Ochunglo Family treats fans to sizzling jam titled ‘Make Up’ (Video)

Ochunglo Family, the super-talented Gengetone group that brought us hits like; Na Iwake, Mbingijii, Aluta, Kaa Na Mama Yako, Kirimino etc., is back with a new song and it’s a big tune.

Also read: Why Ochunglo Family will outlive other Gengetone musicians

The jam dubbed Make Up has been getting a lot of airplay on local TV and radio stations since it came out few hours ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it.

Ochunglo Family

Basically, this track highlights the fact that most women aren’t as beautiful as they appear because a number of them hide behind their make up. Ouch!

If you’re a big fan of Ochunglo Family, like myself, then you already know that this sing is lit even before you listen to it. Seriously though, when have they ever disappointed us?

All the three members of the group Dmore, Benzema (Alejandro) and Nelly The Goon are known to have dope flows. However, in this jam I was really impressed by the latter, especially the part where he calls out Ezekiel Mutua.

Ochunglo Family

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Make Up is that when you think it’s over the beat suddenly changes and Nelly The Goon and Benzema drop verses. Put simply, there are two songs in one.

I totally love the beat and instrumentation on this jam. Other than the fact that they make the song catchy, they also blend well with the artists’ flow, vibe and tempos. Kudos to Eric Musyoka for a good job.

The video is also dope. I was totally impressed by most of its aspects. Some of the things that caught my attention are the props, locations, lighting, smooth scene transitioning, concept, models and the general editing.

Watch Make Up below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Ochunglo Family’s Benzema has teamed up with Raj and Boutross on ‘Chorea’ and it’s a big tune (Video)

Benzema, who is one third of Ochunglo Family, has a new jam with Boutross and Raj and it slaps really hard. Like, really!

Also read: Boutross, young rapper who is changing the game

The song dubbed Chorea is all about having a good time, whether you planned for it or not. If you didn’t know chorea is a Sheng’ word that means ‘to plan for.’

Although this is not the kind of jam that you would expect Boutross or Raj to jump on, I think they really outdid themselves.

Boutross Munene
Boutross Munene

I loved the hook by Bouti, as he’s popularly known, there’s something about his coarse and lazy voice (some would call it baritone) that made it outstanding.

Of course, I also loved Raj’s verse on Chorea. I mean, how can I not? This lad’s flow is totally out of this world. No kidding.

Raj Kenya
Raj Kenya

In his verse, Raj says, “Shawty wako sikimbizi, wiki mbili tusha jiggy jiggy, ndizi biggy, mimi sitishiki, sishikiki na nakula paka kama mishikaki, ka si pesa baby tena me sitaki nina taki ya akina Taty, Akina Keti me waliniseti.”

If this is not greatness then I  don’t know what is ladies and gentlemen. I really don’t!

Benzema, who in my opinion is the illest lyricist in Ochunglo Family, also did a good job on this jam. Put simply, they all delivered.

The beat, which was produced by DJ Nephas, was also on point. Ivan Odie – who was the videographer also did a commendable job.

Watch Chorea below and tell us what you think.

Ricky Bekko Vs Deska Torres Vs X Antonio: Who is the baddest video director?

If you watch Kenyan music videos and don’t bother to find out who shot them then I’m sure you are wondering who these people are. However, if you give a hoot, like yours truly, then you are definitely familiar with the three names.

The three; Ricky Bekko, Deska Torres and X Antonio are the brains behind the most viral music videos in Kenya today. Chances are your favorite artist has already worked with any of them or is planning to because, let’s be honest, they are the best in the business.

Also read: 10 super talented Kenyan music video directors

The truth is that Kenya has no shortage of talented video directors. If you ask anyone who they want to shoot their music videos, you’ll hear names like; J.Blessing, Sammy Dee, Moses Osidiana, Johnson Kyallo, Kevin Bosco Jr. etc. However, this is changing fast because of the new kids on the block.

Other newcomers whose work really stands out include; Mike Lolly P, Nezzoh Montana, Dambiz, VJ One, Trey Juelz, X Benjoes, Joweezy, Ivan Odie etc. However, today we’ll only focus on Ricky Bekko, Deska Torres and X Antonio because we’ve been seeing more videos by them compared to the others.

All the three videographers are talented, no one is denying that. However, we’d like to know who you would pick if you had to settle on one. If you don’t know them, we’ll mention some of their works so that you can compare and contrast every aspect, from the shooting to the editing.

Ricky Bekko

Ricky Bekko
Ricky Bekko

He is the founder of Big Dreams Studios. Some of the videos he has directed include; Ethic’s Position, The Kansoul’s Accelerator, Rawbeena’s Romantic, Femi One’s Hiyo One, Nadia Mukami’s Radio Love, King Kaka’s Kula Vako, most of Kush Tracey’s songs, among others.

Deska Torres

Deka Torres
Deska Torres

He is the co-founder of Platnumz Pictures and arguably one of the best video directors in East and Central Africa. His works include; Ngeta by Arrow Bwoy, Otile Brown’s Dala Dala, Nadia Mukami’s Lola, Alvindo’s Taka Taka & Boychild, Eddie Butita’s Kidesign, Magix Enga’s Some Love, Dom’s Chupa among others.

