Nadia Mukami has set the pace for other Kenyan female artists

When it comes to Kenyan music, I think Nadia Mukami is possibly one of the finest artists that we’ve ever seen, she is exceptional in every sense and I’m not exaggerating.

Also read: Nadia Mukami has potential to make it big outside Kenya

Although she is barely even 5 years old in the industry, she has gotten to great heights and I would even dare say that she is the biggest female artist at the moment. Isn’t that a fact though?

Nadia Mukami

She is a great vocalist. For a long time I used to think Sanaipei Tande had a beautiful voice but then I came to know about Nadia Mukami and I changed my mind. She sounds so heavenly. I actually listen to her songs on repeat.

I also think that this lady is so hardworking. Actually she is. She keeps pushing herself and one day she might just be one of the finest African acts.

If I was her part management I would advice her not to slow down because there is no better recipe to being a great African act than constantly pushing yourself, something we’ve learnt from Diamond Platnumz.

Nadia Mukami

What people don’t know is that Nadia Mukami has the potential of becoming as great as Angelique Kidjo who might be a big comparison but I’m sure that she will get there.

Apart from the fact that she is really talented, one of the things that I love bout her is that she has managed to avoid scandals and this means that she can attract brands to work with her and whatnot.

If at all there’s a Kenyan female artist who has a high chance of bagging a Grammy, I believe it’s Nadia Mukami. I’m sure naysayers don’t believe it’s possible and I can’t wait to to tell them, “I told you so.”

Watch her latest jam with Marioo dubbed Jipe below and tell us what you think.

Nadia Mukami has potential to make it big outside Kenya

In most countries, the male artists dominate over their female counterparts. Even in Kenya the discussion is always about Khaligraph, King Kaka, Sauti Sol, Willy Paul, Bahati or the Gengetone artists – who are mostly male.

Also read: Kenyan female musicians should put in more work in 2020

But somehow, there’s a female artist who has managed to break that ‘curse’ and that’s none other than the gorgeous Nadia Mukami – the lass who is behind hits such as; Si Rahisi, Yule Yule, Radio Love, Jipe, just to name a few.

Nadia Mukami
Nadia Mukami

In three years or so, she has gone from an upcoming artist to one of the most of the sought-after artists in the region and if you ask me, that is a commendable feat because it takes most artists a long time to get their names out there.

The truth is that Nadia Mukami is a hard worker and this is evidenced by the number of tracks that she has released since most of us came to know her.

To add to that, I think she has a good team behind her, they are always doing their best to ensure that she’s not only the best artist in Kenya but in the continent like Angelique Kidjo, Lira or Yemi Alade.

Nadia Mukami

Also there is the fact that she is beautiful, has a bubbly personality and her angelic voice makes you want to listen to her songs over and over. She sounds very pleasant to the ears.

Although it’s tough being a female artist, bearing in mind all the challenges that come with it, I think Nadia Mukami has the potential. I she continues at the same pace, then maybe, just maybe, she might bag a Grammy someday.

Watch her latest track with Tanzania’s Marioo dubbed Jipe below.

Yemi Alade celebrates African culture in ‘Shekere’ featuring Angelique Kidjo (Video)

African culture is beautiful and what better way to portray it than through music? Well, that is exactly what Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade has done in her new track with four-time Grammy Award winner singer Angelique Kidjo.

The jam dubbed Shekere, which is the African version of a tambourine, is the sixth single from Yemi Alade’s Woman Of  Steel album which features international stars including American rapper Rick Ross.

Angelique Kidjo

Interestingly, the track, which is currently topping continental charts, came about when Angelique Kidjo asked Yemi Alade to revamp her 1996 classic hit dubbed Wombo Lombo.

As expected, Shekere is a masterpiece. That is what happens when a certified legend and a pacesetter collaborate. All aspects of this jam are glorious and epic.

Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo

I have listened to this track a couple of times since it was released and every time I play it, it’s like I am hearing it for the very first time. I can’t say this enough but it’s really infectious.

I don’t need to tell you this but Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo have the most glorious voices that you will ever hear, I am not even exaggerating but the truth is that they sound very pleasant to the ears.

As Shekere begins, Yemi emotively sings in English and Yoruba before progressing into a stellar duet with the iconic Angelique who also sings in her native Benin dialect and it’s the most beautiful thing that you’ll ever hear.

Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade

The instrumentation in this song is also impeccable. Perhaps its most amazing aspect is that it borrows a lot from the traditional West African sound.

I love everything about the video. From the Ankara attires and jewelry, the traditional dancers, Maasai warriors, the shoot location i.e. Massai Mara National Park, everything is just on point.

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