Why STL Will Remain One of The ‘Baddest’ Queens of Kenyan Music #spotlight

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Stella Mwangi is crazy mad talented., Kenyan descent , moved to Norway in the 90s. She only spent 5 years in Kenya and moved to Norway.

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  1. ‘HABA HABA”. That’s the reason. If you grew up listening to it , that jam made you believe in impossibilities. It was inspiring. From the lyrics, to the performance at the EURO-VISION contest where she emerged as the winner. I knew I could do anything after listening to that jam, of course dance able, different and motivating. A Stella Mwangi on stage in Norway getting down to Haba Haba, that was it.

2. She can be bad when she wanna be. This is not just a jam because actually it is . STL can actually be bad when she wanna be. In contrast to Haba Haba she at some point dropped ”bad as I wanna be”, with lyrics like ”fuck what they think…”,

3. Her confidence , she is not afraid of being African. Of course Kenyan. Dropping Stella Stella, collaborating with Kenyan artists like Khaligraph Jones, Kantai and my all time favorite flex from her, she knows the language, (girl can even rap in native Kikuyu.) the culture, she is proud of it and she takes it all the way to Norway.

4. She has mastered her craft. Her rap slaps as hard as her singing. She is versatile. Her fashion sense, sometimes she is bald, afroed, she has wigs on, African Print and so much more. Watched 10 toes yet?

5. She is quality oriented and she still keeps collaborating with Kenyan Artists. Her videos are sick, good quality and almost all her jams are club bangers. It’s never a good day for a shady jam or video. Only top-notch. Prime. She collaborated with ”Matata ” in ”Achuu”. Check out her latest single ‘‘eyes on me”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Edexralsxs. Even with just visuals, her jams are snatched.

Her work has been used in films like CSI, THE NAKED MILE, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS.

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