OVERVIEW OF: Kenya’s Most Played Tracks : May Edition
Posted by Mgenge Mwenyewe 5 months ago
Kenya’s top tracks in May are dominated by some of the greats in the industry including Sauti Sol, Khaligraph Jones, Octopizzo as well as a few gengetone artists well known to dominate the kenyan music scene in just a matter of time.
Here’s a list of tracks that are a must hear from Kenya this month:-
1. Khaligraph Jones ft. Masauti – Hao
Kenya’s OG and West Africa self-proclaimed baddest rapper Khaligraph Jones came together with talented vocalist; Masauti on a new hit single titled “Hao”.
The pair came together to spit some truth about life in the limelight; tackling major issues such as internet bullying and mental health. They matched this with a well curated music video set in the heart of Nairobi making it go instantaneously viral.
The video was Trending #1 on Youtube for over 1 week.
2. Sauti Sol ft. Soweto Gospel Choir – Brighter Days
East Africa’s biggest band; Sauti Sol released a banging single titled “Brighter Days” on which they feature the Soweto Gospel Choir.
The vocal powerhouse give a message of hope on this melodious track; that there will be better and brighter days, which is perfect because we could all use a lift in spirit during the current Corona Virus pandemic.
This is one of the 14 tracks set to feature on the band’s highly awaited album set to debut on the 5th of June 2020.
3.Octopizzo ft. Barak Jacuzzi – Che Che
Kenyan rap legend; Octopizzo teamed up with Barak Jacuzzi on a track titled “Che Che”.
They produced major trap vibes as they drop heavy bars that flow seamlessly to the beat on Pop Smoke’s hit track ‘Dior’. The rappers also showcase Nairobi’s trap culture in the official music video which well matched the theme of the song.
4.Willy Paul ft. Nadia Mukami – Nikune
Willy Paul joined forces with Nadia Mukami on a single titled “Nikune”.
The pair drop this sultry bedroom vibes with this one as they sing about making love backed up with a visual on which they show off their amazing chemistry.
5.Ochungulo Family – Pandemik
Ochungulo Family; which consists of Benzema, Nellythegoon and Dmore, are the Gengetone trio that is currently making waves in the Kenyan music scene. They recently dropped a track titled “Pandemik” which quickly climbed to the top of the charts.
The single carries witty lyrics from the artists on the current state of affairs in Kenya due to the pandemic Coronavirus. They paired their debut with a comedic visual making the whole production a catch.
6.Femi One ft Mejja – ‘Utawezana’
Femi One and Mejja (Okwonko) are currently making waves in the Kenyan music scene. They recently dropped a track titled “Utawezana” last month which quickly climbed to the top of the charts on almost all music platforms in East Africa.
In the song, the two artistes talk about sex in a playful manner. Mejja tries to seduce Femi in a bid to try get into the ‘cookie jar’, but she questions his ability to perform the act.
The beat is quite catchy with a repetitive chorus that has the catchy phrase ‘utawezana’.
Utawezana is a great collabo, considering both rapppers are good at storytelling and the connection even when shooting the video was so compact.