Tusker Nexters finalists have dropped their singles making their official debut in Kenyan showbiz. The Nexters was created in March this year as part of EABL’s centenary celebrations. It is about ushering in the next generation of Kenyan talent in sports and the arts. Tusker Nexters finalists released 3 songs in collaboration with top Kenya stars Khaligraph Jones, Nadia Mukami, and Mejja.
The first single Flying High is by Mombasa native Angachi, Kitale resident Bakhita, and rapper Khaligraph Jones.
In this tune, the 2 nexters merge their energies together to create a Drill hit that has a co-sign from Khaligraph Jones in his verse.
The second single is titled Champe and it features Mombasa’s Lexxie, Zaituni from Nairobi, Kisumu rapper TK Lyon and the African popstar herself, Nadia Mukami. Without a doubt, Champe’s storytelling aspect stands out with the protagonist a guy, presumably TK Lyon, who finds himself in a love triangle with Lexxie, Nadia, and Zaituni.
Things get crazy as he is busted and has to explain himself to his lovers. Coupled with a vibrant music video and upbeat tempo, this one is fodder for the next viral TikTok challenge.
Lastly, is Dala Wa which is a Luo phrase meaning At home. Dala Wa brings together Kisumu singer Kamwana, Nakuru rapper Veryl Mkali Wao and Mejja to deliver a Benga-inspired hit. Moreover, this song has distinct vintage vibes and evokes Mejja’s memories in Calif Records.
The nexters complement each other – Kamwana’s distinct voice delivers the Dholuo melodies and Veryl Mkali Wao’s flaunts her impeccable flow. Finally, Mejja closes out the song in all his tumbler-toting glory, to cap off a fun song that brings out the good vibes no matter what setting the track is played in.
All these songs are available to listen to and watch on all streaming platforms such as YouTube, Boomplay, and Mdundo.
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