If 2018 is anything to go by, then gear up for a good year of music by these artists. 2018 was a great year musically speaking in Kenya, albums were released, as well as hard-hitting singles and collabos. There wasn’t a shortage of club bangers with the likes of “Lamba lolo”, “Short n Sweet” and “Dundaing” keeping revelers on the dancefloor. But most importantly, 2018 was the year new artists made their mark in the industry.
These artists brought their A game and earned their seats at the table, making them artists to watch out for in 2019. Will they achieve the same success they got in 2018 or do even better?
Save for discipline issues and wrangles with their management, the Ethic crew brought some fire in 2018. Their break out song “Lamba Lolo” went viral for its crude language and unique dancing style, becoming an instant hit with over 2 million views on YouTube while also coining a phrase. The group went on to collaborate with the Kansoul on “New Position” a track that said they are here to stay. Their 2018 success saw them picked to feature on Coke Studio Africa set to premiere in February 2019. They recently released a new song called “Instagram” which has garnered over 300,000 views.