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At first glance, King Kaka and Kristoff’s collaboration comes off as another club banger and it would be right on-brand for the duo that collaborated on “Dudaing” in 2018. However, this new song “Utanipata” hides its political message in between scenes of twerking women and drinking.
The music video begins by warning the viewer that the message is in the song but unless you’re paying attention, you’ll miss it. The first slide contains a devastating fact that has almost become a joke in Kenya. The slide reads “President reveals KSh. 2 Billion gets stolen every day from taxpayers” the slide lasts for only a few seconds before the next one appears “More Kenyans die of hunger while politicians are busy campaigning for 2022.”
Every slide that comes after the first two is a stark reminder of the ill plaguing this country; corruption.
This isn’t the first time King Kaka has used his platform to educate Kenyans on their complacency and politics. In 2019, Kaka released “Wajinga Nyinyi” a scathing commentary on Kenya’s political failings and our inability as a nation to do and vote better.
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Can you dance to “Utanipata?” Sure, but the song’s strength lies in its ability to ridicule, expose and criticize our political stupidity and vices, particularly in the context of corruption, and other topical political issues.
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