A time like this last year I was full time #TeamAliKiba as he was one of the nominees for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTVEMA). The undeniably talented Wiz Kid bagged that one but I was all the same happy for him coz this is Africa, we always got each other.
2017 is here and the guy who came back to set fire to the rain is a nominee and Kenyans are not keeping calm. I also can’t, it’s Nyashinski, nominated for his sensational hit single Malaika. Yeah yeah, look through the archives for a piece I did on that song. Every girl has probably done a piece in relation to this song as a dedication to their better half.
Fast back on track, Nyash is the creator of just about the biggest bangs the industry has had in its entire history. The ex-Klepto guy went MIA for a while and made a come back with Now You Know, followed it up with the conscious Mungu Pekee, which I must mention is more gospel than most gospel songs we have in this country.(Hahaha) You could call his next Aminia a diss track but I’d just say it’s a lyrical reality check for the music industry. Then finally Malaika…check it out yourself, it’s one of those that can melt a monster’s heart.
So get on with it already, vote vote and vote again. Sauti Sol brought it to us back in 2014 and I do not doubt that Nyash will do too. I am not saying this is an easy scoop, he is nominated alongside South Africa’s, Nasty C and Babes Wadumo , Nigeria’s WizKid and Davido lastly the great Angola’s C4 Pedro.
I know how ya’ll Kenyans fancy Naija and SA fam but can we please stay loyal for our boy on this one. If you think this is emotional blackmail, it might as well be so, changamkeni, click on the link below and vote vote vote!!!