Mambo imechemka! Being on social media is fun, and this means that if you want to trend or get attention, you must be a creative nerd. This is why Kenyan creatives are coming up with new slang or phrases such as “Mambo imechemka” and “Hii imeenda” which are some of the most common Kenyan phrases I have seen in 2023 so far.
In this article, we are going to look at the meaning and origin of the phrase “Mambo Imechemka” to help you understand it better.
Mambo Imechemka meaning
“Mambo imechemka” is a Swahili word that can be loosely translated as “things have boiled”. in slang, but has a whole different meaning in the streets. The real meaning of this phrase in Kenya is that “things are getting interesting”. Even though the phrase can be twisted according to the perspective it is being referenced from.
“Mambo Imechemka” origin
The phrase “Mambo Imechemka” originated from social media and it was first said by Kenyan artist and entrepreneur Karuga Kimani popularly known as KRG The Don. In a Facebook post seen by Kelxfy, KRG first mentioned the word on November 30, 2022. In 2023, the word has gone viral and even attracted the attention of most social media users who use it.
Mambo Imechemka Song
After the popularity of the phrase “Mambo Imechemka”, KRG the Don is set to release a song to solidify the phrase featuring various artists such as Dufla Diligon. It is expected to be one of his biggest songs in 2023.
You can also check out the meaning of other popular Kenyan phrases below