X Antonio

X Antonio

He is the lad behind International Textures. Some of the videos he has directed include; The Band BeCa’s 1234, Janet Otieno’s Nifunze, The Kansoul’s No Woman No Party, Papa Dennis’ Olalo, Vivian’s Charm, Bahati’s Mapenzi, Elani’s Sirudi, Size 8’s Ni Yesu, Otile Brown’s Baby Love, Chaguo La Moyo, Mapenzi Hisia, Aje Anione among others.

That said, who among the three is the baddest video director according to you? Leave a comment below.

Barak Jacuzzi says ‘Less stress’ in his new banger

Barak Jacuzzi says ‘Less stress’ in his new banger . Less Stress comes in 4 weeks after he was featured in Tanasha’s new song Radio. He is a fast rising name in the entertainment scene in Kenya.

Rap has been greatly embraced in Kenya. In less stress he says that no hurry and it should not be stressful. The tennis instructor has received great support from Tanasha Donna who has been marketing the song on her Instagram account.

Barak Jacuzzi; Less stress

Production of ‘Less Stress’

The video was directed by Ivan Odie. In addition, it was produced by Addi Beats. It is written and Performed by Barak Jacuzzi. The video is a sign that Jacuzzi values quality.

It is in sync with the audio. Also it was shot in Kenya. Further, his choice of background is good and the costumes are great.

Also, the video is an international standards. The beats are amazing.

Lyrical presentation

His style of music is amazing. In his lyrics he goes ahead to mention some of the titles done by Kenyan artists. He is talking of letting others do their thing as he takes his time to do his.

Also there is use of rhyme in his work. This gives the song good flow. The lyrics are well presented and one does not miss the energy used to deliver.

Further, there some of the lines that makes you want to go on and play the song. ‘Less stress more sex , more cheques’. More of a free style song.

Barak got energy in the way he has delivered this song. His style is unique.

This jam is more of a club banger. The lyrics tell it all and his choice of words. In addition, the songs target audience are the youth and the lovers of rap. Finally, new age music is doing fine.

Click on the link below to watch the video.








10 super talented Kenyan music video directors

Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t but in the last few years, our local musicians have had some very good music videos.

Artists have learnt that that a good music video is part of the package and it will play a significant role on how their songs are received. As such, they have been going out of their way to seek the services of the best videographers.

Truth is, Kenya has no shortage of gifted music video directors. They are so many. I’m not even exaggerating. However, today we’ll talk about the ones whose works we’ve been seeing a lot in the last few years.

That said, here are 10 super talented Kenyan music video directors in no particular order.

1. Ricky Bekko – He directed Ethic’s Position, Rawbeena’s Romantic, Femi One’s Hiyo One, Nadi Mukami Radio Love among others.

Ricky Bekko

2. VJ One – He directed most of Naiboi’s songs including Dinda, Usipime Mwanaume, Somaga, Gudi Gudi. He also worked on Nameless’ Voloyoom, Mega Rider among others.

VJ One

3. Ivan Odie – He directed Tunji’s Mat Za Ronga (Remix), Ochunglo Family’s Na Iwake (Remix), Steph Kapela’s Too Easy among others.

Ivan Odie

4. Trey Juelz – He directed Khaligraph’s Juu Ya Ngori, Kelechi Africana’s Superwoman, Rojo Mo’s Ni Wewe, Khaligraph ft Msupa S’ Watajua Hawajui among others.

Trey Juelz

5. Enos Olik – He needs no introduction. Enos is the brains behind most videos in Kenya. Some of his latest work include; Timmy Tdat ft Rosa Ree’s Kipopo, Masauti’s Kiboko Remix featuring Khaligraph, Otile Brown ft Khaligraph’s Japo Kidogo, Gilad ft Dela’s Fire.

Enos Olik

6. X Antonio – He directed Otile Brown’s Baby Love, Chaguo La Moyo, Mapenzi Hisia, Aje Anione among others.

X Antonio

7. Johnson Kyallo – Some of his notable works include; Femi One ft Kristoff’s Tippy Toe, Mbithi’s Msichana Mmoja, Arrow Bwoy’s Murder, Rosa’s Ride among others.

Johnson Kyallo

8. J. Blessing – He is also a household name having worked with some of the biggest name. Some of his latest videos include; Avril’s Kitoko, Wahu’s Sifa, Fik Fameica’s Tonsukuma among others.

J. Blessing

9. Moses Osidiana – He directed Drinks Na Mayenx by Bon Eye, Brian Narrates and Konkodi, Le Band’s Move, Konkodi’s Gaza among others.

Moses Osidiana

10. Nezzoh Monts – He directed Naiboi’s I Wanna Be, Arrow Bwoy’s Lover Man and Digi Digi, Nadia Mukami’s African Lover, Si Rahisi among others.

Nezzoh Monts

Honourable mentions; Mike Lolly P, Kevin Bosco Jnr, Dambiz and Joweezy.