Ndovu ni kuu has a deeper meaning in the streets of Nairobi. The direct translation of the word Ndovu ni Kuu is “The Elephant is big” however in the streets it means “I am the best“, or I am the OG. The word Ndovu ni Kuu was invented by Kenyan artist Krispah on April 2021. Krispah is a music producer, also an artist actually one of the biggest artist in 2021. He definitely needs an award.
History behind ‘Ndovu ni Kuu’
The catchphrase “Ndovu ni Kuu” started just as a self affirmation by Kenyan artist Krispah. Now it is like a street anthem especially when he says “Nilikuwa na Pemela ndani ya choir” you reply Ndovu ni Kuu. Just like some years back we had “Wamlambez” you reply “Wamnyonyez”. Also another example ‘Kwani ni Kesho’ you reply ‘Si Kesho’. The last and the latest is “Nitakufinya” and you reply “Finya”. These are such examples of Kenyan street anthems that got famous overnight.
Ndovu ni Kuu in Music
Initially, Ndovu ni Kuu was just a short snippet. He shared the clip on his Instagram, one of his friend shared the song on Tiktok. The Tiktok algorithm wave took the song within hours it became a viral sensation. The 30 seconds clip was very catchy and celebrities couldn’t resist the new wave. Rappers Khaligraph Jones also Kenyan rapper Boutross hoped to the beat and the remix was out.
Why was Ndovu ni Kuu Removed from Youtube?
Because the song was so big, it got pulled down by a Kenyan upcoming artist called Dexta Briyanka from YouTube on Sunday 18 July 2021. The song was retracted back on 21 July 2021 after fans went crazy on him.