The only thing depressing about this track is the fact that Mustafa still pronounces Colonel as KOLONEL and not Kernel. But considering Mustafa has his ancestries in my backyard in Tanzania – I will let that one slide. 🙂 Often when groups tend to spread their wings so that each group member can try out his own individual thing, the result is usually that the lead singer makes a bigger impact than the rest of the members of the group.
With Deux Vultures its been hard to tell how their different singles or albums will go considering I’ve always found them to be equal in terms of flow and lyrical capacity. This track is not necessarily new but it definitely puts some closure to a year that Ogopa have come out with some strikingly different music. Not withstanding their new initiative in Namibia – Ogopa Butterfly which seems to have an interesting artist roaster and list of hits. To me this song really sums up the year for OGOPA, a production house that has over the years changed and re-defined Kenyan music to where it is to date.
There have always been rumors about the real ethnic background of Deux Vultures – no one seems to know exactly where they originated from (Kenya or Tanzania). One fact for me is that their swahili is a youthful blend of both countries – if you spend a few hours with these cats you will realize the essence of their culture has close assimilation with any Mbongo you meet. In my opinion anyone who says “Mziki umeenda shule” is definitely a Tanzanian!! ha ha ha. Whatever works for your marketing gimics is fine with me – the song is fire // Lucas is killing it with the fresh beats this year.
“Huu Mwaka Ogopa is moto, kando ni Mustafa, huu mwaka ni massacre”
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