MK

MK

BandR&BWorld

A blend of afrofusion and R&B mixed to create an identifiable distinct sound.

Biography

MK PROFILE

R&B singer MK had his first major breakthrough on the Kenyan music scene as the winner of a radio talent search competition hosted by Capital FM 98.4 in 1999 (Nairobi, Kenya). As the winner, he got to record his first track WHY, a soulful R&B ballad that he composed about a broken heart. The track was produced by Tedd Josiah of the now defunct Audiovault Records. The song captivated the hearts of many and garnered itself a place in the hall of fame at Capital FM after winning the battle of the bands undefeated for one week.

MK then took a break to focus on his studies but continued to record additional unreleased tracks in the meantime. These included KANYONI; a funky remake of the traditional Kikuyu folk song co-produced with Wyre, he then composed two songs A MATCH MADE UP ABOVE and YOU which were beautiful wedding dedication songs to his sisters and most recently the hip track NI WEWE TU; a catchy tune in Swahili and English featuring Collo of Kleptomaniacs. He also collaborated with Prezzo and Wyre on the track MALAIKA MAMA. All tracks were produced and mixed by Tedd Josiah.

In addition to being a singer, he composes his own songs and occasionally contributes to the production of his music. He plans to work on a debut CD in the near future and also hopes to write & produce songs for fellow artists. He describes music as the universal language of the world.

Lyrics

You

Written By: Murani Mbarari

‘YOU’ - Composed and performed by MK

Verse 1:

I’d heard about, about true love
I wondered how it came about
I doubted if, I’d ever find
That one true love
That blew my mind
I thought it was impossible
I thought it was a dream
Until you came around and showed me that
It can be reality

Chorus:

You give me all that I, want and ever need
And I thank the lord I found you; he’s blessed my life indeed
You, you
You are my everything
I’m so thankful I have you, only you

Verse 2:

Its funny how, I didn’t believe
In something that, could be this real
Now here I am, in love first hand
I understand, what love can bring
It took a while to get me here
I know it took some time
Now I can say without a doubt or fear
I’m so glad that you are mine

(Chorus once)

Bridge:

You and me, we got a good thing going on
We will be, together for eternity
Now I see, I see the meaning of true love
Baby, I’ll care for you, be there for you
And we will be forever more

(Chorus twice)

End

A Match made up above

Written By: Murani Mbarari

‘A match made up above’ – Composed and performed by MK

Verse 1:

I don’t know, where to start
All I know is I love you so much
I don’t care, what they say
They don’t know about you and me
On this day, that God made
I vow to be true to you always

Chorus:

My love my all
My heart my soul
I do, love you
Through thick and thin
I’ll be there take this ring
I do, love you

Verse 2:

Step by step, hand in hand
As we start our new lives now as one
You must know, that I’m here
All your burdens become mine to share
When you smile, oh when you cry
I’ll be right there by your side

(Chorus once)

Bridge:

A promise I make, a vow that I take
To love you endlessly
With you by my side, and God in our lives
I know, that this was
A match that was made up above

(Chorus twice)

End

Why

Written By: Murani Mbarari

Why’ – Composed and performed by MK

Verse 1:
You told me on the phone the other night
That everything was alright
I wanted to believe you oh so much
Yet I knew that something was up
And the word was going all over town
That you were messing around
How could you do this to me?
Said I can’t understand it, so

Chorus:
Why, did you have to play me that way?
Why, did it have to end this way?
Why, save it for another day
Why Oh Why Oh Why
And why, did you have to play me that way?
Why, did it have to end this way?
Why, save it for another day
I don’t need you anyway

Verse 2:
If you had never wanted my love,
Then why didn’t you tell me from the start
I can’t believe you took me for a fool
But babe I’ve learnt to keep my cool
Lady, I don’t know Just where to start
And you know you’ve broken my heart
You didn’t have to be so untrue
Yet you knew how much I loved you
And if you never thought that I loved you
Then you must have been wrong
Coz I loved you more than words can express
So tell me babe

Chorus once

Bridge:
You really had me going for a while, I admit
I never thought that you would be so cruel
I never wanna see you not one bit, oh no
I gave you a chance all the love and romance
But you still fooled around with me

(Chorus twice)

End

Discography

1. Why (Original Mix)
2. Why (Tedd's Remix)
3. Kanyoni
4. Kwangu
5. A match made up Above
6. Ni Wewe Tu
7. You