The music is catchy.
You might even say its infectious.
But the artists behind this song say it was written to fight a deadly virus that has far more contagious.
We really wanted to make sure that people get understanding this is about coronavirus and also what you were trying most.
It was to localize the message because by that time most of the messages that were coming out,
messages from that literature and the international body,
because by the time we were planning even through the song yet…not yet reported the first case in Kenya.
Munyiri and the musicians in this music video are part of a fraternity of artists,
who are using their talent to spread anti-coronavirus messages.
And the radio is not the only vessel to send these public service announcements.
Just northeast of the capital in Nairobis Mathuri,
a large informal settlement with a population of half a million,
residents can look to the walls where graffiti artists are doing their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The idea of graffiti was basically to give people that message right at their doorstep right they are setting,
so that they know how to protect themselves what is expected of them,
yeah, and how they can make proactive choices.
They are going to make sure that COVID-19 does not spread.
This is one of seven murals painted as part of a light art club initiative to increase awareness on COVID-19.
Whether its a beat you can dance to or a mural you can stare at,
the goal is to spread simple messages of washing hands, wearing masks,and the dangers of shaking hands.
Munyiri says their song was written and produced by a team of local artists and singers who are recognizable in the community.
He says this strategy could help his community understand that COVID-19 is not a foreign issue and should be taken more seriously,
but there are limitations in spreading the message among communities,says graffiti art campaign partner Anthony Mwely.
All the resources we use from this a campaign we get them from my own pocket which is becoming a very big challenge,
because there are so many places in the slum where we can go and further put the message.
I will really really expect so many people to come right now and work with us together.
But still artists continue to paint and sing.
You know music is very powerful,
and basically there is no one person who will ever tell you that they dont listen to music whatever sort of music they listen to.
And that is something most can agree with.