By: Kennedy Kangethe
You may remember her from back in the day when she released her hit track “Tunakatika” in 2007 featuring the Under 18 hit maker Jimwat.
The track made her break into the Kenya music scene clinching a Chaguo La Teeniz award for Best Rising Female Artiste of the year at the tender age of 16.
The sassy musician who was raised in the United States had to go back to further her studies there but her dream did not die.
She would spend her summers in Kenya producing music and did a collaboration with Genge’s finest Mejja, on his hit single ‘Bro Wa Chali Yangu’ who is now part of the thriving group dubbed ‘The Kansoul’.
If the latest releases are to go by, Naomi Wamboe is here to take Nairobi by storm.
Last week Wamboe released two of her latest music video at Ebony lounge signaling to the lady artistes that she is here for the crown.
Niaje, visually enticing capturing the essence of Kenyan beauty from natural world life, glorious coastal shores with her captivating melody made me rate the video five stars points.
The song that was in collaboration with the Grammy awards winning trumpet player Owuor Arunga is a plight against poverty.
The video was produced by Swahili Pictures.
Wamboe also released yet another tantalising video dubbed “Addicted (Nyama Choma)” produced by one of the most sort producers in eastern Africa, Enos Olik.
The single talks about how she is addicted to some lover whom she can’t get over.
The quality of both videos kept her fans yearning for more.
“She is the game changer in the industry, where has she been all this time? This is what Kenya needs, artists that put Kenya on the map,” says Joseph Muraya a journalist who attended the launch.
With the trend set, all I can say, watch out Avril, Amani, Victoria Kimani, the beast is awake!