KENYA: 20 Years In Music, Wyre Celebrates In Style
20 March 2017
Wyre is celebrating two decades in the music industry. His success is solely due to his hard work, fortitude and talent.
He now has a new single with music legend, Suzanne Gachukia. It is off the album, Zannaziki All Stars set for a March 28 release.
She has redone the classic singleKondo Gakwawith the Love Child and the video directed by Kevin ‘Bosco’ Jr, brings the song to life with a fresh, entertaining dance vibe.
Talking about the recording session with Danish producer Klaus Seest, Wyre says, “I grew up listening to Suzanne’s music. She was an early inspiration to me and many others in the music industry – that’s why I was excited to collaborate on this latest remix of KONDO GAKWA. Gachukia and her band Zannaziki originally released KONDO GAKWA on their Tamu Tamu album in 1998, which became a big hit and featured a remix bonus track from then fresh hip hop artistes – K South.”
Wyre continues, “When I got into the studio, I loved the whole vibe that (producer) Seest had brought to the track – he’d kept the original sound and the same melodies, so my challenge was to bring the new school vibe and that was the Dancehall vibe that I did on it!”
Undoubtedly, one of Africa’s most entertaining performers, WYRE confides, “This year I’m celebrating 20 years in the music industry – I grew up on Musikly Speaking & Zanna- I’m so proud to be a part of this project, because I really looked up to (them) – Suzanne paved the way for so many of us.”
The single is the first from Sub Sahara Entertainment’s upcoming twin volume compilation of compositions; by renowned Kenyan hit-maker, performer and trailblazer, Suzanne Gachukia – The Zannaziki AllStars; all performed by a stellar cast of celebrated Kenyan artists.
Check out the video for Kondo Gakwa below.