New Kenyan music is our core business on this weekly chart. While January is wrapping up, the 254 music kitchen is just getting started as far as new releases are concerned. From themes of gratitude to love, this crispy fresh chart has both established and new acts. Below is this week’s list of the hottest new Kenyan music releases.
Nowe Sweety – Bahati Ft Joyce Wamama
Bahati is on a mission to flex his versatility no doubt. Nowe Sweety is a unique Afropop song with elements of Mugithi. Its catchy hook and beautiful lyrics make it a fan favorite if the current streaming numbers are anything to go by. Joyce Wamama and Bahati display amazing chemistry in both their verses and the music video. It is definitely a timely new Kenyan music release for the upcoming Valentine’s season.
Mambo Ya God – Kushman
Peddi Wa Magenge is back with a new banger! The upbeat track is a letter of gratitude to God and his providence. Through this hit, Kushman demonstrates that gratitude doesn’t have to be all sobby and sad. The chorus and verses are laced with his usual comic and braggadocio undertones, providing just the right ingredients for a hit song.
With Me – 911
Fast-rising pan-African rapper, recording and performing artist, songwriter, and record producer 911 has dropped his debut single With Me and it is fire! The song is a well-mastered piece that lays a solid foundation for his growing career. Not only does 911 showcase his songwriting and delivery ability, but he also puts out a high quality sonically pleasing piece. Furthermore, the song’s vibrant music video is graced by rapper Dyana Cods who plays 911’s love interest.
Masti – Smady Tings Ft Masta VK, MOEAZY & Nastie Nasti
What is a week without a Drill banger? Masti is a necessary collaboration that showcases how good chemistry can thrive on a hardcore Drill beat. Each of the rappers shines in their respective verses in their one unique way while still maintaining a cohesive piece. Even though we might need some translation on the heavy sheng’ used in the song, this is still a certified crispy fresh banger.
Nashukuru – Benachi
2023 seems to be a good year as gratitude is the in the air. Representing the Gospel front is Benachi’s new song Nashukuru is yet another letter of thanks. It is largely an Afropop tune with Amapiano undertones. Nashukuru will definitely have you up on your feet dancing. Pure vibes if you ask me. Lastly, its music video is packed with fire dance moves from the Flamers dance group.