Sauti Sol has partnered up with the original “Cash Madam” Vanessa Mdee for a new release dubbed “Kamasutra.” With the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar, Chimano takes the lead in the first verse, fusing his harmonies with that of the Tanzanian beaut Mdee. As the electric guitar is incorporated into the track, the Kenyan foursome delivers some clever Swahili lyrics overflowing with sexual innuendos reminiscent of Bongo music. Vanessa Mdee’s vocals are well-delivered, adding to the overall upbeat, sensual nature of the track.
“Kamasutra” is among the last few tracks released in the Sauti Sol much-awaited album ‘Afrikan Sauce’ which has been well-received so far. The album is available for streaming according to a recent post from one of Kenya’s most successful groups.
Termed as a “collaboration project” between Sauti Sol and various African acts, the album features some club bangers including “Melanin,” “Afrikan Star” featuring Burna Boy, “Girl Next Door” featuring Tiwa Savage, and a more recent release “Love on the Dance Floor” featuring Toofan.
The musical project has seen Sauti Sol earn millions of views on YouTube, and expand their sound, drawing inspiration from different sources across the continent. With the LP offering diverse sound, the four Sol members have something for everyone serving up benga, Naija and afro-pop all in one compilation.
“Afrikan Sauce” is a herculean effort on the part of Sauti Sol, and is a must-have for any self-respecting Kenyan musical enthusiast.
Fena Gitu’s steam is rising in 2019.
Popular dreadlocked singer Fena Gitu has kicked off 2019 with some fire! The “African King” hitmaker has released her first song of the year called “Steam.”
“Steam” is a sure club banger, a ghetto anthem that was released on 27.01.19. Fena is known for remaking popular childhood anthems from the 90s like “Brikicho”. She has been consistent with her unique style, and “Steam” is another worthy addition in her repertoire.
The song was written by Fena Gitu, produced by Realtym Music, the video was directed by the popular Enos Olik, and styling was done by Oliver Asike of 2 Many Siblings and Sonnie Sons.
Fena received a lot of success last year with projects like being a brand ambassador for alcohol brand Smirnoff, Kenyan hair brand Marini Naturals and Kenyan bag brand, Denri Africa. She ended the year with a bang when she released “Sijaskia Vibaya” in October 2018 which featured cameos by comedian Njugush and rapper Khaligraph Jones.