Mambo Ni Leo – King Kanja, Bobby V, Petra
Through his label imprint King Kanja Empire, multi–talented U.S based Kenyan artiste King Kanja has released a new single MAMBO NI LEO off his upcoming project featuring celebrated American R&B veteran Bobby V famed for hits such as “Slow down” and Top Kenyan – Seychellois rapper, songwriter and singer Petra.
Watch it here!
In the slow- paced bumpy beat, King Kanja kicks off the Ulopa produced joint before ushering in the black and gold afro-clad Bobby V, laying his signature vocals before a hard hitting Petra wraps out in her dancehall influenced style. The outdoor-visual, captured on scenery nature backdrop, was directed by Kevin Bosco Jr during Bobby V’s maiden visit to Kenya and edited by Yahu-Edits.
Speaking on the brand new release Kanja noted, “I had an amazing time working on this project/video in my homeland Kenya with an all Kenyan cast with the exception of Bobby V. When we first spoke the first thing he said was to set up the studio. It was all a vibe. Thanks to super producer Ulopa Ngoma, we started the vibe in the studio so by the time Bobby V got there it was pure magic,” adding, “We worked with Petra to give it a strong female presence as well. I wanted to push the envelope for Kenyan music so this became a vibe that became an epic project being that Bobby V has done numerous hits “Mrs. Officer” with Lil Wayne, “Around the world” with Ludacris and working with all the top music producers from the Neptunes and Pharrell and Timbaland it was only right for us to cross the vibes.”
King Kanja is best known for dabbling a career in Kenya and US, spending his time in both countries in between projects, performances and tours. His love for representing Kenya in his music led to his 2016 ‘Entertainment Icon Award’ by The Kenyan Diaspora Leaders in honor of his efforts in uniting Kenyan communities through entertainment. He is still riding high on his five–track EP “Vibes’’ released late last year.
KING KANJA is one of the most sought-after artists in the music industry. Born in London to a Kenyan family and raised in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area, where he developed his sound, KING KANJA has been touring the world since the age of 15 sharing his unique sound. Known for blending hip-hop, R&B, reggae and African polyrhythmic music, KING KANJA infuses his native languages of Kikuyu and Swahili into his lyrics. This signature sound has garnered fans from as far as the continent of Africa, Europe, Asia, and in the United States.
BOBBY V is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has charted three No. 1 albums on Billboard‘s U.S. Top R&B Chart since 2006. V’s first major single, “Slow Down” produced by Grammy Award winners Tim and Rob, charted No. 1 on Billboard‘s U.S. Top R&B Chart and peaked at No. 8 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. His second single, ”Anonymous” was produced and featured a guest appearance from Grammy Award-winning producer Timberland. He has worked with artistes such as Lil Wayne, Ludacris and Timbaland.
Petra is East Africa’s baddest femcee. The Kenyan rapper, singer and songwriter known for her plethora of hits including “Eish”, “Rider” featuring Khaligraph Jones and “I Got That” featuring Victoria Kimani, started her professional music career in 2012. She has since risen to become East Africa’s top female rapper. Her 2017 discography that includes features on the “Khali Cartel Cypher” has cemented her stamp in the hip-hop music game as one of the female rappers to watch. Her successful music career has seen her get major signing to Roya entertainment in 2018. In 2017, she also performed at one of Nairobi’s biggest concert – Hype Fest as part of Mr. Eazi’s Kenyan tour.
Get “Mambo Ni Leo” via all stores on Empire link (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, SoundCloud):https://empire.lnk.to/Mambo
“Mambo Ni Leo” audio is attached. All media who would like to interview King Kanja, kindly place your requests via [email protected]