Throwback: Top 20 Genge/Kapuka Songs of All Time
Genge, with its infectious beats and thought-provoking lyrics, became a voice for the youth and a symbol of cultural pride. In this tale, we will explore the top 20 Genge songs of all time that shaped the music scene in Kenya.
At the top of the list was “Unbwogable” by Gidi Gidi Maji Maji, a timeless anthem that embodied the spirit of resilience and determination. It was followed closely by “Kigeugeu” by Jaguar, a catchy tune that celebrated the unpredictability of life.
Next came “Manzi wa Nairobi” by Nonini, a heartfelt tribute to women everywhere. The list wouldn’t be complete without “Baba Yao” by Juacali, a classic that paid homage to the working class heroes.
“Kamata Dame” by Pilipili had everyone on their feet, grooving to the infectious rhythm. Equally captivating was “Kiasi” by Mejja, a song that humorously captured the struggle of finding love in the modern world.
The late E-Sir’s “Moss Moss” showcased his undeniable talent and lyrical prowess. “Sinzia” by Kleptomaniax was a sultry love ballad that left listeners mesmerized.
Jua Cali’s “Bidii Yangu” showcased the artist’s ability to blend Genge with a touch of reggae, creating a unique and captivating sound. “Hela” by Jimwat was an anthem of chasing dreams and achieving financial success.
Maddtraxx’s “Get Down” painted a vivid picture of the beautiful Kenyan party life, while “Furi Furi Dance” DK Kwenye Beat had everyone showing off their best dance moves.
“Kiasi” by Juacali was a playful track that celebrated self-expression and confidence. “Sitolia” by Willy Paul featuring Gloria Muliro tugged at the heartstrings with its emotional and soulful delivery.
“Leo ni Leo” by E-sir introduced a fusion of Genge and Kapuka, creating a fresh and innovative sound. “Napenda Nipate Lau Nafasi” by G-Kon was an anthem of perseverance and hope.
As the list continued, “Kenyan Boy” by Wyre and Nazizi showcased their unique vocal abilities, while “Ting Badi Malo” by Big Pin and “Chokoza” by Avril featuring Marya kept the party going with their infectious beats.
“Mtaani Dot Com” by Colonel Mustafa and “Under 18” by Jimwat , songs that showcased the diversity within the Genge genre, experimenting with different musical elements.
Lastly, “Bazokizo” by Collo featuring Bruz Newton rounded off the list with its high-energy and dynamic sound, leaving listeners craving for more.
These top 20 Genge songs not only entertained but also became a part of the fabric of Kenyan culture. They ignited passion, inspired movements, and told stories that resonated with the people. Through their music, these artists carved a permanent place in the hearts of Kenyans, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy.