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Pure magic as Kenya’s Dela sings Adele’s ‘Hello’ song in Swahili

By HILARY KIMUYU December 11th, 2015 1 min read

Kenya’s  queen of afro-pop Dela took her fans by storm after singing  global hit song “Hello” by British singer Adele in Swahili.

Obviously Adele’s original composition is next-level good and somehow exceeded all expectations, but Dela did justice to its Swahili translation with the beautiful vocals she has.

Speaking to Nairobi News Dela said; “I just had this idea of covering Adele’s “Hello” song because she is one of my favorite singers and the song is just one of the greatest she has done.”

Dela’s cover has more than 65,000 likes on her YouTube channel just a day after she posted it.

She also wrote; “Hello! It was wonderful translating this amazing song by Adele. Thanks a million to Sauti Sol’s @Fancyfingers1 the much talented Benjamin Webi and Andrew Wanjohi. We got goosebumps producing this. I hope you do, too. Subscribe to my channel!”

“The video is in the works and it will be released soon,” she told Nairobi News.

This talented lady, who adds a breathy, emotional spin to Adele’s power ballad, will be releasing a new album in 2016.

Listen to the Swahili translation of “Hello” here.