Sauti Sol members are belting their hearts out in French, Lingala and Kinyarwanda in the latest collabo and trust me, they have never sounded better than this. The boy band teamed up with Rwandan Afro-beat star Mani Martin for the love ballad dubbed Mapenzi and I love it. You’ll probably love it too. Listening to Bien, Mudigi and Chimano singing in foreign languages was quite something. It’s almost as if you are listening to a new person. Just like the first time we heard Yemi Alade singing in Swahili. Interestingly, Sauti Sol didn’t even plan to sing in Kinyarwanda, French and Lingala. They had been working on the song with Mani for a year or so. By the time they went to record it, Sauti Sol suggested that they switch parts with the 30-year-old Rwandan singer. They did and it turned out to be a great idea. The result was so good so much so that they decided to leave it like that. However, Mani admits that he struggled to sing in English and Swahili. The song was produced Rwandan producer Jacques Kikene Mastola, Sauti Sol’s Fancy Fingers and Pastor P. The video was filmed in Rwanda by music video director Meddy Saleh. Watch Mapenzi below and tell us what you think.
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