There is no doubt that female singers make the best girl power songs. That is why singers such as Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and Alicia Keys have sung some of the most iconic girl power songs. In case the reservoir of your girl power has been dwindling of late, below is a Kenyan all-female girl power playlist that will inspire you to find and celebrate the goddess in you:
She – Adelle Onyango
This song was part of her female empowerment project dubbed ‘She’ and it was written to inspire women across the world. Its music video is symbolic of some of the struggles that women face such as fear, self-doubt, anger and pain just to mention a few. This song will encourage you through your pain as you forge towards freedom and strength.
P*ssy Power – Fena Gitu Ft Maandy & Vallerie Muthoni
Off her latest EP Black & Gold, this song is a celebration of Kenyan girls. Its groovy beat makes it a personal favorite as it will not only remind you of how awesome you are, but it will have you up on your feet dancing.
True To Me – Karun Ft Sky Girls
This song was the official anthem of the sisterhood of Kenyan teenage girls organization, Sky Girls Kenya. In this track, Karun uses her soulful vocals to encourage young girls from all walks of life to be true to themselves and play by their own rules.
Queen – Muthoni Drummer Queen
If you have been doubting how awesome you are, then this song is the perfect reminder. Its bold lyrics will inspire the activist in you to fight for better rights for women and curse out retrogressive societal expectations on women. Plus, Muthoni’s switch from rap to singing in this jam is a true testament to her musical versatility.
Doing Her Thing Tho – Fena Gitu
Dedicated to all the women hustling hard, this track will keep you focussed on getting your money right sis. Doing Her Thing Tho proudly celebrates Kenyan female role models such as Victoria Kimani, Lupita Nyong’o, Edith Kimani, Victoria Rubadiri, and Huddah Monroe. Bonus point, this jam is upbeat so it will have you dancing, and dancing is a good thing right?
Stand Up Queen – Waithaka Ft Ythera
As the name suggests, this song is for the queens out there. It was one of the songs in the Odes by Queens album which was a project that brought together various talented female Kenyan singers who include Ythera, Chep, Meryl Paige, Serro, Mary Olive, Mella, Prisca Ojwang, Miss Kuria, Wabi Sherie and Zaituni Wambui. It is an encouragement to all women to continue pursuing their dreams.
I Got That – Petra Ft Victoria Kimani
This has to be one of the most underated Kenyan collaboration of our time. Both Petra & Victoria shine in their own verses. I Got That oozes boss babe vibes that will inspire you to get up and show up because you have what it takes.
Strong Girl – Victoria Kimani, Waje, Vanessa Mdee, Arielle T, Gabriela, Yemi Alade, Selmor Mtukudzi, Judith Sephuma & Blessing Nwafor
They say that great things happen when women come together, and what better way to summarize our playlist than with a song that brings together Africa’s most talented female vocalists including our very own Victoria Kimani? The message in this song is powerful and it deserves a slot in your playlist.