Celebrated guitarist Polycarp Otieno from Sauti Sol has officially released his debut solo single “How I Met Your Mama” – off his upcoming debut album Father Studies.
This marks the start of his individual journey as a solo entertainer and singer.
The new single is a heartfelt dedication to his son and a real-life story, explaining how Polycarp met his wife Lady Mandy
“The song is a fusion of Kenyan and Burundian sounds and optics to show my son his roots. Because that is part of his identity,” adding “We need to tell African stories to our young ones. I chose to start from how I met my son’s mother, my wife. Conversations with my friends also proved that most of us don’t know the full story of how our parents met.”
Fancy Fingers takes his fans through an intimate journey that features his wife Lady Mandy, their son Sulwe and the celebrated Burundian drums, Ingoma.
On the powerful visuals, he reflects on his fatherhood journey.
“Being a Father has quickly taught me that it’s not just about me anymore, I have found myself selflessly and effortlessly pouring out love to my little one. At the same he fills me up with so much joy and happiness in ways I have never known, or experienced before – it’s unconditional love.“
Earlier on, he shared;
“Father Studies as a concept came to me after the birth of my son, while I was on paternity leave. I realized just how being fully present was impactful to my small family, it gave me the chance to develop a special bond with my son. It’s sad that the Kenyan law only gives two weeks leave to the father, leaving the chunk of the parenting to the mother, which should not be the case,” he said.
Check out the song;