I thought about doing my top 10 songs from different well known Kenyan music producers (record labels??) and to do it justice to do so MOSTLY with the producers in mind.
So this will be a listicle series which only lists songs PRODUCED by these outfits and will include my top 10 Calif Records songs, top 10 Tedd Josiah (Blu Zebra) songs, Mandugu Digital, Homeboyz etc.
Let me know which outfit I should also include and also, your picks in the comments or on twitter 🙂
Please remember, I said songs produced.
Today: Ogopa DJs which anyone could argue started an era of DOPE Kenyan music, one which many are quite nostalgic about.
Special mention – Bageya – Jose Chameleon and Redsan (It is not available on YouTube)
Marya ft Avril – Chokoza Listen, vocally – this song is not good but I am here for the message.
10. Waridi ft K-Rupt – Kweli
A fun song. Check that fashion out WOW!
9. Redsan – Julie
This was the first Ogopa song I listened to.
8. Longombas – Shika More
I really believe if our market was better, these guys would STILL be a thing. Talent.
7. Tattuu – Teso
A song you can sing along to. A tune. If your Ogopa mix doesn’t include this song, I cannot take you seriously. “Niko na ng’ombe wangu wa kidumedume lazima asukumwe” LYRICS!
6. Kenzo – Mama Milka
I am a Kenzo fan despite his questionable lyrics and subsequent duds. I feel he could do much better if he did songs like this one. This is a bop.
5. Nameless ft Mr. Lenny – Juju
“Nikimuona na shikwa na kifafa”
Please watch this video – A CONCEPT!! Oh Kenyans – where did we go wrong???
4. Amani – Tahidi
What Amani lacks in vocal talent, she more than makes up for in picking catchy songs (Baby Boy is a jam. Don’t argue with me.) A solid debut song.
3. Kleptomaniax – Haree
I was going to go with Tuendelee but I had to be real with myself and accept that Haree is more my thing and Maniac’s anthem?? Whew. Listen. These are such fire songs.
2. E-Sir – Lyrical Tongue Twista
Everyone has their favourite E-Sir and this one is mine.
1. Nameless – Mannerless
Yes, I know I’ve said it often that I cannot stand what Nameless puts out now but best believe this is my jam. Timeless. Classic. A DAMN FAVOURITE!
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