Multi-talented Kenyan artiste King Kanja is back with new music.
The 2017 AFRIMMA Awards nominee has released a new EP titled “VIBES.” 3 of the 5-tracks of the EP feature collaborations. Among his releases, Chris Searcy’s sweet vocals feature all side Kanja’s sultry lyrics on “Weekend”. In “All my Life”, Kanja delivers an upbeat afro pop track produced by Silvastone. “Mesmerized” featuring Kenyan songstress Ida Longomba is a fast-paced club banger where Kanja also enlists Lovy Longomba (formerly of the Longombas) on his EP.
Speaking on his brand new EP release Kanja says, “Nothing touches an artiste more than the vibe you give people, and the vibe you leave someone with. I named my EP “VIBES” because all the people I’ve met, all the places I’ve been, and all the music I’ve heard left me with a vibe to share with the world through my music.” He also revealed “I plan to release a full album soon. I just wanted to give my fans and supporters a project that they can live on and feel while I finish my album.”
Kanja is also the executive producer of “VIBES” EP in which he worked closely with the legendary hip hop and R&B producer Chucky Thompson, who has previously produced for the likes of Usher, NAS, P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes. Chucky has produced 2 of the 5 songs on the VIBES EP.
Off the 5 tracks, Kanja has already released the videos of two of his smash singles “Cathy” and “Weekend” and is working on the new video for his afrobeat smash hit “Royal Family” produced by US based Cameroonian producer WILL BEATZ. The video is set to be shot in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and will be directed by one of the biggest directors in the U.S right now, and Kanja’s former mentor Shomi Patwary.