Kenyan hailed internet personality turned artist Lil Maina just released his highly coveted debut studio album, ‘Maisha Ya Stunna’, on Wednesday 13th of December, 2023, led by the already-released smash singles “Ma G Kwenye Klabu”, “ZOZA” and “Alert”,
Lil Maina’s lofty spell as one of the top acts in Kenya’s vibrant entertainment scene will continue as his transition into a music savant now allows fans and music lovers to connect with him following the release of his first official LP.
In between juggling life abroad with studies and being social media’s funny man, Lil Maina springs to life with his debut LP spawning takes of his personal life, romance and outright club hits.
Tapping drill collaborators, BURUKLYN BOYZ on fan-favorite “ZOZA”, to the sultry NJERI on the R&B-infused cut “Company”, to Gengetone stalwart Trio Mio on “Doba Imewai” and rap hitman Scar Mkadinali on “Ma G Kwenye Klabu”, the LP is a tightly sewn project reflecting Maina’s hit-making prowess and his vulnerable frame, the latter, a side he has rarely showcased publicly.
On production, perhaps this is the most glaring and ambitious aspect of the release. Having built a reputation for breaking out with cover singles, each cut on the album is an original composition – again highlighting his unbridled will to muster artistic integrity and dexterity. Producers from the vivacious chart-topper Ndovu Kuu, to fast risers Odzz, Luigi, LM, KB and Afamefuna all make sterling appearances. Visually, Maina also opts for the virtuosic Visuals By BO and Briann Kinywa to produce his cover art. The tape’s art is a glossy, poppy and colorful motif showcasing Maina’s witty grin and grilled mouth jewelry inviting the listener for a flashy but hedonistic experience into the ‘Stunna lifestyle’.
Having amassed incredible success as an artist and internet sensation, the runway for glory for Lil Maina is rolled out and he takes center stage in seizing fashion on the new LP.
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