Veteran singer David Kamoni Mathenge better known by his stage name Nameless has asked Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to name a road or a street after Issah Mmari alias E-sir.
E-sir died in a tragic road accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on his way back to Nairobi from a concert on the 16th of March 2003 aged 21.
Long after his death, he is still widely regarded as one of the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene.
As such, The Back It Up hitmaker has called on the Nairobi County Government and The Office of the Ombudsman to honor E-Sir’s artistic talent and memory by naming a drive after him.
“In honor of this iconic Kenyan artist who was not only a great talent and friend to many but a pioneer in his genre of music we are calling on the Nairobi County Council (NCC) and The Office of the Ombudsman to name a road, drive or street in South C in ‘E-Sir’s” name as a way of celebrating artistic talent and in honor of his memory,” said Nameless.
Nameless termed E-sir as the ‘finest rapper’ ever to emerge on the East African entertainment scene, his music still fills the airwaves on FM stations across the country.
“E-Sir’s legacy continues to inspire generations after his passing with his talent, hard work, passion, and humility. The naming of a road after him will celebrate these great values and recognize the importance of the arts in our culture,” he said.
Two weeks ago, the veteran singer touted former Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja as a potential candidate for the country’s top seat.
“Bro, ukicheza hii kitu vizuri wewe ni next prezzo kimchezo! Cheza kama wewe! Cheza vizuri (if you play your cards right, you will be the next president. Play smart). Good luck,” he wrote.