Road Trip Best Music Compilation Playlist: Kenyan Edition
5 September 2021
[Image Source: Sauti Sol Instagram]
By Lydia M Joshua
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” those are words of famous philosopher Saint Augustine. Just like a good playlist enhances your music experience, so does it keep you entertained as you travel to your destination. So what comprises a good travel playlist; well it should be easy to sing along to, entertaining but also evasive enough to allow you to absorb the nature around you as you travel.
This article features the best music compilation playlist for travelling, featuring your favorite local artists, who you can sing along to as you enjoy the scenery on your way to your destination:
Melanin - Sauti Sol ft Patoranking
Celebrating the beautiful melanated ladies predominantly inherent in the country and Africa at large, Sauti Sol and Patoranking melodiously harmonize in ‘Melanin’ with simple yet creative lyrics which you can sing along to in your journey.
Chaguo la Moyo - Otile Brown ft Sanaipei Tande
‘Chaguo La Moyo’ which translates to ‘The Choice of My Heart’ is a groovy Swahili RnB love song about marrying the love of your life. The song will definitely put you in a good mood as you travel.
Radio Love - Nadia Mukami
Radio Love is an upbeat jam which revolves around a couple who enjoy listening to their favorite songs on the radio. The song is upbeat and easy to sing along to as you absorb your environment during your journey.
Siskii - Mejja
In today’s Kenyan music scene nobody delivers comedy in music like Mejja does. ‘Siskii’ is a song on how Mejja does not listen to advice from his friends and his mother when he is told to leave a toxic relationship with his girlfriend. This song will leave you jamming on your seat, as you relate to Mejja’s lyrics.
Nairobi - Bensoul
If you have been in the country this year, then you will agree with me that ‘Nairobi’ by Bensoul is one of the biggest Kenyan songs in 2021.The Rhumba song addresses the plight of living in this fast-paced city, and will have you thinking through your love life during the trip.
Pombe Sigara - Nviiri
‘Pombe Sigara’ is a groovy song about a guy who is obsessed with women to a point where he chooses them over cigarettes and alcohol. Nviiri’s vocals in ‘Pombe Sigara’ will make you feel like he is sailing with you on your journey.
Kiss - Bahati ft Rayvanny
‘Kiss’ is a soft Swahili RnB love song in which Rayvanny and Bahati take turns praising the qualities they have observed in their lovers as they send them kisses and love. The lyrics take you back to the basics of love and will definitely leave you in a happy mood during your journey.
I Do - Willy Paul ft Alaine
‘I do’ is one of the classic wedding songs of this generation. The song performed by Willy Paul and Alaine is about taking that step and saying ‘I do’ to the love of your life. It features simple lyrics accompanied by an upbeat instrumental which will leave you with no choice but to join in singing and celebrating love.
Malaika - Nyashinski
‘Malaika’ is arguably one of the most romantic songs ever penned down by a Kenyan artist. In this love song, Nyashinski compares her girl to the angels, citing that she is even above the angels to a point where they get inspired by her. The song is full of imagery and will make your journey beautiful.
Te Amo - Nameless and Wahu
‘Te Amo’ is an upbeat song which talks about the initial attraction between a man and a woman. The hit, which is delivered by veteran Kenyan artists Nameless and Wahu, will allow you to observe the environment as you sing along to the simple yet creative lyrics which were penned down by Brandon Israel.