Artists Msanii Foreman and David Wonder clearly Understood the Assignment!

There is a special generation of gospel artists that brought cool vibes. Gospel lost the austere, reprimanding tone to a danceable presentation that spilled over to funky school fests and TikTok challenges.

These artists include, amongst others – Bahati, Mr. Seed, Kelele Takatifu, Nimo Gachuiri, Msanii Foreman, Moji Short Babaa and my all time favorite – David Wonder.

Gospel artist Msanii Foreman

Gospel artists in Kenya have increasingly played rope with the fine line that splits gospel and secular – as fame and fortune grows. Not David Wonder.

The likeable, stylish artist with an endearing ‘little brother’ mien has managed a clean, scandal-free run and a string of hits that has cemented his name in the industry.

Who doesn’t remember the ageless hit ‘Ndogo Ndogo’ that featured David Wonder alongside Bahati?

Well, fast forward to 2024, he now features in a brand new hit by US-based Kenyan gospel artist Msanii Foreman, dubbed ‘Leo‘.

It’s a fresh offering by established Producer Sean on The Beat that’s set to cause a stir in an industry that has lately become quite lukewarm.

Leo‘ is a beautiful fusion of two artists with completely different styles. Msanii Foreman is versatile, either a rapper with that punchy, deep baritone or a capable singer who’d easily croon over bridges and choruses.

David Wonder brings his trademark vocals, that waltz over the keys in a very complimentary way.

The artist’s effortless chemistry results in a beautiful offering with danceable beats and easy, sing-along lyrics.

The ‘Leo‘ video is directed by DiDy – it does not disappoint, either. The director has nailed the basics – from concept visualization and location, to lighting that brings high, resolution coverage.

The beauty, though – is in perfomance. The artist’s performance is in perfect sync with the song’s theme and intended message – ‘Leo’.

Kenyan Gospel artist David Wonder

It’s only the beginning, but it highly seems like we found the Gospel Song of The Year. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, and would easily pick on ‘Leo‘.

Msanii Foreman and David Wonder clearly understood the assignment. I’d say they delivered.

Sample ‘Leo‘ via this link, give me your two cent’s worth:

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