Many Kenyans are getting into another week of quarantine and the curfew occasioned by the presidential directive on reducing the spread of Covid-19. American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou once said, “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” In this time of quarantine and uncertainty caused by the Corona Virus pandemic, music can sure be our refuge.
Below is a playlist of amazing Kenyan music that doesn’t get its deserved media airplay but will definitely touch your soul and lift your spirits
El-Shaddai – H_ART The Band Ft Cedo
This is an inspirational track from their maiden album Made In The Streets. The harmonies and vocals will surely brighten your day. Plus Cedo always does magic to every track he touches.
Akia – Serro
Akia is Dholuo word meaning ‘I don’t know.’ This track tells a beautiful love story of a woman who is scared of falling in love due to her past experiences in romantic relationships. Serro’s voice never disappoints, it is definitely worth your time.
Unioshe – Collo G Ft Wanavokali
This track is an eargasmic blend of Collo G’s legit bars and the melodious harmonies of rising singing group Wanavokali. It sings about sinful ways of mankind and God’s unending forgiveness.
Hera – Meryl Paige
This is a beautiful English and Dholuo love song for the RnB music lovers. It will inspire your wedding playlist. Meryl Paige’s powerful vocals did justice to this RnB song.
No Retreat – Cathy Matete
They say that ‘Nobody can stop Reggae‘ and what is a powerful playlist without a Reggae song? This Reggae love song will make you fall in love with Cathy Matete. Just press play.
Fresh – Masterpiece King Ft Moji Shortbaba
A gospel song that speaks of the beauty of having God in your life. The upbeat tempo of this track will get you on feet.
Taniua – Bahati & Boondocks Gang
Gengetone is taking over Kenyan showbiz and despite the controversy that this track gained, give it a try and who knows, maybe, just maybe, you might end up liking it.
Niombee – Bensoul
This soulful track will get you in touch with your spirituality. It was one of the tracks from the ‘1919 to Forever’ which was a collaboration between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Sol Generation.
So Alive – Sage Ft Octopizzo
Any valid playlist must have a TBT track and this track perfectly fits for this playlist. The inspirational message in the lyrics of both Sage and Octopizzo will inspire you to keep on keeping on during your quarantine.
Corona – Masauti, Chuchu, Goergy (Raygee), PPMC and Amb. Amina Mohamed
This track is a message from the Kenyan Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage that is urging Kenyans to follow the guidelines from the health care experts in the fight against Corona. The vocals on this track are certified. We would love to see more collaborations from these singers.
Enjoy your quarantine and remember to follow the guidelines given by the health experts. Keep safe.