Kenya is a country rich in culture and music, and there are countless albums that showcase the talent of local artists. However, if you’re looking for a starting point, here are five albums that everyone should give listen to:
- Ndani ya Cockpit 3 by Wakadinali: This album features a mix of traditional and modern sounds, with influences from genres such as benga, rhumba, and hip hop. Wakadinali’s smooth vocals and clever lyrics make this album stand out in the Kenyan music scene.
- East Mpaka London by Buruklyn Boyz: This album is a fusion of traditional Kenyan sounds and contemporary hip-hop beats. The Buruklyn Boyz bring a fresh perspective to Kenyan music and their unique style is sure to impress.
- Mawingu by Boutross: This album is a blend of African rhythms and electronic beats, and Boutross’s unique style sets him apart from other Kenyan musicians. His use of traditional instruments such as the kora and the xylophone gives the album a distinct sound.
- Boss by Okello Max: This album is a showcase of Okello Max’s versatility as an artist, with a mix of R&B, hip hop, and afrobeat tracks. The album features collaborations with other artists and it is an anthem for the youth.
- Ceduction by Cedo: This album is a must-listen for fans of R&B and soul music. CEDO’s smooth vocals and emotive lyrics make this album a standout in the Kenyan music scene. The album features collaborations with other artists and it is a fusion of R&B, soul, afrobeat, and hip-hop.
Overall, these albums offer a diverse representation of the rich and vibrant music scene in Kenya. Whether you’re a fan of traditional sounds or contemporary beats, there’s something for everyone on this list.