The music video for the hit single Kanda by Outstan Malawian artists Tay Grin and Sonye featuring Nigerian esteemed musician Orezi to complete the jam is premiered on Trace Africa TV Saturday.
The song is taken off a joint upcoming untitled EP which the hip-hop superstar Tay Grin and Sonye are working on. The project is produced by the later, a gifted singer, songwriter and producer.
Kanda came out after Sonye and Tay Grin released previous solo bangers “Tsika” and “Chipapapa feat. 2Baba”, respectively. “Tsika” was nominated for local UMP Awards 2015 Song of the Year while “Chipapapa” is one of the biggest tracks on the continent, it went to Number 3 on Trace URBAN “Africa 10” and is nominated for the BEFFTA UK 2016 Best Music Video and Best African Traditional Video at the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards (WAMVA) 2016.
Kanda is a manganje song, a traditional dance popular in the South-Eastern region of Malawi fused with Tay Grin’s signature Nyau music, from the central region, and a Naija feel; this is a song which has boundlessly kept Malawi and Africa on the dance-floor.
“The release date 15 June happens to be my birthday and this is my present to all my fans in Malawi, Africa and the rest of the world. We keep the 2016 goals alive, Kanda will make the world dance,” explained Tay Grin.
While revealing that “it was great working with Tay Grin and Orezi, Sonye added: “We’re putting pure Malawian sound on the international scene, bringing manganje and Nyau music to the world, and Orezi gave it that awesome Naija feel and made the song wholly African, it’s a heavy song with deep rich cultural content.”
Respected Malawian radio and club DJ Joy Nathu has praised the song saying it is adventurous and interesting.
“It brings out the musician in Tay Grin who does not rap but sing on the song. And he sings better than most people think he can, which shows his maturity in music. And the collabo works well too because Sonye and Orezi both did good work on their verses and I think it’s tough to say who sang better than who because all three sang well,” stated Joy Nathu.
He said further: “And the production is out of this world. The manganje beat was done in a youthful modern way and to find a Nigerian singing so perfectly to it shows how good Malawian beats are.”
To listen to the new Tay Grin x Sonye x Orezi song visit http://www.mvelani.com/audio/album/295. The song is available for downloads on iTunes and several other continental websites.
Kanda music video,l was shot and produced by Pilot Films in South Africa.