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MALAIKA is a Swahili/Kikuyu/Luo rendition of the world-famous tune by the Late Fadhili Williams, a world renowned Kenyan musician. The song is about a man praising the beauty of his woman and telling his beloved that he would marry her but due to his impoverished life, he's unable to pay her bride price.


from UNVEILED, released May 1, 2011
Originally by Fadhilli Williams. Arrangement and lyrics (Swahili & Gikuyu) by Justin “Maremba” Mirichii. Additional (Dholuo) lyrics by Odek Ochung’ and French monologue by Maurice Anguka.

Lead Vocals by Papi OdeQ and Justin Mirichii



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Papi OdeQ with TAMASHA BEATS Nairobi, Kenya

Papi OdeQ is the lead-singer & band leader of the TAMASHA BEATS, a band he initially founded as an Acapella band but now incorporates instruments playing unit.
Papi's not only a Singer & a Songwriter, but also an actor & Script-Writer.
Papi OdeQ's music is greatly influenced by Rhumba, Benga and Traditional Folk Music. He sings in several ethnic dialects of Kenya, but also in English & Swahili.
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