Blasting onto the African music scene with a brilliantly catchy and enjoyable new album “Beba Beba”, Ma3 is one of the most exciting bands to herald from the African continent so far this year.
Ma3 (Maa Three) is a 6‐piece, quirky Afro Pop band from Nairobi that borrows its name from the inescapable public transport mini-vans that dot cities throughout Kenya and all over Africa. With its mix of contemporary, Urban African music using soulful lyrics that blend the English and Swahili dialects popular in Nairobi, Ma3’s lyrical magic is tied together by strong guitar riffs with rock solid rhythmical beats.
Ma3 is made up of the magical vocalist Nanjira regarded as the bands frontman, young electric guitar prodigy Kato, Kenya’s only intellectual property lawyer with a prolific music career Karimi on acoustic guitar, and Tim Rimbui, one of East Africa’s leading music producers on the keyboards; all backed by a very talented session bass player and drummer.
In the two short years that Ma3 has been in existence, the band has built a formidable reputation for its live performances having headlined two of the biggest festivals to grace Nairobi in 2009. The Spread the Love Festival with Kirk Franklin in September 2009 and Nairobi Kinanda Arts Festival in December 2009 featuring Freshly Ground are just some of the highlights of bands phenomenal rise to fame through West Africa.
Ma3 started 2011 with a bang as the band headlined at Sauti za Busara Festival 2011 in Zanzibar, playing as the backing band to Kenyan Diva Atemi Oyungu.Ma3 launched a successful forey into television performance in 2011, appearing as one of the stella bands to feature on the Tuskers All Stars show. This success led to an invitation to become the in house band on the Patricia Show season II, Africa’s largest TV Talk show, syndicated twice weekly to 43 African Countries with an estimated audience of 20 million viewers. On the show’s stage, Ma3 have collaborated with great African music luminaries like Loyiso Bala from South Africa, Idi Achieng from Kenya, Maurice Kirya from Unganda, Mzunguu Kichaa from Tanzania and Zakii Ibrahim from South Africa just to name a few.
If there is one album you should be adding to your music collection, we’d have to recommend Beba Beba simply for its sunny, summer, fun factor. Ma3’s music is defiantly up our street, and we are sure you’ll agree.
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Our thanks to Ma3 and Tim at Ennovator Music