by Martin Oduor
Steve Murua’s ensemble – Murua Mziki All-Stars has earned bragging rights after their song ‘New Kenya Anthem’ was picked as the theme of Saturday’s Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kakamega County.
Murua is an IT professional whose real passion is in music. He came up the idea of a new national anthem after running a talent search and picked the best promising musicians.
Murua Mziki All-Stars composed the new anthem with their goal being to reach out to Kenyans, to spread a message of patriotism and love for our great country.
“We did not want to copy the anthem, we wanted to give it a new sound, produce something new and the artists in the video took it to heart. The youth of today cannot ‘chonga rhumba’ hence the catchy beat and I would not be surprised to hear it in a club and see young people dancing to ‘Ee Mungu nguvu yetu’ as opposed to the traditional, common tune.Our goal was to reach out to Kenyans, to spread a message of patriotism, a love for our great country and put good music out,” said Murua in an interview with SDE.
Beyond the Mashujaa day
Murua further said that he expects the new song to outlive Mashujaa Day celebrations after it was picked to be the theme song of the Saturday national celebration in Kakamega.
“It will definitely last beyond the Mashujaa day celebrations and will be the greatest blessing to everyone involved.”
Watch the new anthem in the video below:
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