Kenyan music and dance group Matata is celebrating the great contributions of women, including their own mothers, in their own lives, in the true spirit of the Irish proverb that says, “a man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest”.
The five-men band has taken to social media, gushing over the “phenomenal women” in their lives. In the long post, in which they identified them as ‘MATATA MUMS’, they celebrated their mothers for not only being their guardian angels, but also for giving life to them.
“The beautiful women in these pictures are not only women but also angels of life. They are the women who gave birth to yours truly Matata,” read part of the post.
Mothers and their sons have a bond described as ‘special love’. The award-winning group credited the significant achievements they have made in life to the presence of their mothers.
“These women have and are still playing important roles in our lives. We wouldn’t be the men we are today were it not for their sacrifice, guidance, and above all, love,” the group wrote.
The group won the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) last year. The quintet consisting of Ken Kimthey, Freddy Milanya, Fezo (Festus) Mwenda, Richy (Richard) Mathu, and Marcus Ojiambo, also got nominated for the 2021 MTV awards.
The fast-rising gengetone artistes dedicated the award to women. They have a number hit songs, including Gengetone Love, Kata, Mare Mare, Mapema, and Ruracio. Their latest hit song is Achuu, a collabo with Stella Mwangi, the Kenyan-Norwegian artiste, who raps on it in Kikuyu.