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Posted by: Viral News on 16/11/2017

List of Kenyan Top Music Artist to watch in 2018

List of Kenyan Top Music Artist to watch in 2018

They say the arts are one of the hardest jobs you can ever undertake, but the dazzle that comes with them allures everybody. However, there is more to entertainment than a few good lines and a repetitive chorus. Kenyans artists have been on the receiving end in the  past couple of years seeing how easily both our Nigerian and Tanzanian counterparts have overtaken us.

Just the other day, my all-time best Kenyan Hip-hop group Kalamashaka was performing in Nigeria to the awe of many artists in Western Africa. After disappearing for years, only one of them (Vigeti) surfaced last year with an album and has since disappeared. However, it’s not just these hip-hop legends who are awfully quiet at the moment, artists such as Sanaipei Tande and the likes of Amina have shied away from the limelight in recent years.

Pioneers such as Nameless are still rocking the airwaves with songs such as Inspire and Africa’s Favorite boy band Sauti Sol are still doing their thing. However, the introduction of new talent has seen some of these artists lose some grip on their fans. Here are some of the artists who impressed this year.

1.    Nyashinski

Comeback kid, boy wonder, a dreadlocked brother who always wears dark shades and pride on his sleeve, Nyashinski has been a hot subject this year. After years of silence, Nyash returned to Kenya with the hit song, Now You Know followed by Malaika and Aminia and the rest is history. He is already heavily involved in Coke Studio Africa and has been nominated for the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.

Even the president, for the first time in Kenyan history, took to social media to encourage Kenyans to vote for this chap. Nyash is living proof that your dreams are valid and nothing can stop you from achieving them if you remain dedicated to your course.

2.   Khaligraph Jones

At first, not many people were impressed by the American accent from this lyrical maestro from Kayole. However, as I’m made to understand, Hip-hop is more than just some good lines and a dope beat. Khaligraph has redefined himself from a hardcore hip-hop artist to someone mainstream media adores. As such, he has landed some big endorsement deals this year and is soaring musically.

However, fellow Hip-hop heavyweights Octopizzo and King Kaka are still heavy on his tail as well as new acts such as Steph Kapela, Tunji, Timmy Blanco, and d’kliQ just to mention a few.

3.   Linda

I’m yet to meet a single person that does not like 90’s RnB and Hip-hop. It’s not just the 90’s vibe that these three beautiful ladies recreate; they use beats to songs you are incredibly familiar with. The first song I heard from Linda was Hakuna Mwingine; a Swahili remake of Rufus and Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody. I just hit autoplay on my YouTube and was taken aback by their lyrical prowess over old-school classics.

Linda 254 is the girl group to look out for in 2018 seeing how successful 2017 was for the songbirds. However, they still face stiff competition from the likes of the beautiful Miss Kemunto, Phy, and Kaka Empire’s fan-favorite, Fena.

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