Top Kenyan musicians Nameless and Khaligraph Jones have released the remix to Nameless’ 20-year-old classic hit song titled ‘Megarider’ with a new fresh feel.
The remix to this song is an absolute club banger. Father of two Nameless keeps some of his original lyrics but gives it a new vibe that is current and relatable to his younger audience. The fusion of a killer beat, trumpets, beautiful vocals by a background vocalist only known as Linda as well as Khaligraph’s singing and rapping takes the song to another level.
Both artists were elated to announce this new release that has already garnered over 60,000 views on YouTube in less than 24 hours. The remix was produced by the award-winning Cedo, directed by Vj One and was mastered by Ogopa DJs. Fans are overjoyed by the unexpected collaboration between these two celebrated artists working together in the making of the ‘Megarider’ remix.
Mr. International is hard on the grind in 2019 and he could not hide his joy when he posted that he was excited to have worked on this legendary project with one of Kenya’s musical pioneers and big brother, Nameless.
‘Megarider’ is hailed as Nameless’ first song that led him to stardom, way back in 1999. Nameless also known as David Mathenge was a university student 20 years ago working a night shift job in a bank when he took his chance and entered himself in a talent search competition. He made a call into Capital FM’s Hits Not Homework then hosted by Muthoni Bwika, and after dropping some bars he was shortlisted in the music talent competition.
Nameless explains to his surprise, he won the competition, and because he was not well prepared, and didn’t want to disclose his real identity for fear of being reprimanded by his employer, called himself “Nameless” when Muthoni asked him his name on air. His prize was a chance to record a song with the top producer Ted Josiah, with whom he recorded his first single ‘Megarider’, the vocals were done by his then campus girlfriend who later became his wife, Wahu Kagwi.
A Megarider was a bus ticket that gave frequent bus users a special discount in the 1990s and early 2000s. The original song was a satirical song about this Nairobi campus student who tried to make the little that he had worked for him. It talked about his challenges to focus in school, his challenges with girls, his love for fun, music and the pressures of society.
Is Megarider a hit or a miss?