TBT: ‘Sweet Love’ by Wahu was a pop culture phenomenon

TBT: ‘Sweet Love’ by Wahu was a pop culture phenomenon

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Wahu, was overwhelmed with with emotion after being the named best female. She tearfully dedicated the award to her husband Nameless, and daughter who, she said, “is to young to understand how much she inspires me”
Wahu Kagwi is not only a living musical legend; she´s proof that you can juggle motherhood and music – and succeed tremendously. Here´s a look at some of her greatest hit to date- Sweet Love. Recored in late 2006 by iconic producer RKay and released on January 2008, the song catapulted Wahu to continental recognition. She won the best female artist accolade at the inaugural MTV Africa Music Awards.

Wahu, who was nominated in two categories for the song, edged out Nigerians Asa and Sasha, Dama Do Bling from Mozambique and South African Zonke to claim the award in Abuja, Nigeria.

For Wahu, this was probably the sweetest victory in her career, and as expected, she dedicated the award to her musician husband Nameless and their then only daughter Tamiso, who the song is all about.

Sweet Love still remains Wahu’s biggest hit. It also received other international nominations like — the British Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBOs) and Kora Awards.

For a “listen back” of Wahu songs, you can download them on several music streaming platforms like Mdundo, Boomplay or Songa by Safaricom . For a visual play of her old and latest work, head to her YouTube channel, Wahu Kenya Official, subscribe and type in the song titles of her many mega hits like Sitishiki, YeyeStill A Liar, Kibowow, For You, Little Things, and many more.