By Annette Amondi
Halisi the Band is a Kenyan afro pop boy band that has pelted tunes that are able to captivate any listening ear.
With their latest release ‘Tuma Pesa’ dominating the airwaves, Halisi the Band shared the inspiration behind the song.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio Chit Chat, the band made up of Galvin, Lucky and Elly revealed that they once fell victim to conniving promoters.
“We once did a show and the promoter disappeared with our money. It took a lot of back and forth and ignored calls when we tried to follow up the matter till eventually we decided to translate the matter into a song.” They said
Inspired to do original and authentic Kenyan sounds, the Band settled on the name Halisi which translates to authentic as a way to promote the smooth and entertaining songs this side of the East.
Despite being in the game for six years, the band maintains that they are not signed under any record label as a way to protect their brand.
“Record labels in the country have been exploiting artistes using especially upcoming artistes as a cash cow. so..as a way to protect ourselves and earn from our craft, we decided to manage ourselves.” Said Galvin
The band however maintains that they may give it a thought to sign with a record label but for now they are happy managing themselves.
The group rocked airwaves for the better part of 2019 with their hit song ‘Avocado’ and has vowed that 2020 will be no different.
Check out Tuma Pesa by Halisi the Band Below: