Kenyan rapper Juma Ali popularly known by his stage name Jay A is back with his 2nd single of the year titled ‘Murder’.
Six months ago Jay A released a ballad titled Love story featuring Rwandese singer Neneh. Now, Jay has turned things around with‘Murder’,a straight club banger, which is a feel good song that speaks of a guy who has a crush on a beautiful lady.
Jay A made his debut in the music industry five years ago and in less than six months after his debut, he had immediately cut a niche for himself in the Music Industry in Kenya, with a phenomenal growth releasing one hit after another.
Jay A has recorded over 14 songs and released twelve videos so far that have all made the A list. He has also released collaborations with Media personality Amina Abdi as well as Jamaican sensation Tiana.
His major hit song Dumbala was for years trending as one of the hottest songs and continues to receive massive Air play from all the top Radio and television stations in Kenya and the region.
The Balaa crooner has also featured in major hits, one of them Ligi Soo which featured Ten top artists in Kenya, and where Jay A was given the honors to sing the first verse, was at time trending as the most sort out item on the Internet in Kenya. Jay A also featured prominently in Dj Nruff”s song “Doing it Right” STL’s song STELLA STELLA STELLA, and the Remix of Octoppizo’s “Bila Mike”.
The album includes collaborations with local artistes such as Kagwe Mungai, Kendi Nkonge, John Nzenze, Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kaveseke Masinda.
The singer said that the album is personal to him in many ways having been able to be freer to himself.The album is influenced by his passion for musical theatre as well as personal influences that go past his Kenyan roots.
He released it after a 7 year hiatus, with his last album Love + Protest released in 2011.
He draws inspirations from Black Gospel, Blues, Soul, Funk and Reggae. The album is exclusively available on the Safaricom Songa App.
Eric Wainaina is best known for his hit songs Daima and Nchi ya Kitu Kidogo. He released his first album Sawa Sawa in 2011.