The day was Saturday and everyone was going on with the usual weekend shenanigans. That was until Wajinga Nyinyi by King Kaka dropped and it became the new Kenyan anthem!
In the video, King Kaka talked about the current state of Kenya, from the people to the leaders and the politics, with the title of the song, Wajinga Nyinyi, as a reference to all these. His laid back style of rap, as well as using examples Kenyans could relate to really brought out this message. In addition, King Kaka also had a sign language interpreter at certain parts of the video. The simple white and black video has had more than 13K views in the two hours since it was uploaded.
Almost immediately Wajinga Nyinyi dropped, Kenyans on Twitter couldn’t stop talking about it:
— Angry Kenyan 🇰🇪 (@BillA380) December 14, 2019
@RabbitTheKing has released the new kenya's national anthem #wajinganyinyi. This song should be played on national events and national TV stations before the news. Alafu pia lazima aiperform kwa Parliament. 💯
— James Nevricks (@James_Nevricks) December 14, 2019
The aim of art is not only to entertain and educate, but also to illuminate certain perspectives in the society, art is a mirror, the artist chooses what to reflect. Honestly, this is a good reflection, clear and well defined #WajingaNyinyi
— Mugane (@michael_mugane) December 14, 2019
— Keith Otieno (@KeithOtieno3) December 14, 2019
— MAUNDU (@KelMaundu) December 14, 2019
Kazi yenu ni kureceive Ama to represent us. If you see it’s not coming to you then you demand for pads. You get paid by the taxpayer to go the extra mile, don’t just get paid but fight for our girls. You should have all the answers and solutions #WajingaNyinyi https://t.co/ThVtcBEh3h
— KING KAKA (@RabbitTheKing) December 15, 2019
King Kaka is known for standing up for what he believes in in his music. Earlier this year, he was part of Kenyan artistes that were fed up of being paid peanuts by the MCSK, something he also referenced in his latest single, Wajinga Nyinyi.
Featured Image Courtesy: Mzuka Kibao