Nameless, Bigpin, Tallia Oyando lead Kenyans in remembering E-Sir 20 years on
Kenyan musicians David ‘Nameless’ Mathenge and Chrispin ‘Bigpin’ Mwangale as
well as popular radio presenter Tallia Oyando have led music fans in paying tribute
to the late musician Issah Wangui, fondly known as E-Sir, who died 20 years ago.
three personalities worked closely with E-Sir, whom many consider as one of the
finest Kenyans musicians to have ever lived, before his death.
and E-Sir, who became best friends through the craft, were involved in an
accident on March 16, 2003 while heading to Nairobi from a concert in Nakuru; the latter, unfortunately, did not survive.
taking to social media, wrote an emotional post describing the late E-Sir as an
inspiration to many people in the Kenyan music industry, including himself.
been 20 years since you left us on that fateful 16th march morning!...bro thank
you for helping me see what true synergy and authentic friendship feels like
…Our mutual respect produced amazing result that has lasted generations,” he
“You are an inspiration to many and your life and work have had a lasting impact on me and our industry …keep resting well my friend! You are forever in my heart! What was your favourite E-SIR Song as we show some 20-year love to SouthCs Finest.”
who also collaborated with E-Sir on the hugely succesfull track ‘Nimefika,’ on
his part wrote: “It's been 20
years since you left us...I miss you the industry misses you... Promised to
keep the fire burning..Pirates mpaka kufa...”
Tallia Oyando, in her post, stated: “20 years later you still remain King Wa Rap, King Wa South C, South Cs Finest.. Hawatutishi Hawatubabaishi ... Keep Resting Peacefully Sizzo. Forever missed, Forever Celebrated. Thank you for the timeless music..”
Below are sentiments shared by other Kenyans on the 20th anniversary of the rap great:
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