Kenyan artists have been busy in the studio making more Gengetone music for fans to party to. Artists like Maandy, Wakadinali, Trio Mio, Mejja and Lil Maina have released music that should definitely be included in your party playlist. The songs are available on major streaming platforms.
- Geri Inengi by Wakadinali
- BTW by Maandy, ExRay and Trio Mio
- Kishash by Lil Maina
- WABABA by Matata
- Balaa by Fathermoh, Joefes and DJ Katta
- Wanjapi by Uncojingjong
- So Fine by Rekles
- Nitakusema by Odi wa Muranga, Boondocks Gang, Mejja and King Kora
- Ameiva by Mavo on The Beat, Wyre and Zzero Sufuri
- Down Low by Kingpheezle and Mbogi Genje
Geri Inengi by Wakadinali
If you go to any corner of Kenya and raise the question ‘Alikam na kinini?’ The united response will be ‘Kish-sh Kihm-hm Kiha-ha’. Taken from Wakadinali’s ‘Exposed’ album, Geri Inengi is a song about staying ready and yet, it is also a song about the badassery that Wakadinali want to be associated with. However you interpret it, the song is a hit and a bop.
BTW by Maandy, ExRay and Trio Mio
Three of the most hard working artists in the Gengetone scene come together in BTW (short for By The Way) to deliver a groovy track that will be played in many parties to come. Maandy’s voice carries the chorus as she states ‘by the way me hukuwanga big man’. Trio Mio delivers some hot lyrical sauce reminding us all why he’s hailed as the modern E-Sir.
Kishash by Lil Maina
When he’s not on TikTok pranking his grandparents, Lil Maina is in the studio making music. Kishash is a 2 minutes and 49 seconds long ode to marijuana’s healing properties. Lil Maina taps the talented Ndovu Kuu to deliver a humorous and danceable Gengetone song.
WABABA by Matata
WABABA is a laid-back song by the group Matata. Wababa have class. They ride in expensive cars. They are at the top of the game and so if you want to know how to get into the Wababa club, listen to what Matata have to say about ‘Form za wababa’
Balaa by Fathermoh, Joefes and DJ Katta
Up for a lesson in new urban slang? Balaa is a word which on a normal day would simply mean ‘trouble’. The trio in this song come together to share different meanings of the word, some of which you won’t have guessed before even as they make you want to stand up and shake any appendage that can be shaken. You’re not only signing up for some creative alliterative lines but also an education in the latest urban slang.
WANJAPI by UncoJingJong, RapDokta and Bullet
Piga luku, kula wanjapi. Dress up and take pics. This Gengetone song is the anthem of those who value looking good. And we undertstand why. After all, first impressions are often visual activities. Hailing from Umoja, Uncojingjong remixes a beat popularly used by heavyweights Vybz Kartel and Popcaan in the dancehall song ‘Clarks’. WANJAPI is a celebratory anthem as much as it is a poem of belonging among those who value looking good.
So Fine by Rekles
Rekles is unarguably one of the fathers of Gengetone. He continues to deliver lyrical prowess with every release. ‘So fine’ is a solo endeavour dedicated to honouring and reassuring the woman in his life. Produced by Motif, the only crime we find with this song is that it leaves you wanting more.
Nitakusema by Odi wa Muranga, Boondocks Gang, Mejja and King Kora
Gengetone rapper Odi Wa Murang’a, real name Francis Macharia collaborates with Mejja, ExRay, Maddox and Kid Kora in ‘Nitakusema’. The artists are clearly here to have fun and let loose.
Ameiva by Mavo on The Beat, Wyre and Zzero Sufuri
Ameiva is an ode to a beautiful Kenyan woman. Mavo on the Beat, Wyre and Zzero Sufuri take on the task of creating a dancehall-gengetone mashup that delivers on great vibes and a chorus that is easy to sing along to.
Down Low by Kingpheezle and Mbogi Genje
Kingpheezle teams up with Mbogi Genje, the Gengetone group known for their bold slang interpretations which leave you listening to their music like a philosophical reading. Starting with a sample of Nazizi and Prezzo’s song ‘Let’s Get Down’, Down Low is a salute to the past.