Music knows no limits or boundaries and this assertion was all around set in action by celebrated Tanzania Gospel songstress Christina Shusho.
In a collaboration with Sammy Irungu, the two dropped the video of their new project named ‘Tuine Ruimbo.’
Albeit not her maiden tongue, Shusho changes tongues adequately and immaculately as she delivers her verse in meticulous fluent Kikuyu. Admitting that it was difficult, Christina had this to say,
“Ndugu zangu Wakenya, Jirani zetu, ilikuwa ni furaha kubwa na heshima kushikriki kwenye wimbo huu. Ilikuwa ni kazi ngumu sana kuimba kwa Kikuyu lakini Team zote mbili zilifanya jitihada kuhakikisha zoezi limefanikiwa,” she said.
Known for her enlightening gospel hits, among them Thamani ya Wokovu, Napenda and Nipe Macho, among numerous others, this was a difference in scene, and it demonstrates how flexible she can be. Kenyans couldn’t hold themselves as they showered her with praises
Instagram user, maggy_kui1, commented saying, “The song is just perfect hongera madam shusho yani u mean ata kikuyu you can speak.I can’t get enough of the new song of the week.”
Her sentiments were echoed by Gitau Godfrey who said, “@christinashusho uko sure wewe sio Christina Shir? from M?rang’a, Central Kenya? Your Kikuyu is so on point, even the accent. Great song! @sammyirungu_official kazi safi sana.”
Another user, mrphatmusiq, commented, “Lol I don’t think I can sing Kikuyu that much well and am Kenyan…great work.”
On the other hand, Sammy Irungu is a Kenyan musician who sings in vernacular ‘Kikuyu,’ so this was his normal forte.