They say the memories we make with our family is everything. With family being one of nature’s masterpieces, Kisumu-based award-winning musician, Gabiro Mtu Necessary has seen it fit to join hands with fellow hometown musicians to work on a new song.
Gabiro is indisputably the most sought-after musician from the lakeside city of Kisumu, from having been considered twice for a Grammy nomination to having his debut album hit over 2 million streams on Boomplay.
His diversity has seen him transition from being a rapper to an online sensation known for his funny Luo skits and freestyles on Tiktok where he has managed to build a solid and interactive fan base.
Mtu Necessary as he is famously known, is steadily building a reputation as Kisumu’s best lyricist but also shares his personal struggles through his art. From working as a matatu tout to battling drug abuse, Gabiro’s ability to tell stories separates him from rap music’s status quo.
While many rappers tell us their stories, Gabiro possesses the ability to bring you into his world and show it to you.
He features four Kisumu-based musicians on his latest release “Family” which he clearly states is not an anthem, it is a song. A song about family and its substantial value to oneself and society at large.
All the artists come out strong and worthy of time with their lyrics and flow and it is clearly evident that they all understood the assignment.
Featured artists are Venna who is a young female singer with a sassy and mellow voice, Blakangel who also adds up as the producer of this brilliant masterpiece, Just Ken who introduces the song with a rap verse before Gabiro Mtu Necessary joins in with a quote and tight-lipped verse and finally comes Kamwana who ensures that nothing is left to waste.
Watch “Family” by Gabiro Mtu Necessary featuring Venna, Just Ken, Blakangel and Kamwana below: