Posts Tagged ‘Habida’

Habida feat Cannibal – My Reason

It’s hard for me to look at Habida and not think damn – she’s now a mom but looks soooo fly. Whats wrong with me? or better yet whats wrong with most guys? This track dropped a few months ago as well and has been making its rounds. I didn’t really like it the first time it came out. But its slowly grown on to me. Cannibal comes clean with the hook and Habidas sultry vocals add an element of excitement to the hook.

I like the fact that they brought in the baby in the video and shot the video in Mombasa. Also the fact that they have like real “DUSH” in the video. Sio Dush Mwitu like real pigeons not doves – there is a huge distinction here. I am sure it will take some folks a while to understand my fascination with pigeons (like Tyson I had 100 of them flying rats but thats a story for another day). The point is – this is real Africa.

I only have one request for Habida – please put an album together, it would really suck if you had about 6 singles out in the market flying around like Nameless before you drop your debut album. I think from my perspective I am still trying to wrap my head around your style, your rhythm and your brand. Who is Habida? What is her sound? Only an album can help define what your space in the market place will be. So lets see this album.

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Habida – Get Down Tonight

I need to apologize to Habida for sleeping on this track. Somehow somewhere in the back of my mind I feel like I had posted it last year but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on GetMziki. So Habida my apologies, however I have a pretty good feeling you didn’t really miss the post as much with your new hectic busy maternal schedule lately (wink* wink*). Congratulations!

R.Kay (Robert Kamanzi) blessed this track from start to finish, i’ts interesting how I can hear a beat and know thats an R.Kay signature beat. He has a distincitve way of keeping his music production style African. In most cases there is an element of Benga or Zouk being fused together with some Urban essense which I find fresh when put together with a soulful artist. Actually the beat was so fresh I almost forget that Habida is singing in english (coz I have a pet peeve with many Kenyan artists who sing in english and dont do it well). But I am glad Habida doesnt really have this problem (Kennesaw and Rusinga really helped lol).

That said on a personal level, looking at the video I can see so much growth and maturity in her, I understand she is a mother and generally there will be changes in most women but its amazing to see that she is still working it in the video, she looks hot and still sexy. Whats more evident to me is that the clothing style has changed sexy yet still conservative. Am always trying to tell mamas here that you can be sexy and conservative but you don’t have to pull some scandalous mini sketi and some avunjas to get attention. But am often shut down because most mamas believe that they dress to make themselves feel good – blaargh whatver.

I also gotta say I love the video, I love the quality of the video especially the lighting and the color treatment. But I hated the dancing routine and competition thing going on in the background. I think dancing in Kenya is still in its infancy – I enjoy the mosquitoes and Kangaroos anyday more than guys trying to “Bring it On” and they don’t really bring it. I mean there are a few guys on that video that could really dance, but the rest were like an average 30/100. Anyway i digress as usual. Habida this is a tight jam and a much needed production – Am feeling it.

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Habida – Kesho (GetMziki Exclusive ***)

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I’ll be the first guy to admit that i thought Habida was a one hit wonder, which in itself is also contradicting because its not like her first hit track was performed by herself alone. Sunshine was a collaboration between her and Nameless which got many of us fixated on her beauty over vocal talents. I say it over and over again if you are fine, people will tend to overlook your singing. I mean there is a chick I would like to get her number from the Ogopa camp called Marya (I think thats Colonel Mustafa’s Girlfriend) but doesn’t change the fact that I think she is so hot that i really never pay so much attention to the singing ha ha ha lol.

Anyway fortunately there are moments such as today where people prove me wrong coz I think this track proves that Habida can stand her own and justifies the fact that she has been singing for years before the Kenyan scene took notice. I also like the fact that she attempts something that I believe she hasn’t done in a while. Singing in swahili puts her on a level of her own in terms of delivery and expression. I hope the world is ready for her – this is a good debut song into the East African market. Good luck with your journeys

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Brand New: Nameless and Habida – Sunshine

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Am a little conflicted about this song, mainly because I fe Getting My Boyfriend Back el like Nameless has that signature feel and style on all his tracks. Nameless is inevitably going to be the Zouk, Kapuka or Classic AfroZouk – Rythmn and Zouk king of East Africa. My challenge is to completely accept that he will only be good in that box. My second challenge is to accept that he will make these kinds of songs and still be good at it because darn it this song has been growing on me and I dont understand why. Its like a bad Malaria flu. I remember I hated that Salari song, I sang it day in day out but I still hated it.. I still hate it today… but I can sing the whole hook.

Now this whole collabo with Habida threw me off initially, coz I know Habida personally and I thought she was still in Atlanta. It turns out shorty moved back home and has been working on boosting her musical career from digz. Habida tried to penetrate the US market relentlessly, I am not sure how far she got but you can tell from her vocal skills that she can handle her own. Plus the fact that she is a cake (supuuuu videdly). Either way why don’t I open this track to the floor and get some feedback… for now I am feeling the track, and a part of me doesn’t really want to like this song – I dont know why I am fighting it…

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