Issah Mmari Wangui ,better known by his stage name E-Sir , was a Kenyan hip hop artist. He was famous for his deft lyrical ability and command of the
Swahili language. The phenomenal popularity of his music disapproved the myth that Kenyan music could never compete with imported pop. Even long after his death, he is still widely regarded as one of the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene. Today ,Elani celebrate this legend if his time, one person who many grew while listening to his songs.
Elani wrote :
“Today we honour E-Sir. A legend. A force and hands down one of the best musicians to ever grace the Kenyan Music Scene.
Somebody we grew up listening to and loving – somebody we lost too soon. We can only imagine what music in Kenya would be if you were still here. Years on we still remember the impact you made. Rest In Peace, Issah Mmari. # Legend