MUSIC REVIEW: Maendeleo by Expat Mkwanja ft Nadia
Remember the days when you would hear patriotic songs play on VOK (KBC)? Expat Mkwanja just took us on a trip down that memory lane on his new jam “Maendeleo” in which he features the budding songstress from Maseno University – Nadia.
Nadia’s powerful vocals on the hook and chorus add a fresh breath of life to Expat’s lazy rap style that would have otherwise sent you to sleep.
After giving you the overhyped “Nyama kwa nyama” which did not command much airplay on mainstream media, Expat is back at reinventing himself. I can already predict that Kenyans are not ready to be taken back to the “Nyayo era” with patriotic songs – especially such but the video will make for a comical watching as it makes fun of our politicians and their usual rhetoric.
The song calls against political ills like tribalism and corruption as it advises youths to register as voters and make their voices hard.
I would not say that Expat is a talented artist yet, but I like the fact that he his pushing himself with every new jam and video he pushes out. I think it’s just a matter of time before he tips over with a hit.
Verdict: Average Video