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Kenyan musician and songwriter Diana Mayonde Nduba popularly known as Mayonde in a candid Instagram post revealed the inspiration behind her upcoming EP as well as the cover image used.

On her page, the mother of one who has been on a long musical hiatus shared a photo of herself dressed in all white posing next to a purple backdrop that has a butterfly on it.

Narrating the story behind the said butterfly and why the 'Nairobi' hitmaker felt overly drawn to it she wrote, "I was at the coast a few months ago and kept seeing this purple and orange butterfly and it felt like a confirmation that I had evolved and transformed.


A metamorphosis if you will. Feels like God restored me and is giving me wings to fly and I kinda got to capture it energetically in this project Excitoz!!!"

She went on to announce that her comeback song would be dropping this Friday 19th, April and she was super excited for fans to hear it.

"Start Again EP drops this Friday! I've got the Pre-Save Link for you in my Bio and here's the gorgeous artwork by @Wango Alfred as we count down the days!" Mayonde excitedly wrote.


"Happy New Week friends. May you have a good one and look out for my EP on the 19th," the last of her post read.

During an interview with Mpasho's Dennis Milimo, Mayonde touched on the subject of where she has been and what she has been up to during her break.

"I have actually been in school!" She excitedly stated before adding, "I was part of a program called Perform Music Incubator that was founded by Muthoni Drummer Queen.

It is like a business music school, and I have been in it for like 2 years just learning about the business side because I was very frustrated as an artist putting out art but not getting much in return. You're putting money into the craft, but it is not coming back."

Mayonde rose to fame after she released the hit song Kama Kawaida back in 2017 alongside a few high-profile artists such as Kagwe Mungai, Blinky Bill, Fena Gitu, and Muthoni the Drama Queen (MDQ)

Some of her hit songs include Isikuti Love, Nairobi, and Rise. 

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