Swahili Nation is back with theier new song “Loco”. Who remembers hakuna matata
Swahili Nation was a Sweden-based Swahili language R&B and Hip hop music group. The group was started in the 1990s by Kenyan brothers Andrew Muturi and Robert Muturi and the Tanzanian Cool James. In 1992, after Cool James went solo, the group was joined by the Ugandans Ken Kayongo and Charlie “King” Todwong.
Nigerian born Dr. Alban signed them up with his Sweden based Dr Records in 1996. Singer Wayne “Tatz” Beckford from London joined the group. They produced the singles “Malaika”, “Nyama”, and “Hakuna Matata”, for which they received a nomination to Channel O Music Awards in South Africa.
Through the popularity of “Hakuna Matata” in East Africa, Swahili Nation had a big influence on the use of Swahili language in R&B and Hip hop.
According to their Facebook page the Main members: Kenzo (Ken Daniels UGANDAN), Drew (Andrew Muturi, KENYAN) New Members: Terry (Terry Devos UGANDAN), Charlie King (Charlie Todwong UGANDA), Original Members, Cool James (James Dandu, Tanzanian) Robo (Robert Muturi, KENYAN), Featured Artists- Charles Salter (USA), Jocylyn Mathieu (France) and unofficial member and producer Wayne Beckford (UK/JAMAICA). One time member Luther Martin (Martin Kintu UGANDAN)
The first single on their upcoming new album is about girls that drive guys “loco” aka crazy
Watch the video below: