Dark Horses by Switchfoot

“We’re singing hey, you can’t count us out; we’ve been running up against the crowd, yeah, we are the dark horses. We’re singing wait, it’s not over now, we’ve been down but we’ve never been out, we are the dark horses…” A ‘dark horse’ according to Merriam-Webster is “a little-known contender (as a race horse) that makes an unexpectedly good showing. This piece is dedicated to a beautiful girl with a heart of gold. The sweetest, most sincere human being on the face of the planet for real: my lovely, precious sister Lydia. “I’ve been to hell & back again…” Life has dealt her some difficult cards because she’s specially-abled. She’s been overlooked, under-appreciated and down-trodden, even by those who should be supporting her. It’s quite easy to dismiss her & others like her; few of us take time to Read more

Nimekubali by Eunice Njeri

I first heard this song on K24 early this year and immediately loved it. Not  because it was the hottest track on the charts but because I identify so much with the message. It is a song of surrender that captures the cry of my heart perfectly. I was fresh from learning the lesson of “Sitolia” – that I must stop mourning and playing victim about the negative stuff happening to me and around me and be upbeat because God is working things out. But now it was time to move to the next level. When someone says “nimekubali” they mean “alright, I accept”. Like in a court of law when a defendant is asked if he accepts the charges brought against him. Or when an weighty offer is put before you and the difficult call is now yours to make; what you say Read more

“Sitolia” by Willy Paul & Gloria Muliro

A collabo made in heaven is how I describe it. What is there not to love about this song? The Bongo beat sounds fresh as ever and the chemistry between these two artistes in the video is incredible. It has a serious storyline where a guy is being mistreated by someone who was close to him. He is thrown out of a car into a muddy puddle in the middle of a downpour. At this point he has the right to be mad, sad and pitiful but through encouragement he is able to dry his tears and move on. I then remembered times when I have been treated unfairly and how it’s been difficult to let go. See, I’m the kind of person who naturally doesn’t forget. Do me wrong and chances are high that I’ll remember that for a Read more

‘Liseme’ by Sarah K

Have you ever been so overwhelmed, you had no words to express what you were feeling? Maybe you thought that you were in such deep trouble that you could never get out. Or you were so ashamed of something you did that the guilt is threatening to suffocate you. This song is urging us to ‘say it’. Open up your mouth and say it. Don’t keep it in. Whatever it is. And not just to anyone but to Jesus. He himself told us to, “Ask and it will given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete”. Our enemy the devil will surely overcome us if we keep silent because the help we need is only a prayer away. “Kwani ni jambo Read more

‘Mbona’ by Daddy Owen feat. Denno

When I first watched Daddy Owen & Denno performing it live on TV I was touched in a way I can’t explain – my prejudices were exposed. Now, I had never discriminated against physically challenged people and I certainly didn’t consider myself a bigot, but there was a ‘something’ I felt – a certain uncomfortable feeling I had when interacting with them. It was obviously because of them being different from me. Before that I remember being in a matatu once and seeing a paraplegic man driving his jua kali wheel chair on the roundabout near Retail Market and feeling him. Here he was, against major odds, facing life with confidence and earning a living as a productive member of society. I thought to myself how his remarkable conquering spirit could only come from God himself. How else can a Read more