Swahili Nation Bounce Back Raises Expectations

Posted: 2015-10-02T21:56:13Z Read: 5,043 times

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.


They kind of gave music a long brake and had personal matters to attend to alongside other ventures.The crew was hosted towards the end of Sept, 2015 at Radio city for the Saturday night show SNMS with Mr. Deejay, they talked of working on an album, but for that night they only premiered a new track ‘Loco’.


The song has catchy verses that don’t deviate from the hook, with a small touch of rap on the last verse makes the whole song a massive come back for them!


The Album hint has gotten fans impatient with a lot of expectations with others simply in the category of ‘we can’t wait’