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Top 20 Kenyan collabos of 2023 [Pulse Picks]

#PulsePicks features the top 20 Kenyan collabos of 2023

20 best Kenyan collabos of 2023

In the Kenyan music industry, collaboration has emerged as a driving force, seamlessly blending genres, styles, and artists' unique voices.

As we bid farewell to 2023, it's time to reflect on the sonic journeys that captivated our ears and united diverse talents in the spirit of musical innovation.

The Kenyan music scene has witnessed an extraordinary array of collaborations, where artists from different backgrounds joined forces to create memorable tunes that resonated with audiences nationwide.

Here are the 20 best Kenyan collaborations of 2023


Kenyan Gengetone stars, Fathermoh and Ssaru, boldly embraced the Swahili phrase 'Kaskie Vibaya,' translating to 'just go and feel bad'.

They transformed it into a compelling song that tackles issues often avoided in discussions.

Since its release in February, the Gengetone single has become a bestseller in Kenya, garnering significant traction on platforms like Boomplay and YouTube, with over 6 million streams and 10 million views, respectively.


'Miss Behaviour' is a single by Boutross as a follow-up to his hit single 'Angela' as he links up with Sauti Sol Legend and Band Member Savara & Hit Maker Fathermoh

The song stands out for its flawless integration of various genres, seamlessly combining Hip Hop and Gengetone. It's this perfect amalgamation that resonated with numerous listeners, catapulting the song to viral fame.

Since its release in June, Miss Behaviour has become a sensation in Nairobi nightclubs and a favorite track among TikTok users.


Nadia Mukami and Arrow Bwoy teamed up for a joint EP, 'Love and Vibes'. They together released their lead single, 'Mi Nawe', which talks about a couple that goes through the trials and tribulations of a relationship but no matter what happens their love withstands everything that comes their way.

The message, though seemingly straightforward, carries a deep impact, resonating with audiences and propelling the song to surpass four million views on YouTube in just six months.


Two days after its release, the song quickly ascended to the pinnacle of YouTube's trending list, showcasing the undeniable chemistry between Bahati and Nadia Mukami as they flawlessly deliver this romantic track.

This is the second banger the two artists have collaborated on after 'Pete Yangu' in 2022

In this lighthearted collaboration, the trio vents their frustrations at the 'strict math teacher' who never had faith in them.


They narrate their journey of overcoming challenges and skeptics, illustrating how they've transformed their lives.

The song has been trending on TikTok since it was released in September and has over three million YouTube views.

When the two come together then you know it's going to be a banger. Just like the other collaborations, yes, 'Under the Influence' is a hit!


Produced by Motif Di Don and directed by Steve Mugo, this track showcases Femi One and Nyashinski flaunting their verse skills without overshadowing each other.

Their impactful lines maintain a high energy level, leaving you eager to press that repeat button.

Renowned gospel recording artist Guardian Angel released his latest musical creation, the 'Nimependa Remix,' featuring Deus Derrick and newcomer Sammy G. The original song was released in June 2022.


Not only has the trio crafted a musical masterpiece, but it has also garnered over 6 million YouTube views since October.

This serves as a testament to the enduring power of gospel music, touching hearts, transforming lives, and reminding us of the divine love that guides our journey.

Kenya's talented and youthful hip-hop artist, Trio Mio, on the path to the top, dropped a new track titled 'Kontrola,' featuring Bensoul, on December 20.


This celebratory song has been creating ripples in the East African music industry, captivating listeners with its distinctive beats and Swahili lyrics.

'Navutishwa,' featured on Bensoul's Lion of Sudah album released this year, delves into the challenges of navigating singlehood in Nairobi before encountering that special someone who goes above and beyond to treat you exceptionally – an absolute anthem for the ladies.


This dance hit is dominating social media platforms, radio, and clubs. The track starts with Agikuyu lines delivered by Kenyan singer Sofiya Nzau and seamlessly transitions into pulsating beats, courtesy of Brazilian producer Zerb.

The song's TikTok success has significantly contributed to its streaming achievements, particularly on Spotify, where it has accumulated millions of streams. In just a month, it has already surpassed four million views on YouTube.

One Call Away stands as evidence of the unifying influence of music between Kenya and Tanzania.


This captivating love song harmonizes Ruby's award-winning vocals with Otile Brown's catchy melody, aiming to rescue a woman from the grips of a toxic relationship.

Earlier this year, Bien and Ayra Starr collaborated to produce My Baby, marking a notable departure from the usual upbeat and dance-oriented tunes often associated with Kenya-Naija collaborations.

This slow, lyrical masterpiece has made a significant impact on the music scene, emerging as Bien's most noteworthy release of the year.


It has accumulated thousands of streams and garnered over 1 million views on YouTube.

Here is a list of 8 other collaborations that hit in 2023

  1. Vijana Barubaru fit Nandy - Sasa Hivi Remix
  2. Khaligraph Jones fit Harmonize - Kwame
  3. 2Face fit Nikita Kering - African Queen
  4. Guardian Angel fit Rose Muhando - Gharama
  5. Bien fit Darassa - No Body
  6. Otile Brown fit Barnaba - Rockabye Remix
  7. Nadia Mukami fit Darassa - Siko Sure
  8. Bahati fit Bruce Melodie - Diana

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