Sounds like: If Freshly Ground were Kenyan they would be something along the lines of Ma3.
The low-down: Likely the most well-rounded African band you’ll come across, Ma3 has amongst its members consummate mark
eters, a youtube-schooled session guitarist (now one of Kenya’s most sought after), and one of the country’s very few
intellectual property owners. Sauti Sol, Atemi, Asa, Nneka, FreshlyGround, Eric Wainaina, Ayo, Lira are some of their influences.
The verdict: It’s hard not to like this bunch of self-described “artivists”. Whether they’re speaking universally on love, or about things as mundane as Nairobi traffic, their signature feel-good factor will pick you up on the greyest of days.
The take-away: Sweetie, their new song is the lead track for an EP expected early in 2013. Watch the excellent and brightly coloured video for it below. The hottie featured
towards the end is Kenyan-based Nigerian actor and model 9con (real name Ifeco Kubese) who plays Femi in MTV drama series Shuga.