Grammy-nominated Jamaican act Etana is back in town for a concert at Uhuru gardens dubbed #EtanaReturns, which is part of her Reggae Forever World Tour.
Ahead of her show on Saturday, May 11, Kenyan musician Dan Aceda, who has had the privilege of working with Etana on a song, says he is very happy about her return.
“I think this is the first time in the history of Kenya that a Grammy-nominated artiste is touring Kenya in the year they were nominated,” Dan said.
“I am actually the only Kenyan act to have worked with Etana. She and I recorded a song as a celebration of Mother’s Day, though we released it a little late,” he added.
Dan Chizi featured Etana in a track titled ‘Look To You’ back in 2017.
On how difficult or easy it was to put the song together, Dan Aceda disclosed that, “There are no easy collabos. Logistics are always hectic. But she and her team were very accommodating, and it was a pleasure to work with her. Budha Blaze and DNA were also instrumental in getting the project going. You always need some help in these things.”
Asked if they still communicate, Aceda said they keep in touch through her manager Andre.
He noted that Etana taught him a lot during their shared working experience.
“For me it is eye-opening to just collaborate with someone from a different culture. When I did “Look To You” with Etana she taught me a lot. I have always admired her and really followed what she was doing. I had wanted to work with her for a long time. We sealed the deal when she was in Kenya in 2017.”
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— ETANA❤️?? (@EtanaStrongOne) May 9, 2019