King Kanja has released brand new single “Washa Kitu” featuring K.O. Kenya and Maxudi.
The new song is an Afro/R&B record produced by Kay S Beats.
The single follows the success of King Kanja’s mega collaboration “E.A Party” with Boutross.
The newly released track is an anthem for immersing oneself in the joy of socialising and captures the reluctance that comes from a good time ending.
Kanja says, “I feel privileged to release my single “Washa Kitu” through a new label, Happy Jack Records, which prioritises the well-being and mental health of artists above all else.”
As the first artist signed to Happy Jack Records, King Kanja is now dedicated to promoting positive mental health advocacy, especially for the youth in Kenya and within Africa.
Happy Jack Records was founded by Sam Koch (DJ & Producer) and David Nathan (former SVP of Promotion & Artist Development, Republic Records (UMG) and was the powerhouse behind artists such as Nicki Minaj, Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd just to name a few.
Speaking to Billboard.com, Nathan says “We are not interested in signing artists that don’t want to use it as a platform. Whatever their issue is, or their experience has been, we want them to share it. And we want them to educate with it.”
The label is on a mission to sign emerging artists from various genres, with a specific emphasis on those facing mental health challenges.
Speaking about his upcoming project, King Kanja says, “We’ve dedicated months of hard work in New York to my seventh studio project, “Sovereign”, which explores a diverse range of music genres, including Afrobeats, Amapiano, House, Hip-hop, R&B and Reggae. I’m eager for the world to experience my most outstanding album to date, one that is poised to make history by transcending all boundaries and influencing the global music scene.”