Gengetone now becoming a nuisance to many Kenyans

Gengetone gave the entire Kenyan audience an opportunity to come back home and listen to Kenyan music in late 2018 and whole of 2019.

With small boy groups emerging almost simultaneously. They dropped what some felt was “too dirty” or raunchy for them. The shame crept in till it became a norm!!

They stirred a series of mixed reactions from Kenyans with a bunch of them like Sailors Gang, Boondocks gang, Ochungulo Family among others receiving accolades.

Well, as time went by, despite the cry to silence them they managed to curve their way to the hearts of a bunch of Kenyans that have been dancing to their tunes.

Furthermore, the groups have been lashed at in terms of content. Many would say that they thrive on vulgarity and nudity -which to some extent is true.

God’s Gengetone??

While we are still preparing for the Sunday service gengetone crept its way to the gospel industry when Sailors Gang gave us “Jesu Ni Mwathani”.

Well, we danced to that but with little whispers on how we are familiarising ourselves to God as though He is our mate.

When we thought that was the end then came to another Akorino group with another song about God dubbed “Piga Darama”

I mean don’t get it twisted am not judging a way of worshipping or praising but imagine “Piga darama” in the list of praise songs during a church service. Yes, your guess is just like mine, impossible!!!

Point is, this kupelekwa na rieng thing has now taken things to another level where we are now accepting nonsense. Sheddy empire messed it up further by doing a song in diapers something that many thought was going overboard all in the name of making music.

Gengetone nuisance

Gengetone producers are working hard every day to segment its audience within a particular geographical space of this country.

Despite the hullabaloo of accepting them we need to acknowledge the fact that they are now becoming a nuisance. Why? For publicity gain.

But for the sake of sanity and talent growth, there needs to be a control system on how this gengetone music should be done!!

Because God is to be respected there is no in-between and creativity doesn’t need you to sing about “mapunyeto” to gain an audience.

If you doubt, ask Khalighraph  Jones, he is the best rapper in Nigeria!!!! Ok am out!

Sailors Gang take gengetone to church with new jam “Jesu ni Mwanathani”

Gengetone has dominated the Kenyan airwaves for a while now. Sailors gang have clinched their own space even in international spaces. Now they have dropped an exciting new jam dubbed “Jesu ni Mwathani” for thanksgiving.

They recently received three awards in the just concluded Pulse Music Video Awards a situation they never anticipated for.


Jesu ni Mwathani

This is Kikuyu for “Jesus is Lord” I think I am right with the little I know about Kyuk.

Jesu ni mwathani

But again from the caption below the video it states:

“What a year it has been! Jesu Ni Mwathani is Kikuyu dialect, translated to mean ‘Jesus is Lord’. We have seen God’s favour with our songs going global and winning 4 awards in just 6 months. This is our song of thanksgiving and praise. God ametutoa far na ni far atatupeleka. Aminia in your life as well! Jesu Ni Mwathani.”

With such kind of success who wouldn’t praise God? Trust Sailors to bring out their comic antics in the song.

The video too was well done by MRX media with a sneak peek of the PMVA’s where the team was receiving their award.

At the same time, they were accompanied by Mwalimu Rachel who is said to have played the managerial role since they started off in music. Someone the boys have been so grateful too and clearly respect.


The lyrics are a blend of Swahili and Kikuyu and a bit of the Kenyan slang. If for anything the boys outdid themselves

Furthermore, for thanksgiving, they thank God for their musical journey. For them, music has it has helped them push through life’s hurdles and they can now say they have won.

In the first verse they say,

Toka mashinani amenitoa magizani,Mathena mathena nimeishi mashidani
Sosho akanilea na mashida mingi flani,Nakugoja idhaa yako tuliishi kanisani
Ka ni ka mob justice nimeuma,Vijanaa kuchomwa jo hii huuma
Jesus wept, aminia gathee Kiufogothare……”

The Mavo produced beat is a clear indication that Sailors gang are here to stay.

For rating, I will go with 9/10. Tell us what you think. Enjoy!