The future of the Kenyan music industry is in safe hands if new cool kids on the block, such as Charisma and rapper Mbithi, are anything to go by.
The two vastly talented new age music acts have teamed up to great effect in a fresh collaborative project that, in my own opinion, is the best the 254 has seen and heard so far this year.
Dubbed ‘Unavyonipenda’, this beautiful romantic piece could not have come at a better time with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.
‘Unavyonipenda’ is a Swahili word that means ‘the way you love me’. The track sees Charisma and the Kamba boy Mbithi affirming their love to their lovers and assuring them that they are there for them to the end inspite of what life throws their way. The lyrics emphasize the same in a beautifully well-written way.
‘Unanivyonipenda’ is also special in that it is Charisma’s first solo project without Le Band.
The song was written by Charisma and Mbithi, produced by Jopee, mixed and mastered by Jaaz Odongo, and recorded at Box House Media. The video concept by Charisma and Mbithi was implemented by renowned director Johnson Kyalo R.
‘Unavyonipenda’ is the stuff we talk about when we say we want quality Kenyan content.
It’s hard to fault anything in the song and, therefore, we are rating it 10/10.