Pressure has finally got the attention of local channels and has been on rotation on Mambo Mseto which is hosted by Mzazi Willy Tuva on Citizen TV and Homegrown on KBC Channel 1.
Ordinareh Bingwa sent me the artwork for this record way before it dropped and I was quite impressed. I just knew (and hoped) that the song was going to be dope. Packaging is everything! I’ve said this before.
When Pressure dropped, I wasn’t disappointed. It was definitely a tune I knew I was going to bump to. Produced by Mortiff, the same one who produced other trap records such as Ting Badi Malo, Embesha and I AM KING, all by Khaligraph, Pressure is a trap song as well in which Ordinareh talks about his hustle; grinding while others sleep. The first release off his EP DIANI – PAPA LA KUSINI which is scheduled for release in August.
When the video dropped and it premiered on MTV BASE (before local stations picked it up), I wasn’t the only one who was impressed. MDQ noticed too and approved of the young rapper’s work who represents South Coast Kenya, Diani to be more specific. See the comments below his video, MDQ is the very first one to reassure Ordinareh that his video is good. Knowing Muthoni who’s admitted to not being easily impressed on the record, he must have made an impression; a HUGE one at that.
Odinareh Bingwa is an urban rap artiste from Diani, south coast of Kenya who started rapping when he lost his parents, using it as an outlet for his feelings. He defines his style ad Urban Swahili and his music is influenced by his every day life and surroundings.
All Night Budah, his refix of Kanye West’s “All Day” was a huge banger in the Coast, getting played in matatus and clubs. So huge was this track that a day after release it debuted on Capital FMs Hits Not Homework Top 9 at 9 chart at number 9. It rose to number 1 in 2 weeks and stayed there for a fortnight.
Ordinareh is definitely a bingwa as he won the Nzumari Awards Hip Artist of the Year Award in 2015, a clear indication that he’s making waves at the coast and it’s only a matter of time before he’s on everyone’s lips here in Nairobi.
His personal style is influenced by the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and Ice Prince, all rappers who are very fashion forward.
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