2Baba and Sauti Sol Want to Make a Dreamer Out of You in the New Video for 'Oya Come Make We Go'

Nigeria's 2Baba teams up with Kenya’s hardest working boy band, Sauti Sol, in the new visuals for “Oya Come Make We Go.”

Nigeria's 2Baba teams up with Kenya’s hardest working boy band, Sauti Sol, in the new visuals for their single “Oya Come Make We Go.”

The inspirational song calls for fans to dream, believe, and work to achieve their goals in life. The music video, directed by Nigeria’s Unlimited L.A, follows the story of a young girl on a quest to do just that, in between cut-away shots of the singing sensations performing in Kenya's Rift Valley.

Sauti Sol have previously advocated for education for all of Kenya's youth through their Soma Soma initiative, and it looks like girl power is the order of the day.

The country’s youngest morning show radio host, Adelle Onyango, introduces the “Oya Come Make We Go” in the visuals, while the Kenyan fashion label, Kiko Romeo, outfitted the stars.

Watch Sauti Sol and 2Baba remind us that: “Time is a healer, pain is a teacher, music is a stress reliever – be a believer.”


7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Ethic's Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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