Well I haven’t been listening to a lot of local Kenyan songs in the recent past. I realized so much in terms of Kenyan local music has passed. Not because there are no good songs or artiste, well Kenyan artist are very unpredictable. Most of them being one hit wonder. My question is are they really into music or are they just trying to test the waters and see if the reception will be good then continue with their careers. It’s a competitive and tough world in to make it in the Kenyan music industry. Especially living off your career from the money made from music sales is not even realistic. We love free things and don’t value the effort the musician put to their music to produce, shoot videos and market their songs by pirating their songs had a very sad story about Rose muhando’s music video getting pirated in Muthurwa hours after shooting the video in our beloved country.
I think we have a long way to go to start buying records from our artistes and promoting the industry. But also the artistes need to up their game in terms of the quality of lyrics and videos. When I say lyrics I also mean the message they try to convey in their songs. Most songs that our artistes chuck can only hit in our backyard. Songs that rarely attract listeners from worldwide, But I have encountered local Kenyan songs that have very poor lyrics but very nicely done videos. I think there is a very big market for good lyricists in Kenya. If only we had our very own R. Kelly’s, NEYO, Alicia keys and Mariah Carrey’s. For me to get wooed by Kenyan music the artists got to up their lyrics by all means necessary. At least most videos being released right now are good compared to 2 or 3 years ago, big up all producers and those behind the videos.
Anyway I wanted to highlight some of the songs I have come across these week that I have kept re-playing some not because the lyrics are good or the videos are stunning but they can hold their own In the competition.
One of my favorite artistes is Wyre, his music and videos never disappoint. His latest collaboration with Juakali is called Khadija. Nice song and video check it out its brand new.Wyre ft Juacali - Khadija remix
These other one was also a mad tune is Dancehall party.i don't understand how these song didn't rule the charts.
P-Unit have also been consistent in chucking good songs. Well they have mastered their act and it seems to be doing well with the current generation of music lovers. I will not delve into their older songs which I also think were done very well. But You Guy was my favorite, read (the sexy models on the videos). Everybody has been talking about the bootylicious video vixen on the video. What’s her name? Vee S something. She packs quite some stronghold there..lol!!.Bottom line the video is good.
The next video Fimbo chapa..i still don’t understand which fimbo they are talking about.
DNa is back in the music scene, reminds me of Banjuka that brought him to the scene.The song also has variety of artiste i guess from signed to grandpa records, the likes of Gangalito,QTY.etc
Tokelezea – just like its title the video and song tokelezead good. I have always listened to Abbas songs from way back since the days of K-South when they used to spit with Bamboo. These guys could have taken Kenyan hiphop far if they were consistent and stuck to that shit. Plus the beautiful ……??
The next video makes to the list by the fact that it was a tight collaboration of famous cats in the industry from Prezzo,nikki, wyre and the main man Abbas. Chapaa Remix - Prezzo,Wyre,Abbas,Nikki,Cannibal,DnG
To end my list i got to say Redsan’s latest song is a mad tune..For those who haven’t had of it its called Badder than most.Redsan is known to chuck nice videos with fly mamasilas. Am looking out for the video, which I expect to be amazing. Check out the audio
There you have it might not be the best songs but that’s what been playing on my screen these week.Looking out for more good Local songs and videos to come.