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Top Kenyan artistes remember E-Sir

It’s been 13 years since the country lost one of it’s greatest talent in the showbiz industry, Issah Mmari popularly known as E-Sir.

On Wednesday several Kenyan artistes took time to remember E-Sir who died in a tragic road accident in 2003 when the car he was travelling in veered off the road and rolled. Another top Kenyan act Nameless survived the accident.

Nameless, whose real name is David Mathenge, led other artistes in commemorating E-Sir’s anniversary by sharing a photo of E-sir’s lyric book captioning it, “‪#‎RarePiece E-Sir’s handwriting… as he penned down Bamba, a song he featured Bigpin and K-Rupt (rest your soul bruv).”

At the time of his death, E-Sir and Nameless were signed up with the Ogopa DJs recording label.

Male band Sauti Sol shared also a photo of a young E-Sir attributing the growth of the music industry to his lyrical maestro.


The award-winning group flaunted E-sir’s Hamnitishi lyrics that displayed his ability to communicate rhythmically with in Kiswahili.

“On this day ‪#‎IssahMmari left us after a road accident on his way back from Nakuru’s Afraha where he had gone to promote his album ‪#‎Nimefika. To-date, he remains a symbol of Kenyan music industry’s lost glory ‪#‎Whereitallstarted,” Sauti Sol wrote in their tribute.

Cecilia Wairimu, popularly known as Amani, also acknowledged the late E-Sir’s talent saying that her favourite song was Boomba Train.

“He was so talented, humble and had an infectious laugh… My favorite song boomba train… I remember hearing it for the first time in the studio and thinking…’its a wrap’…#legend #greatlymissed #greatlymissedneverforgotten #esir,” Amani wrote on her Instagram account.