Kisumu city most sought after award-winning rapper, Gabiro Mtu Necessary has once again proven to be the lyrical president of hits in his new release, Chini Ya Maji.
Working as an unsigned artist under close supervision of producer Jamal Malique, the talented lad, Gabiro Mtu Necessary has managed to work on his second single after hit single Low Key that ruled the airwaves and streets across East Africa. Chini Ya Maji is a Swahili phrase that literally means under the water, whereas he uses the phrase to highlight on the kind of relationship he would like to have. The eclectic urban groove, sweet melody and well-crafted arrangement of Chini Ya Maji allows him to portray both his sides of being a rapper and a singer in one track hence the ease for him to shine on it all through.
“I fell deeply in love once with someone who was not ready to see our love go beyond the bedroom. We could meet secretly and do everything ‘under calm waters’ with the excuse that she is a public figure and worse enough she does not want anybody to know about our personal life, not even close friends and family,” said Gabiro
He continued, “Then there’s the part of always responding to relationship questions with an ‘I am single’ answer that could always drive me nuts and sometimes feel like I want to call it quits coz I was not being recognized. I felt like I was being used and that I meant nothing to her life after all but luckily enough I am glad I chose my path and went my separate way.”
In addition, Chini Ya Maji is about being able to know what really matters in a relationship, for me it has been about knowing what I really want in a relationship. The song seeks to inspire young people to avoid being in unhealthy relationships.
This song was recorded in Kisumu and mixed and mastered to the highest international standards. The video was also shot at Wigot gardens in Kisumu and was directed by award-winning Kenyan video director, Crizo Mzeyah.
It features Kenya’s top model, Tracy Ombimo and outfits styled by Kisumu Fashion Week CEO, Kysh Roberts.