Namulekhwa part 2

Ali Akeko of Meketho Band – Olwikho Vol 5

Ali Akeko has a fascinating home life.

Benga music from Western Kenya makes me smile and sway as people keep telling me the summertime dwindles. I for one am carrying the hot months feeling well into September with cut-offs, bare feet and heirloom tomatoes, not to mention airy musical moods like this to combat the heat and humidity.

Special thanks to Schnipper for the new tape deck. My old one finally passed away last weekend.


Side A
Namulekhwa Pt. 2
Ndi Mufumbi


Side B
Wamama Na Maendeleo
Say Ma
Joseph Ekumba
Dunia Ya Mateso


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Matthew Brittonreply
August 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm

just spent the last hour or so listening to this. superb.

love yr blog.

September 1, 2009 at 8:28 am

Very very awesome. Loving it.

Spent half a year in Nairobi and heard Benga in every dodgy little hotel or bar I visited. This music reminds me of the dancing mamas and thirsty men I encountered on happy Sunday afternoons in Dagoreti.

September 2, 2009 at 5:04 am

Thanks for this wonderful music. Apurva from Pune, India.

September 3, 2009 at 4:28 am

this guy is my fucking hero

September 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

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Thank you x

June 25, 2014 at 2:57 am


I was looking for some info in the web, but didn’t find information neither about this musician nor about this lp in particular…

Cheers and thanks again.


November 23, 2015 at 6:25 am

This band is everything – Do you know where I can purchase this LP or other works by the band.

Thank you,

May 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

that’s amazing.. I cant believe i was listening to angry samoans

June 11, 2018 at 3:59 am

That,s good bro

January 8, 2019 at 4:58 am

Ali Akeko i personally love your music it’s so sweet and how can i download your Hd videos

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