Kenya’s top female musician Akothee has dropped a new track dubbed ‘Mwììtuasa’ and Rayvanny is back with his 5th collaboration released in 2020.
Akothee – Mwììtuasa
Unlike all other her other songs, ‘Mwììtuasa’ is in Kamba, and listening to it, you’d think Akothee is a native of Ukambani. The beats are consistent with popular Kamba music, and Akothee does a great job of delivering the appropriate dance moves too.
According to the lyrics, the song is all about women working hard to make ends meet, and ensure their bills are paid. To sum it up, it is an empowering message that is just right for the International Women’s Day.
“Every woman should know that no amount of pity would ever put a smile or food on the table, once you have left your parents home in the name of relationship, your life & the life of your family members ( your children) remains your responsibility. It doesn’t matter the kind of work you will do to make ends meet, all life cares about is BILLS MUST BE PAID, BE STRONG,” she posted.
In the video shot in a village in Ukambani, Akothee is dressed like a Kamba woman and performs the roles expected of her as an active member of society.
The song has elicited massive reactions online according to Mdundo, with many impressed by Akothee’s command of the Kamba language. She noted she was excited about the new release saying, “Wait until you see me perform this mwiituasa live, you will know my blood is Kamba with a Luo skin”.
Rayvanny feat Dulla Makabila – Miss Buza
Popular Tanzanian musician Rayvanny aka Vanny Boy has dropped a new song dubbed ‘Miss Buza’ featuring Dulla Makabila.
‘Miss Buza’ has a Taarab sound, with danceable beats; it is one those songs that you shake our body lazily while listening to.
The song revolves around a lady (Miss Buza) that has wowed the duo. In the new release, Rayvanny pours his heart out and narrates how he truly feels about his love interest. In some parts of the song, the duo sing in Swahili in a sweet serenade.
Only the audio version has been shared so far, with the video expected later. The audio is doing well on YouTube with over 26,000 views, indicating that it is set to be a major tune in the East African region.
Now more than ever, local artists are turning to using the vernacular language to add value to the music they produce.Do you think its a good move?