Celebrated Kenyan rapper Kennedy Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka, has released a new jam dubbed Mbesa with Kamba Benga singer Alphonse Kioko, alias Kithungo Raha Maima.
This jam, which is off King Kaka’s Eastlando Royalty album, is about how money runs the world and how people are willing to go to extreme lengths to have more of it and how it’s elusive.
The first time you hear Mbesa you will wonder what was going through the minds of Maima and the Wajinga Nyinyi hitmaker as they were recording this song but after hearing it thrice, you’ll acknowledge that it’s a masterpiece.
This track was a result of King Kaka’s brilliant mind. It’s those collaborations that you do not see coming because you think it might be whack but when you finally hear it, you are really impressed.
He has done what most Kenyan artists would be caught dead doing and I think it’s very commendable. The best part is the fact that you don’t understand Maima’s verses, which are in Kamba, can’t stop you from enjoying this song.
Mbesa begins with Maima singing in his native language with a Benga beat playing in the background, the beat then switches up when it’s King Kaka turn and he flows like he means business.
If you ask me, this track is the biggest collabo of 2020. I know there might be some future releases that you probably be better than this one but it will go down in history.
I really love the instrumentation on Mbesa. It’s quite impeccable. I was only surprised that it was produced by Magix Enga. I mean, who would have thought? He is without a doubt the most versatile Kenyan producer ever.
I love also the video for this jam, especially its simplicity. Although it’s kind of modern, the director tried to maintain the theme synonymous with Kamba Benga. Props to him.
Watch Mbesa below and tell us what you think.
September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020