But necessity is the mother of invention so after searching high and low for artists to sing the songs i write i decided i had to do it myself. You are Ep got into online stores for purchase and streaming thanks to distrokid.I was most proud to see the Ep You Are on Spotify,Deezer,Amazon but most especially on iTunes and Apple Music.



It took awhile but finally You Are finally got into Tidal which is a big deal when it comes to online music stores.This is now my second proud achievement.






Tidal is currently owned by Jay-Z and a variety of other successful music artist who are Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Damian Marley, deadmau5, Indochine, J. Cole, Jack White, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, T.I. and Usher.




The idea of an artist-owned streaming platform was stated as to restore the value to music by launching a service owned by artists.And so my music being accepted into this platform is a huge deal to me.Because looks like Tidal has a certain standard on their platform. This makes me see i am doing something right and believe in my blessings. If You Are is on Tidal then me and my producer Ogi feel the beat maybe doing something right, lol. If you need amazing beats you may get them at http://www.ogifeelthebeat.com.




The Ep You Are and all my singles are available at Spotify,iTunes,Apple Music,Amazon,Google Play,Deezer,YouTube,Microsoft Groove and now on Tidal.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Is Instagram The Devil's Playground?- Instagram Seems To Have Very Little Censorship


Are Instagram Models or Fitness Models Really Just That?



Do not get me wrong ,i do love Instagram and think it is some what a really great social media.Telling stories using pictures and videos is amazing, beautiful and great. The downside to Instagram is its level of censorship.I say so because of the types of pictures on Instagram that seem to not raise red flags.I do believe there are real Instagram models and Instagram fitness models but they are very few.Or very few of them are legit because of the types of pictures you find on these so called model's Instagram accounts.It is sad that many are spoiling this titles.These so called models could fall under so many undesired titles but hide behind the Instagram fitness models or Instagram models title.






They seem to be hiding behind these titles to gain followers.You would ask why? There is a huge difference between artistic photography of the human physic and a plain nasty picture as an excuse of a modelling photo.A photo of a lady in a thong clearly displaying her behind earns her a huge following from little boys to teenagers, women to celebrities and men in general.Even women and young women to girls become an audience to them. When you see the amount and the type of following such people get it will leave you puzzled.But at the end of the day it just shows how people are glorifying such actions.These ladies because of their huge following get huge endorsement deals.Get to mix and party with the rich and famous.They get to be video vixens,get to accompany rich men on vacations and the list goes on. People instead of condoning such acts they are rewarding and putting these people on pedestals.An East African musician once confessed to a radio presenter that people these days have a huge following even more than music artists just because they take pictures with little to no clothes on suggestively.For me this is a darn shame and these are even now the people youngsters are looking up to.In Tanzania the current president has orders that anyone taking such photos be banned from getting work through such influence.This is a good idea cause how does one legally obtain a job for taking off their clothes.People are getting instant and easy fame by taking inappropriate pictures.






We have heard of many scandals involving the so called Instagram fitness models and Instagram models who easily catch the eyes of celebrities, skimmingly and easily get into these celebrities lives because they seem to be real life fantasies. We have strippers to porn stars prompting themselves on broad site on Instagram with huge followings. We have socialites too.When such things become normal then what are people teaching young stars.Are these the new role models?And this is happening on Instagram in broad daylight. Who needs to subscribe to playboy magazine when we've got Instagram.Because the photos there look too playboish if you ask anyone who has taken note of them.Do you have to post inappropriate suggestive photos showing your bear behind in order to be an Instagram model or Instagram fitness model?Is this the unspoken credential? Instagram seems to have little censorship and might as well be labelled as the devil's playground.Because these so called Instagram models are doing this proud and free.




It should not come as a huge shock that Kenyan teenagers and some youth both male and female are taking very suggestive and inappropriate pictures for fast,easy fame and social media likes.They are doing this in broad daylight.People out of disgust and concern came up with the hash tag #IfikieWazazi which means let this reach the parents.This was done to inform the parents of these young people who are mostly under age of the vices they are up to.What do we expect when adults seem to give people who take suggestive inappropriate pictures a free pass.Who is to blame? Is it the parents or the society.I would say both are to blame.I don't blame parents who do try to raise their children right under the bad circumstances of the society we live in.I mean a huge number of music videos on television and the Internet are full of tweaking ladies in skimpy outfits revealing their behinds and bodies. I believe you can wear anything but it is how you wear it that matters. There are parents who are not keen with what their kids are exposed to.Sorry to say your children may not have a stash of dirty magazines or playboy magazines but they have the Internet and also there is Instagram.Another sad reality is some parents are just like their kids or even worse.Well i mean,who are the ones posting and taking and liking and following the people with inappropriate photos.It is mostly the adults.


