Ssaru and Mejja
Ssaru and Mejja
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I know the year is just less than a week old but I am already using my my musical eagle eye to project how the year will be.

The Kenyan music industry has seen a tremendous rise in the past few years thanks to our artists, music producers, directors and videographers.

Everyone is ready to invest loads of money for some quality production and the content is top notch.

Last year during the Corona period, many artists weathered the terrible storm and stayed afloat, blessing us with hits after hits.

I am seeing those who outshone their colleagues doing the same this year, with some of those who kept away from the scene making serious comebacks.

Below is a list of a few artists I see taking 2021 by storm.

1. Khaligraph

khali-40
khali-40

The man OG himself has never let his fans down with hits after hits, his songs last year went on to become anthems.

He recently announced that he had featured Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie in a new jam which he just teased. Khali also promised his fans that he is releasing a new album soon and if that is not a sign of a big year to come then I don't know what is.

2. Mejja

Ssaru and Mejja
Ssaru and Mejja
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Last year, the king of collabo himuselfu had one of the most remarkable years ever.

He was arguably the most sought after male artist with every act wanting a piece of his genius on their projects.

Before we bid bye to 2020 Mejja was once again featured in 'Shamra Shamra' by Joefess and Mbuzi gang.

This year the Genge rapper will simply blow our minds.

3. Ssaru

Ssaru
Ssaru
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The fast rising female rapper made sure our quarantine period was full of entertainment after she made a name for herself with a handful of solo projects as well as collaborations.

This year she has already made her mark after she was featured by Timmy Tdat in 'Hapa' once again proving why she is yearning for the crown.

3. Nadia Mukami

Nadia Mukami on Kiss FM
Nadia Mukami on Kiss FM

In an interview with Kamene Goro late last year, the queen of African Pop shocked the presenter when she said that she had already planned when and what song she is set to release this year.

Fasten your seat belts people.

4. Wakadinali

wakadinali
wakadinali

The duo of Scar and Munga caused all sorts of waves last year and ended the year with a bang after dropping 'Victims of madness' their second studio album.

This two have proved that literally Hiphop is not dead and are resurrecting any form of Kenyan hope that had died when it comes to the Hiphop culture.

I am excited for this year because they will give us more reasons to love them more. 

5. Sauti Sol

Obviously there is no way Sauti Sol would have missed out on this list. These boys have always found ways to mesmerize us with their pure talents.

From their collaborations to their performances, there is no way they are going to slow down especially not after a tough year which still saw them give us the 'Midnight train' project.

Sauti Sol
Sauti Sol
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Special mentions;

7. Willy Paul

8. Nyashinski

9. Rekless

10. Femi One