US-based Kenyan producer Waithaka presents AKIA featuring Kenyan songstress Serro; off the soon to be released all-female album ‘Odes By Queens’. AKIA, Dholuo for ‘uncertainty’, is a melodious track laid on heavy percussive rhythms accompanied by flamenco-style guitar lines.
Alternating between Dholuo, English, and Swahili, Serro sings of walls that she’s built high out of wounds from past relationships. She expresses her desire to release all inhibitions and share love intimately with her suitor.
In the video directed by Callivan Creative’s, Ivan Odie, a waitress’ beauty has her workmate enchanted. She’s however too guarded to accept his romantic gestures as endearing and genuine as they are. Her fears are seen to stem from a past experience whose glimpses we see through intense flashback scenes.
Watch Akia video by Waithaka and Serro below:
Speaking on the collaboration, Waithaka says, “Serro’s songwriting and vocals captured my attention when she released ‘Rongai’. I have been a fan since and I’m excited to have her on my album. AKIA’s creation process was spontaneous and organic. “The song was written, composed and recorded in one studio session.” Serro chimes in with, “AKIA is a story personal to me and many others. It gives the thoughts, fears, and perspective of an emotionally unavailable person. I’m excited that this is my first release for 2020. My fans should expect more singles and my debut album in the course of the year.”
AKIA is the second single off “Odes By Queens” – a WaithakaEnt project that brings together Kenya’s leading female vocalists: Prisca Ojwang’, Miss Kuria, Ythera, Maryolive Mungai, Wabi Sherie, Zaituni Wambui, Lenah Gayah and Miss Chepkorir in one album.
Produced by Waithaka Ent
Guitars by Benjamin Kabeseke
Additional Background Vocals by Zaituni Wambui and Waithaka
Mixing & Mastering by Giggz for 4reigner Music Group, Houston TX
Video directed by Ivan Odie for Callivan Creatives