Song Title: Nobody But Me
Artiste: Vanessa Mdee Ft. Ntokozo Mdluli aka 'K.O'

Often, whenever a vivacious singer and a self-assured rapper collide on a musical podium, one can almost bet on the duo serving up, either a lyrically appealing song or a pop-driven, club banger.

This track Nobody But Me - currently riding a crest of popularity across the East and South African entertainment circles, nightspots, radio and TV stations - is no exception.

Fast-rising Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee bares her heart out on this soulful track. Her poignant, yet playful lyrics flow in synch with South African rapper Ntokozo 'K.O' Mdluli's rhymes - as he features on the bouncy tune.

It is indisputable that Nobody But Me is an easy-to-sing-along-to song, no doubt stirring ripples across dance floors. Never mind the fact that its lyrics are partially rendered in auto-tunes, perhaps taking away the depth that abounds in Vanessa's potentially infectious vocals range.

From the onset, the singer does not shy away from expressing her intense feelings for this friend, whose appearance and presence in her life is almost God-sent. The lyrical intro draws the attention of listeners to the imminent fulfillment of her prayers for a faithful and hard-working fiancee.

"Maswali mengi najiuliza everyday.. Kipi nimefanya kupendwa na yeye.. Nilimuomba Mungu nimpate kama yeye.. Cos he's amazing, so amazing..," she sings in the first verse.

Vanessa's upbeat and flair for rousing optimism, picks up a fervent tempo as she segues into the song's bridge, "Oooh Lord tena ana bidii ananipenda mimi. I'm his wifey to be, yeah.."

For any discerning music enthusiast, the more significant and stand-out element - is the ease with which Vanessa, almost flawlessly blends both English and Swahili words, into a seamless lyrical expressiveness.

Indeed, this being her 5th single recording, Nobody But Me is bound to propel this skilled singer to chart her seemingly destined path into unfolding stardom.

Vanessa on stage - Coke Studio Africa

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