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Ayanda Kena Tsela / Press

“...and Kena got a tie in points much against the expectations of the crowd who felt Kena out-did himself.”

“At number two on the charts was Swaziland’s self-styled King of Kasi-rap, Kena, with ‘Kasi lami’. The song, dedicated to Mfabantfu’s luminaries that include Mozaik, South Africa based Crax, DJ Mos- Feb and Paige among others, has been in the charts for over three months and is a former number one hit. However, colossal endorsements on the chart show’s facebook group sustained it in the top three.”

“Kasi-rap sensation, Kena, is fast becoming a household name in the local music industry. The 22-year-old recently stole the show at Dr Malinga’s show when he gave a sterling solo performance to curtain raise for the South African entertainer.”

“Meanwhile, reacting to news that his artist’s track has reached the coveted number one spot, Kena’s manager and publicist, Mpendulo Steven Ndwandwe said that feat came conveniently as they are preparing to release Kena’s much anticipated Extended Play titled ‘Hip Hop is Universal’. "This is a positive indicator that Kena’s EP due out March 2013 is also going to do well. We are grateful to Team Kena, fans and supporters of great music, and supporters of local artists, especially Kena’s fans," said Ndwandwe in a statement released to this publication.”

"For the record, both artists earned themselves Top 10 spots on the annual top 40 hits of the year in 2012 and arguably command a large following among the youth. Their single ‘Dlala’ is a definite party starter whose beat and lyrical flow is of a trend-setting nature as many a rapper would be inspired to learn one or two things as far as delivery is concerned," expounded Tizalami.

"Kena became a household name last year in the local music front after releasing that smashing hit, ‘Tjovo’, and we knew he was destined for greater heights. His style is unique and distinctively Swazi. On the other hand, M-Forteen literally wowed the nation with his numerous international collaborations last year that put Swaziland on the map, musically, so when these two artists collaborated on ‘Dlala’ we knew that we had an instant banger on our hands," explained Bobo.

“Much acclaimed Matsapha-based rapper Kena of ‘Tjovo’ fame attained his greatest chart listing last Friday when his third radio single ‘Dlala’ peaked at the top spot.”

"Kena has grown tremendously as a performer, an entertainer and an artist. He has grown to be a power house in the local industry, & has earned himself the title of ‘Mr Ginsa Le Rap"

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