1. Masauti – Sare
Masauti is known for his, usikate tamaa track, which was a motivational love song that encourages lovers to stick by each other despite the tough times. Sare is yet another beautifully done song with good quality visuals from Nezzoh Montana. Sare is a love song where the persona in the song proclaims his love for his lover. In one of his verses, Masauti says, “umenifanya zuzu umenikoroga,ndio maana kwako mi siwezi toka kabisa nimeganda,nimeganda.” This is an admission of love, a statement of absolute conviction and a need to be loved. If you are looking for the right words to communicate love for your better half, then this song will get the job half done for you.
2. Khaligraph Jones – Beat It
Beat It is part of Testimony 1990, one of Khaligraph’s mind blowing albums. Beat It has elicited mixed reactions from the audience and formed the basis of discussions on social media and other entertainment news outlets. This is why: Apparently, according to the song, Jones had a girl who he loved more than anything, but she cheated on him, in his house and elsewhere. He claims that he made her a diva from a broke b!t(h. The OG goes ahead to claim that he found out her antics and decided to move on. Beat It is a bitter song from a cheated lover. On the flip side, it has good quality visuals and great audio.
3. Jux ft Nyashinski – Incase You don’t know
Arguably, this is a collaboration made in heaven. Incase You Don’t Know is your ultimate love song, with over 1.4 million views on YouTube. Jux is a celebrated bongo artist with tunes such as Uzuri Wako, which had a good reception. Nyashinski, on the other hand, is a lyrical maestro. He plays with words to create the perfect symphony. Listening to him makes one wonder what life would be if African folk songs still ruled the African entertainment world because the grip one gets when listening to Nyashinski is similar to the connection one has when listening to traditional folk songs. Incase You Don’t Know is nothing short of glorious. It hits the heart at the right angle and makes lovers merry. It is a hit.
4. King Kaka ft Romain Virgo- One & Only
The self-proclaimed king of Kenyan rap, Rabbit, is a force. To prove his dominance in his area of expertise, Rabbit has collaborated with Romain Virgo, the mind behind Rich In Love tune, in his latest hit One and Only. The song, which is directed by Tokodi, a renowned Kenyan actor, is 3.33 minutes of pure bliss. It is a love song.
5. Willy Paul – Bebi Bebi
Arguably, Willy Paul is the most controversial artist in Kenya. If the analogy that any publicity is good publicity in the entertainment industry holds true, he must be the most famous artist in Kenya. Bebi Bebi is yet another great tune from the gifted artist. It is a simple love song that effortlessly puts you on your feet ready to twist and turn your body in the name of love.
6. King Kaka- East Kwa Mabeast
Do you remember Swahili Shakespeare? Well, East Kwa Mabeast is also another dose of wise words married to a great tune and presented by a legendary sound. This song is best appreciated if you hear it for yourself. I hope you find satisfaction, insight and perspective after listening to it.
7. Otile Brown-Crush
Otile has curved space for himself in the entertainment space thanks to his quality sound and visuals. Directed by X-Antonio, Crush has attracted over 1.1 million views under two months, given that it was published on Feb 19, 2019. Crush is a love confession. The persona in the song pours his heart out in a bid to woo his lover. It is one of the best latest Kenyan songs, especially for those looking for a strategy to get out of the friend zone and into a relationship.
8. Khaligraph Jones, Nyashinski, Fena Gitu, Naiboi, Jua Cali – SELFIE
Selfie is your ultimate party anthem. Coming from Kenya’s music heavyweights, it has all the right vibes. The song is lyrically correct as much as it is socially acceptable. The visuals have been correctly done to take over the industry. Honestly, Selfie is a breath of fresh air in Kenya’s music industry. It is dope.
9. Fena Gitu – Steam
Released early in the year, Steam is a piece of dance music that will make you whine your body unapologetically. Fena is among Kenya’s female musicians who have maintained their relevance through sheer hard work, quality music and just being awesome. Listen to this great song and have the time of your life.
10. Akothee – Abebo
Akothee loves life. I feel good now that that is out there. Abebo awakens the Kenyan in you, Luoism to be specific. Having Kanungo tunes, Abebo is a song that will fill your body with goosebumps. Yes, it is that good. It has deep African tunes that transcend any form of the modern tune. It appeals to the patriotic self and your connection to your African roots. Listen to this song to have the time of your life.
11. Sauti Sol ft Toofan & UNikk Dance Mvmnt – Love on the Dance Floor
12. Bahati – Nyota
Bahati continues to release quality gospel music that appeals to the soul. Nyota is another lesson that teaches about Christianity. It is a celebratory song, a prayer of gratitude. 13. Ringtone – Kesho Yako Subscribe to watch new videos Ringtone is famous for his inspirational gospel songs. Kesho Yako is another dose of hope. It is a song suited for every age group as it talks about life and perseverance as you work towards your bright future, with God as the guide.