A few days ago, I was stalking Sailors Gang on their YouTube channel and it struck me that the group that is made up of Miracle Baby, Qoqosjuma, Masilver, Shalkido and Lexxy Yung has really come a long way.
If you compare the song that they broke out in the local music industry with, Wamlambez, and their latest jam titled Weekendy, you’ll realize that they have really grown over the past one year.
When we first knew them, they were just some boys who accidentally shot to fame because they released a song that had a lot of sexual innuendo, but now they are regional stars.
From how they put the ‘product’ together to whom they pick to do the video and audio to how it is packaged. Each of these steps is well-thought out. Nothing ever goes amiss.
Sailors Gang has also moved from using risque words in songs, which has largely defined Gengetone, to making jams which are about having a good time and living your life to the fullest.
I actually like their shift. People had gotten tired of dirty songs and to add to that distributing them has become hard after COVID lockdown because clubs played a huge role in popularizing them.
There’s a common saying/quote about making lemonade when someone hands you a lemon nothing that embodies this more than Sailors Gangs re-invention.
I’m also glad they they have a good team behind them i.e. Mwalimu Rachel and our friends at Black Market Records. My only wish is that they should not let fame get into their heads.
One of the things that is the top at my to-do list when the president lifts the lockdown is attending a concert by these young chaps because they are really good at what they do.
Watch Weekendy below and tell us what you think.