Fully Focus joins forces with Sofiya Nzau to release "Mwanake"

DJ Fully Focus


Globally acclaimed DJ and producer, Fully Focus, has joined forces with Kenyan sensation Sofiya Nzau to release a captivating new single titled "Mwanake." 

'Mwanake' is a House music cover of a classic Kenyan song & lead single from Fully Focus's innovative EP, "Kikuyu House”.

"Mwanake" reimagines the classic elements of Kikuyu music, a genre that originates from the lush central highlands of Kenya, known for its intricate storytelling and rhythmic vitality. 

Fully Focus is known for his pivotal role in popularizing African music on mainstream platforms.

 Sofiya Nzau is well known for music that transcends cultural and language barriers.

Her enchanting melodies embody the soul of Africa and create unique renditions that pay respects to the original songs while injecting a modern twist.

“Mwanake” tells a story of finding love in the most unexpected places and packages, echoing the timeless theme of legendary Kikuyu singer JB Maina’s earlier hit “Tiga Kumute”.

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The single transcends beyond mere entertainment, delving into the nuances of love and surprise, making it relatable to a global audience.

Speaking on the release, Fully Focus said, 

‘Mwanake’ is more than just a song; it's the heart of the 'Kikuyu House' project. 

We aimed to honor the rich musical tradition of the Kikuyu culture while presenting it in a format that resonates with today's borderless audience. This EP, starting with 'Mwanake,' is a journey through time, culture, and sound."

Sofiya Nzau added, "Working on 'Mwanake' was an enlightening experience, blending the traditional with the contemporary. 

This song, and the entire 'Kikuyu House' EP, represents a new chapter in our musical heritage, making it accessible and relatable to everyone, regardless of where they are in the world."

"Mwanake" is currently available on all major streaming platforms, offering listeners a first taste of what to expect from the "Kikuyu House" EP. 

Fans and new listeners alike are invited to experience the innovative blend of tradition and modernity that Fully Focus has masterfully crafted.

This collaboration is a testament to both artists’ commitment to not only preserving but also evolving African music, under the banner of PMG/TAMARI/ Republic54 a Panafrican label.

This lead single sets the stage for "Kikuyu House," Fully Focus's new EP, which promises to be a celebration of African music redefined for a global audience. 

By blending these rich cultural motifs with the dynamic energy of contemporary house music, Focus bridges the gap between generations, paying homage to the past while propelling it into the forefront of the world music scene.