In Summary

  • Doing Her Thing Tho is an anthem for the ladies. Through our journeys we tend to meet or come across naysayers, people who want to put you down or people who misunderstood you.
  • But when you wake up you know you are out to get it. The song is for us young women who are hustling and grinding every minute no matter the situation. We are out here to do it.

Musician Fena Gitu is currently riding high with her new single Doing Her Thing Tho, an anthem for women she feels are doing exceptionally well regardless of their circumstances. The “fenamenal” woman spoke to Hillary Kimuyu about her ambitions of an acting career and expanding her brand

Doing Her Thing Tho is an anthem for the ladies. Through our journeys we tend to meet or come across naysayers, people who want to put you down or people who misunderstood you. But when you wake up you know you are out to get it. The song is for us young women who are hustling and grinding every minute no matter the situation. We are out here to do it.

As an artiste I am allowed to be satirical with my lyrics.  I had to give a shout to a few ladies who have made it out there despite what they have been through and the misconception of the society. Take for example Huddah Monroe, she is out there grinding, she is running a very successful business yet people still put her down because of who she was before. If she listens to all the negativity she gets from people who do not know her she wouldn’t be doing her thing.

I was happy when I received a special message from Lupita Nyong’o after she heard my song. She sent someone to deliver the message and I hope one day I will meet her. I also mentioned Victoria Rubadiri in the second verse and I just like the way she presents herself. She is very classy, simple in a nice way and she seems like such a nice person. It was a good addition. The two Kimani’s who I also mention in the song (Edith and Victoria) are doing their thing and they were very supportive when they heard the song.

I curtain raised for Wizkid when he performed here three years ago and I will also be on stage later this month when he returns. I feel it will be a whole new experience because he has grown so much. I’m also hoping to sit down with him to talk and interact.

Event organisers should accord local artistes respect. During the Omarion concert that was held recently I had to let my frustrations known. There was a lot of commotion back stage when he was ushered in, everything changed. Artistes in the lineup were not allowed to go back to their tent to get their stuff including me. I was frustrated because I was at my own concert which I had performed and I should have been allowed to go back to my tent. This was not the first time it had happened and I’m pretty sure it will not be the last one. I hope in the Wizkid concert there will be order. For me there is a certain courtesy you extend to an artiste who is performing at that kind of platform.

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