Naiboi is ahead of his time

Michael Kennedy Claver, better known as Naiboi, is without a doubt one of the few music geniuses that we have in the country at the moment. If you ask me, I’ll tell you that he’s way ahead of his time.

Also read: Naiboi has really slowed down lately

I have to admit that I was a little bit worried when I realized that the Pacho Records founder didn’t have a song whose success can be compared to 2018’s 2 in 1 then Sondeka All Stars Remix happened.


If you look at the artists who were featured on the song, from the new-age acts to those who have been in the game for longer, then you’ll appreciate Naiboi’s ingenuity.

Just like 2 in 1 – which was made up of short videos of celebrities singing along to the song – Sondeka All Stars Remix features artists who are constantly on the lips of Kenyans.

They are; Fena Gitu, Mordecai of H_art The Band, Visita, Benzema of Ochunglo Family, Kristoff, Ex Ray of Boondocks Gang, Femi One and Khaligraph Jones.

Khaligraph Jones
Khaligraph Jones

Chances are, your favourite artist(s) is among the aforementioned names and this will make you listen to the song, and when you do you’ll realize that it’s actually a masterpiece.

To prove that the project was a brilliant idea, it has not only clocked 300,000 views, which is really good, but it has also been on the top 5 trending songs since it was released.

Naiboi just doesn’t release music like most local artists, every step is well-thought-out and the end result is always amazing.

I don’t know what he is planning next but I can tell you for free that it will be unique and you will be left asking for more. Established artists who are struggling to stay afloat should take a cue form him.

Listen to Sondeka All Stars Remix below and tell us what you think.

Ochunglo Family keeps setting the pace for Gengetone artists

Today, we are not going to talk about whether the Gengetone genre is still a big deal or not. Instead, I we will to focus on a group that has been making waves with every new jam and that is the Ochunglo Family.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

To be honest, to this very day, I’m yet to come across a song by Ochunglo Family that I didn’t like. Well, sometimes it takes a little bit of time before some of their song grow in me but I come to love them eventually.

Ochunglo Family treats fans to sizzling jam titled 'Make Up'
Ochunglo Family

The group which is made up of Benzema David alias Alejandro, Nelly The Goon and Dmore keeps setting the pace for other Gengetone artists because of their ingenuity.

The can turn almost anything into a track and you can rest assured that it will be a hit. The three musicians are some of the best lyricists that we have in Kenya at the moment so I’m sure it just child’s play to them.

I know people have varied opinions about their lyrics, with a vast majority saying that they are dirty. However, if you choose to focus on their rhymes and wordplay, you will realize that these guys are really talented.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

The other thing that I like about Ochunglo Family is that they are always trying out new ideas. For instance their new jam titled Make Up is a 2 in 1 concept that has not been seen locally and they pulled it off.

When all is said and done, we’ll remember Benzema, Nelly The Goon and Dmore for playing a crucial role in pushing Gengetone and getting us back to appreciating local music.

Watch Make Up below and tell us what you think and please get good earphones for this.

Benzema comes through on ‘Story Za Vanessa’ (Video)

Benzema David, who is one third of Kaa Na Mama Yako hitmakers Ochunglo Family, has dropped a new single and his fans can’t get enough of it.

Also read: Ochunglo Family keeps setting the pace for Gengetone artists

The jam titled Story Za Vanessa has been getting good airplay on local radio stations since it was released a few days ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it.

Benzema (Alejandro)

From my understanding, this song is about some girl he was dating. Apparently, he had to pretend that he had a job and was well-off so as to get her attention. Put simply, he was faking it.

Although I really like this track I must say that I was totally disappointed with Benzema. I mean, why the hell would he release a song that is only one minute and 12 seconds long? Is he even serious?

That aside, his wordplay on Story Za Vanessa is dope so much so that I can’t take my finger off the replay button. To add to that, Benzema – who happens to be my favorite Ochunglo Family member has a natural flow.

Benzema (Alejandro)

He’s also a good storyteller. I’ll give him that. As he sings, you can literally see what he’s saying unfolding right before your eyes and that trait is so commendable because many local artists don’t have it.

The beat on this track is impeccable. Alvin Brown, who is the chap behind most of Ochunglo Family’s hits, did a good job and as such, he deserves a pat on the back.

Watch Story Za Vanessa below and tell us what you think. Enjoy.

Ochunglo Family treats fans to sizzling jam titled ‘Make Up’ (Video)

Ochunglo Family, the super-talented Gengetone group that brought us hits like; Na Iwake, Mbingijii, Aluta, Kaa Na Mama Yako, Kirimino etc., is back with a new song and it’s a big tune.

Also read: Why Ochunglo Family will outlive other Gengetone musicians

The jam dubbed Make Up has been getting a lot of airplay on local TV and radio stations since it came out few hours ago and to be honest, we are also feeling it.

Ochunglo Family

Basically, this track highlights the fact that most women aren’t as beautiful as they appear because a number of them hide behind their make up. Ouch!

