There’s a new splash of Bongo in town. Two songs by two artists who are not news to gossip columns and controversies in social media.
Harmonize, who controversially left WCb to start his own label and Bahati who, well, is just Bahati. His whole being reeks of controversies, from being called mtoto wa Diana , to their dramatic reality show with his wife and now, that ridiculous red hair on his head.
Honestly, Bahati, can we catch a break?
But we are not here to talk about Bahati’s and Harmonize’s personal lives but rather the music they have released recently.
Who did it better? That’s the question.
First of all, before any comparison, it’s important to note that Harmonize’s recent song that we are talking about is not actually his but Nandy’s, the African Princess. Harmonize just features in it.
Anyway, let’s get into it.
Bahati’s Wa Nani
Bahati moved from being a Gospel Artist to collaborating with Boondocks, a popular Gengetone group in a very controversial gospel song. Now, he has released a love song.
And you would expect that with his controversies and constant change in music genres, he would lose his charm.
In fact, Bahati has managed to retain his initial charm in his music and his delivery of it. He really makes it hard to hate him and his despicable red hair. Seriously, I hate that hair.
But overall, Wa Nani is a beautiful song. Good simple lyrics, a great video that displays the love message in the song, beautiful beats that you could dance to. I really can see why it’s number 2 trending on Youtube.
Nandy ft Harmonize- Acha Lizame
Nandy, The African Princess and Harmonize, aka Konde Boy collab to give us a beautifully sung bongo love song.
A fiery combination of Nandy’s spectacular voice, her body, her dancing, and her mastery of the music video with Harmonize’s well everything, Acha Lizame seems to metaphorically talk about two lovers doing the “deed” after the sun has set.
These metaphors are well hidden in those ways most Bongo songs conceal their message. With their deep Kiswahili. Nevertheless, we decipher the meaning, and we love it.
However, compared to Bahati’s Wa Nani, it’s short of something. Maybe it’s the delivery, or the beats, or the overall song, but I feel like they could have done better.
So in conclusion, between the two songs, Bahati’s Wa Nani definitely took this one home.