If was asked to name a Kenyan artist who has released the most song, I’d confidently say King Kaka. Well, I could also be wrong.
My point is King Kaka has been putting a lot of effort. It’s almost as if he has a new song every month, sometimes it’s two new songs. And by song I mean a music video.
He really stands out from Kenyan artists who wait for two or three months to release new music.
However, in as much as he is releasing so many songs, including collabos with international artists, very few of them are hits and this begs the question, why?
You see, the Kenyan music culture is terrible and it’s partly to blame. We want to hear one song over and over at the expense of other songs.
This is the reason why most Kenyan artists don’t release albums. Our TV and radio stations usually pick a few songs and have them on heavy rotation for a couple of month until their audiences are fed up.
While they are focusing on one song, other songs by the same artist or different artists don’t get a chance. Put simply, they are starved.
Take for instance Dundaing which was released by King Kaka in October last year. It went on to become one of the biggest songs in 2019.
Interestingly, he has released more than 10 new music videos after the mega hit but no one seems to care. The dismal YouTube views confirms this.
Why? It’s because media houses had Dundaing on heavy rotation or a hit by another artist. It’s just what it is.
Music fans are also to blame because we don’t entirely rely on TV and radio stations because of YouTube and other music platforms.
Watch King Kaka’s collabo with Cassidy dubbed Far Away below.
February 21, 2020