Why are Gengetone in a hurry to release new music?

If you are keen, which I believe you are, I am sure you’ve noticed that there are some Kenyan artists who always have a new song every week or every fortnight.

Lately, I’ve been wondering whether this strategy really works vis-à-vis what we, the fans, want i.e. would they prefer to listen to one song and get bored with it before their favourite artist releases a new one?

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

Or would do they want their favourite artists to churn out as many tracks as possible so that they can select what they want to listen to? Sometimes I really wonder.

Truth be told, the habit of releasing many jams in a short span of time was almost non-existent before the emergence of new-age artists.

A few years back, an artist would release a song and let it marinate for some months before they drop another one. In a way, this worked to their advantage as it allowed them to study the industry and plan their releases accordingly.

Boondocks Gang and Magix Enga on Rewind it
Boondocks Gang

But times really have changed. These days a song is recorded, the video is shot and edited within two days or less. In simple terms, the whole process is hurried and this, in most cases, leads to poor output.

The emergence of Gengetone is to blame for this because it has made us compromise on quality. The truth is that we have gotten used to consuming mediocre content to a point that we don’t even care anymore but why?

I understand that there is a lot of competition among new-age artists for instance Boondocks Gang could be worried if Ethic has two new songs and they are yet to release any.

So what do they ordinarily do? They rush to studio and release two jams in a day without giving a hoot about quality, market trends and whatnot. Who is to blame when these songs don’t get traction? It’s entirely them.

If you ask me, the old way of doing this was better. As much as there’s so much demand for new music from new-age artists, rushing the whole process is just dangerous. Enough said.

Rico Gang
Rico Gang

34 GVNG releases new banger tagged ‘Njugu’ (Video)

34 GVNG (Good Vibes No Guns) has done it again. The group that brought us hits like Wabebe, Olunga, Poko.T has dropped a new jam dubbed Njugu and it is getting a lot of love from their fans.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

The song was inspired by an undated clip of some boys fighting before one of them runs off and says that he is going to chew groundnuts. I know, this sounds boring until you watch the actual clip.

However, as you can already tell kumumunya njugu in this context could mean something entirely different and it’s not what you think.


This jam is really dope. Actually, as you listen to it you can’t help but wonder why 34 GVNG is not big like Ochunglo Family, Rico Gang, Ethic, Boondocks Gang etc. Anyway, that is a story for another day.

I like the sheer creativity of these youngsters and if I have to be specific then I will tell you that I was wowed by Vuva because of his effortless rhymes. Trust me, he is one guy you can listen to all day.

His ability to match random words and make them sound pleasant to the ears is worth talking about until kingdom come. Shagwah also did a good job on this jam, his verse is sick.

34 GVNG's Vuva
34 GVNG’s Vuva

B Razor could as well be the king of punchlines and this is evidenced by his stellar performance on Njugu. Hitman Kaht, who is easily the baddest producer around, also came through with a sick verse.

I love the hook on Njugu. It’s so catchy and this does not really come as a surprise seeing as it was done by Vuva. As you would expect, the beat by Hitman Kaht is also impeccable. This song is really dope.

Listen to Njugu below and tell us what you think.


Gengetone is still alive, kind of

When I thought of writing this article, I wanted to explain to you – the reader – that real talent comes from the ghetto  or what other people refer to as the poor neighborhoods. Think of it though, some of the biggest music entertainers -even those from abroad – are not from wealthy backgrounds.

Also read: New-age musicians have killed Nigerian music and that’s a huge win

You see, my logic is that ghetto folks don’t have as many options as those who are filthy rich. So, what most of them want is that one thing that will get them out of there as soon as possible. For some it’s crime – which is the common choice but others don’t want to be gunned down so they study hard or play a game like football.

Boondocks Gang and Magix Enga on Rewind it
Boondocks Gang

The other common option is music. So these youngsters start singing, they get a few fans along the way as they hope and wait that they will find someone to believe in them any maybe pay for studio time or record a video for them so that they can get their names out there.

And it finally happens and one after the other they start getting noticed. Before you know it, they are celebs because of their music. Anyway, that what they wanted so it fine because some money is also going into their pockets. That is exactly what Gengetone is.

But music is not a drug. Sorry, maybe the person who said that it is was just high, drunk perhaps. People get tired of music, unless it’s a classic. People stopped listening to Gengetone sometime last year or was it early this year? Funny thing is that they even bashed the artists that they were dancing to and labelled them as ratchet.

