The Nest Collective
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Sweet and Sawa—A Studio Album (2018)

Sweet and Sawa—A Studio Album (2018)

We’re proud to release our debut studio album as a collective, featuring 10 songs written, produced and performed by us!

Production Credits

Produced by the Nest Collective in partnership with RFSU
All songs written, produced and performed by the Nest Collective
Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Nest
Vocal performances: Mars, Noel Kasyoka, Njeri Gitungo, Akati Khasiani, Olivia Ambani, Jim Chuchu
Additional instrumentation: Joe Were, Sam Guchu, Ricky Matthews Githinji
Producer: Njeri Gitungo
Executive Producer: George Gachara
Cover Design: Jim Chuchu
Production Accounts: Wakiuru Njuguna, Kendi Kamwambia, Hope Bii
Assistant Producers: Njoki Ngumi, Sunny Dolat


Track Credits

01—Emergency

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead and Backing Vocals: Mars, Olivia Ambani, Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Additional Guitars: Sam Guchu and Ricky Matthews Githinji
Mixing Engineer: Jim Chuchu

02—Pesa

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Mars, Njeri Gitungo, Akati Khasiani
Backing Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Mixing Engineer: Mars

03—Molinga

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead and Backing Vocals: Mars, Olivia Ambani, Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Additional Guitars: Sam Guchu and Ricky Matthews Githinji
Mixing Engineer: Jim Chuchu

04—Heri

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Akati Khasiani, Njeri Gitungo, Jim Chuchu, Mars, Olivia Ambani
Backing Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Mixing Engineer: Mars

05—Good Life

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Akati Khasiani, Njeri Gitungo, Jim Chuchu, Noel Kasyoka, Mars, Olivia Ambani
Backing Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Mixing Engineer: Mars

06—Calm

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Backing Vocals: Mars, Olivia Ambani
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Mixing Engineer: Jim Chuchu
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Mars

07—Blue Car

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Mars and Olivia Ambani
Backing Vocals: Jim Chuchu, Olivia Ambani
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Additional Keyboards: Joe Were
Mixing Engineer: Jim Chuchu

08—Come Over

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Backing Vocals: Olivia Ambani, Mars, Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Additional Keyboards: Joe Were
Mixing Engineer: Jim Chuchu

09—Mr. President

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead and Backing Vocals: Akati Khasiani, Njeri Gitungo, Jim Chuchu, Noel Kasyoka, and Mars
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Jim Chuchu
Mixing Engineer: Mars

10—Watasema

Music and Lyrics by the Nest Collective
Lead Vocals: Mars and Olivia Ambani
Backing Vocals: Jim Chuchu
Instrumentation and Arrangement: Mars
Mixing Engineer: Mars