The highly-anticipated collaboration between gospel songbirds Wahu and Size 8 finally premiered on YouTube on Tuesday drawing mixed reactions from Kenyans.
Dubbed ‘Power Power’, the collab is a high-energy anthem, a sharp contrast to the praise and worship songs usually associated with the former secular singers. As a result, some fans are of the opinion that ‘Power Power’ sounds more secular than gospel.
At the same time, another section of fans are loving the collaboration between two of their favorite gospel musicians.
‘Power Power’ also serves as Wahu’s first collaboration since making the switch from secular to gospel music. And who better to collaborate with than Size 8, who has been trying to get Wahu on a project for quite some time.
Bern Mziki wrote and produced ‘Power Power’ while the eye-catching video is the work of Young Wallace.
Check it out below and some of the reactions from netizens. Rating 6/10.
“Powerful song!! Powerful ladies….powerful video!! This Song is POWER-FILLED!!” one fan wrote.
“Kenyan Gospel all day this is a beautiful song ??,” another fan added.
A third commenter who loved the video wrote, “This video is everything ?? full of creativity…and the message is amaizing…??”
“Love the song love the message….but the video has too much its is taking away the weight of the message…..love this two though..” another said.
Those who were not impressed included one netizen who wrote, “Jamani gospel za siku izi mungu aingilie kati.”
Another said, “Haina ladha…haijulikani ni secular..gospel nini“
“Io ni tetema wamechange tu lyrics,” wrote another.
“Wacha nibaki tu old school niskize Christina shusho, Reuben kigame, late Angela chibalonza, Eunice Njeri, Sarah K, Jemimmah Thiongo, Solomon mkubwa na choir za TZ gospel that speak to my soul,” declared another Kenyan.