The year has only just begun but the Kenyan music scene is already abuzz with activity and releases from known and new artists. On day 1 of the year King Kaka released a gospel album titled ‘2nd Life’ in which he featured a beehive of Kenyan artists. The 17-track album features Kidum, Iyanii, Watendawili, Femi One, Solomon Mkubwa, Nviiri, Anasttacia Muema, Phyllis Mbuthia and several other Kenyan artists. Many other artists have released music since then. Here is our list of the top 20 Kenyan songs released in January 2023. You can stream the playlist on Spotify and on YouTube.
Click on any song to jump to that section. Please note that some songs are available on one platform and not on the other so don’t write bad reviews when you notice some numbers are missing on the list. For the full playlist with all songs, we recommend you listen to the Spotify playlist.
Top 20 Kenyan songs released in January 2023: