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Barnaba Classic and Maarifa get emotional in new track dubbed ‘Ukiniacha’ (Video)

January 30, 2020 at 14:34
Barnaba Classic and Maarifa get emotional in new track dubbed 'Ukiniacha' (Video)

Tanzanian R&B star Elias Barnabas, popularly known as Barnaba Classic, has released a new jam alongside Masharti and it’s totally worth your time.

Also read: Kenyan musicians have so much to learn from their Tanzanian counterparts

The song dubbed Ukiniacha, which is a Swahili word that means if you leave me, is about a guy who’s really scared of being dumped by his lover – a situation I’m sure most of us have found themselves in before.

Interestingly, although he really loves the lady in question he is willing to let her go perhaps inspired by the phrase, if you love someone let them go, if they come back to you then it was meant to be.


I have been listening to this track on replay since it was released a few hours ago and every time I play it, it is like I’m hearing it for the very first time. Yup, it’s that good. No kidding.

Ukiniacha is really infectious and believe you me, if I was still in high school this is the kind of song that I’d dedicate to my crush. Isn’t love a beautiful thing though?

This track is well arranged, it is effortless but beautiful because it just flows. To add to that, the lyrics are simple and easy to master. You are likely to master the whole of it after listening to it twice or maybe thrice.

Barnaba Classic

The other thing that caught my attention is the voices of the two artists. On one hand, Maarifa has a deep voice while that of Barnaba is soft and they blend perfectly.

The beat and instrumentation on this song are also dope. I particularly like how they are subtle allowing you to enjoy the track and connect with the artists on a more personal level.

To be honest, I was not really wowed by the video. I felt it was too ordinary the good thing is that the audio makes up for all of that because it’s so dope.

Watch Ukiniacha below and tell us what you think. Enjoy.




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