10 Kenyan collabos that ruled the airwaves in 2020

Musically speaking, 2020 was a great year for Kenyan artists. If you ask me, I’ll tell you that I have never seen a year with as many great collabos like the ones that dropped in the last 12 months.

One might say that local artists had more studio time because of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to cancellation of shows to reduce its spread but that is neither here nor there.

As the year comes to an end, I decided to do  a list of collabos that made us hit the replay button a couple many times and left us yearning for more.

Anyway, here they are in no particular order. Please note that this is my personal opinion.

1. Otile Brown ft Meddy – Dusuma

2. Femi One ft Mejja – Utawezana

3. Nadia Mukami ft Sanaipei Tande – Wangu

4. Khaligraph Jones ft Bien – Yes Bana

5. Mbogi Genje X Richy Haniel ft Mejja

6. Ssaru ft Mejja – Leo


7. Nyashinski ft Chris Kaiga – Hapo Tu

8. Otile Brown ft Mejja – Watoto Na Pombe

9. Parroty X Kabagazi X OneBoy ft Mejja – Lewa

10. Tanasha Donna ft Mbosso – La Vie

Kenyan musicians have done so many collabos this year and we’re really impressed

Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t but Kenyan musicians have dropped so many collabos since the year began. If you are a huge fan of local music, like yours truly, I’m you are also impressed.

For the first time in a long while, there’s something good to say about the local entertainment industry. We’re barely five months into the year and we’ve seen the most unexpected collabos. It’s such an exciting time to be alive.

Artist have not only realized the importance of doing collabos, they have also decided to step out of the comfort zones. On a light note, I’m pretty sure Kenyan musicians agreed that 2019 is the year of working together.

What I love most about this is that our artists are not only working with their fellow Kenyan musicians, they are also crossing borders and working with acts from Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana and Jamaica.

The likes of rapper Khaligraph Jones have featured on four great collabos since we crossed over into 2019. The songs are; Japo Kidogo, Kiboko (Remix), Megarider (Remix), and Chukua Selfie which was a campaign but still counts.

Papa Jones aslo featured Nigerian rapper Ycee on Gwala which was released in January this year.

If you’ve noticed, Naiboi is also doing a lot of collabos this year. He has two songs with Kristoff, a song with Brown Mauzo. He was featured on Chukua Selfie. His new song with Vivian and Savara dubbed came out a few hours ago.

Arrow Bwoy has also been breaking his back when it comes to music collabos. He has a song with Demarco, another one with Cecile. He has also worked with Gabu and Jovial

Other artists who’ve dropped good collabos this year are; Willy Paul, Timmy Tdat, Nyashinki, Jua Cali, Avril, King Kaka, Mr Seed, The Kansoul, Rankaddah, Rankaddah, Mayonde, Ochunglo Family, just to name a few.

To say the least, I am impressed. I can’t help but imagine how many more great collabos we’ll see before the year ends. I hope this also serves as a wake up call to artists who have been shying away from collabos.

What are some of your favourite local collabos this year? Leave a comment below.