Ensobosobo,just like love, is a Kisii wild fruit that is sweet but rare to find. The song is a fuse of Kisii, Swahili and English featuring a traditional Kisii artist called ‘Nyangau’. The song has a rich afro pop sound inclusive of a kisii instrument called the ‘obokano’ played by Nyangau (You may have seen him playing it in all the Kisii weddings you’ve attended). The visual tells the story of love between individuals from different clans. We see comfort, we see courage, we see fear, we see drama, war and suspense on the outcome.
The Writing Process
Writing Ensobosobo was a whole new and interesting experience for me especially since the song would be in Kisii. I remember sitting down with my mum to make sure I was writing the right things.
The Creative Process
I was really lucky to have a chance to work with such an amazing team on this project. For sure this was the dream team. The video was shot and directed by Moses Osidiana of Brainworks. I was able to contact Super stylist Kevo Abbra who created the set and styled the cast for the video. Kungara Kenya and designer Namnyak provided bespoke outfits for me and the female models. Isaiah Wakoli helped in art direction and creating story boards. My Fiance Victor Peace did the photography and graphic design for the project. Nzilani Kimani did the makeup and Valary Mdeizi the body art. Babu was our hairstylist for the day. Lastly, I was privileged to have some of the most amazing model talent we have in Kenya; Annah Mburu, Sylvia Owalla, Anjili Laura, Nelvin Chuma, Gabu Fords, Brian Onyango,Kenson Njagi and Joseph Wesonga, Thank You guys!
Ensobosobo is my 5th single and I’m really excited about it and I hope you enjoy it too. Remember to watch and share with all your friends.
Love and light 🙂