Bongo Flava star Jay Melody has revealed that he penned songs for top Kenyan and Tanzanian artists before his music career blew up.
In an interview with Radio Citizen, the ‘Nakupenda’ musician said that he wrote ‘Njiwa’ for Willy Paul and Nadia Mukami’s ‘Nitadata.’
“Katika hustling za kutafuta riziki nliandika wimbo unaoitwa Kivuruge na huu wimbo ukapata bahati ya kuimbwa na Nandy na kuanzia hapo watu wakaanza kunitambia kama mwandishi na nkapata nafasi ya kuandika nyimbo nyingi,” Jay said.
The ‘Nakupenda’ singer revealed that he made a name for himself thanks to his sharp pen skills which he said enabled him to cross from writing to singing which was part of the reason he took a while before he released his own songs. Additionally he claimed that most artists that he wrote songs for never bothered to credit him.
Ilikua biashara ambayo nlipata pesa kwenda kurekodi studio, hata simu ya kwanza kununua nlianzia apo, nliandika wimbo wa Nandy nkapata pesa nkanunua simu,” he noted.