Magix Enga Vs Motif Di Don: Who is the baddest producer?

These days, almost every song begins with the words, “Motif Di Don” or “Magix Enga on the beat”. You would be tempted to think that the two are the only music producers in the country which is not the case.

Also read: Magix Enga has taken Kenyan music to the international stage

While the are are countless music producers in Kenya, the work of Magix Enga and Motif Di Don really stands out. They have a distinct approach and this explains why they are a cut above the rest and the most-sought after beat makers.

Motif Di Don
Motif Di Don

Each of them has worked with the biggest names in the entertainment industry and in a way they have helped propel the new Kenyan sound that made many people realize that they can actually enjoy local music.

Magix Enga has worked with the likes of Otile Brown, Timmy Tdat, Arrow Bwoy, KRG The Don, P-Unit, Zzero Sufuri, Ethic, Alvindo, King Kaka, Kristoff, Khaligraph Jones, Prezzo, Naiboi, Mejja, Rankaddah. The list is endless.

On the other hand, Motif Di Don has produced songs for Masauti, Ethic, Otile Brown, Khaligraph Jones, Masterpiece, Nadia Mukami, Qritical, Pro & Lava Lava and Rayvanny who are both Tanzanian singers.

If you are a fan of Kenyan music, like yours truly, then I’m sure you’ve seen your favourite local musician in the aforementioned names. What’s even more is that most of them are big acts which also means that Magix Enga and Motif Di Don are the baddest producers around.

Magix Enga
Magix Enga

In as much as they are both incredible and doing their very best to grow the local industry, at the end of the day, one of them has to be better than the other and that’s what I want to find out from you. I’d like to know your perspective of them.

So tell me, who do you think is the baddest producers between Magix Enga and Motif Di Don? Leave a comment below.

As promised, Taka Taka singer Alvindo drops a more uplifting song dubbed “Boy child” after meeting with Mutua 

“Taka Taka” singer Alvindo has been trending ever since  regulatory board KFCB banned his song.

Alvindo met with the CEO of the body Ezekiel Mutua a week ago and they ironed everything out, agreeing that the video of Taka Taka shall be pulled down.

In the press conference, Alvindo also promised that his next music shall be educative and uplifting. After Taka Taka, the singer dropped “Kunguni”, a club hit that brought about mixed reaction.

“I want to apologize to my fans and to promise them a second release that will embrace moral values… I am sorry I didn’t intend to incite jilted men against women.

“If I release the next song, it will be a song with a message and one that sends a positive message to society,” said Alvindo last Thursday.


He has now released his new jam dubbed  ‘Boy Child’ which speaks about all the difficult things boy child is going through these days.

‘Boychild’ has been produced by Magix Enga at the Fast Cash Music Group studios run by KRG the Don, who took Alvindo under his wing after ‘Taka Taka’ went viral.

Listen to the song below:


‘Taka Taka’, ‘Kunguni’ singer promises to release educative music after meeting with Ezekiel Mutua

The man behind the viral “Taka Taka” hit has finally obeyed to Kenya Films and Classifications Board (KFCB)’s call and showed up after being summoned.

The CEO of KFCB Ezekiel Mutua, summoned Alvindo two weeks ago after his song Taka Taka was banned by the body.


After a lengthy meeting, the two parties came to the conclusion that while no further action would be taken against the singer, the song Takataka would be pulled down from all online platforms.

“Content that glorifies violence against women or any other segment of society will not be tolerated and unscrupulous individuals who use art for incitement or glorification of such acts will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” said KFCB.

Alvindo further promised that he’ll release more educative songs following his two new songs. The 21-year-old singer said followed up Taka Taka with “Kunguni” which wasn’t well received.

“If I release a next song, it will be a song with a message and one that sends a positive message to society,” he said. 



‘Taka Taka’ singer Alvindo drops new song ‘Kunguni’ that has really confused Kenyans

Singer Alvindo is a wanted man after he failed to show up for a summon from Ezekiel Mutua and Kenyan Film Classification Board.

His debut song “Taka Taka” was banned but he went ahead and released the video something that made him a wanted man.

