Kenya’s award-winning Afro Hip-Hop group, Camp Mulla will on the 29th of November perform live in Gabs alongside local hip-hop artists at the Game City rooftop from 6pm till late. The show, themed “Artists Unite. Botswana cares” aim to show Batswana’s solidarity with the Kenyan people after this year’s devastating Westgate mall attacks that took place on the 21st of September at Nairobi, Kenya.
“This is a way of celebrating our humanity through the power of music. The show is less about the artists and more about the solidarity effort. The group that will be coming to Gaborone is Camp Mulla and the only noticeable difference is the fact that vocalist Karun (Karungari Mungai) is currently overseas so she will be replaced by the vocalist Tiri Murai who can be seen on the Zone fam/ Camp Mulla chart-blazer ‘Let’s ride’, which is currently being rotated heavily in continental music television stations,” said the event coordinator Apollo D.
When asked if Batswana know Camp Mulla and their music Apollo D said, “Camp Mulla are not only one of the leading groups in Kenya but continentally, the group has enjoyed massive success including being nominated for both an EMA and BET award respectively as well as enjoying heavy rotation on Channel O. They are known all over Africa.”
The show is expected to attract hip-hop fans and a multi-cultural audience will come to celebrate the best of Kenyan and Botswana urban music. The local line up includes Apollo D, Scar, Cibil Nyte, Mpho Sebina, Dun D, E.G.O-The Dream Team, KlaSick, Young Slugs, Touch Tswak’, KEB, Blain and Shay, Samba T, FPMG, Freshmen Faded and Feza Kessy from Big Brother The Chase as well as local DJs Fiction, Phouboy, Gee, Que and Izzy.
Commenting on the choice of the local line up Apollo D said, “All the artists on the line-up are artists who have volunteered to be part of the great event. We reached out to almost all the prominent artists and the final list comprises of those that felt the need to support our cause. Camp Mulla themselves have agreed to give a portion of their appearance fees to a charitable cause back in Nairobi.
Camp Mulla is a Kenyan rap group made up of rappers Taio Tripper (Mathew Wakhungu), Young Kass, Super-Producer K’Cous and Miss Karun. The group is popular for the hit techno track Party Don’t Stop which won Teeniez Group/Collabo and Teeniez New Artiste awards at the Chaguo La Teeniez Awards in 2012 in Kenya, as well as being nominees for the Best International Act-Africa in the 2012 BET Awards; making them the first Kenyans to ever be nominated in the BET Awards.
The sponsors of the Artists Unite. Botswana cares show include Grand Palm, Airport Junction, Vocal Media and AATAS Transport.