Track 19: Ulivyo by Dela

Dela is a Kenyan R&B/soul singer out of Nairobi who I came across a couple years ago when I was living there.  She’s teamed up with Sauti Sol, one of Kenya’s most popular male soul groups, a few times and has established herself as a trailblazer in Kenya’s bourgeoning contemporary R&B scene.  She’s got a hell of a voice and definitely stands apart from the painfully poorly produced rap tracks that dominate the matatu circuit currently.  Her debut album Paukwa is outstanding and I’m excited to see where she goes from here.

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