Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer, and composer Agnes Attara Maghanga, better known by her stage name Attara, has once again captivated audiences with her latest release, “Nibonye Wada,” released in October 2023.
The title, derived from the Taita word “Nibonye Wada,” translates to “nifanye nini” in Swahili or “What should I do” in English. In this soulful pop-R&B track, Attara delves into the complexities of unspoken emotions and unrequited love.
Drawing from personal experience, Attara reveals that “Nibonye Wada” was inspired by a real-life crush on a close friend.The struggle between the desire to confess her feelings and the fear of jeopardizing the friendship led her to transform these emotions into a heartfelt melody. The result is a heartfelt anthem that resonates with anyone who has found themselves caught in the tangled web of unspoken affection.
With its sweet melodies and relatable lyrics, “Nibonye Wada” offers listeners a glimpse into Attara’s world of introspection and vulnerability. The song effortlessly blends elements of Afro-pop, R&B, and soul, showcasing Attara’s versatility as an artist and her deep-rooted connection to her Taita heritage.
Attara’s musical journey began at a young age, and she credits her parents for instilling in her a love for both African and Western music. Drawing inspiration from genres ranging from Soul and Pop to Rhumba and Mwazindika, Attara’s music reflects a rich tapestry of influences that resonate with listeners on a universal level.
Known for her catchy melodies, soulful voice, and timeless lyrics, Attara is carving out a unique niche for herself in the music industry. Her commitment to authenticity, emotional depth, and sonic innovation sets her apart as an artist to watch.
As “Nibonye Wada” continues to garner praise from fans and critics alike, Attara remains dedicated to creating music that is not only enjoyable but also deeply meaningful. With each new release, she cements her status as a rising star and a must-listen artist in the world of contemporary music.
With an EP on the horizon, although dates are yet to be confirmed, anticipation mounts for what promises to be another compelling chapter in Attara’s musical journey. As she continues to captivate audiences with her soulful voice and emotive storytelling, Attara proves herself to be a must-listen artist for music lovers everywhere.