Artist Spotlight: K4 Kanali, Gengetone act who is carving a path to greatness

The first time I heard K4 Kanali sing was when Gwaash teamed up with him, Retro and Yung on Katambe. He is the guy on the first verse which goes like, “Danse danse na baby ukichoka wacha nikudare tukikata kakwota…”

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K4 Kanali did the hook on the same track and boy, he really brought his A-game. Apart from his impeccable flow, he sang his verse in a unique deep bass that is just interesting to listen to.

K4 Kanali

Since then, I’ve morphed into a big fan of K4 Kanali as he has continued to surprise me with his subsequent releases or the songs that he has been featured on.

Some of the songs include; Juu Chini, 2 By 2, Doba Na Jing, Ikebe, Shots, Pull Up Na Mali, Bad Manners and Patia where he worked with Kappy (Team Ganji), Iano Ranking (Wakali Wao) and Gwaash.

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Believe you me this lad is really talented. He has a unique ability of matching random words and making rhymes that will leave you scratching your head as you try to make sense of what he just said.

To add to that, he has some dope punchlines. However, for some weird reason he’s not as big as he should be. Maybe it is because the industry is slow to recognize real talent but I believe his time is coming.

If you are into Gengetone, like myself, then K4 Kanali is one artist you should watch out for because he’s destined for greatness.

Watch Patia below and tell us what you think.

Gwaash teams up with K4Kanali and Kappy on ‘Patia’ 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 K4Kanali and Kappy and we are really feeling it.

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The jam titled Patia was inspired by a speeech made Raila Odinga where he was comparing Kamba women with who will give you ‘something’ once they assure you that they will. This song is definitely not for prudes.


I have listened to this song a couple of times since it came out and every time I listen to it, it’s like I am hearing it for the very first time. Yup, it’s that’s good.

One of the reasons why I love Gengetone and the artists behind it is because of their sheer creativity. These guys can really rhymes and it’s just awesome to listen to them as they play around with words.

The first verse by Kappy is on point. I totally love his musical prowess. His flow is flawless and you just want to keep listening to him as he goes about his business.


If you ask me, I’ll tell you that K4Kanali had the best verse on this track. His lyrics are so dope so much so that it will make you wish he had been given a few more seconds.

As expected, Gwaash also aced it. He also has an impeccable flow although I must admit that sometimes I feel like he is talking through his verse rather than singing.

The beat is also on point. Other than the fact that it’s very catchy, which simply means that you might get up to dance as you listen to this song, I loved how it blends well with the voices and tempos of the artists.

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