Ben Githae Remixes Tano Tena Song For Raila [VIDEO]

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    ODM leader Raila Odinga (left) and musician Ben Githae (right)
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  • Gospel singer Ben Githae has remixed his popular campaign song for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto to serve Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.

    Speaking during a meeting held by Royal Media Services owner S.K Macharia, the Mabataro singer stated he had changed the popular Tano Tena song to fit Raila's ambition of conquering Mt Kenya.

    Githae on Tuesday, November 16, acknowledged that he composed the songs in support of Uhuru and the Jubilee Party but now the popular tano tena song will be sung differently to popularise Odinga's candidature.

    He sang the remixed song briefly at the meeting and also asked the delegates to join him in singing it.

    Gospel artist Ben Githae pictured during an interview at Radio Jambo in February 2019
    Gospel artist Ben Githae pictured during an interview at Radio Jambo in February 2019
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    "I'm the same person who composed Tano Tena and Wembe Ni Ule Ule but now I have changed the song (tano tena). The lyrics state 'ndani ndani to the State House mlima wote Baba tosha' try and sing with me," Githae told the delegates as they joined in unison.

    Last month Githae had indicated he would support Raila if President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed him. The hitmaker stated that he was a staunch supporter of Uhuru and he would back the President's choice for 2022.

    He vehemently denied supporting Odinga after he was seen performing at Raila’s event in Murang’a during the Skiza thanksgiving ceremony.

    “I saw people trolling me the other day after I was photographed with Raila Odinga. Some claimed that I have moved to support him but, what they didn’t know was the context of our meeting,” the singer expressed.

    The Tano Tena singer noted that he was not ashamed of having campaigned for Uhuru and made the song that sold Jubilee's agenda across the country.

    The Kiambu-born musician stated that Uhuru was supportive and he did not regret campaigning for him and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was backed by the President and Odinga.

    “The other day, I lost my mother and he called me and also directed me to the person to go and see for his support. That is how tight I am with him,” the gospel singer stated.

    He told off internet trolls as he explained that he makes a living out of music and when opportunities come knocking, he chooses to embrace them.