Tanzania Music Queen Christina Shusho teases new ‘Zakayo’ song, Kenyans wild reactions

Tanzanian gospel sensation Christina Shusho has returned with yet another captivating hit, poised to make waves in Kenya, much like Nay Wa Mitego’s acclaimed track “Wapi Huko.”

The new song, titled “Zakayo,” draws inspiration from Zacchaeus, the tax collector depicted in Luke chapter 19 of the Bible. Ms. Shusho teased the release of the song on social media on April 22, 2024.

With lyrics sung in Swahili, the song narrates the story of Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector who sought to understand the nature of Jesus but faced obstacles in doing so.

Even before its official release, “Zakayo” has garnered significant attention on social media platforms. Interestingly, Kenyans have already engaged in playful banter, suggesting that Ms. Shusho should feature photos of President William Ruto, humorously likening him to Zacchaeus due to his tax policies.

President Ruto, acknowledging the jest, reaffirmed his commitment to governing despite the humorous moniker.

Anticipation among Shusho’s fans is palpable as they eagerly await the release of “Zakayo,” leaving many curious about how Kenyans will receive the song.

Reflecting on her previous success, three years ago, Shusho captured hearts with her song “Shusha Nyavu.” Based on the biblical account in Luke 5:4-6, the song recounts Jesus instructing Simon Peter to cast his nets for a miraculous catch, following a night of fruitless fishing.

The song resonated deeply with Christian audiences, particularly in Kenya, where a fervent social media campaign demanded Shusho’s presence for a New Year’s Eve concert. The event, organized after popular Kenyan MC Mwalimu Churchill heeded the call, was a resounding success.

With over 13 million views on YouTube, Shusho’s musical journey continues to captivate audiences, showcasing her unwavering talent and commitment to her craft.