The bottom line is all the madness and craziness that is all around the social medias, Internet and television is trickling down to children and young adults.If majority of the content around isn't kid friendly what do you think?Children and young adults will not be exposed to things that are available everywhere? There is a place and time for everything and too much of anything is poisonous. Children and young adults need real mentors not broken and attention seeking mentors with shallow morals and maybe personality disorders. What message are we sending because actions speak loudest and influence the most...... Nobody is perfect we should try our best to influence each other positively.



A sociologist said we live in a society where people do things for short term gratification with long-term repercussions.These people who gain followers because of their very suggestive photos may land their fame,money and famous dates or husbands or wives.Because these husband's or wives will only get what they deserve but no child in the world in their right mind would love to have nude to semi-nude nasty pictures of their mother or father all over the Internet for the world to see and scrutinise.





I would like to make it clear i do believe there are genuine instagram models and instagram fitness models but there are alot of people who seem to be using and misusing these titles.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Baby Boo- Lyrics For The Month Of April By Angellyrics







Baby Boo Verse 1 Amah fill up my life with you, As you fill up your life with me, Amah surround my world with you, As you surround your world with me, Know what's real when i see it, And you are just about it, Got to give you a heads up, This is what's up, Chorus Baby boo, I'm so into you, Don't know what to do, I'm so into you, I'm so into you, Baby boo, Don't know what to do, Cause I'm so into you, I'm so into you, I'm so into you, Verse 2 So you want your everything, Well so be your everything, Cause you are my heaven, No letting go of my heaven, Like the moon always be there, When you think am not there, Got to give you a heads up, This is what's up, Chorus Bridge I can see it in your eyes, That you feel it too, I can see it in your heart, That you feel me too, Chorus


This music is available at Spotify,iTunes,Apple Music,Amazon,Google Play,Deezer

Monday, 19 March 2018

Trey Songz Falsely Being Accused Of Allegedly Assaulting Andrea Buera


Are These The Things Some People Would Do For Money or Fame?



After the NBA all star weekend news broke of a woman claiming she was allegedly assaulted by singer Trey Songz.I live in Africa and know Trey Songz as a singer when some dominant white news networks in America refer to Trey as a rapper when they have to report any news about the star.It is plain ignorance because Trey is in the same Continent as these news networks and i am not but yet i am the one who can tell them that Trey Songz is an Rnb singer and not a rapper.




The story was that some woman claimed that she was slapped by Trey at a party because she was speaking to another man.She went to the hospital and also failed a police report but her injuries were minor.That was the first version of the story which was all over the media. Then the story changed when the alleged victim got a lawyer.Her lawyer is known as Lisa Bloom who filed a lawsuit.Lisa Bloom posted on Twitter the lawsuit because they were asking witnesses to come forward.This alleged incident happened at a party and so finding witnesses shouldn't be that hard.And now weeks after they have filed a restraining order against Trey Songz who has not been in contact with the alleged victim since the alleged incident.Talk about chasing the wind and trying to make storms in tea cups.The order was granted by a judge.




Andrea Buera the alleged victim together with her lawyer did a press conference after the restraining order was granted.They gave a different story from the first story saying, Trey chocked and punched her continuously even when she was on the ground as people watched.She even got a concussion and was throwing up at the hospital as a result.She claims Trey threw her two phones off a cliff when she tried calling for an uber taxi.She has pictures of her bruises which don't even match her story.Trey works out and if he would punch anyone continuously they would be more bruised than the evidence this woman is giving. All this looks staged someone did punch her in the face but it is not Trey Songz who did it.And one would wonder after all that how she got to the hospital and police station on her own.She has no witnesses to back her story.





