According to a section of Kenya’s rap industry, Tunji’s ‘Mat za Ronga’ is arguably one of the biggest trap jams of the year. Released in June, the track that celebrates the Rongai Matatu culture is the 23-Year-Old’s debut track.
According to Tunji, he was hanging out with his friends when they started freestyling about the matatus.
“That led to me writing a full song about them. We were amazed by how dope they looked,” said Tunji.
Five months later, the hype surrounding the song has blown up following the release of its remix featuring the current face of Kenyan hiphop; Khaligraph Jones.
Kagwe Mungai and Fena also wanted to be featured on the remix but Khaligraph was the best fit for it because, “He does trap and at the moment, that’s what I’m focused on at the moment,” Tunji stated, “ I figured that working with him would expose me to his fans and make the song even bigger than it already is.”
The Mat Za Ronga Remix video was shot at KICC. On the location, Tunji explains, “We chose KICC because of the culture that surrounds it as one of Kenya’s landmarks.”
The video was directed by Ivan Odie of Callivan Creatives (who also shot Wyre’s Number video).