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Kenyan songs we should never have ignored in February 2019


Playing, talking and writing about Kenyan music is no longer a right but a responsibility that should or MUST be handled as a priority because it is a revolution that is on and will not stop soon if what we witnessed on the recently released songs is to go by.

The list sees  rapper Nyashinski collaborate with Tanzanian Jux as King Kaka releases a new music video with Roman Virgo. Octopizzo releases a track that receives an accolade from Khaligraph Jones.

'Mawazo' by Brown Mauzo

In relationships, regret is like a boomerang. You never know when it will come back and hit you right in the fac. In ‘Mawazo’, Mauzo (that's a tongue twister if you say it a hundred times) understands that some mistakes are more challenging to make right than others. Nevertheless, he is determined to find his way back into his lover's heart by asking for forgiveness.


'In Case You Don't Know' by Jux ft Nyashinski 

‘In Case You Don't Know’ could easily pass for the best East African collaboration so far this year. Jux seems to have his head in the music game. He is not just about ‘making it’ but about n standing out and breaking barriers. This is his first collaboration with a Kenyan artist, and people love it.


Romain Virgo & King Kaka  'One And Only'
Afrobeat is popular among Jamaican artists right now and Romain Virgo collaborates with Kenyan King Kaka in the One And Only video, which portrays a traditional ceremony preceding a wedding.



Katapila Remix by Dufla Diligon & Fena Gitu
As far as Kenyan bangers go, ‘Katapila’ by dancehall hitmaker Dufla Diligon should not be counted out.

Released about nine months ago, the smash hit has oddly struggled to rack up the numbers of views on YouTube despite being a solid dancehall project. This seems to have inspired the decision by Dufla to release a remix assisted by Fena Gitu, one of the current highflyers in the music scene.

In the remix, Fena adds her saucy flavor to Dufla’s raw dancehall vibes to make ‘Katapila’ a charged certified banger that should be on heavy rotation in clubs and radio.

Audio is produced by 6BeatMusic(Visita) while the video is directed by Young Wallace.


Radio Love by Nadia Mukami & Arrow Bwoy
Her determination and passion for music has opened doors for her. She even got to perform in one big Wasafi concert. She attended the Coke studio launch.

In an interview Nandy, The Tanzanian song bird talked about how she sees Nadia Mukami Going places because she has the drive and the talent.

She has recently dropped a big tune featuring Arrow Boy called Radio Love. Radio love is a love song. Nadia is a songwriter, a vocalist, a singer and an very energetic performer. At such a young age she has been able to acheive so much. The song bird has released singles that picked up so fast in the industry. Indeed very Talented. This is definitely her first collabo and it is a big one.

Babylon by Octopizzo

The trap track “Babylon”  which is off his upcoming 5th studio album is a definite hit with it its catchy lyrics and beat. The song’s visuals were shot in the USA where the rapper currently is

The song is so good that even his music rival and rapper Khaligraph approved of the track on a post on his Instagram page where he posted a snippet of the song and said the fire track sounds like a Migos track. Could this post be the end of the rivalry between the two rappers?



Wangechi x Scar Mkadinali – “Sana Sana”

“Sana Sana” is the latest song from Wangechi. It is part of Soundcloud Sundays, a series of single releases by the Kenyan rapper. The track features Scar Mkadinali (of the Wakadinali duo) and finds the two artists lyrically going hard in the verses, laying in bars in between a catchy hook. The record was produced by B3NZ.ON.1T. This is the first time the two collaborate on a track and it’s even more interesting considering that Scar had already expressed interest in working with Wangechi
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