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Wahu releases new song in battle to revive music career

Comebacks are some of the hardest acts to pull off in the local music industry and most attempts often end ingloriously – just ask rapper Bamboo.

Kenyan songster Wahu is engaged in a similar battle to revive a music career that showed much promise at the initial stages, but soon faltered under the heavy weight of an expectant audience that always wanted more.

Her latest song, ‘Yeye’,  is a collaboration with Ugandan musician Cindy. Though it was released last week, it has failed to pick up momentum in mainstream media.

The song has hardly featured in the music charts of most radio stations and the video is only popular because of a well-chiseled male character.

Granted, the new song is more mature than what the singer has previously released. It has dancehall beats and is about two ladies having a girl-talk about a new guy.

In the video, the mother of two shows off her long legs and wears a girly oversized t-shirt.

This is not Wahu’s first attempt at a comeback. She released ‘Nenda’ ten months ago in which she collaborated with Moti-Ice, a Mombasa artiste. The song’s presence on the music charts was hardly noticeable.

Wahu has in the past wowed her fans with hit songs like ‘Sweet Love’ and a remix of ‘Liar‘ which had perhaps set the standards (and expectations) too high.

Here are some remarks posted by her fans on YouTube in response to the new video.

But Nauliza siku hizi uki tengeza gari mpaka utowe nguo, haswa engine –  DJ88Virus.

I liked the video even bfo watching… but who is wahu ?I only getting to when one sing – Stano Kiai.

Everything in this video is dope. From the singers to the location to the dancers. Awww wahu you look sweet ????? – Felister Kinyanjui.

Is it only me or the lyrics are so mediocre –  Beatrice Njambi.