Zzero Sufuri ridicules ‘Lamba Lolo’ hit makers Ethic in new release dubbed ‘Matisha’ (Video)

Zzero Sufuri has the dropped the video for Matisha and it’s a masterpiece ladies and gentlemen!

The audio was released sometime last year and as know, a song never really does well until it has a video, so he did the needful.

Matisha was released barely six weeks after he dropped the mega hit that is Zimenishika and as expected its also doing well. Maybe, just maybe, it might surpass the latter which has clocked 900,000 views on YouTube.

Zzero Sufuri

As we speak, the song has passed the 150,000 mark yet it’s barely a week since it was released.

Matisha simply means a good feeling, or better yet, a positive feeling. Basically, Zzero is encouraging his fans to do things that make them happy, whatever it is.

“Eeeh, ka umepiga look uko msafi, jo umetumatisha (matisha)  ka uko na kamutu, ni kazuri na kamematisha (matisha) mambo ya kuhanya biriganya bado umematisha eeeh, na kangoma kengine kanaitwa matisha (matisha).”

I hope you get it.

The best part about this song is where he blasts Ethic, the group that is behind the Lamba Lolo hit. I have a feeling that this might bring bad blood between them but wait, wouldn’t that be a good thing?

Anyway, he says, “Si ni kumatisha, wako lamba lolo isha tubore, hujaskia ma morio flani wakali wametoka Dago si wamekam na ingine mbaya si unasikia vile inadunda bro.”

The song was produced by Drisa and directed by Blackpearl.

Watch Matisha below and tell us what you think.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7UFoGLcVNw

Kenyan artists should be very worried about Zzero Sufuri

Kenyan artists, especially the new-age ones, should be worried sick about Zzero Sufuri. I can’t stress this enough.

Apart from the fact that his style is different, this young dancehall is getting popular by the day yet he’s not using explicity to grow his fan base. That is almost unheard of in Kenya!

Kenyan music has become so raunchy so much so that if you are not singing about sex, women’s rears, boobs or their genitalia then your people will disregrd your music. But you see, Zzero is not doing that.

Well, you could argue that he’s popular today because he gathered courage and released a song about smoking weed.

Zzero Sufuri

I’m not disputing that notion but let’s be honest, how many people can compose a song like Zimenishika? How many Kenyan songs are out there about smoking weed? How many of them garnered 900,000 views in 6 weeks?

The way I see it, Zzero Sufuri is very talented. He thinks outside the box. That way, he’s able to make music that can cut across audiences.

Chances are, most of the people who enjoy Zimenishika have no clue what a blunt looks like.

If you listen to his lyrics word for word, you’ll realize that he put a lot of thought when he was writing the song down. You’ll also notice that he has infused dancehall with mumble rap, isn’t Zzero Sufuri a genius?

Also read: Zzero Sufuri’s ‘Zimenishika’ is a masterpiece (Video)

One day, Kenyans will get tired of listening to explicit songs. It will be too much since every new artist thinks it is the only way to get known.

Believe you me, that day is just around the corner. The lamba lolo, geuka nikubeng and wamlambez singers should brace themselves.

When that day comes, the likes of Zzero Sufuri will be left standing because he’s actually talented!

Watch his latest single Matisha below.

New-age musicians are so unpredictable and that’s the beauty of music

Gone are the days when every song was about hitting on fine ladies in a club, love, checking out ladies in the hood or just getting wasted.

Kenyan music has become so diverse in the last few years  so much so that there’s a song literally about anything that you can think of.

I might have some reservations about new-age musicians and how they package their songs. However, the fact is that they have played and continue to play a huge role in diversifying the Kenyan sound.

Also read: New age musicians are destroying the Kenyan sound

Unlike their older peers, new-age musicians are more spontaneous. An idea is hurriedly conceived, the next minute they are in studio recording the song.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

Before you know it, the song is out and getting good reviews on social media as well as music streaming sites.

If you listen to Ethic, Ochunglo Family, Boondocks Gang, Zzero Sufuri, G-Rock and the likes explaining how their hit songs came to be, they all say that they were just vibing in the house and viola!

Perhaps, this unpredictability is what the Kenyan music industry needs. Think of it like this, the main reason people like Willy Paul are successful is because you never know what to expect of them.

One minute he has a gospel song that really glorifies The Lord, the next he’s getting naughty in a music video with Nandy.

Willy Paul and Nandy
Willy Paul and Nandy

Unpredictability is what makes music beautiful. For instance, Sauti Sol members have a new song where they are singing in French, Lingala and Kinyarwanda. Who would have thought?

New-age musicians have realized that impulsiveness works in the Kenyan music industry. That’s why you’ll find them singing about anything.

From matatus, smoking weed, dustbins, bedroom matters, women’s rears, KDF mandanzis, you name it. I’m sure you also agree that this unpredictability is good to a certain extent.

However, once in a while they find themselves in trouble because let’s be honest, you can’t really sing about anything and everything in a country where there are laws.

Watch Zzero Sufuri’s Zimenishika below. It’s one of my current favourites!

Zzero Sufuri’s ‘Zimenishika’ is a masterpiece which should be banned (Video)

If at all there’s any new-age musician that I hold in high regard then it is Zzero Sufuri. Suffice to say, this young dancehall artist is very talented.

Also read: New age musicians are destroying the Kenyan sound

The first time I listened to any of his songs was in January this year. I came across a song that he had done with a lad know as Kadu as I was trawling the internet one one gloomy day.

The song titled Wase Wase was so good that I had it on repeat for the rest of that day. His style was different. I don’t have a word in mind that best describes it. All I remember is that I kept hitting the replay button.

Zzero released two  other songs after Wase Wase and then, he dropped a jam that will go down in the memories of music fans as one the best songs in 2019. It’s so good ladies and gentlemen.

Dubbed Zimenishika, the song is about smoking weed and the feeling around it. However, if you listen keenly, you’ll appreciate the fact that the lyrical flow was well thought-out.

As you listen to the song, especially the chorus, you’ll notice that it has a small element of mumble rap. Some of the words are almost incomprehensible.

Like the part where he says, “Kiko kwa kichwa kimejificha si ni kimbichwa yoh, si ni kienyewe kiko kwa kichwa kimejificha yoh, kiko kwa kichwa kimejificha si ni kimbichwa si ni kienyewe kiko kwa kichwa kimejificha juu ni kimbichwa eeh.”

Zzero Sufuri

This is my favourite part in Zimenishika. It’s a tongue twister of sorts. I always try to sing along when I’m listening to the song and fail terribly. You should try it too. I mean, why not?

The song’s beat is also superb. It’s a reggae beat with a hint of dancehall. It complements Zzero’s flow. It puts you in his shoes as he was recording the song so much so that you’ll find yourself using your TV remote as a microphone.

The video for Zimenishika was released a few days ago and I have a feeling that someone will one day wake up and ban it, just like they did with Alvindo’s Taka Taka. Anyway, I hope they’ll also see it as a work of art.

On the other hand, I’m hoping the song gets banned so that the world can see this great artist from Kenya called Zzero Sufuri. As you know, banning a song only makes it popular.

Watch Zimenishika below and tell us what you think.