Andrea claims she has been friends with Trey Songz for 3 years now.Well i guess Trey should be careful with his friends especially the ladies.Andrea Buera cried when giving her press conference asking for an apology which we all know is a cover up because all she wants is a fat pay check.When you win such a case you as the victim obviously get paid by the accused.Most of the time people who cry when making statements are liars trying to make their stories more convincing. The alleged victims lawyer Lisa Bloom has a history of defending opportunistic women. Yes ,i am a lady and believe strongly in women's rights but i can't defend other women blindly because some women would do anything for money or fame.I don't have the stomach for such women. I stand for gender equality and violence against women is not something i can ever stand by. There are two versions of the story of the alleged assault. Only liars keep changing their stories.


Lisa Bloom

Lisa Bloom the alleged victims lawyer is known for many cases that didn't hold much water for luck of a better word i would say shady cases.She represented Ushers alleged accuser and many clients with questionable characters.Now you do the math cause she looks like a circus lawyer.Lisa is just a plain circus lawyer who makes a mockery of feminism and serious lawyers.She is someone who is polluting real causes and taking advantage of real causes. I hope these people using the law to take advantage of others get shamed for doing so.It is sad that some women play fake victims when there are real victims out there. I wish Trey wasn't friends with a woman like Andrea who many people didn't have anything nice to say about when they saw her in the press conference.She fits the profile of the women who are busy selling themselves to the highest bidder on social media and in the clubs or social settings.I am sorry to say that these are the twisted women who easily get to rub shoulders with the elite members of the society.I am a huge fan of Trey Songz but i will correct him on such female friends because there are Delailas out there who know how to hunt their prey well.






Because of this incident Trey posted on Twitter, @TreySongz: "I've met so many girls and it's like they're same". This is sad because it shows he has lost or he is loosing trust in women.And he is justified to feel this way.All i can tell Trey is not all women are the same or opportunists.Work on your law of attraction and thought process when it comes to women.Not all women are the same because not all of us are busy selling ourselves in skimpy little outfits to zero outfits on social media and in social settings.And getting all the attention no matter the cost.Some women know that if they want to land the biggest endorsements and the richest men all they have to do is show off their bodies on social media.And men fall for it like fools everytime. There is just too much vanity in the world and real ones are becoming harder and harder to find.It is sad that bad girls are so in fashion right now.That being the case my advice to guys is if you want true females around leave the good girls or bad girls that are so much fan or no fan.And just find girls who are real and don't play roles and everything will fall into place.Find people who are just living their lives not acting out their lives.Such girls still do exist in this twisted society where bad is being praised so much.But i just maybe preaching to the choir cause its easier said than done.And i just might be labeled a hater by the so called slay queens, lol. Trey minus all the unbelievable hype is an inspiration to me and so many others and so we never give up, all will be well, this too shall pass.Everything we face is a test which we will pass and learn lessons that help us positively grow.




As some women may fight against Trey Songz so many other women will fight for Trey always because women also fight for their sons, brothers and friends. And it isn't about picking sides but fighting for what is right always. In my own opinion Trey Songz is a gentle man who was raised well by amazing strong women.He was raised around women and respects women.What he may be doing is,he may be giving too much attention to the wrong type of women just like many male celebrities do.If Trey recognizes that and changes that he may start singing a whole new song about women not all being the same.

While writing this article i kept searching for Andrea Buera and nothing was coming up online.This was rather weird until yesterday i saw an article thanks to some of Trey Songz fans.Turns out that Andrea, if that is her real name is maybe a stripper and some of her pictures were leaked online.I guess i wasn't wrong about this lady because my description of her even before people found out about her was on point.There are people you just can't trust in this world and i say that over and over again.




Everybody can tell that Andrea is a liar.I can only pray that Trey Songz and many others artists who let such people into their lives learn a lesson from this.Some things will always come back to bite you.Some people who keep you company are the worst type of company.And all these i say with love for someone i look up to.I am not saying discriminate, all i am saying is that there are some ways some stories always play out.I do believe Trey Songz all the way but i cant help but feel kind of disappointed.I hate being the one who has to write this article,point out Andrea's profession but i have to for people to see the type of woman we are dealing with and sometimes the trouble one may get into when you associate yourself with some people.




  1. I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support. 🙏🏾❤️💪🏾
  2. For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain


Trey Songz finally commented on the issue and confirms that all these are lies .I PRAY THAT THE TRUTH WILL SET HIM FREE.