Celebrated music icon Toni Braxton has recognized Kenyan artiste Muthoni Drummer Queen’s latest work.
The seven-time Grammy award-winning singer appreciated Muthoni in a heartfelt tweet posted to her staggering 1.7 million twitter followers.
"This one for the women who
came before us, who built the world for us, who make it work for us"
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) March 9, 2020
The song, whose video was released on March 4 is a socially conscious track that empowers women, reminding them of their great potential and capability.
MDQ, real name Muthoni Ndonga is the founder of one of East Africa’s major festivals, Blankets and Wine, which was established in 2008.
“I want to be the Oprah and Jay-Z for music in Kenya. At the same time. I want to create something at scale, that really monetizes, that really creates income for a lot of people, for a lot of talents. I’m trying to do something that creates intergenerational wealth and really raises people’s profiles, creating a new space for identity, for myself and for my peers.
In Kenya, we need a structure, an industry that allows for structures to be, and to flourish. I can be a leader in that structure, in that industry, and still be an artist,” said Muthoni in a 2019 interview.