1.Chris Kaiga- Hizi Bundas
Chris Kaiga has been on a high. From performing on the 26th edition of Koroga Festival in July 2019 to a new major release. ‘Hizi Bundas’ is a mood, and a must-watch for anyone who is enjoying the gengetone wave taking over the local music scene. The track is mixed and mastered by production expert Jaaz Odongo.
2. Naiboi – Sondeka (Part 2)
Naiboi teamed up with ExRay, Kristof, Fena Gitu, Benzema, Femi One, Mordecai, V6 and Khaligraph Jones. The All-Star crew add their own individual flavor to the track. The release is a follow up to the Sondeka two-part release. The first ‘Sondeka‘ was a solo effort, which was released on August 13th and received more than 100K views. The second garnered more than 250K views on YouTube, trending days after its release. According to Naiboi, he is set to do more with the ‘Sondeka’ beat. He wrote, “Part 3 is on the way !! Thank you for the support guys much love and appreciation from A Naiboi.”
3. NellytheGoon, Benzema, Dmore- Mbingijii imekulwa na ndogi
The winning combi is back, this time immortalizing a viral incident with an entertaining track. Proving that they can make music out of almost anything, the collaborators explained, “Mbigijii imekulwa na ndogii” is the new word on the streets termed by a kid from Meru who we Celebrate today. Her accent and voice is wonderful and she deserves recognition at her young age so that her future is reserved in Kenya’s archives.” They went on to point out they are not motivated by money, referencing the poor KFCB payout and insist that they will do continue to make music regardless of the money. The Dez Kuru production has garnered more than 370K views and continuing since release.
4.Ethic Entertainment – Chapa Chapa
For all Ethic fans out there, the mourning is over. As reported by Mdundo News, the group has dropped something hot to help us part ways with ‘Figa’. Ethic has dropped ‘Chapa Chapa’ for the broken-hearted. Ethic maintain their Gengetone wave on ‘chapachapa’. Like always Reckless intros the song with a smooth verse and hook. Zilla jumps on with a hilarious verse. Swat Mtoto Wa Eunice drops some fire bars but that’s not all. In the visuals to the song, we get to see Swat busting some moves as he raps to the banging Gengetone beat. Seska concludes the song with a two-verse finale.
5. Willy Paul – Chuchuma
One-time servant of Christ and award-winning Gospel musician Willy Paul has sunk to a new low. The artist who recently announced he neither identifies as secular nor gospel, made an open call to all women who have a voluptuous derriere, to contact him just last week. But little did we know that he would follow up the distasteful narrative with a shocking video. Willy Paul is lost, and the new release ‘Chuchuma’ is proof. Enough said.
6. Otile Brown – Nabayet
Popular Swahili singing hitmaker Otile Brown has released a new song dubbed ‘Nabayet’ in honour of his Ethiopian bae Nabayet.
The song has elicited a lot of reactions online with many claiming Otile is using it to apologise to his ex-girlfriend Nabayet after they reportedly parted ways.
The song revolves around Otile’s love life. He narrates how he has been blessed to love unconditionally, however, some ladies judge and taint his image.
“Nimejaliwa moyo wa upendo na nikipenda napenda vibaya ila skendo zimefanya sijasettle madem wananihukumu vibaya,” Nabayet’s lyrics read in part.
‘Nabayet’ has been produced by Ihaji and the video directed by Deska Torres.
7. Vivian – Feel Me
Kenyan songstress Vivian dropped a new song dubbed ‘Feel Me’.
The song produced by Luca Ogopa Deejays, and released recently revolves around women and sexuality.
In a short description on YouTube, Vivian noted that the song was meant to encourage women not to take a backseat during intimacy. “My new video #feelme shot in the US is about a woman seeking intimacy from the one she cares about. Ladies, especially once married take a backseat when it comes to sexual intimacy. #feelme is about taking ownership of our sexuality as women plus as a form of communication that reunites couples all over the world,” she said.
The video has nice graphics and flawless transition which provide a nice accompaniment to the song’s theme.
Vivian is one of the top female musicians in the country and is known for her songs that include; Talk to me, Chum Chum among others.
Which song are you jamming to?
Top Afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade, has said that she might never do a music project with fellow Nigerian star Tiwa Savage.
The most popular Nigerian songstresses who have amassed influence worldwide may never collaborate because of the “troubles” from their fans.
In an interview with a popular TV station, Alade said a collaboration might not attract positive reactions from the public, reported Daily Post Nigeria.
“All my life when have been choosing collaborations, it is not based on how I feel. It’s unfortunate that with the feelings and troubles that people keep stirring in our ways, it probably will never allow us to ever have a collaboration. Because you’re not sure the outcome would even be positive or be overrun by negative things and all the fights.
“When we do music, we do it so people can be happy, so when we do a song together, what are we fueling? What are we encouraging? That’s the most important question when I do collaborations, there is an aim. I think what would be would be,” Alade said.
In December 2018, the two who have an unspoken beef had engaged in a heated war of words on social media, after Alade claimed some female artistes enlarge their buttocks in photos to deceive fans.
Tiwa Savage who recently released a new single dubbed ‘49-99’ as reported by The Sauce sent out a shout out to Yemi Alade and other African artists for their commendable jobs during a listening party for the song in London.
“Oh man, there’s many many queen, man. Come on, like Yemi Alade just dropped an incredible body of work, huge shout-out to her. Errrm, who doesn’t like Teni The Entertainer? Like, she’s incredible. Simi, Niniola, Waje, Omawumi. We even have Vanessa Mdee from the east, we have Becca whom I have done records with as well. And even the females from the UK, like you have Tomi… There’s so many… Lola Rae…” said Tiwa.
‘Mama Africa’ recently released an album Woman of steel which features American rapper Rick Ross in one of the songs.Yemi explains the album was as an appreciation to the woman she has become over time.