Jegede – Bujubuju ft. Dman Mkare, VDJ Jones official audio mp3
Jackson Rakama, who is best known by his stage name
Jegede, has been one of the fastest rising mp3 music acts in
Africa. Propelled to fame by the track ‘Gudi Gudi’, Jegede
has gone on to release more bangers such as ‘Bolingo’,
‘Rampapa’, and ‘Pare Pare’.
Jegede, who doubles up as a producer says, he would have
been a comedian if destiny did not lead him to mp3 music. He
shares his journey from his early days as a dancer and what
it takes to be at the top.
One of the biggest hits you did was “Gudi Gudi” which you
did with rappers Naiboi and Kristoff what was the inspiration
“Gudi Gudi” was just a fun song that we decided to do and it
came out as a big hit. I am a Luhya from Busia, and the
other guys and myself just wanted to do a song that praises
the beautiful Luhya women; and not what has been
interpreted by people. You started out as a dancer?
Actually, I started singing first then moved to acting, and
then dancing. Back in the day in Busia I used to be very
active in social functions and gatherings, I used to sing in the
hood. But the first thing I did was stand-up comedy.
However, as a young man you always try many different
things before settling on one. At that time, dancing was a big
thing and I remember the songs that were hitting were mainly
lingala – I’m good at lingala. This is when I formed the
dance group Everlast. Then I decided to come to Nairobi…
I came to Nairobi in 2009, by the way. There were so many
lights and beautiful women. I would sit at Ambassadeur, just
looking at the beautiful women of the city, appreciating them.
Then in 2012 we took part in the dance competition Sakata
and won. However, the group disintegrated later on as
members went to pursue individual projects. How did you
switch to mp3 music?