Song Review (Series): No Ordinary by Labrinth

Courtesy Photo: No Ordinary by Labrinth (Album Cover)

“Hey, I know this no ordinary love”

By Rogers Wanambwa

Did you know that Labrinth first started as a rapper? I mean before Earthquake which most people got to know him from.

I am grateful for his switching genres because honestly, who would have sung such a beautiful piece?

If you have never listened to it, link will be here.

No Ordinary (Love) is one of those songs that will permeate your body and reach your soul, engulf it and sink into you.

I know, quite vivid imagery but the song does bring some emotions that are normally untapped by yours truly.

Emphasizing the singer instead of the beats, you get to enjoy the melodious voice of Labrinth and his unbelievable vocal range when it comes to singing.

Of course, the hard pounding beats also have you dancing uncontrollably and laughing out loud. If you are into that.

I mean, if you are into that, why are you here?😂😂😂🤗

Besides, if you are into silky beautiful voices, you should be already a huge fan of Labrinth.

Song Review (Series): Kampala mu Court by Paul Job Kafeero

Song Review: Kampala mu Court by Paul Job Kafeero

“what’s this, this cholera, nafuluma”

By Rogers Wanambwa

Music is one of the most powerful tools and can be used to deliver the greatest profound messages.

Kampala mu Court by the late Paul Job Kafeero is one of those songs that masterfully convey messages that leave you not only entertained but also pondering on the messages it tells.

Like most of his songs, it is a laid-back song that paints a vivid picture of the state of Kampala, which so happens to be Uganda’s capital city, and how all its different inhabitants and authorities keep making excuses for it.

From the street children who seem to just appear out of nowhere, the uncollected garbage, the unemployed who still have to eat, the sex workers, the unstable electricity, those who never go back to their home villages to develop them, those that cheat from lodges, loud night prayers, and so on.

If you think it’s an issue, the song is likely to have touched it.

The storytelling prowess of Kafeero is legendary, given how he knows when to put a breather in the rather long tales he used to tell through his songs.

You are enthralled by the story, wanting to know what next he is going to say till the end.

14 minutes and 35 seconds is the length of this particular song and he didn’t repeat any words till the late into the thirteenth minute.

Indeed, it is curious how much impact Kafeero’s, an Afro-folk musician, songs had considering that by the time of his death in 2007, he was just 36 years old.

Check out the lyrics video of this song here.

Song Review (Series): Woman by Juliana Kanyomozi

Courtesy Photo: Woman by Juliana Kanyomozi

“A warrior is a woman.”

By Rogers Wanambwa

To me, the Queen of Ugandan music, Juliana Kanyomozi comes through on this one with her soothing and melodic voice to deliver one of the greatest songs about women out there.

Woman is the affirmation that every woman and girl child in the world needs to hear and remind themselves of who they are; a warrior, a queen, a winner, just to mention but a few.

The low temple of the song lets the listener focus on the message of the song, which the songstress delivers in a calm tone that lives with goosebumps by the time it ends.

As a women’s rights advocate, I love this song since it is a reminder of what a confident woman should be.

Hey, if you want to enjoy it, find it here.

Song Review (Series): Lost by NF ft Hopsin

Courtesy Photo: Lost by NF & Hopsin

This dark cloud, that’s my residence. Demons knocking, I don’t have to let them in!

By Rogers Wanambwa


The other time I was observing some children here where I stay and it struck me how different we view the world, us adults and them as children. To children, everything is simple and straightforward.


To us though! This is why I find Lost by NF and Hopsin very touching. While growing up, you have a great plan and you chase it with zeal.


However, life happens and things change. Whether you are successful or not, chances are that may not be where you saw yourself as a child. I mean, who knew Bill and Melinda Gates would divorce?


But I digress.


Lost, like every other NF and even Hopsin’s songs, is a cinematic song with so many issues it deals with, being lost as one of them. It also tackles how to deal with those inner demons that keep surfacing at odd hours, even those that you thought had left. Loss of family is also talked about in there.

Both NF and Hopsin did have issues with their families, as it is.


It reminds me that you are not alone in this journey though. The video is even more adept at this, especially the end where NF and Hopsin find a whole place filled with people like them.


Wow, these burdens are heavy
And I’m hopin’ it don’t bury me
I used to be joyful and skip so merrily
But now I’m too cautious and tiptoe carefully


In the end, it is up to you to pull yourself out of that rut that might find yourself in, and Lost just reminds you of that.


Who said rap is just about cars and money?

Check out Lost here.

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