I think if I bumped into Mayonde randomly in Town, she’d make my day instantly beautiful. I love the colourful outfits in her videos and her smile seems to light up the entire street.
Her new song ‘Nairobi’ featuring Stonee Jiwe is an ode to the city, a song praising the uniqueness of our town. The song celebrates bits and pieces of Nairobi and is backed by a beautiful video dedicated to capturing the beauty of the place and its people.
Watch ‘Nairobi’ by Mayonde ft Stonee Jiwe:
Without Mayonde, I would have probably never known how beautiful Nairobi looks after sunset, as the traffic kicks in and the night slowly hugs us. The director Joan Piggio did a sensational job at capturing unique shots of Town. the video makes Nairobi pop with colour and it is beautiful.
The only thing I didn’t like is that they didn’t capture more of the Nairobi scenery and things that make Nairobi, Nairobi. Things like KICC, Nyama Choma, Thika Superhighway, the town sculptures like Dedan Kimathi, Tom Mboya etc., are all important elements that should have also been in the video, but they made up for this by capturing Mayonde walking past some of the most iconic buildings in town.
Stonee Jiwe absolutely kills it with his rhymes. I knew him as a dancer and I see he’s amazing at rapping too. Mayonde and him flow so well in this track, I think they were a great pair for the beat and story this video tells us.
Giving it a 6/10.