Fena Gitu will release her sophomore album titled “Unleashed” this Saturday, 23rd November at the Junction Mall at an event dubbed #FenaUnleashed. The AFRIMMA 2019 nominee is known for smash hits including “Kaende”, “Steam”, “Sema Ngwe”, “Trouble” and “Doing Her Thing”. Fena’s much-anticipated album coincides with the celebration of her 10-year stint in the music and entertainment industry.
The Kwambox and Jo Kisila-hosted event will feature performances by a medley of guest artists including Kagwe Mungai, Mayonde, Charisma, and Elani among others. On what to expect at the event, Fena says, “The album launch concert will be nothing short of high energy entertainment, with lots of love and celebration of 10 years in the industry with the Fenatics community and the public at large. Can’t wait to see you all.”
Speaking on the new album, she adds, “This project represents my coming of age as Fena. I realized that I needed to explore corners in my life that I was previously shy/coy about to make more timeless music. With a fresh boost of confidence and years of experience in the music industry, I took on the challenge to become one of Africa’s most sought after singer/songwriters.”
How about that!!! My sophomore album “Unleashed” is now officially up for pre-order ahead of my album launch on 23rd November. #FenaUnleashed is my gift to you for holding me down for a decade. The concert Fena be bananas!! Come catch a vibe. ❤ #FenaAt10. @BoomplayMusicKE. pic.twitter.com/Qcjl2XZ12g
— Fena Gitu (@Fena_menal) November 15, 2019
“Unleashed” album embodies a transformation of Fena’s persona, style and sound. Telling it as it is in the album, Fena tackles themes of love, ambition, women empowerment and leadership, while encompassing Nairobi’s vibrant lifestyle.
Fena worked with top producers on the 15-track album among them; Kanyeria, iLogos Music, Jazz Odongo, Mutoriah, Dillie and Magix Enga, featuring tracks such as “Monday Blues”, “Siri”, “Zing Zong”, “Trouble”, “Karibia” which capture her softer, lovey-dovey side. Whereas “Doing Her Thing Though”, “Chai Moto”, “Unleashed”, “Ndigithia” and “Empress” express a go-getter, unapologetic Fena. Her hit singles “Steam”, “Sijaskia Vibaya”, “Sema Ng’we” and “Kaende” take us to the lit Nairobi scene where anything goes.
Having taken a brief hiatus in 2015/2016 to reevaluate and re-strategize following the niche success of her debut album “Fenamenon”, Fena made a comeback into the music scene in 2017 with a crossover hit single, “Sema Ng’we”, marking the beginning of her “Unleashed” journey. Today, Fena is hailed as East Africa’s most sought after female music performers and brand influencers.