The recent revelations about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage stirred a worldwide conversation. In a candid talk on Jada Pinkett’s show Red Table Talk, the actress revealed that she had an extramarital affair with RnB star August Alsina. The affair which she referred to as an ‘entanglement’ sparked a lot of memes making this word the butt of the jokes by netizens across the globe.
Most affairs, now referred to as entanglements, have adverse effects on romantic relationships. There are many songs that have been written to express the pain caused by infidelity from a trusted partner. Below is a curated Kenyan ‘entanglement’ playlist for your listening pleasure:
Hit and Run – Otile Brown Ft Khaligraph Jones
Off his latest album Just In Love, this track is about a man who resorts to hit and run kind of relationships after being cheated on by a woman he loved so much. In this track both artistes address the pain of the infidelity as they invested a lot in the relationship yet they still got cheated on, hence their lack of belief in love.
Taboo (Taabu) – Phy
This track is definitely the theme of entanglements. Taboo is about a woman who is developing feelings outside her committed relationship hence the title taboo. In this song, Phy addresses the struggles of being faithful when attracted to someone else.
Coming Home – Sauti Sol
Coming Home is without a doubt one of the most popular songs from Sauti Sol’s second album Sol Filosofia. Its iconic music video tells the story of an artist who left his lover at home to make money doing shows only to come back and find her pregnant with her someone else’s child.
Lucy – Bensoul
Lucy was the first-ever release by Bensoul as a Sol Generation signee. The singer expresses his love for a lady called Lucy but at the same time addresses his fear of infidelity as Lucy appears to have a reputation for entertaining other suitors. The energy in this track can light up a fire, that is why this song is still a certified banger.
Uliza Kiatu – H_ART The Band
This list would be incomplete without this song. This sad love song thrust H_ART The Band to the limelight. In this track, the singers express the pain of being cheated on despite doing everything to make the relationship work.