Umoja Estate, Kenya, is not a place you hear as frequently as, say, Port Harcourt in Nigeria or Nairobi in Kenya itself.
This apparent obscurity will not last long though. The foursome of Rekles, Seska, Swat and Zilla are taking the town, Nairobi itself and the Kenyan nation by beats, beats that won’t let you stay long on your bottom, beats that dazzle and dare, beats that are most likely to harass the sensibilities and decency of some people
It is all in their song “Lamba Lolo,” a hodgepodge of mostly profane lyrics spat out with indifference and vehemence by people who are just too young to be caught in this bend in the river of music: they are teenagers.
The song is likely an X-rated version of the comedian Eric Omondi’s song “Lolo.”
“Lamba Lolo” is thought to be a slang term in Kenya meaning “go fuck yourself” or “fuck off.” The song is already trending in Kenya and has hit over one million views on YouTube.
It has even spawned a nastier imitation, targeted at girls, called “Pewa Lolo,” and recorded by Livia Grasha. It is currently a source of headache to Kenyan parents.
“Lamba Lolo” is rated PG 30 – as in requiring parental guidance. It seems amusing to have to prevent content produced by children from reaching children. One of life’s contradictions, I guess.
“Lamba Lolo,” was produced by Supernova By Hype/ Ethic Entertainment.
Download “Lamba Lolo” below and listen to the newest voice of rebellion.