Kenyan singer Jacob Obunga, better known as Otile Brown, is back with a new banger barely two months after he released Japo Kidogo alongside Khaligraph Jones.
Otile’s new song titled Zichune is a collabo with Afro-fusion singer Jovial who has been topping charts with a collabo that she released with Arrow Bwoy about a month ago dubbed Dekeza.
Zichune is a Swahili word that loosely translates to “pluck them” but in the context of this song it probably means “take it all”.
The song is about a man and a woman who are in love. The lad can’t get enough of her smile and curves. From the look of things, he is ready to risk it all for her.
However, the woman is really worldly pleasures. She wants an iPhone XS, a trip to Paris, a Channel bag, money and what have you. Seemingly, the chap does not mind and says “take it all.”
I was really impressed by the lyrical prowess of both Otile Brown and Jovial. On top of that, their voices were also pleasant to the ear. I kept replaying the song and you can’t even blame me.
My favourite line with is when Otile Brown says, “Sema we ni poko(poko), poko, (poko), nyoko kama mzigo uko soko(soko), soko, soko (soko), soko Sema acha longo longo nisije regret (nyoo), nisije regret, acha fuka fuko, foko, foko, foko, lazima atoboke mitoboko, boko, boko, boko, mwenyewe umejaa kwenye mboko, mboko, mboko, mboko (aah…sawa pole mama)..”
I couldn’t understand that line, I just loved the rhymes.
The song was produced by the one and only Vicky Pon Dis. After mentioning that name, I don’t really need to tell you that the beat really slaps really hard. Point is, he did a decent job.
The video, which was directed by Hanscana, was also on point. I not only loved the scene transitions, the colour co-ordination was also good.
Watch Zichune below and tell us what you think. You might need some good earphones for this!
December 2, 2022