The rising dancehall duo Voltage Music has some new content for you. After a stretch of numerous wins for them including the release of the “Pull Up” video along with all the subsequent video premiere events, performances at the Club Mega Fest and Njogereza concert, Kent and Flosso are shifting the focus away from the “Breakout” album.
The two recently released a new song called “Kelewa” which according to them, “is a love/hate song”. Unlike the bulk of the songs on their latest album, “Kelewa” is a collaborative effort that features the California-based Nigerian artist Meaku.
The song has a slightly slowed-down Soukous-like electric guitar track fused with a Reggae/Dancehall-type drum track and a subtle but rich and deep occasionally-occurring bass line which make it an ideal pick for warming up the dance-floor. Another interesting thing about this song is the fact that its tempo and consequent mood demand for a singing approach which Kent and Flosso fair well at.
On this song, Voltage Music sing about a girl who they do a lot for but doesn’t appreciate and remains elusive, doing so in both English and Luganda with Meaku topping up in a style that comes off as a hybrid of R&B and a hint of a Jamaican patois-kind-of delivery.
Continental collaborations are becoming more common and more successful but unlike a while back when the Nigerian-South African ones were the most common, there has been a wave of Ugandan-Nigerian collaborations including contributions from Wizkid, Patoranking, Ketchup, Vector, Burna Boy and Orezi among others.
This collaboration goes to show that not only do Africans from different countries have a special synergy when it comes to making music, but also that the Ugandan music industry has garnered more attention and more people around Africa acknowledge that there’s a lot of talent in Uganda worth working with. Check out the song here and make sure you share it.