There was thunderous jubilation in Frere Town in Mombasa County yesterday when the Swahilipothub team landed. Several residents stopped doing their activities and joined the team in the event dubbed as “Acha Gun Shika Mic”.
The event “Acha Gun Shika Mic” – the first of it’s kind encourages community members to stay away from drugs,violent activities and engage in income generating activities.
The event brought together local upcoming artists who performed live on stage and passed the message – acha gun shika mic. Among the artists who performed are Ohmslaw montana,CJ, Deska Freere Town All Stars Among Others
Musa Chirune- Community outreach director, Shufaa Yukat – Communication Director among other staff while representing the Swahilipothub asked the upcoming artsits and all residents to visit the hub and harness its benefits in Tech and Arts.
The residents were left happy as majority of then got pleasantries from the Swahilipot hub team. Mohamud Noor , our patron while giving closing remarks echoed the words of majority of the artists ,”acha gun shika mic and ……… amani mitaani.”
Ohms Law Montana born as Kelvin Omondi was born and raised in Kisauni, Mombasa County. He later joined Khamisi High School where his passion for music grew each year. In 2009, he represented his school to the National level in the Rap category during the Annual Music Festival held in Kisumu.
Growing to the sound of hip hop as the soundtrack to his life, he later followed the route and two years later after completion of his studies at the university, he signed a three-year recording contract with Stantmastaz Entertainment.
He did a couple of projects including Jitambulishe project by Mombasa All-stars in Amillion records headed by Khalid producer which was a major hit around the country and he was the only rapper who was featured among big names from the Coastal region such as Nyota Ndogo, Chikuzee, Sudi Boy, Shabiggy, Rapdem, Kigoto, and Mswazi Masauti.
His love for hip hop and poetry has deep and emotional lyrics based on the day to day life experiences. In 2013, he was nominated as the Hip hop artist of the year during the Nzumari Awards and a year later in 2014, he was nominated both in the Hip hop artist of the year and Male artist of the year category during the Pwani celebrity Awards. In 2015, he was nominated as the Hip hop artist of the year both in the Nzumari Awards and Pwani Celebrity Awards. Currently, he is the Hip hop artist of the year 2015-2016 in the Nzumari Awards.
He has been a member of swahilipot hub since 2016 and is now using his talents to mentor others in the same industry. Through swahilipot hub, he founded the Acha Gun Shika mic project which encourages youth to stop radicalization through hip-hop.