Artist Spotlight: Ssaru, the undisputed queen of Gengetone

For a long time, Gengetone was dominated by guys and many people often wondered whether it was a male genre as the ladies steered clear of it.

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Then somewhere along the way, a pretty lass known as Sylvia Saru emerged. Most of us first came to know her after a video of her free-styling went viral.


In the video, which was posted in November 2019, Ssaru proved to Kenyans that she did not come to play. She had a distinct flow and to add to that, her rhymes were epic.

Soon after that, she dropped another freestyle with E.que before releasing her first single titled Weka about a month ago. Ssaru has since released two other songs titled Dhudha and Weka.

Though she is barely six months old in the Kenyan music industry, this lass has earned a legion of loyal followers and some have even labelled her the undisputed queen of Gengetone, something I agree with.


She is really dope and if you are a fan of Gengetone, like myself, then I am sure that her music will resonate with you and you might even become a die hard fan.

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The one thing that I love most about Ssaru, other than her good looks of course, is the fact that she is versatile. Today you’ll find her singing Gengetone, tomorrow it will be Trap, the next day it will be dancehall.

I mean, what more could you ask for? Ssaru is a full package. My only wish is that we see more female artists who are willing to step out of their comfort zones like her. Enough said.

Watch her latest single titled Weka below and tell us what you think.