Today I woke up with the CLD ft Bobby Mapesa’s ‘Soldier’ song playing in my head and decided to dig deeper into those beautiful days in our music industry where recording studios used to keep each other on their toes to give us the best hits. The glorious days of non-stop Kapuka and Genge tunes floating heavily on our airwaves and the clubs. When shows like The Warehouse were platforms for our artists to showcase raw talent. The early 2000s were some of the best years for Kenyan music.
So I went ahead and started compiling a YouTube playlist of songs that were hits then that we rarely play now and songs of artists who stopped singing or sing less after such a successful era. I searched for some to a dead end. For instance, what happened to Karma? How about Kamikaze after that hit with Monique?
Anyway here’s the playlist I managed to put together. I am making it public so that you guys can add to it should you find a song that fits the criteria above.