But you see, these artists don’t want to go back to the ghetto where they are from because life is tough there, there is little or no food, the crime rate is high. My point is that they will keep making music, even if you don’t want to heat it. But remember, real talent is from the ghetto like I told you.

That means that there will still be a few probably many songs by Gengetone artists that are hits and that’s is what I mean when I say, Gengetone is still alive, kind of. If you are not sure, watch the video below and tell me.

Ex Ray teams up with 34 GVNG’s Shagwah and Hitman Kaht on ‘Taniua’ (Video)

Ex Ray, who is one third of Rieng hitmakers Boondocks Gang has released a new track with 34 GVNG’s Hitman Kaht and Shagwah and it’s a big tune.

Also read: Hitman Kaht could be the baddest producer in Kenya right now

The song dubbed Taniua, a catchphrase that is commonly associated with Ex Ray, has been ruling the airwaves since it came out a few days ago.

The first time I heard this track, it made me wonder what they were thinking but after listening to it twice or thrice, I came to love it and now I can’t stop hitting the replay button.


Like I always say, if you chose to ignore the raunchiness of the lyrics and focus on the wordplay and rhymes, you will realize that some of these Gengetone are amazing lyricists. I am dead serious.

All the three artists who were featured on Taniua did a good job and to be honest, it’s so hard to choose whose verse I loved the most so we’ll just talk about each of them briefly.

For starters, I was totally impressed by Hitman Kaht. I’ve never know that he can sing let alone rap since we are used to him producing songs not knowing that he is even a better artist.

Hitman Kaht
Hitman Kaht

If you ask me, his flow on Taniua is quite impressive. His verse is on point because he has a way with words to make some dope rhymes that keep you hooked.

Shagwah also aced it. He is also a talented chap. He’s one of the two members of 34 GVNG that I hold in high esteem, the other of course is Vuva. Anyway, his verse on this jam is sick because he has great punchlines.

As for Ex Ray, he does not really have a verse on this jam. The two artists just borrowed  his Taniua catchphrase and incorporated it in the song.

As expected, the beat is also on point seeing as it was produced by Hitman Kaht. Seriously though, when has he ever disappointed us?

Listen to Taniua below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

34 GVNG comes through on ‘Miti Ni Dawa’ alongside Jegede and Manio (Video)

34 GVNG (Good Vibes No Guns), the group that is behind big hits such as Olunga, Poko.T and Wabebe, has dropped a new jam alongside Jegede and Manio and it’s a big tune.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The track dubbed Miti Ni Dawa has been getting a lot of airplay since it was released a few days ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it or else we would not be reviewing it, would we? Okay, maybe we would but you get my point.


For starters, let me state that I am a huge fan of 34 GVNG. In as much as they are talented, sometimes I feel like they are so underrated because they don’t get a lot of attention like say Boondocks Gang, Sailors or Ethic.

Anyway, that is a story for another day. Let us get back to our review. The two members of the group who are on this track really did a good job.

34 GVNG's Vuva
34 GVNG’s Vuva

For some weird reason I can’t tell with certainty who the two are but it’s likely that it is Vuva and B.Razor and I think the former did a good job. His ability to play around with words is impeccable and so is his flow.

Jegede also aced it.  I mean, it is his song after all. He had some witty rhymes and to add to that his flow was not that bad and he also made a sick beat for this jam.

Listen to Miti Ni Dawa below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Gwaash links up with Ex Ray, G Rock and Shagwah on ‘Mtaro’ and it’s a big tune (Video)

Celebrated Kenyan singer Martin Wagura, better known as Fatboy Gwaash or Gwaash, has dropped a new track with Ex Ray (Boondocks Gang), G Rock and Shagwah (34 GVNG) and we are really feeling it.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The track titled Mtaro has been topping local music charts since it came out a few days ago and it’s not really hard to understand why. Ladies and gentlemen, this song is really dope. I’m not exaggerating.

Ex Ray
Ex Ray

Like I always say, if you chose to ignore the raunchiness of the lyrics and focus on the wordplay and rhymes, you will realize that some of these Gengetone are amazing lyricists.

I’ve been listening to this jam on repeat over the last few days and one things is for sure, it’s really infectious. I don’t know if it’s just me but this is one of the best Gengetone jams that I’ve listened to since the year began.


The verses on Mtaro are so sick. For instance, you have to admit that Ex Ray did a good job. This chap has a unique ability to play around with words and you just want to keep listening to him.

