release of debut album
Mohammed, better known as Redsan, whose singles
have turned out to be popular with young fans,
finally launched his debut album last month.
"2003 Seasons of the Sun" boasts an eclectic mix
of the older singles Wanipa Raha, Jully, Malaika
and new ones Hate You So Much and Maybe.
launch at the Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi, heralded
a new chapter in the career of Redsan, who has
released song after song without a break while
many of his peers have staged on-and-off acts.
am very happy that my efforts have finally come
to fruition," said Redsan after launching the
album. He said it involved scrupulous recording
efforts and support from his producers, Ogopa
the 13-track album, which will retail at Sh1,200,
Redsan has featured other popular artistes like
Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Wyre, Caz and Naomi.
has come a long way as a musician ever since he
started by trying ragamuffin, imitating the legendary
US-based artiste Shaggy while he was in Form Two
at St Edward High School, Nairobi.
remembers getting a spanking from his father who
was initially against his dabbling in music. For
Redsan, the break came when he was nudged by friends
to participate in the "Beats of the Season" music
extravaganza of 1998.
the fete, he shared the stage with maestros Maxi
Priest, Papa Wemba, Them Mushrooms and Zanaziki.
Since then, he has never looked back.
fans know Redsan for his collaboration with Ugandan
artiste Chameleone (Jesse Mayanja) in recording
unbeatable tracks, notably Bageya, which
was sang in Kiluganda (Chameleone's native language),
and Mikono Juu, a Swahili dancehall track.
duo became immensely popular across the country
as they were invited to perform in all major entertainment
events. They also performed in Uganda, Burundi,
Benin and Rwanda.
the support of Redsan, Chameleone was the first
one to release his debut album, which received
an overwhelming response.
Redsan has followed suit and hopes to make an
impression similar to the one made by his colleague.
"Jaguan" (Charles Jaguan Kanyi), another up-and-coming
artiste, has made a remarkable sortie into ragga
budding artiste, who once featured in various
songs by the ragga duo, Jawabu, has released a
single dubbed Utaweza Kweli, which is slowly
making its way into the local charts.
number, recorded by Mandugu Digital, features
Hotie, a promising female singer.
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