Nobody can predict the future. Not least the future of music in Kenya, dictated as it often is by factors beyond just talent. But there are some artists so fizzing with potential that their success seems so predestined.
Here are 5 Kenyan artists to watch in 2020.
- ARROW BWOY:
Dance hall artiste Ali Yusuf better known as Arrow Bwoy is definitely an artist to look out for this year.Arrow has steady footing in the music industry going by his club hits which include Digi Digi, Murder,Toto,Love Doctor featuring Demarco,Jango love and his latest music album Hatua.
2. BREEDER LW:
Paul Baraka, known by his stage name as Breeder LW, is gradually jumping into the scene with amazing music. Breeder LW’s first major project, “Nairobi State Of Mind (NSOM)”, was indeed a proper intro into the music scene. Before he dropped his recent full-length LP, “Kabla Kuosa”.His music include Do Re Mi featuring Benzema,Genjeness,Kitu Nono,Chachisha,Yes Bana Freestyle among others.
Popular Kenyan musician Reckles is one from Ethic Entertainment.Ethic Entertainment is a Kenyan music group composed of four members. The members are; Swat, Seska, Zilla and Rekless. Before becoming a group, the members were solo artists.
Ethic has released a series of hit singles that began with Lamba Lolo in May 2018. Along the way they have had features with various other Kenyan artists including Otile Brown, The Kansoul and Boondocks Gang.
Their songs as a gropu includes Lamba Lolo, Position, Saba,Instagram,Pandana ,Chapa Chapa,Thao ,Tarimbo ,Daktari ,Quarantei among others.
Rekles as an individual has a couple of songs under his belt which include Geezer,Lawama,Ghost Ya Amin Dada,Saliti & Catalogue.
Benzema David aka Alejandro is a Kenyan rapper/artist from Ochungulo family which is one of the best music crew in Kenya that pionered Gengeton wave.
His songs include: Story Za Vanessa,Pandemik,Kasheshe Uwongo,Chorea,Make Up among others.
5. BOUTROSS MUNENE:
Boutross Mwebia Munene is a rapper,producer and singer who resides in Nairobi, Kenya. Referring to his genre as ‘Shrap’ which is short for ‘Sheng and Rap.Sheng is a language mostly used by the urban Kenyan youth.
The Kenyan rapper has really made some big strides in his career having a couple of hit songs under his belt.His songs include Band Wagon,Story Ilianza,Omoka,Wrong,Chorea among others.