As expected, Fatboy Gwaash also nailed it. Apart from his unique voice, his flow is so good that you would think that he wrote the lyrics while asleep. I don’t know if this makes any sense because it sounded okay in my head.

Shagwah, who is a member of 34 GVNG, did not disappoint either. He has a knack for telling stories and believe you me, you’ll be hooked to his verse as soon as he starts rapping.

Boy Bleezy and Tratic of G Rock Music

The trio that make up G Rock Music i.e Madra, Boy Bleezy and Tratic also have some impeccable rhymes. Actually, I am disappointed that I discovered them late but as they say, better late than never.

The beat is catchy and it gets you in a party mood the moment you hit the play button and that is not a bad thing or is it? The video is simple but I feel it works for this song since they shot it in a stream and they’re singing about mtaro.

Watch Mtaro below and tell us what you think.

Rico Gang’s Harry Craze teams up with B Razor and Venrick in sizzling banger ‘Stima Na Maji'(Video)

Gengetone artist Harry Craze, who is one third of Chachisha hitmakers Rico Gang, has released a new song alongside B Razor (34 GVNG) and Venrick and it’s a big tune.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The track titled Stima Na Maji has been ruling the airwaves since it was released a few days ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it or else we would not be reviewing it, would we?

B Razor

As you listen to this track, you not only appreciate the creativity of these youngsters but also the evolution of Kenyan rap. We’ve come a long way.

All the three artists who were featured in this jam have a unique ability to play around with words and come up with some impeccable rhymes that will leave you scratching your head as you try to make sense of it all.

If I had to single one out then of course I would rally behind because I am such a huge fan of Rico Gang and the chap. In my opinion, he is one of the most underrated Gengetone artists.

Harry Craze

Apart from having a unique voice, Harry Craze also has a mad flow and maybe just maybe that is what sets him apart from his counterparts.

I’m not saying that B Razor and Venrick are whack. They are actually as good as Harry Craze. Actually, I’m also a big fan of the former. However, I must say that I wasn’t really impressed by his verse on this jam.

The beat is also impeccable. It slaps really hard especially if you have a good system or earphones. Believe you me, it is more than likely that you will retain this song n your playlist for the rest of the year.

I don’t really have much to say about the video apart from the fact that it’s too cliche. You know, it’s about time these Gengetone artists and their videographers started thinking outside the box instead of having the same video format.

Watch Stima Na Maji below and tell us what you think.


34 GVNG begin the year on a high note with new banger ‘Dunda’ (Video)

34 GVNG (Good Vibes No Guns), who are famed for hits such as Wabebe, Olunga and Poko.T, have dropped a brand new joint and it’s getting a lot of love from their fans.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The jam titled Dunda, which is a Sheng word that simply means to turn up, has been ruling the airwaves since it was released a few days ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it.

This track is really infectious. However, I must say that I almost got fed up with the hook because they are just saying the same word – Dunda – a thousand times. Okay, I’m exaggerating but I’m sure you get my point, don’t you?


The verses by Vuva, B Razor and D.O.C are really solid. These guys are really creative. If you are in doubt then maybe you should listen to the song first before you read this review or do them simultaneously.

As expected Vuva really came through on this jam. His ability to play around with words is unmatched. I’m sure he is the reason why many people are fans of 34 GVNG. Well, I could also be wrong.

B Razor also did a good job. He also has some dope rhymes that keep you hooked on his verse. This is also evidenced by his verse in Wabebe. He totally nailed it.

Although it was my first time listening to D.O.C, I was not really disappointed at all. His wordplay skills are on point an and to add to that he has a unique voice that makes him to stand out.

Hitman Kaht
Hitman Kaht

The beat by the one and only Hitman Kaht was also infectious so much so that you will have this jam on your playlist for the better part of the year.

I honestly don’t have much to say about the video since it’s  theme is pretty much the same with the other Gengetone jams that are out there but I feel it works.

Watch Dunda below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!


2019 was such a great year for Kenyan musicians

I probably don’t need to tell you this because it’s something you already know but 2019 will go down in history as the year Kenyans really rallied behind local artists.

Also read: New-age musicians have killed Nigerian music and that’s a huge win

To be honest, I’ve never seen our local acts getting as much support compared to this year and that’s definitely one of the reasons why many people will live to remember this year.


A lot has been said about the genre of music that is popular in Kenya at the moment i.e. Gengetone. However, one of the things that you can’t deny was how popular it is/has become. It’s really infectious.

