CD Review of Wawesh's Mjanja
Swedish-based Kenyan rapper/producer Wawesh is part of Watu Wangu, a forthcoming collaborative album project starring a collective of young talented UK-based Kenyan artists as well as DJ Edu (BBC 1Xtra) and producer Sir Prestige (Social Misfits). Wawesh's bouncy debut single is one of the hottest African hip-hop tunes right now.
After early support from tastemakers in Kenya such as DJ John (Homeboyz) and DJ Pinye, the tune is now on heavy rotation all over Kenya and has started to create a buzz here as well. Guaranteed to rock any party, 'Mjanja' has an addictive hook and shows of Wawesh's tight flow.
Wawesh, aka Robert Wawero Kiboy, emigrated to Sweden as a young boy in the mid-80s. He has produced and released several artists on BlaO Entertainment, a label he co-founded.
Originally appeared on BBC.