Susumila -biologically known as Yusuf Kombo was born on April 30, 1983, in Mombasa county. He is from the streets of Bombolulu Bankhead Zone.
He is among the top most high ranking artist from the coastal part of Kenya.
This to the extent that he had gained the title to seat among veterans in the Kenyan Music industry for two decades.
Despite being from the coast he had gained popularity among his fans from all around Kenya.
However this year seems not to be working for him.For a man that has been consistent in music production and writing we can now say that his light is dimming by the day.
He released two albums “Ngangari” and “Haki Iko Wapi!” which proved successful for him.
Both albums sold well and produced some impressive hit singles.
However two songs from the albums , “Niko Ngangari” and “Nawaka,” were blatantly targeted at the mass market with their pop-rap tendencies and further increased the more loyal fan base.
The Kide Kide song by fellow Coast artist Dazla Kiduche can be said was a catapult push to his career as he featured in it.
After that Susumila has gone down with less music productions by the day.What could be happening to him?We need to know.
Why?This is because lately he has been doing music that basically hit the wall-for lack of a better word.His latest release being the pace setter to this argument.
The song is titled “Napambana”. Napambana is a song that depicts the tribulations and struggles of musicians.
Could this be his own story?Well we hope to find out soon.In the song he says ‘anapambana” and everything he does seem to be stalling. Trying all means to even just pay rent but things are tough.
He goes on to talk of how promoters and producers also play the role of bringing down artists that are just trying to fend for themselves.
Sadly, despite having an easy to relate to concept and message the views are very low.Compared to his previous track record Kenyans seem to be ignoring this legend.
We hope someone will find out what is happening before we forget Susumila in the Music Scene. Below is his new jam listen and tell us what you think.
I am an Opinion writer, I review East African Music and shows and an all round journalist too.
July 16, 2019