This year reminded me of the early 2000s when the likes of Flexx, Nonini, Jua Cali, Pilipili, Jimwat, Nameless, Lady S, Deux Vultures, Pilipili literally ruled the airwaves. Their music was like a drug of sorts.

If you had already been born during that time then I am sure you know what I’m talking about. Kenyan music was so big and most of us, including yours truly, had books where we had written down lyrics just to memorize the songs.

The best part was that most artists sang in a language that we could all understand with the addition of a little bit of Sheng which is unlike Gengetone but that’s a story for another day.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

In as much as Kenyan music was really big this year and got us back to appreciating and supporting our local artists, I fear that the phase that we are in won’t last for long.

It’s pretty obvious that the new wave of Kenyan artists need to look for ways of sustaining the sound because whether you like or not, people will soon get tired of it.

They say that to much of something is bad and after listening to songs about sex, weed, bedroom affairs all year long, I must say that I have kind of had enough.

Don’t call me a hater but I’m not sure if songs by the likes of Ethic, Gwaash, Ochunglo Family, Boondocks Gang, Rico Gang, 34 GVNG will still slap as hard next year and that is why 2019 is more than exceptional. Enough said.

Kenyan musicians have so much to learn from their Tanzanian counterparts

I’m not a fan of Bongo music. I only listen to Tanzanian songs when I have to, for instance when I am doing a review or when they are randomly played at a club, party or in a matatu.

Also read: Why it’s hard for artists to be consistent

On the flip side, I admire so many Tanzanian artists not for any other reason but because they really work their asses off. I could list them but their names would take up all this space. So, I’ll save you the agony.

WCB arists
WCB artists

Bongo music has always been big deal  not only in Tanzania but across the continent and it’s bout time we – or rather our artists – borrowed a leaf from them.

They should ask themselves questions like,”What can we learn from Tanzanian musicians?”, “What areas should we work on?” and “What are they doing differently?”

One of the Bongo artists that I really admire, just like most of you is Diamond Platnumz. Despite being accomplished and all, he has never been content with his success. He keeps pushing each and every day.

Since the year begun he has released more than 30 songs, perhaps more, including collabos. As a result, he is always at the top of people’s minds.

Khaligraph Jones
Khaligraph Jones

It always seems like he is a pacesetter for the Tanzanian music industry since most people – including his stablemates – like Rayvanny, Lava Lava, Mbosso and Queen Darleen want to keep up with him.

The local music industry lacks a someone who keeps artists on their toes as is the case with Tanzania and this means that very few musicians, if any, give a hoot about consistency.

The truth is that people get bored very fast. I doubt if any of the people who are reading this article can have a jam in their playlists for more than a week and this means that artists need to release more music. There is no other way.

Many of you will be quick to point out that new age artists such as; Sailors Gang, Boondocks Gang, Ochunglo Family, 34 GVNG, Gwaash, etc. are constantly releasing music but let’s be honest, that is not serious music.

Nadia Mukami
Nadia Mukami

In as much as we find the songs by these youngins catchy, they rarely transcend our borders. It’s what it is. To add to that, the quality is always wanting.

I’m talking about the likes of Nyashinski, Nadia Mukami, Octopizzo, Khaligraph, King Kaka, Redsan, Nameless, Jua Cali, Avril etc. Will they ever wake up from their deep slumber? If so, when? Enough said.

‘Wabebe’ hitmakers 34 GVNG have teamed up with Ex Ray and Dmore on ‘Ka Ni Mtam’ and we love it (Video)

34 GVNG (Good Vibes No Guns), the group that treated us to the hit dubbed Wabebe alongside Gwaash, is back with a new jam featuring Ex Ray from Boondocks Gang and Dmore who is one third of Ochunglo Family.

The song dubbed Ka Ni Mtam simply talks about what you should do when she is too sweet. Actually, I feel ashamed writing about this but it is what it is.

I love this jam. If you chose to ignore the raunchiness and focus on the lyrics you’ll realize that it’s such a masterpiece – the creativity in it is unmatched.


I don’r really know who it is but I suspect that it must be Vuva on the first verse. This guy aced it. From the wordplay to the witty rhymes to the punchlines, everything was really on point.

Of course, Dmore also came through. For this lad, you can never really tell whether he is a dope lyricist or it’s how he expresses himself. Anyway, the bottom line is that he is good.