If you’re a big fan of Ochunglo Family, like myself, then you already know that this sing is lit even before you listen to it. Seriously though, when have they ever disappointed us?

All the three members of the group Dmore, Benzema (Alejandro) and Nelly The Goon are known to have dope flows. However, in this jam I was really impressed by the latter, especially the part where he calls out Ezekiel Mutua.

Ochunglo Family

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Make Up is that when you think it’s over the beat suddenly changes and Nelly The Goon and Benzema drop verses. Put simply, there are two songs in one.

I totally love the beat and instrumentation on this jam. Other than the fact that they make the song catchy, they also blend well with the artists’ flow, vibe and tempos. Kudos to Eric Musyoka for a good job.

The video is also dope. I was totally impressed by most of its aspects. Some of the things that caught my attention are the props, locations, lighting, smooth scene transitioning, concept, models and the general editing.

Watch Make Up below and tell us what you think. Enjoy!

Benzema has linked up with Ssaru and Eque on ‘Nimetoka Ki Sos’ and it’s worth your time (Video)

Benzema David (Alejhandro) , who’s one third of Krimino hitmakers Ochunglo Family, has dropped a new track with Ssaru and Eque and we love it.

Also read: Stop looking for content from new-age musicians!

The song titled Nimetoka Ki Sos has been getting massive airplay on local TV and radio stations since it was released a few days ago.

I really love this jam because it just flows. To add to that, the lasses on this song really brought their A-game so much so that they almost outshone Benzema.


Eque is the lady on the first verse and man she totally nailed it. After listening to this jam, I know you will agree with me that her wordplay is really on point. She just has a way with words.

However, if you ask me, I’ll tell you that Ssaru’s flow was way better. I know I should not compare the two but I could not help it. I really loved her verse and you can actually picture her dropping bars as you listen to her.

David Benzema (Alejhandro) also came through on this track. One of the reasons why many people – including yours truly – love him is because he just says what is on his mind and on most occasions it’s always dirty.

The beat for this jam was also dope. Although the tempo is a bit slow I would not be surprised if I saw people busting moves to it. Props to the producer.

Listen to Nimetokea Ki Sos below and tell us what you think.

Ochunglo Family’s Benzema has teamed up Breeder LW on ‘Do Re Mi’ and it’s a banger (Video)

Benzema, who is one third of popular Gengetone group Ochunglo Family, has dropped a new song with Breeder LW – who became a household name after dropping a lit verse in Khali Cartel 3.

The song dubbed Do Re Mi, has been receiving massive airplay on local TV and radio stations since it was released a few weeks ago.

This is one of the very few songs that you know is dope even before you listen to it because let’s be honest, when has Benzema, also known as Alejandro, ever disappointed us?

Benzema and Breeder LW
Breeder LW and Benzema David

This jam is so dope. Actually, I was pissed that it’s only two minutes and 51 seconds long. In my opinion it should be above six minutes because of it’s absolutely awesome.

Breeder LW really came through on this jam. His verse is on flames ladies and gentlemen, you just want to listen to him over and over. He also did justice to the hook.

As expected, Benzema’s verse was also tight. In my opinion, this chap is the prince of Gengetone punchlines and the way he does it, he makes it seem so effortless.

The  beat on this jam is also dope. I particularly loved how it fuses well with Benzema’s verse, I just kept nodding my head whole time. Props to the producer. I honestly can’t wait for the video!

Watch Do Re Mi below and tell us what you think.

Ochunglo Family’s Benzema has teamed up with Raj and Boutross on ‘Chorea’ and it’s a big tune (Video)

Benzema, who is one third of Ochunglo Family, has a new jam with Boutross and Raj and it slaps really hard. Like, really!

Also read: Boutross, young rapper who is changing the game

The song dubbed Chorea is all about having a good time, whether you planned for it or not. If you didn’t know chorea is a Sheng’ word that means ‘to plan for.’

Although this is not the kind of jam that you would expect Boutross or Raj to jump on, I think they really outdid themselves.

Boutross Munene
Boutross Munene

I loved the hook by Bouti, as he’s popularly known, there’s something about his coarse and lazy voice (some would call it baritone) that made it outstanding.

Of course, I also loved Raj’s verse on Chorea. I mean, how can I not? This lad’s flow is totally out of this world. No kidding.

Raj Kenya
Raj Kenya

In his verse, Raj says, “Shawty wako sikimbizi, wiki mbili tusha jiggy jiggy, ndizi biggy, mimi sitishiki, sishikiki na nakula paka kama mishikaki, ka si pesa baby tena me sitaki nina taki ya akina Taty, Akina Keti me waliniseti.”

If this is not greatness then I  don’t know what is ladies and gentlemen. I really don’t!

Benzema, who in my opinion is the illest lyricist in Ochunglo Family, also did a good job on this jam. Put simply, they all delivered.

The beat, which was produced by DJ Nephas, was also on point. Ivan Odie – who was the videographer also did a commendable job.

Watch Chorea below and tell us what you think.