Qwela (Uganda) and Dela (Kenya) team up and rework a Ugandan classic called “Njabala” on Coke Studio Africa.
Njabala is a traditional Ugandan wedding song about a girl (called Njabala) who is discovered by her mother before her wedding to lack certain skills expected of a wife.
Njabala was a popular song amongst the older generation, although in recent times forgotten by young people. In this fusion, the song is updated to feature both male and female vocals. The update also includes a more gender friendly approach in which rather than the woman being coached as a good wife, the lyrics (mix between Luganda and English) recognise that it is both parties obligation to contribute to a successful marriage.
- Coke Studio Africa: A convergence of a diverse number of prominent African artists coming together to combine various genres of music from all over Africa.