Notably, Ex Ray also did a good job. His verse was too lit. It goes like, ‘ka ni mtam nampatia za ma dumbolela, ka ni chura niko dianga ma zangalewa na zikishika zifike bana kamelewa, muchiri si unapenda masiri…”

The beat which was produced by the one and only Hitman Kaht was also impeccable. It keeps you hooked from the moment you hit the play button. Props to him.

Watch Ka Ni Mtam below and tell us what you think.

Hitman Kaht could be the baddest producer in Kenya right now

If you hear the words, “Hitman ting, Hitman ting. Badman ting, badman ting” in the intro of a song you better get your eardrums ready because it’s about to get lit!

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The intro belongs to a chap who is known as Hitman Kaht and in my opinion he’s one of the baddest producers in Kenya at the moment. No lie.

He is behind most of the major of the mega hits by the new-age artists. Some of them are; Wabebe, Katambe, Nare Nare, Get A Tako, Olunga, Poko.T, Kong’o, Kinyonga, Fom, Bamba, Cheza Na Rada, just to name a few.

If  you listen to any of the aforementioned songs, you will definitely notice how unique the beat is. Perhaps this explains why anything he touches turns into gold instantly.

Hitman Kaht
Hitman Kaht

We have to give it to him for propelling the new Kenyan sound and getting us all back to appreciating local music.

You see, most Kenyans, or anyone for that matter, easily relate to a song because of the beat. It’s really trivial, at least to some people.

Therefore, Hitman Kaht and other producers who are working the new crop of Kenyan musicians should be given credit because maybe, just maybe we would still be blasting Nigerian music in clubs if it weren’t for them.

To date, my favorite work by Hitman Kaht, who is a member of 34 GVNG, is Katambe. Listen to it below.

New-age musicians should not do collabos with established artists, here’s why

In my opinion, the new crop of Kenyan musicians should avoid working with artists who have been in the game for a longer period than they have. Instead, they should release more projects with their fellow new-age artists and push the new sound.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

I’m sure many established artists are dying to do collabos with the likes of Boondocks Gang, Ethic, Zzero Sufuri, Ochunglo Family, Sailors Gang, Gwaash etc., because they are hot on the streets at the moment.

Zzero Sufuri

I, however, feel that they should not work with them, at least not just yet because it’s too soon and they should first grow their names and fan bases before they consider doing collabos with people who have been in the industry for many years.

Secondly, the new Kenyan sound will be diluted if they start doing collabos with established artists left, right and center. Truth is that the two groups have different approaches to music and as soon as they start working together, the older folks are likely to influence the youngins.

As a result, new-age artists will lose their rawness, for lack of a better word and be drawn to sensible music. On the other hand, established artists might also be influenced by the youngins and maybe, just maybe they will also start releasing Wamlambez-like songs and we don’ t want that or do we?

Boondocks Gang Chura
Boondocks Gang

Granted, the new-age artists stand to gain a lot by working with their older peers but at what cost? Who bears the brunt? The way I see it, this is their time and they should maintain the unique identity of the new Kenyan sound by working with each other.

The new Kenyan sound might not last for so long

Sometimes, I’m worried that the new Kenyan sound is just a wave i.e. it will not last for a long time, say 5 or 10 years. I can bet on this.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

You see, Kenyans are very peculiar people. The might really be into something today but won’t want to hear about it tomorrow. Put simply, we live in the moment.

The way I see it, it’s only a matter of time before we outgrow the kind of music that’s popular in the country right now.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

Truth is, what the new crop of Kenyan musicians are singing about is not any different from what Nonini was doing in the early 2000s but is he relevant today?

Now that they have everyone’s attention, new-age musicians sit down and should look for ways of sustaining the hype because let’s be honest, it will eventually die.

Look at it like this, if someone shouts “Wamlambez” next year will you reply or stare at them as if they are crazy? I think the latter is right.

Better still, will you still be listening to the likes of Lamba Lolo, Pekejeng, Rieng etc.?

Established artists who were phased out by the new age musicians are also not sitting pretty, I’m sure they are also looking for ways of reclaiming their fan bases.

Boondocks Gang
Boondocks Gang

I’m not saying that new-age musicians should make more sensible music, far from it. All I know is that they need to act quick! Enough said.

‘Wabebe’ hit makers 34 GVNG are back with ‘Olunga’ and it’s a hit (Video)

34 GVNG (Good Vibes No Guns), the group that treated us to the hit dubbed Wabebe alongside Gwaash, is back with a new jam.

