Just two weeks ago, I received a forwarded message on my Facebook Messenger. The message, a link to this very yummy song, ‘Kasyoki wa Mitumba’ by the lovely Serro. The song is a witty love song dedicated to her love interest Kasyoki, a clothes seller which went viral on several platforms which then led to Serro releasing twin videos of the song.
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Both versions of the song were produced by Mutoriah of Me & My Cousin Entertainment and videos shot by renowned director Johnson Kyalo.
Speaking on the release, SERRO says, “I’ve always wanted to write a song inspired by Kamba pop but it had to be not too serious, so I decided to go with a cheeky love story. When people listen to this song, I hope it will make them smile, maybe leave them in stitches, and remind them of that special someone.”
In the first version, SERRO borrows heavily from Kamba Benga – a genre that is synonymous with fast-paced rhythmic beat and bouncy finger-picking guitar sounds, to create an infectiously danceable track. Its video incorporates a comical script that sees SERRO stalk and seek attention from Kasyoki, who seems unbothered at first before finally giving in to her advances. The video which was shot at Toi Market in Nairobi also features dancing cameos by traders from the market.
In the mellow version, SERRO turns the rather upbeat song into a slow tempo romantic tune with a soothing guitar line. Its minimalistic video focuses on SERRO dressed in African-themed attire, serenading lovers while playing an acoustic guitar under a spotlight.
“Kasyoki Wa Mutumba” is SERRO’s second release in 2019, following the release of “Ya Dunia” in May, and the 4th single off her soon to be released album “KUWE”- a collaborative project with the young musical genius – Mutoriah.