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Kenyan musicians release a celebratory anthem as Kenyan Team prepares to play against an EPL team for the first time ever

Afro-Funk-House artist Kagwe Mungai has teamed up with Afro-pop singer Dela and rapper Khaligraph Jones to produce a track in celebration of our local football heroes.

Kagwe Mungai and Dela Maranga

The match set to take place on the 27 of February 2017, will see a Kenyan side play an English Premier League club for the first time in the history of the nation which will go a long way in helping Kenya in its quest to participate in the 2022 World Cup.”

According to Kagwe, the intention was for the track to be Kenyan but have an international sound hence the elements of African voices and sounds as well as modern sounding instrumentation to arouse a sense of patriotism in Kenyans and trigger support of local sports.

Dela whose Swahili cover of Hello got international accolades, owes great chemistry from the first meeting of the artists in the studio to the success of the track.  “I love it when everyone is on the same page, it makes for a great collabo,” she said adding that it took her under 20 minutes to write her part.

“Just because the vibe was right and because we understood that the Sportpesa Allstars team was a huge opportunity for the players- life changing even. I guess we were excited for them too,” she said.

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Khaligraph agrees with Dela that the trio was a power team each being amongst the leading in their different categories, hence the ease in which they put the anthem together.

Dela reckons that everyone should listen to the song, not just football fans because it's bound to lift your spirits and get you moving, enough to get anyone started on a project they've been postponing.  “Because this life is a game, na hii game ni yetu,” she urged.

Have a listen below:

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