Also read: New-age musicians are so unpredictable and that’s the beauty of music

Dubbed Olunga, their latest release is a tribute to Harambee Stars & Kashiwa Reysol forward Michael Ogada Olunga.

The song is a clarion call to everybody to aim for the top i.e. to excel in their respective fields.

The delivery of all the group members was really on point, however, I’m really going to side with Vuva on this 0ne. He really killed it!

One of the reasons why I love this song is because it’s inspirational, it aims to uplift people by telling them that it’s possible.

This song is different from the the kind of music that we have gotten used to i.e. the vulgar kind and I think it’s a step in the right path.

The video concept is simple but dope, as you would expect, there are some well-endowed lasses who are twerking around. If that does not inspire you then I guess nothing can.

The producer – Hitman Kaht – did a good job on the beats. The word that I am actually looking for is great. It slaps really hard.

Listen to Olunga below and tell us what you think.

Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

Every so often, you’ll hear someone rubbishing the new crop of local musicians and explaining that they lack content.

Also read: New-age musicians have killed Nigerian music and that’s a huge win

I always find this line of thought interesting because I’ve never seen or heard any of the new-age musicians asking people to listen to the songs that they churn out because they have content.

You and I know that these songs are purely for entertainment, they are meant to put you in a good mood.

As such, it would be wrong to claim that Kenyan music lacks content because most of the popular songs in the country are from new-age artists.

Ethic Figa

The truth is that there is no shortage of good music in Kenya. If you are the kind of person who looks for a message in a song, then you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If, for instance, the new Kenyan sound does not appeal to you then you can listen to the likes of Sarabi who make conscious music.

Better still, you can identify another genre that you easily resonate with and let those of us who enjoy the new Kenyan sound be.

We have come far as a country, musically speaking, and we have the new-age artists to thank for the strides that we’ve made.

Gone are the days when local clubs, radio and TV stations would play one Nigerian song after the other and in my opinion that’s a huge win.

Boondocks Gang
Boondocks Gang

The focus has really shifted to local musicians, especially the new-age artists so much so that you could say that they helped in killing Nigerian music.

So, instead of castigating them every chance you get, support them!

Kenya’s best new-age musicians have teamed up for ‘Nare Nare’ and it’s a massive hit (Video)

Some of the biggest and baddest new-age musicians in Kenya have dropped a new jam dubbed Nare Nare and even before you listen to it, you know it’s a massive hit.

Also read: New-age musicians are giving established artists nightmares!

The song features Dmore (Ochunglo Family), Vuva (34 GVNG), The Boybleezy (G-Rock), Shagwah (Wanati), Jose and Mastar VK.

If this is not a perfect combination then I honestly don’t know what is ladies and gentlemen. I really don’t.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

In as much all the artists really came through on this jam, I really felt like Vuva, who is known for the Wabebe hit, outshone the others.

There’s just something about his verse that makes you want to listen to it again and again.

It goes like, “Who dea, who dea, huita bae fat body, uite gute gute go down low mummy, cheza gude gude, mi ni guze guze mpaka ustuke tu ee,  niku kune kune, underwater chini ya maji nikukumbe kumbe, we mtamu supu tamu ka ya kunde kunde, kitandani mtihani twende shule shule, now you know,  ni mashash na kibenga.”

Can someone please call the fire department? No, like seriously!

The song was produced by Hitman Kaht and directed by Kuria. In my opinion, they both did a commendable job.

Watch Nare Nare below and tell us what you think.

Gwaash is exactly what Kenyan music industry needs

If there’s an artist who has played a big role in pushing the new Kenyan sound then it’s Fat Boy Gwaash. No kidding.

He is the biggest proponent of Gengetone (or whatever you prefer to call it) so much so that he he has taken it upon himself to ensure it’s not just a wave.

You see, Fat Boy Gwaash has done a collabo with almost all the new-age artists save for Ethic. I’m told that he always seeks the collabos himself.


This way, he ensures that people keep listening to their songs. As a result, they will never fade from the music scene.

He has also previously stated that he will not do a song with an established musician until there comes a time when they will be at par.

In my opinion, he is the future of Kenyan music and we need more people like him if all we ever want to phase out foreign (read as Tanzanian) music completely.

The country is in a good place at the moment – musically speaking and I would love to see the day when our artists will have fans not only in Kenya but also outside.

Listen to his collabo with Munju Reh dubbed Hama Mtaa below.