Bursting into the mainstream scene as a fledgling musician takes a lot of consistency, grit and sheer hard work. Sometimes, even with those attributes artistes find it hard to make it to the main scene. Here are artistes who ever so slowly getting ready to take their place on the high table.
1. Xeniah Manasseh
Singer and songwriter Xeniah relocated from Atlanta, USA to Kenya after dusting her college studies.
The oft-times RnB and soul singer has slowly seeped into the mainstream, getting her biggest break yet by featuring her saccharine voice on Sauti Sol’s hit Rhumba Japani.
Her song ‘Niambie’ was sampled on Nick Mutuma’s 2019 movie You Again and she has done a collabo with rapper King Kaka.
The singer has also lent her writing skills to international RnB crooner Teyana Taylor’s album.
She has bagged a feature on Mr. Eazi’s new Extended Play after impressing him under his initiative emPawa Africa.
2. Miss Karun
I bet you’re acquainted with Miss Karun from her days with Hip-Hop group Camp Mulla.
The singer veered off the grid for a while after the group dissolved making us consider her in this list, but has since resurfaced with well put singles.
She was also taken under Mr. Eazi’s empowerment initiative, releasing jams like Glow Up, True To Me, Catch A Vibe et al.
Mbithi is a new age rapper, interspersing his English and Kiswahili raps with oddly satisfying pithy Kamba spurts.
The rapper’s biggest hit yet is Aye having also featured in a couple of tracks with King Kaka.
The rapper has also worked with singer Charisma of Le Band.
4. Okello Max
Singer Okello Max is the new perspective you need to listen to.
He eclipsed into the limelight for featuring on Sauti Sol’s Rhumba Japani, aptly spewing a mean and distinct luo verse on the track.
Okello embodies an easy going style acoustic like style.
He has managed to feature Bensoul on his latest song – Nakufa.
His close relationship with Sauti Sol might just be his gaping door to stardom.