Spoken word star Willie Oeba linked up with rapper and Kaka Empire boss King Kaka for his latest release Mbekse.
Both artists have made headlines on different occasions for their hard-hitting songs addressing societal ills, such as Kaka’s Wajinga Nyinyi and Oeba’s Dear Mr. President.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that their combination is a message-heavy banger.
The talented Oeba uses wordplay to slam divisive agendas and challenges Kenyans to maintain peace and love.
The song is in line with the 16 Bars for Peace theme, the hallmark of Kaka’s latest campaign as part of a collaboration with USAID.
Mbekse, Sheng’ for two, is a reference to the universal two-finger peace symbol.
It could be considered timely given the rising political temperatures in the country.
Drama has been centred around proposed Constitutional amendments and high-octane 2022 succession politics.
Key figures have been addressing large political gatherings despite Covid-19 restrictions.
It has led to cries from artists including Naiboi and Khalighraph Jones that events be allowed to resume.
Many Kenyan artists who consider live performances their main source of revenue have suffered serious loss of income in recent months.
Listen to Oeba’s Mbekse below: