Ninga Melodies Choral Group has been causing ripples across the Kenyan entertainment scene. The group made its strides on “the Kwaya”, Kenya’s first ever televised national choral competition that ran for 13 shows on Kiss TV back in 2012. The show provided a platform to celebrate and appreciate the very best of choral singers in the country.
The competition brought together choralle groups from across Kenya. Ninga Melodies brought down the roof every time they stepped on the stage. We relive some of their memorable performances from the famed show.
Afro-originally done by John Ngereza and Les Wanyika
Batoto ba Ninga brought out a good contemporary twist to this hit song, showcasing a nice fusion of modern vocals with adorable hamonization of yore. The wild applause at the end is testimony to the rivetting nature of the rendition.
A lovely Luo song, proclaiming love for a beauty queen called “Anyango”. The ease with which the group members’ voices fuse attests to the diversity of talent in the group. Despite the fact that members are drawn from varied communities across the country, they are able to gracefully bring out a song from a specific group, a job well done!
This is a popular song that resonates with the masses. Sauli is a biblical song that Sunday schools kids would easily sing a long; and Ninga Melodies did it the justice it deserves.
An original composition with a strong message for the performing artists in Kenya. The song encourages cohesion and urges artists to uphold Kenyan values for the betterment of the country. The moves will leave you yearning for more.
Ndaya-originally performed by Mpongo Love
Ndaya is one of those oldies that even the most ardent rock heads will find appealing. Ninga Melodies sounded it out with broad smiles, daring everyone to resist shaking a leg. Take a listen.