Wyre Releases “Nakupenda Pia” Featuring Alaine Singing In Swahili 19 Jun 2013 | By Eva Njoki
Recently, top dancehall Kenyan artist Wyre won an award at the International Reggae Awards held in Miami, as the Best New Entertainer beating other well known artists to it.
He has once again teamed up with another Jamaican songstress, the beautiful Alaine and released his new dancehall video “Nakupenda Pia” after a visit to Jamaica where he got to hang out with other big Jamaican artists and made time to work with Alaine on the track and video.
This shows how much he takes his music seriously compared to other Kenyan releases that have been so cliché and boring to say the least. This video is the product of his work with his very own Lovechild Records.
The video starts off with Wyre all packed and heading down to Jamaica all excited! He arrives and for the haters who still don’t believe he was actually on location, Jamaica is a beautiful country as portrayed by the superb shots taken around the various parts of Kingston.
Alaine is as gorgeous as ever in a red outfit while her beautiful vocals in the chorus and in chants throughout the song make you fall in love, if you know what I mean. She is a sweet lady. I wonder how long it took for her to learn Swahili from Wyre in order to bring it out as perfectly as she did. It must have been loads of fun.
The video also features a Maasai warrior and woman bringing out that African and especially Kenyan feel in a beautiful love story. In the preceding scene, Wyre and Alaine hit a local joint in Kingston to have a good time with friends. They dance to some easy moves while they share tender moments. The male and female dancers do not disappoint.
In the storyline, Wyre and Alaine really connect as a Nairobian and Jamaican couple and clearly have some very realistic chemistry as Wyre goes down on one knee to propose and puts a ring on it before they leave happily holding hands. Perhaps there is a story there to be told but that’s not the case, only wishful thinking.
The track is bound to make anyone’s gloomy day by getting you up on your feet and humming to Alaine’s sweet vocals. I would say Wyre makes us proud to be Kenyan as an international artist and is representing us in the best way showing that hard work and focus brings lots of success. Wyre will achieve so much more and is not quitting anytime soon. Despite all his success, Wyre still remains humble and is passionate about what he does.
Watch the video: