As we officially usher out the month of love, great Kenyan artists decided to start off March Madness the right way by dropping heat on us. Here are our 4 essential tracks for the weekend;
- Niambie- Xenia Manasseh
This is the first drop in a minute from one half of burgundy music. The song starts off with deep, dark but sultry production before the soothing voice of songstress Xenia chimes in serenading an apparent love interest. The song starts slow but builds steadily as we see Xenia use her falsetto in a way that is fast becoming her signature style. The most impressive thing about this song, however, is the ability of Xenia and her team to arrange the melodies of the song in a completely unpredictable manner and make it catchy within an impressive two minute, sixteen-second timeframe.
- Sana Sana-Wangechi ft Scar Mkadinali
The ‘Used to it’ femcee returns with a fun anthem complimented by an artistic video, literally (there is graffiti in the backdrop). She recruits Scar of Wakadinali who drops a bar-heavy verse before they go back and forth borrowing off each other’s flow. It’s a catchy, hype and fun song highly appropriate for a fun weekend.
- Your Name-Noel Nderitu ft Lisa Oduor-Noah
Off his recently released Ep, ‘The Love Sessions’ the intimate song starts off with a calming effect before Café Ngoma’s R&B act of 2017, Noel Nderitu starts the song off singing to a love interest in a way reminiscent to a conversation. He expresses his desire to know his love interest by first knowing her name. Lisa’s powerful vocals then come in breathing an aura of feminine elegance to the song as she too expresses an interest in the now stranger, but hopefully future lover. The two vocally blend well together and are successful in making one feel like they are listening to a love story.
Coming off the back of a tough time for the accomplished artist, Octopizzo bounces back in a way only he can. Despite the fact that this song was dropped last month, it continues to gather hype and deservedly so. The production is crisp and the ‘Oliel’ hitmaker continues to reign supreme in a lane he carved out for himself with pinpoint lyrical delivery and great video quality. Octopizzo continues to show his peers that investment in visuals and production is key with this track whilst providing a banger for his fans.