Why lie, I think part one for the above named has to be my most commented on and visited threads in my blog.
People from all walks of (Kenyan) life have basically googled Jua Cali’s name which has lead them to my blog and to my ‘fake’ crowning naming him the King of Genge. Basically, I think that status has stuck coz after his third visit to London while on his European tour, he has (in my books) retained and polished that crown rather well….very well infact.
So, as you might have guessed, I was at Jua Cali’s London gig that happened on Friday, 7th Nov 2008 at Club Afrique in Eastside of London and he, as usual, did not disappoint.
After rugby 7s, the highlight of the summer 2008, Jua Cali’s gig was the highlight of Autumn and Winter 2008.
From the moment he went on stage up until his final song, Jua Cali rocked the crowd. The highlight for Jua Cali and his adoring London fans was him singing (‘for the first time on stage’ – his words, not mine) the track “Niimbie” . His second single from his second album Ngeli ya Genge. This went down well as he had a beautiful mami from the crowd to help him out with the chorus.
Jua Cali is one of the best musicians Kenya has produced and he carries himself in private and public with alot of respect for himself and his fans. A down to earth artist who hasn’t let fame get to his head. An artist who always looks back to where he has come from and never forgets. As this is one of the qualities that keep him grounded.
This is one artist who is also greatful for his fans, coz without them, he wouldn’t be who he is today. An artist recognised through MOBOs, Chaguo la Teenies, KORAs, EMAs, KISIMAs, etc. nominations and awards.
Jua Cali, you are indeed the King of Genge. IT IS OFFICIAL!