10 Kenyan artists whose concerts you must attend when lockdown is finally lifted

With the significant reduction of positive COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks, it seems things will soon go back to normal and the restrictions that had been put in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus will be lifted.

Also read: What next for Kenyan entertainment after COVID-19?

Measures such as banning large public gatherings and ordering the closure of clubs and have denied many Kenyans a chance to socialize and see their favourite artists performing live for a whole 6 months.

As such, I decided to write down a list of Kenyan artist who I feel many people, including yours truly, are eager to see performing on stage. Here are their names in no particular order and to be honest I don’t mind if someone can get all of them to do one show.

1. Mejja – Okwonkwo as he is popularly known has been on a roll since the year began. He has dropped fire collabos and I believe many people are yearning to see him on stage because he’s a showstopper.


2. Sauti Sol – If you watched Sauti Sol’s virtual concert last month then I’m sure you can’t wait to see them on stage soon because nothing beats a Sauti Sol live experience.

Sauti Sol

3. Nadia Mukami – She is arguably the biggest female artist in Kenya at the moment and to add to that, Nadia has also released many jams during the social distancing period that many people would want to see her performing live.

Nadia Mukami

4. Otile Brown – The mellow-voiced singer whose real name is Jacob Otieno Obunga dropped a fire album during the social distancing period and watching him perform those songs live will be an unforgettable experience.

Otile Brown
Otile Brown

5. Khaligraph Jones – The OG or Papa Jones has also been working really hard and if you have ever attended his show then you know that he means business when he gets on stage.

Khaligraph Jones and Ice Prince featured by Kofi Jamar in 'In The City'
Khaligraph Jones

6. Ssaru – I know many of you can not wait to see this lass performing because she literally blew up when we were in lockdown. To add to that, she has some dope wordplay and rhymes.


7. Timmy Tdat – I had to include the Dus Nyau hitmaker because his energy when he is on stage is unmatched. If you attend his concert, you go home feeling like you got value for your money.

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8. Willy Paul – During the lockdown, Pozze has dropped collabos with Mejja, Nadia Mukami, Bien Aime, Ruby and done many successful single projects. Therefore, you just have to see him performing live.

Willy Paul pours his heart out in 'Magnetic'

9. Moji Short Babaa – If you are a promoter and you want an urban gospel artist who will pull huge crowds to your event then look no further than this chap.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

10. Mbogi Genje – Many of us have gotten to see Gengetone groups like 34 GVNG, Sailors, Ochunglo Family, Ethic, etc. performing but we are yet to see Mbogi Genje and that would be an awesome experience because they are unique and so taleneted.

Mbogi Genje, the Gengetone group that has everyone talking
Mbogi Genje

Moji Short Babaa praises God in new track ‘Amini’ (Video)

Gospel singer James Muhia, popularly known as Moji Short Babaa, has released a new song and we can’t get enough of it.

Also read: Moji Short Babaa made a good decision to go solo

The jam titled Amini, which is a Swahili word that means believe, has been getting a lot of airplay since it came out a few hours ago.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

Basically, this jam talks about having faith in God and trusting that he will not leave your side when things get tough and you stumble upon challenges.

Moji Short Babaa says that sometimes he might take long before answering your prayers but that shouldn’t not cause you to lose faith because he never deserts his people, especially when they are in need.

Also read: Kenyan gospel artists must wake up

I totally love this song. I have listened to it a couple of times since it was released and every time I play it, it’s like I’m hearing it for the very first time. Yup, it’s that good.

Other than the powerful message that Amini carries, I know after listening to it, you will agree with me that it is such a beautiful composition.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

If you’ve been a fan of Moji Short Babaa as long as I have then I don’t really need to tell you what a talented singer he is. He has an amazing voice that gets you hooked from the moment you hit the play button.

The lyrics for Amini are also simple which means that you’ll master the whole jam after listening to it twice or maybe thrice.

The beat and instrumentation are impeccable. It’s a praise song so they are subtle but that does not necessarily mean that they are boring. They also blend well with Moji Short Babaa’s tempo and voice.

I absolutely love the video concept. Although it’s simple seeing as it was shot in one location, I love the execution. I’m also impressed by the scene transitioning and styling. Kudos to Steve Mugo and team.

Watch Amini below and tell us what you think.

Moji Short Babaa’s new jam ‘Yesu Mtaani’ is totally worth your time (Video)

Gospel singer James Muhia, popularly known as Moji Short Babaa, has dropped a new jam and we can’t get enough of it.

Also read: Moji Short Babaa made a good decision to go solo

The song dubbed Yesu Mtaani, which simply means ‘Jesus in the streets’, is the first single of his debut album which also goes by the same title.

