The wamlambez wave is unstoppable!
If you are an avid social media user, even if you are not, I’m sure you’ve noticed how people have been going crazy over the debut single by Sailors Gang dubbed Wamlambez in the last few days.
From apartments, to lecture halls to people in the diaspora, to people walking along the streets everyone is taking on the challenge so much so that if you don’t love the song you’ll just force yourself to. Truth be told, you don’t even have a choice.
The song has turned into an national anthem of sorts, it’s almost equivalent to what Kiasi by Jua Cali or Tuendelee by Kleptomaniax or Mos Mos by E-Sir was about a decade ago. A song that reasonates with people across all ages and it is played wherever you go to, even in the unlikeliest places.
You see, the truth is the Kenyan music revolution is here with us and even if you don’t like it, you have no choice but to embrace it because wishing it away will not help you or anyone. Think of it along the lines of, if you can’t beat them, join them.
When Wamlambez came out in April this year, very few people were feeling that vibe. It was not what they had been used to hearing, the music approach was new but we eventually warmed up to it because it’s what’s popular. It’s what is being played heavily on local TV and radio stations.
I really pity people who for one reason or the other dislike the song or Sailors Gang’s music approach because the truth is, this wave is unstoppable, you are likely to be swept away if you stand in it’s way and you would have no one to blame.
Sailors Gang will continue to dominate the charts not for any other reason but because they have a fresh sound which they refer to as Dabonge style i.e. someone speaks and you respond. If you don’t like it then I just don’t know.
Watch Wamlambez by Sailors Gang below.