- The all-girl group Linda was formed in 2017.
- They started off with renditions of old music, which they spiced up with Kiswahili lyrics.
- Having three different people and personalities coming together, is amazing, especially when their different styles complement each other.
The all-girl group Linda, made up of Alexis, Raych and Bee, waltzed their way into the music industry with their amazing vocals and releases of soulful Swahili music.
When they formed the group in 2017, they had one thing in mind: to nurture an all-girl Kenyan group that would stand the test of time.
They started off with renditions of old music, which they spiced up with Kiswahili lyrics.
It is through these renditions that they actually learnt how to define their style in a relatable way. They have already done four original songs, the most recent being "Wacha Ikae", which they released last month.
“Not everyone understands but as we keep explaining, the essence of our Kiswahili renditions is to bring back that pure feeling (HisiaHalisi) that these songs brought out back in the day, which brings out the meaning of our name, Linda; we aim to preserve Kiswahili in our music as we bring back that pure feeling,” says Alexis.
“This year we have been working on amazing ideas and sound on our upcoming originals. It’s very interesting as we get to understand and get into songwriting and we are realising our potential with each song. It’s super exciting,” she adds.
They all agree that being an all-girl group is very interesting. Having three different people and personalities coming together, is amazing, especially when their different styles complement each other.
They have grown to be more like sisters, “We disagree like siblings, cry together, laugh together and learn from each other. Most importantly, we have each other’s backs. The bond gets better every day because we have the same goals,” says Raych.