“Cash crop ya Nyandarua ni mawaru” is a trending phrase taken from the lyrics of the song “Rieng Genje” sung by Ngesh, a member of Spider Clan. Ngesh is an upcoming female Kenyan artist who went viral for the phrase in May 2023. In this article, we look at the meaning and origin of the phrase and how it has impacted the artist.
Origin and Meaning
As mentioned, the phrase “Cash crop ya Nyandarua ni mawaru” originated from the lyrics of the Song Rieng Genje by Ngesh. The meaning of the phrase is that “Nyandarua cash crop is potatoes“. Nyandarua is a town based in Nyandarua County best known to produce potatoes. Mawaru is a sheng word that means potatoes. When Ngesh sang the song lyrics little did she know that it will become popular since she is still new in the music industry.
After going viral on social media, Ngesh has become popular. Many have fallen in love with her fresh talent which was discovered after she was posted on Nairobi Gossip Club and on Tiktok. Ngesh became a viral sensation and her dream of becoming a celebrity in Kenya came true.
In an interview with popular YouTuber 2Mbili, Ngesh said that she never anticipated her newly found fame. She was gifted Ksh. 20, 000, a music recording deal, and also got free dental services. The song has also gained more than 360K views on YouTube and is trending on the platform.
Check out the song “Rieng Ngenje” by Spider Clan below.
Other Trending Phrases
Following the rise of Ngesh we have had other popular phrases, check them out below;
- Cash Crop ya Nairobi ni Rosecoco – This jokingly means the cash crop of Nairobi is relationship affairs.
- Mawaru – Mawaru is a word used to refer to potatoes.
- Kaveve Kazoze – A phrase that is used to mean chewing khat also known as jaba or miraa.
- Kukatema – Kukatema is a word that means spitting, so in this case she means she doesn’t want to spit the khat in her mouth.
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