Kenya’s award-winning afro-pop band Sauti Sol recently launched their own record label Sol Generation and together they have created a classic banger ‘Extravaganza’.
Sol Generation music label signed fast-rising singer-songwriter Bensoul who has already released two of Kenya’s current biggest songs ‘Lucy’ and ‘Favourite Song’.
The dust from that has barely settled and Sol Generation has already signed three other massive music explosives. Nviiri the Storyteller, the writer of Sauti Sol’s mega-hit ‘Melanin’. Crystal Asige, #BlindGirlManenos founder with soulful jams as her latest ‘Safe’. Kakazini, a three-member all boy band famous for their acoustic love song ‘Nairobi’.
Now put all that sauce in a pot with our beloved hitmakers Sauti Sol and you clearly understand why the latest release from Sauti Sol featuring Sol Generation is simply an ‘Extravaganza.’
This jam takes us back to the roots walking you down the Rhumba times with the perfect touch of contemporary afro-soul. Easy, laid back with the lead, bass and percussion in the greatness of perfection to serve Rhumba nothing but justice.
Just like was signature with ol’ skool songs, the lyrics are an address of social trends with a clear warning being sent out.
Visuals serving nothing short of the 70s- 80s vibe with bright coloured Kaunda Suits. Fur and big hair for the ladies in melanin. The club scene is extra and colourful just like it used to be.
Is this new collabo a hit or a miss?
Harmonize is back with another track. But this time, he is vulnerable as he shares his life’s story in the touching release ‘Never Give Up.’
The track’s beat is simple, making the lyrics all the more important and poignant. Heavy with emotion and full of wisdom, the track is an anthem for all who may have thought they have reached they are at the end of the road. In this track, he sings of his family reflection on his mother’s wise words and dealing with disappointing his strict Muslim father. Sharing a tender, more personal side to himself, Harmonize holds nothing back as he sings of the goodness of God in his life.
Now worth more than $1M, the man who was once a hawker in the streets of Kariakoo in Dar es Salaam is living his dream. His humility and vulnerability even have him thanking various individuals who have made his journey to the top. He took to social media to share his gratitude.
Mtwara-born, Harmonize’s honey-toned melodies deliver great harmonies and carry listeners through to the journey of the man that we all know as Konde Boy. From humble beginnings to performing to thousands on stage, Harmonize has a story of rags to riches; and he is keen to celebrate that he prevailed over all the difficult circumstances to emerge a winner and encourage other to keep believing. A different production for the Wasafi signee, the video was shot and directed by Director Kenny from Zoom Production covering areas in Mtwara and Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
‘Never Give Up’ has garnered 80,000 views on YouTube since its release. Earlier this week, Konde Boy took to Instagram to share a new track dubbed ‘Nikomeshe’. According to The Sauce, the audio release which made its way to the internet on Sunday (19.05.2019) is a deviation from his Bongo afro-pop sound and is yet to be released.