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Raila's.... Pombe, Bangi goes a notch higher

25 August 2014, 14:26 Eugene Odanga

Nairobi - Last week you were introduced you to the preview to the Raila inspired song by Rajayjay and Jontez called Pombe Bangi, which ended up being one of the most viewed local videos on Youtube.

The wait for the official release ended in a frenzy after the group went live with it, end of last week. It has had an amazing 50,000 views in the two or so days it has been up, and they just keep coming.

The reason why this is the hottest song in the scene right now, other than its connection to one of the most famous Kenyan politicians, is the fact that it could just as easily be one of the most explicit videos ever released by a Kenyan. It goes against the original idea behind the famous speech about alcohol and cannabis, which was meant to warn the youth on the effects of drug abuse. It instead shows the “good life” side under the influence of these drugs with some of the raunchiest dancing and behavior seen in a Kenyan music video.

Its reception has been mixed, some shunning it, others praising it for breaking the norm, but most however not seeing the problem with it, with tweets like “you got to visit vct after watching it RT @Nel_kimz: Nothing interesting about the #PombeBangi video btw It's just normal, not worth the hype”.

“I see RAO is finally utilizing his singing talent in that #PombeBangi jam. He should now get a job at radio jambo as a football commentator.” And “And so to Rajayjay & Jontez of #PombeBangi, I say this, You are an Ignominy to the 254 Music Industry. Google what Ignominy is.” Are just but a few of the comments from Kenyans on the video.

Follow the fun on twitter using #PombeBangi and watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IrpiWwU16g

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