Kenyan award winning musicians Sauti Sol and Nyashinski have come together once again to address the issues ailing our country in an unprecedented hard-hitting political song.
Sauti Sol and Nyashinski who collaborated on the hit song Short and Sweet, have brought the same touch they use when it comes to making us dance and sing along and the result is a product that will elicit debates and may split their fans down in the middle.
Bien-Aime Baraza, one of the band members, launches the song and sets the tone in the first second; “Barua toka Jaramogi na Kenyatta, wanauliza kama Kenya kuko sawa, nikawajibu Kenya tuko na disaster, watoto wetu wanazidi kuzikana…” (Letter from Jaramogi and Kenyatta asking if all is well in Kenya. I told them Kenya is a disaster, our kids are burying each other.)
From there, the four artistes go on to list the main issues affecting the country: t ribalism, crippling national debt, corruption, greed and lawlessness among other issues.
“We vote tribe ama real cash ask Boni,” raps Nyashinski. “I’m richer than my neighbour but we both in the slum.”
The Malaika star who recently released a new track called Hello also questions the concept of elections wondering; “If the rich always win, why should the popular run? Unless democracy ni word si usema only for fun.”
Tujiangalie is the sixth single off their forthcoming Afrikan Sauce LP, Sauti Sol say they realised that every Kenyan has a role to play in redeeming the country since we have all benefited from the flawed systems.
“None of us are perfect. None of us are exonerated. We have all contributed to and benefited from the flawed systems. But, change is a result of possibility. If we all decide to personally act towards building a world we are proud to live in, then it will become a reality,” says the group who produced the song.