In Wakigula, a brand new jam by songstress Martha Mukisa and the sensational Baza Baza, the pair dismisses the notion that African music goes beyond the West African afrobeat nor Amapiano sound cliches.
Martha Mukisa and Baza Baza send out a subtle message that Ugandan music can still have a signature sound and still be urban.
‘Wakigula’, a mid-tempo afrobeat song -fused with dancehall beats- on which the two talented artists collaborate, sees the angelic-voiced Martha employ the equivalent of Uganda’s pidgin English where words are peppered with a Ugandan lilt or distorted to give them a much more street feel.
The Black Magic Entertainment signee and Baza Baza, who scooped Song of The Year Nomination for his banger, ‘Onina’, in the 2022 Zzina Awards, effortlessly complement each other while serenading the beautiful aye adlib. They go back and forth in light-hearted romantic repartee in a mix of Luganda and English.
Nevertheless, the beats produced, mixed and mastered by Ronnie at Sweet Sounds records, are absolutely superior.
Speaking of Wakigula video, it is the coherence of the choreography, the simplicity, the merger of ages, the contemporary, the Afrocentric, and the comical sides to things.
Watch Wakigula video below;
Martha Mukisa is continuing to hold grip on her position as one of the best female artist in Uganda today, dropping jam after jam.
This year alone, she has released songs like Ntibula, Netezze and Bikole Ft Oma Afrikana. All those songs are still ruling airwaves.
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