Health concerns prompt Wakadinali’s Domani Munga to take sabbatical
Domani Munga, a prominent member of the acclaimed hip-hop group Wakadinali, has announced that he will be taking a break from performances this festive season due to health issues, with plans to return in January.
Taking to Twitter, Munga conveyed the news to his followers, stating, “Due to my health issue, I won’t be around, hadi January. Poleni sana to my fans. I’m grabbing a break.”
The announcement comes just weeks before the highly anticipated ‘Rong Experience’ show, which Wakadinali is set to host on December 15.
Despite Munga’s temporary departure, the other members of the Wakadinali Crew are committed to continuing with performances throughout the festive season, capitalizing on the array of events lined up for fans to revel in during December.
“Rong Experience itakua fire with or without me,” Munga assured fans.
Fans have since been sending him quick recovery messages.
Wakadinali, a force to be reckoned with in the Kenyan hip-hop scene, recently achieved another milestone by being named the most streamed artistes of the year on Spotify.
This recognition underscores the group’s widespread popularity and the immense support they enjoy from their fan base.
They celebrated by saying, “Wakadinali ni wale wanafunzi huongelewa na MWALIMU ati wakona bad behavior lakini results za mtihani zikitokea wao ndio wanatop” by fan. Ebu tag huyo mwalimu. (Wakadinali are those students talked about by the TEACHER, claiming they have bad behavior, but when exam results come out, they are the ones on top,” by a fan. Please tag that teacher).”
According to Spotify data, top-streamed hip-hop artistes include international heavyweights like Drake, Burna Boy, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin, with Kenya’s Wakadinali in the fifth spot.
Kenya’s hip-hop landscape is a vibrant tapestry of creativity featuring top artists such as Wakadinali, Octopizzo, Khaligraph Jones, Nyashinski, Buruklyn Boyz, Maandy, and Boutross.
Each artiste contributes a unique flair to the genre, creating an eclectic mix of styles and sounds. Wakadinali’s lyrics offer a gritty portrayal of city life, while Nyashinski combines insightful ideas with charm in his rhymes.
Maandy has been making waves in East African hip-hop with her distinctive sound and authentic storytelling.
Buruklyn Boyz seamlessly blends old and new ideas in their verses, and Boutross skillfully weaves narratives that touch on important societal issues.