Happy Mashujaa Day viberz! Nothing excites Kenyans more than a holiday on a weekday because we like to rest and party! As we celebrate national heroes and heroes in our lives, below are fire patriotic songs to spruce up your playlist:
Leyla – Wimbo Wa Historia
Wimbo Wa Historia is without a doubt one of the most iconic tributes to the Kenyan freedom fighters. Leyla’s vocals are not only smooth but they also convey the deep emotions in the lyrics which narrate the struggle that the freedom fighters went through.
My Land Is Kenya – Roger Whittaker
My Land is Kenya is one of the most popular songs about our country. In this song, Roger Whittaker takes pride in being born in Kenya and declares that Kenya will always be in his heart no matter where he goes. He further praises the scenery by calling it a warm and free place.
Daima Mkenya – Eric Wainaina
There isn’t a single Kenyan that doesn’t know Daima Mkenya hence it is a staple in any Kenyan patriotic playlist. It is a true embodiment of the Kenyan spirit of unity, love, and peace and a true classic that will live forever.
Kenya Yetu – Coke Studio
This Coke Studio song is an underrated patriotic piece. Performed by Dela, Sauti Sol, Avril, and Nyashinski, Kenya Yetu boasts of not only beautiful praises for our country but also amazing harmonies and stupendous production.
Kenya Ya Milele – Fadhili Williams
Fadhili Williams wrote some of Kenya’s best songs and it is no surprise that his song Kenya Ya Milele is a top patriotic hit. This tune is Fadhili Williams’ pledge to faithfully serve his country.
Leo Ni Leo – Sanaipei Tande, Arrow Bwoy, Nadia Mukami, Bridget Blue
The Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) produces some of the best patriotic songs and Leo Ni Leo is just one of them. Mashujaa Day is a celebration and what better way to wrap up the playlist than with an upbeat beat tune that celebrates Kenyans?