Willis Raburu’s weeks-old ‘Kalale’ tune goes viral, hits 1M views on YouTube (Video)

Willis Raburu meant his word after revealing he would be going into music for his love of Gengetone and trust you me, he just went Big with his debut hit!

August 28, the kid paired up with Ethic’s Rekless, fast-rising rapper Breeder LW, Genge star Mejja and beauty queen, Ssaru for their jam Kalale.


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Barely a week since, the video directed by veteran Kenyan producer, J Blessing clocked a solid 1M views and over. Impressed that it actually worked to his advantage, the Citizen TV journalist aka ‘Bazu’ screamed at the top of his voice;


Mr Raburu aka Bazu

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It was not even about the massive reception but the fact that he dared to dream that he would one day find his place in the music industry and shocking enough, it blew right before his eyes. His first track had garnered so many views to his utter surprise.

For a start, for a DREAM I HAD! FIRST TIME! Thank you for believing in a dream and a vision!

Media personality, Willis Raburu

Having gone viral, just like South Africa’s Jerusalema anthem, Kenyans have already stated a #kalalechallenge to mark the signature debut that was served hot!

Fans took to the comment section to laud the Wabebe fanatic for a job ruthlessly done!

_epic.ngaash_ Bazuu iendelee kuwaka???????? 4ever????????congrats men..mmefika place fiti


ziro_jeremih This is Fiiire????????????



Congratulations to the team! Watch:

Mejja is undeniably Kenya’s king of collabos

If you’re a Kenyan musician and you want your song to do extremely well, then you have no other option than to look for Major Nameye Khadija, known to you and I as Mejja. The rules are quite simple.

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Mejja is proving to be the King of Kenyan collabos with every subsequent release. Interestingly, very little is heard of Kristoff who held that position for a very long time but that is a story for another day, isn’t it?

Mejja with Femi One on Utawezana

Since the year began, every song that he has been featured on has topped East African charts, including the latest one with Jovial dubbed Pakate. It was released barely 48 hours ago yet it has already crossed the 160,000 views.

Of course, we have to mention Utawezana, where Mejja was featured by Femi One. It is literally the biggest song this year. We can argue until the cows come home but we both know that I’m right.

Others are Prakata, that Mejja did with Willy Paul, Kalale – which he did with Willis Raburu, Ssaru, Breeder LW and Rekless, Watoto Na Pombe, where he was featured by Otile Brown.

Mejja poses for a photo with Willy Paul

There’s also Wanani Remix where Mejja outshone every other person and Mpenzi Mtazamaji, which he did with his longtime friend Madtraxx and Ochunglo Family.

Clearly, this lad is on a roll because all the aforementioned songs are big hits. All of them. And to think that there was a time when people, including myself, said that he lost relevance after joining The Kansoul.

What drove most of us to this conclusion was that he was no longer the comical story teller that most of us grew up to love. Somehow, lost this special skill that set him apart after teaming up with Madtraxx and Kid Kora.

The Kansoul
The Kansoul

If you are keen, I am sure you’ve have noticed how has been re inventing himself, trying to get back to the Mejja who treated us to hit like Kuliendaje, Poa, Barua, just to name a few.

That explains why every artist wants Mejja on their song. He has rediscovered himself, if that makes sense, so every jam that he is on just does well. He’s like that one ingredient that if you add to your food, it makes a big difference.

There’s a lot that that artists who are trying to make a comeback on the local music scene can learn from Mejja and that is the power of patience and re-invention. He should probably do a masterclass.

We have not seen the best of Mejja yet. Word is going around that he will soon drop another song dubbed Wamocho with Mbogi Genje and my good friend Richy Haniel. Even before I hear it, I know that it will be a big hit.

Mejja with Richy Haniel and members of Mbogi Genje