Jose Chameleone’s Mama Mia tops list as Kenya celebrate 50 years of existence

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Jose Chameleone is the only artiste from another country on the list and it is not by sheer luck. When we talk about East African and African Music as a whole, there is no way you can avoid crediting star singer Jose Chameleone.

Chameleone has stood the taste of time, his music aging like fine wine. No wonder he is a certified legend! Call him the Joseph of this generation.One Of his first songs he recorded in 1999, Mama Mia, has been listed among Kenya’s biggest classic jams over the last 50 years. Chameleone a definition of a complete artist with unbeatable talent.

As Kenya is celebrating 50 years of existence, legendary music producer, Bruce Odhiambo compiled the 50 outstanding songs.Check it out a compilation of 50 great Kenya tracks over the last 50 years.

1963-1973

1. Helule – Daudi Kabaka

2. Dereva Kombo – Fundi Konde

3. Malaika – Fadhili Williams

4. Pole Musa – Peter Tsotsi& Nachil Pitchen.

5. Taxi Driver- Fadhili William & Malaika Boys

6. Maoni ya Twist- John Nzenze

8. Someni Vijana- David Amunga

7. African Sunset- The Bata Shoeshine Boys

9. Murata, I love you- Daniel Kamau…DK

10. Mtoto si Nguo” by John Mukabi

1973-1983

1. Higher – Kelly Brown

2. You Can Do It – Slim Ali And The Hodi Boys

3. Sina Makosa – Les Wanyika

4. JamboBwana – Them Mushrooms

5. Lunch Time- Gabriel Omollo

6. Bwana Nipe Pesa –Super Mazembe

7. Cucu wa Gakunga- John Ndicu

8. Embakasi- Mangelepa

9. Amka Kumekucha – Maroon Commandos

10. Isabella Muga—Owino Misiani/ D.O Shirati Jazz.

1983-1993

1. Karubandika – Kasaloo Kyanga

2. Adamu Na Awa – Mary Atieno

3. Shauri Yako – Nguashi Ntimbo

4. Mama Lea Mtoto – Safari Sounds

5. Afro – Les Wanyika

6. Hinde- Nyumba ya gorofaa- African Vibrations Band

7. Stellah- Freshly Mwamburi

8. Vidonge Vyao—Maalika

9. Achie Maria- Ochieng

10. My Land is Kenya- Roger Whitaker

1993-2003

1. Mama Mia – Jose Chameleone (Ugandan)

2. Tafsiri Hii- Kala Mashaka

3. Unbwogable – Gidigidi Majimaji

4. Mos Mos – Esir

5.Kenya Only- Eric Wainaina

6. Ninanoki – Nameless

7. Uhiki- Hardstone

8. Ting Badi Malo- Gidi Gidi Maji Maji

9. Total Ballaa- Poxy Pressure

10. Dunia Mbaya- Princess

July 2003-2013

1. Ndoa Ya Machozi -Tony Nyadundo

2. Riziki – Jamnazi

3. Kuna Dawa – Esther Wahome

4. Kiasi- Jua Cali

5. Kisumu 100 – Susan Owiyo

6. Money Lover- Sauti Sol

7. Kigeugeu- Jaguar

8. Tobina- Daddy Owen

9. Kadhaa- Nonini

10. Taunet Telel- Emmy Kosgei

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