Earlier in the year, we had the opportunity to watch Bobby V, Keri Hilson and Horace Brown on stage for the Terminal Music Weekend. It’s even greater news to hear a legend like Bobby V has collaborated with a Kenyan act.
The US-Based Kenyan top lad King Kanja just released a single which features the R&B honcho Bobby V titled ‘Mambo Ni Leo’. He also sought a verse from fast-rising femcee Petra to make the jam authentically Kenyan.
Not every day we hear international voices on speaking Swahili on a track and you’ve got to hand it to King Kanja for pulling this off.
In the slow-paced bumpy beat, King Kanja kicks off the Ulopa produced jam before ushering in the black and gold afro-clad Bobby V, laying his signature vocals before a hard-hitting Petra wraps out in her dancehall-influenced style.
Speaking about the jam, Kanja said, “I had an amazing time working on this project/video in my homeland Kenya with an all Kenyan cast with the exception of Bobby V. When we first spoke the first thing he said was to set up the studio. It was all a vibe. Thanks to super producer Ulopa Ngoma, we started the vibe in the studio so by the time Bobby V got there it was pure magic,”
The jam should be celebrated and played as this is our only course to international recognition.
Check out the video below:
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