Mic check! Remember Ukoo flani, Mau Mau and the legendary Kalamashaka? These were definitely the rap industry legends that made way for the current rap musicians. But wait! Lasses have been at the forefront in shaping the culture through graffiti, dancing, and now they are making it in the male-dominated rap industry.
The Kenyan rap industry has with time raised its standards amid female intervention in the game. We can bet that this is the year Kenyan female rappers are breaking their way back into the mainstream, ending a long period of silence for chics in the industry. Stay tuned!
She is the Legend. Every female rapper in the industry remembers listening to her songs at some point in their life. She released her first single when she was 16 making her the first successful female artists in East Africa. The necessary noise artist has made hits like ‘Tension, Bless my room, let’s get down’
These are one of her best lines from her ‘Kenyan girl, Kenyan boy’ song
‘Nilikutana naye nikipanda 23 kwenye bus stop akinicheki secretly, jamaa was so fly karibu mi nibleki akapanda mathree karibu nami kaketi immediately sikungoja sikusleki nikajidai excuse me una fegi?’
Fena is a Kenyan singer, songwriter and producer best known for her single ‘Brikicho.’ This girl just has the best lyrics ever. Here are some from her ‘They don’t know’ collabo
‘Nipe mic, maji na mafuta, kwenye beat naflow nimewakuta watajuta kwani Fena anafanya kapuka ameruka’
This proud wife to fellow rapper Kenrazy and a mum of a daughter is one of Kenya’s leading female rappers with her latest song ‘Kufunikwa’ that gets everyone in the dance floor, not to mention the marvelous use of sheng in her track. Here’s what ‘The main chic’ says
‘Nipe duvet blankets na sheets kadhaa kuna watu wamelala wanafaa kufunikwa can I spray doom niwazimie taa nawasho dreams are valid ka Lupita’
This glamorous lass knows just how rappers dress to how they talk not to mention how they sing. The ‘cardiac arrest’ hit maker is making money from her talented rapped stories. Here are some lyrics from the ‘ They dont know’ song.
‘ swali ni moja ama swali ni mingi kwa sababu majibu ni kama kilogram 50 na nasikia hivi hivi yaani fifty fifty. Mi ni superstar ama mi ni ordinary…
She has been in the industry for a while now and one thing for sure is that her rap game is in the dopest level right now. The ‘ Ndulu’ songstress is here to stay. Check out how she expresses herself
‘Hatuko Tz lakini tuko moshi, hatuko kwa club lakini hamtukosi. Niliskia wakisema ati hatosi cheki hiyo swaggaa soksi…’
The ‘Chali stinji’ rapper first hit our screens with her energetic moves and lines evident that there are good things in store for her fans. Pizo we are waiting! She expresses how she feels about men in her ‘Quality ka hizo’ hit collabo
‘Chali me napenda awe chali kitu si wa kuitwa matanga ndo watu walie….Chali msafi tena si mlafi…Chali mromantic Johnny ama Nicky’
Even after starting some beef with other artists, Femi one’s ‘Pilau Njeri’ has broken the internet. Here we go
‘Najua hivi ndio mtareply Femi yuko chini na vile unajidai, Femi we ni fake we uchorewa we huandikiwa Femi kaka empire inakuwaste hebu saidiwa..’
The ‘Hella’ song bird has some lines too! Fans have however noted that she is not without scandals just like other rappers. Well, her music is definitely making some dollars for her
‘Let me put on the music lets make love to a song, you know I turn you on, got me thinking you’re the one…Nakutaka nakutaka sana ningetaka kuwa nawe bana, si unajua nimekazana, tangu zile enzi zetu zama’