Outside that,  Alvindo has a new song dubbed “Kunguni”, a dancehall jam that has angered majority of Kenyans.


The song, in which the young artist sings of how misquotes, Cockroaches and all other kind of insects love biting him because he is sweet, has received negative comments online.

The song has been produced by KRG’s Fast Cash Production. Listen to it below:



Alvindo has released the video for ‘Taka Taka’ and it’s way better than expected

Singer Alvindo, has released the video for his first single dubbed Taka Taka. Interestingly, the video debuted a few days after Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua banned the song.

In a statement, Mutua explained that the song had been restricted due to “its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate for violence against women by equating them to trash.”

To some extent, I seem to agree with Mutua. However, I don’t think it really necessitated a ban because doing so only makes it popular. It doesn’t serve the purpose at all.


Alvindo and his manager KRG The Don knew this too well. As such, it does not come as a surprise that they hurried to release the video even after the song had been banned.

The video, which was directed by Deska Torres, has already clocked 72,000 views on YouTube two days after it was released. From the look of things, it will hit a million views in four weeks or so.

In as much as I don’t think the song is worth writing about, I really loved how the video brought the song to life with various scenes depicting what Alvindo went through in the hands of his ex.

Alvindo with KRG The Don

If you don’t know, the song is all about Alvindo’s ex girlfriend and how she put him through a lot and eventually dumped him. It is a diss track to his ex.

The video helps paint a good picture in people’s minds. As it begins, there a scene where Alvindo is visiting a witchdoctor to cast a spell on his ex girlfriend.

Also read: Alvindo’s ‘Taka Taka’ is almost hitting a million views but it’s still terrible

There’s also a scene that shows him working as a vendor at Burma Maket. As he leaves work, his girlfriend ambushes him and takes away all the money that he had made on that day.

The lass then meets up with another guy who takes her out on a date. The two are seen enjoying themselves so much so that you would think the lass is single.

The video features popular Kenyan comedians such as Eddie Butita, Shaniqwa, DJ Shiti. They play various roles and helped bring the song to life in the best way possible.

Watch Taka Taka video below and tell us what you think.

Alvindo’s ‘Taka Taka’ is almost hitting a million views but it’s still trash

I was recently astounded when I discovered that Taka Taka, a song by an up and coming musician named Alvin, alias Alvindo, is at 910,000 views on YouTube, just 90,000 views shy of the 1 million mark.

Any Kenyan musician, save for Sauti Sol, Willy Paul, Otile Brown and Nyashinki, will tell you for free that getting a million views on YouTube is such an uphill task. Most of them of dream of getting there organically. Of course, there’s always the easier option of buying views. Hi Octopizzo!

To put this into better perspective, I’ll give you some examples. You know Machozi, one of the songs that made Bahati a household name? It’s still stuck at 945,000 views 5 years after it was released.

Talented singers like Phy, Dela, Wangeci, Fena, P Unit, Masauti have never crossed the one million mark on YouTube despite all the great songs that they’ve composed over the years. I’m sure they dream of that day! It’s coming people!

Phy’s Taboo deserves a million views

As such, you would understand my frustration when I learnt that Taka Taka is almost hitting 1 million views barely two months after it was released. Mark you, the song does not even have a video.

To be honest, this was such an effortless song. Alvindo made a beat on his phone and came up with the lyrics after his girlfriend dumped him. To this extent, you can argue that the song had some inspiration. He included some abusive words and the song was good to go. There was no thought process behind it, none at all.

You see, I’m not in the habit of celebrating sub-standard content. It is for this reason that I feel that it should not have as many views. Kenyans seem to be glorifying trash music at the expense of magnificent content.

In as much as the beat, which was later polished by Magix Enga, is on point I still feel that the song is below average and should not be getting this kind of attention.

And no, I’m not jealous of Alvindo’s success seeing as Taka Taka, which is Swahili for trash, was his first song. There’s a level of mediocrity that I can stand, this song stretches it too far.

But then again, you could argue that the song was so bad that it had to stand out. What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Alvindo with Khaligraph Jones