With a unique mastery of lyricism, boundless self-confidence, and a gen-z swagger that’s impossible to ignore, the 18-year-old Trio Mio, also known as Mkurugenzi or Son of the City, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after talents in the scene. Here are the top 10 Trio Mio songs:
1.Cheza Kama Wewe
Kicking off our list of the top 10 Trio Mio songs is the powerhouse hit, ‘Cheza Kama Wewe’. Released at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, this song served as a much-needed source of relief and entertainment. From the moment the beat drops and he starts “Nina kakitu kwa mbosho nikutolee form” it’s impossible not to feel the ease of delivery, the energy and passion that Trio Mio pours into the track The song is a diary of fun times being had during a time of plenty, delivered with a level of raw emotion that is both moving and inspiring. To crown the party song, Trio Mio featured Kenya’s best party ambassador and respected music storyteller Mejja along with Exray and Nellythegoon. The artists’ combination, Trio Mio’s smooth flow, and the infectious beat make ‘Cheza Kama Wewe’ a true standout in his catalog and solidifies his place as a rising star in the industry.
Coming in at number two on our list is ‘Fine Settings’, a track that finds Trio Mio at the top of his game. Produced by ‘Vinc on the Beat’, this song is a showcase of Trio Mio’s undeniable talent and lyrical prowess. The beat is infectious, and Trio Mio’s flow is smooth and effortless, making it impossible not to move to the music. But beyond the catchy melody, ‘Fine Settings’ is also a powerful anthem that teaches valuable life lessons. The song speaks about the importance of valuing friendships, proving the naysayers wrong, and staying true to oneself.
3.Zubizuu (with Toni Tonn)
Next on the list of top songs by Trio Mio is ‘Zubizuu’, a track that is a powerful anthem for those who have been held back by doubters and gatekeepers. With lyrics that are both sharp and thought-provoking, Trio Mio delivers a message that is both powerful and necessary. He speaks to those who have been held back by those who seek to impede progress for others, even when they have nothing to gain from it. Trio Mio’s lyrical prowess shines through on ‘Zubizuu’, making it a must-listen for anyone who has ever felt held back by the opinions of others. This song proves that Trio Mio is not just a talented artist but also a powerful voice for change.
4.Dweet (with A Pass and Masauti)
‘Dweet’ is a party anthem that has been stuck in the heads of many since its release. The song, slang for “do it”, is an instant mood-booster, with its catchy beat and masterfully produced visuals by Anthony Osore. The Kingpheezle & Herbert Skillz produced track is not just a song but an experience that will make you want to get up and dance. It’s the perfect addition to any party playlist and is guaranteed to get the crowd moving. Dweet is a catchy tune which also provided a great opportunity for Trio Mio’s to express his versatility as an artist and his ability to create music that resonates with his audience. The song will make you want to live in the moment and forget about your worries.
5.Buda (with Scar Mkadinali)
Buda is a showcase of growth for Trio Mio. Both as an artist and as a person. Collaborating with Scar Mkadinali, the duo delves into some of the issues they and those in their neighborhoods and towns face. Insecurity and gun violence are just some of the themes covered in this track, both issues which have been a thorn in the side of many peace-loving citizens, not just in Nairobi but around the country.
‘Buda’ highlights these issues in a raw and honest way making it important for the viewers to remember that art reflects society; it’s not just entertainment. The lyrics are thought-provoking as are the visuals, making it a standout track in Trio Mio‘s discography. It’s a song that will make you feel, think and act for a better society. ‘Buda’ is not just a song but an important conversation starter. Trio Mio’s and Scar Mkadinali’s skillful delivery make it a must-listen.
‘Steppa’ is a track that showcases Trio Mio’s undeniable talent and lyrical prowess. The song is chock full of masterfully crafted lines that are delivered with a level of confidence that is inspiring. The combination of Trio Mio’s smooth flow, relatable lyrics, and catchy beat make ‘Steppa’ a true contender on this list.
7.Niko Busy (with Renata)
‘Niko Busy’ is a powerful anthem for those who strive for success through hard work and dedication. Trio Mio, in this song, talks about the importance of putting in the work and the sacrifices that come with it. He calls out the ‘jokers’ in the music industry who rely on luck and shortcuts to get ahead. He speaks to the hustlers and the dreamers, reminding them that success is not handed to you on a silver platter, it’s earned through grit and determination.
This song is an ode to hard work and perseverance, reminding us that the path to success is not always easy. Trio Mio is one of the artists who see the path and actually follow it diligently and patiently. He has shown that with hard work and consistency, one can achieve their dreams, and he’s the living proof of it. He’s not just beating his chest, but he’s also leading by example.
8.Form (with Kilundeezy)
At number 8 on our list of top Trio Mio songs is ‘Form’. Form is a powerful and fun track that showcases the power of the internet, and in particular, the power of social media to connect talented people. This track came to life after Kenyans on Twitter showed support for upcoming artist Kilundeezy who had wanted to collaborate with Trio Mio for a while. Eventually, the two artists met in the studio and ‘Form‘ was created. The result is a track that is a true collaboration of two talented artists, each bringing their unique style and perspective to the table. Both Trio Mio and Kilundeezy deliver heavy-hitting bars full of rhyme, metaphors, alliteration, and other literary devices that make the song stand out.
The song is not just about the music but also about the story behind it. The story of two artists who were brought together by the power of social media, and the power of the people who supported them. The story of how two strangers became friends, and how two friends created something great. Form is a good reminder of the power of connection and collaborations in life.
9.Hapa Kazi Tu
‘Hapa Kazi Tu’ is a track that highlights the importance of being proactive and hardworking in order to achieve success. The message of the song is simple, “Here, it’s only work”, it’s a call to action, to get out there and make things happen. Trio Mio delivers this message over a catchy beat and a level of ease that is a testament to his unarguable talent. He speaks to the dreamers, reminding them that success is not handed to you on a silver platter. It is earned through grit and determination.
Closing out our list of top Trio Mio songs is ‘Achia’, a track that showcases Trio Mio’s longevity and skill as an artist. In this song, he addresses other artists in the game who may be running out of steam, and tells them to leave the stage to him and others like him who still have the skills and energy to go further and do better. “Mechi imekushinda buda achia magwiji“. If it’s too hot for you, get out of the kitchen and leave the pros. They’ll cook for the guests and take all the glory.