The most widely popular songs in Kenya are those done in vernacular. Luhya, Luo, Kikuyu and Kamba languages have some great records done in these local dialects. This article list (not in any order) a number of the most poplar Luhya songs and musicians.
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Steve Kay –“Mbe Omukhasi”
Loosely translated to mean “Give me my wife, “Mbe Omukhasi” is a Luhya wedding song.
Steve Kay –“Ochukha Busie”
Steve Kay -“Bayudah”
Coined from the biblical story of Judas Iscariot, the song advocates for an urgent need for Luhya Unity.
Wanjala Okumu -“Kutalang’i”
Samuel Namatete –“Endika”
The song revolves around a man who eloped with another mans wife.
David Barasa of Juakali Band – “My Dear”
Wanyonyi Khatundi –“Euyo”
Sukuma Bin Ongaro –“Jirani Kuno”
Amos Barasa -“Bindu Bichenjanga”
Pronounced as “vindu vichenjanga”, the song loosely means “things change” and gained popularity during 2017 Kenyan presidential campaigns.