Are These Kenya’s 50 Greatest Songs?

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As we gear up for the big bash that is Kenya’s 50th Independence Day celebration, the party mood is here with us. What better way than to pick the songs that Kenyans have danced to over the years? Well, Bruce Odhiambo has released a list of potentially controversial Kenya’s greatest 50 songs.

Most of the songs are part of what has become Kenya’s entertainment culture and we love to sing along to. However, i get the feeling that some other great songs and artists are missing from this list. The The big winners are Fadhili Williams, Les Wanyika and Gidi Gidi Maji Maji who have two songs each on the list.

Check them out and let us know which song you want in or out!

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1963-1973

fadhili willimans

Fadhili Willimans

1. Helule – Daudi Kabaka
2. Dereva Kombo – Fundi Konde
3. Malaika – Fadhili Williams
4. Pole Musa – Peter Tsotsi & Nachil Pitchen.
5. Taxi Driver- Fadhili William & Malaika Boys
6. Maoni ya Twist- John Nzenze
7. African Sunset- The Bata Shoeshine Boys
8. Someni Vijana- David Amunga
9. Murata, I love you- Daniel Kamau (DK)
10. Mtoto si Nguo” by John Mukabi

1973-1983

Les Wanyika

Les Wanyika

1. Higher – Kelly Brown
2. You Can Do It – Slim Ali And The Hodi Boys
3. Sina Makosa – Les Wanyika
4. Jambo Bwana – Them Mushrooms
5. Lunch Time- Gabriel Omollo
6. Bwana Nipe Pesa –Super Mazembe
7. Cucu wa Gakunga- John Ndicu
8. Embakasi – Mangelepa
9. Amka Kumekucha – Maroon Commandos
10. Isabella Muga-Owino Misiani/ D.O Shirati Jazz.

 

1983-1993
1. Karubandika – Kasaloo Kyanga
2. Adamu Na Awa – Mary Atieno
3. Shauri Yako – Nguashi Ntimbo
4. Mama Lea Mtoto – Safari Sounds
5. Afro – Les Wanyika
6. Hinde- Nyumba ya gorofaa- African Vibrations Band
7. Stellah- Freshly Mwamburi
8. Vidonge Vyao — Maalika
9. Achie Maria – Ochieng
10. My Land is Kenya- Roger Whitaker

 

1993-2003

Gidi+Gidi+Maji+Maji

Gidi+Gidi+Maji+Maji

1. Mama Mia – Chameleon (Ugandan)

2. Tafsiri Hii- Kala Mashaka

3. Unbwogable – Gidigidi Majimaji

4. Mos Mos – Esir

5. Kenya Only- Eric Wainaina

6. Ninanoki – Nameless

7. Uhiki- Hardstone

8. Ting Badi Malo- Gidi Gidi Maji Maji

9. Total Ballaa- Poxy Pressure

10. Dunia Mbaya- Princess July

2003-2013

1. Ndoa Ya Machozi – Tony Nyadundo
2. Riziki – Jamnazi
3. Kuna Dawa – Esther Wahome
4. Kiasi- Jua Cali
5. Kisumu 100 – Susan Owiyo
6. Money Lover – Sauti Sol
7. Kigeugeu – Jaguar
8. Tobina – Daddy Owen
9. Kadhaa – Nonini
10. Taunet Telel- Emmy Kosgei

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