A day like this, 16 years ago, the Kenyan music industry was dealt a big blow that it is yet to recover from. Issah Mmari Wangui alias E-Sir a first rising Kenyan rapper who had taken over the local airwaves died in a road accident along Nakuru-Nairobi highway on Sunday, March 16, 2013.
His friend and great artiste David Mathenge alias Nameless escaped death by a whisker in the incident which happened a day after the then untouchable duo did a great show crowned by the Boomba Train hit in Nakuru.
Undisputed fact is that his music continues to revolutionise the music industry despite antagonists’ views that his death made him famous. Tracks from his Nimefika album released posthumously two months after his death proved local music could compete with imported pop long before the current play local music protest by Kenyan artistes.
Through instagram, Nameless shared their video with E-Sir and captioned it; “Always in my hearts bruh💪🏾💪🏾! . 16 years #E-sirForeveer #keeping the dream alive #Hatuchekina watu