Wyre Feat JB. MAINA – Mwanake (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

I am sitting here feeling really bad that I discredited Wyre a little too early in the game. Truthfully I hate the whole Jamaican/accented Kenyan rapping style. Considering hate is a big word, I just dislike it. I find it not authentic and unoriginal, however its hard to ignore the fact that some people actually make some good songs using this singing format as their brand, as their core musical DNA.

One such artist is WYRE. The thing is Wyre can sing his heart out, I’ve seen him perform live, ive seen him try all sorts of different things but I figure he just loves Dancehall/Reggae. And long before he started making his recent hits – I had discredited him and said I had heard enough of Wyre and I moved on to the next one. But its hard to ignore a moving snowball, with so much momentum. Listening to this well credited, well articulated and much deserving tribute to Kenyan Kikuyu folk music – I cant help but feel like a dumb ass for putting the man down.

Today I realise that for some artists if doing you is doing things differently or unauthentic from your own culture then its fine. If doing you is doing Dancehall and faking patois then just do you. Wyre has been consistent with his music, his genre and himself for a long time – I think its just me whose been late in accepting Wyre. Honestly listen to Chuki by Wyre and tell me if thats not him at his best. Listen to Wyre featyring TID – Kama ndoto Kweli. (Although he has a version where he is just by himself check it out). Anyway maybe am just a hater but I think Wyre is one of the talented vocalist in the area, my problem is I get stuck in his Jamaican thing I forget what a great artist he can be.

This track is fire – I understand all Kyuks are going crazy over this collaboration in Kenya right now. This is a remix of JB Maina’s track and I cant think of a better way to pay homage or pay tribute to a Kyuk legend that to collaborate with an Urban artist such as Wyre. I know local DJ’s will go crazy on this – can someone send me the original JB Maina Song? I’ve heard this song at almost every Kyuk function I’ve attended over the last 6 years… With this collabo I rest my case on Wyre …

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14 Responses to “Wyre Feat JB. MAINA – Mwanake (GetMziki Exclusive ***)”

  1. Chegenyanzi says:

    Wyre you are the truth bruh. This is incredible.

  2. Baba Ngechi says:

    I expected him to do a great collabo with his cousin Muraya Junior to do remixes of their Uncle’s great hit. But all said and done, great job.

  3. The.Hanyeé says:

    Ha! Here I was thinking I was the only one that despised that fake Kenjamaican patois thing!

    That said, B for effort…expected fire but I think you overhyped it. I personally don’t think he did anything exceptional and great with remixing this song. As flat and lifeless as the Sina Makosa effort to be honest…

    The original song is an iconic star in Kyuk music and if you’re gonna take that on, you need to be firing at all cylinders and on top of your game. Don’t think that happened here, but credit to Wyre for making the effort – that alone takes musical balls…

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  5. Muhos Joshu says:

    Nic 1 Wyre!

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  7. john says:

    Awesome song, especially the kikuyu part. I like the synthesis of English and Kikuyu.

  8. james says:

    i love it the kikuyu part kills it in a nice way

  9. sarah says:

    Loving this song to bits. Cuts accross all age groups. Very clever. Me thinks this is Wyres best hit song. Cant stop listening to it over and over.

  10. mambo yote!!! says:

    yeah thats a hot song i like it.
    but the video is absolutely out! u guyz have to agree with me, its not linking with the message of the song.
    any how good job wayre, work on d video next tym.


  11. Deejay Imran says:

    That’s a crowd mover right there! Big up Love Child!!!

  12. Kush says:

    The song is fire. I’ve always loved JB and would listen to his music even when my Kyuk was made shaky and all I could say was ‘Uhoro?’ But enyewe, I like the collabo. I think both parts were pretty strong and going from Wyre->JB felt like a breath of fresh air and vice versa. We need more local collabos like this. Get some benga with some genge and see what we get out of it. Sad part about the download. Us diasporans would love a copy. Is it on Amazon MP3 or anything?

  13. Shirl' says:

    The song is WOW!!!!!!!!! but the clip does not propose the lyrics…

  14. DAMARIS says:

    hey wyre u jst empower me always whn i hear ur sweet songs so plz continue with the spirit u hv.

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