If you’re going through a difficult situation then this song is definitely you. The underlying message is that everything is possible if you believe in God and trust him to guide you through the hard times.

In the song, Moji gives examples of a grocery vendor, a drunk and a thug have undergone a complete transformation because they chose to give their lives to Christ.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

He reinforces the message that God is able to do wonders in your life and the best part is that he does not care which hood you come from.

I really love this song. Apart from the powerful message that it carries, you have to agree that it;s well arranged, from the instrumentation to the vocals, everything is so dope.

As you would expect, Moji’s lyricism in this jam is on point. You’ll keep hitting the replay button and chances are you won’t even remember moving your hand. That’s how you know a song is awesome.

The beat, which was produced by Again Go Sevil, is also great. It will make you get up from your chair and dance for God. You resist the urge to bust a move, trust me.

I also love the video concept. It helps you visualize what Moji is singing about since it shows various people who were going through difficulties and how their lives changed for the better. Props the the videographer – Dantey!

Watch Yesu Mtaani below and tell us what you think.

Moji Short Baba made a good decision to go solo

I find Moji Short Babaa’s musical approach interesting. Despite being a gospel singer, he infuses elements of satire in his songs and you’ll just find yourself laughing.

Also read: Why Kenyan music groups don’t last

Perhaps this is why he stands apart from other gospel singers. He is unapologetically himself even in his music.

When word went round that he had parted ways with his fellow artist, Silvanus Otieno alias Didi, his fans weren’t even worried since they knew he had it him.

Two years down the line, Moji has proven them right. His star has continued to shine even after leaving Kelele Takatifu and this say a lot about him.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

Actually, people claim that he’s even more productive now that he is a solo artist since he does not have to consult before he makes a decision.

If you compare his output over the last two years with what he did when he was still a member of Kelele Takatifu, you’ll see the difference. It’s quite.

He has also grown his brand. Apart from music, the funny singer is now trying out his hand in media as a contributor on Talk Central on K24.

Listen to his latest single dubbed Unabore below.

Moji Short Babaa is back with ‘Unabore’ and it’s getting mad love (Video)

Gospel singer James Muhia, popularly known as Emoji Short Babaa, is back with a new jam and we are really feeling it.

The song titled Unabore, which  loosely translates to you are boring, is all about not being afraid of showing how much you love God.

According to Moji, if you are grateful for the things that He has done for you, you should stand up dance for Him.

Moji Short Babaa
Moji Short Babaa

He says it doesn’t matter who you are or whatever position you hold in the society. Otherwise, you are boring.

There’s a part where he sings, “Haijalishi wewe ni nani, wewe ni wa Nairobi ama wa mashinani, wewe ni msee mpoa ama kisirani lazima unajua Mungu ni nani.”

Moji goes on to urge people to dance for God or else the stones will praise Him.

As you would expect, Moji’s lyricism is really on point in this jam. It is the kind of songs that you just want to keep listening to.

The beat, which was produced by Again Go Sevil, is also great. It will make you get up from your chair and dance for God. You can’t fight it, trust me.

The video was directed by the one and only Steve Mugo and he also did an admirable job. Props to him.

Watch Unabore below and tell us what you think.


¨I miss you Mum????¨ Moji Short Babaa recalls the day when late mother told him everything will be just fine

Globally acclaimed ¨Mother´s Day¨ had popular ´Vimbada´ hitmaker reminisce his late mother.

The gospel superstar shares words that remain engraved in his mind for as long as he lives, with mama affirming to him that someday, all will be well.


Moji Short mourns:

I miss you Mum???? and I hope you’re proud of me in heaven!!

He however bounces back on his feet and together, holds hands with all whom have lost their mothers to the cruel hands of death.

He articulates that he lives each day to make his mama proud.

He captions:



Fans and followers personally unknown to him come out to comfort the artist and share this journey with him:

Najua ni friend ya mamangu right now!

May she continue resting in peace, she’s definitely looking from up above and smiling
Yah she is proud of what u huv become
Happy mothers day as you rejoic with angels your son is fine doing vimbada well mamaa tutaonana badae
May her soul rest in peace
Wowo people come from far
I’m sure she looks down and smiles everyday of the person you’ve all turned out to be ❤️Keep making her smile brighter 🙂


James Muhia alias Moji Short Babaa had earlier on disclosed that he was partially brought up by his grandfather whom taught him to be an independent and a busy man.


So to instill this in the then young boy, he would give him half the fare for where he was going and Moji had to somehow raise the other half.

Through hanging on matatus the ´young boy´ would get to his destination.

However, it is not tear-breaking for him, rather a boost and a piece of encouragement so that he keeps moving forward and never looking back.


All he has to do is learn the lessons and embrace the future.

It is how you gain internal toughness as a man.