Open Mic
Kwani? Open Mic Reloaded August 2011

Open Mic

Kwani? Open Mic Reloaded August 2011

Featured Poet: Jemedari
Featured Artist:  Masanduku Junior.

MC: Cindy Ogana.
Date: 2nd August  2011.
Time: 7 -9 pm.
Venue: Club Soundd.
Entry: 100 Ksh.

Jemedari is an artist who has been described as a child of two worlds, delving in both hip hop and written poetry. Having laid stakes in both categories, he strives to raise the bar in terms of performance, content and impact. His alias being the 'general,' he molds and morphs his act to best suit the audience and ambiance of any event, be it a hardcore hip hop environment or a high end function.Jemedari's music is enjoyed by Kenyans young and old, with conscious, relevant lyrics that incorporate the context of his times.

His end game is to start a mentorship program through which talented youth with no avenue to make their talent work for them can be guided by those who have already carved a niche for themselves in the entertainment industry.

He has graced several stages, including Slam Africa, Flowetree, Wamathai Poetry nights, and Discovery Poetry with Sitawa.

Masanduku Junior.
Nathan Kimani is a young stand up comedian/actor whose stage name is J.B(Junior Box) a.k.a Masanduku Junior. He got his stage name from his late father Masanduku Arap Smit, who was a renowned comedian,actor & director till his death in 1998. J.B. debuted his stand up career competed in a comedy battle show dubbed 'Gag Battle',his group emerging the top in the season finale. He has also performed regularly in a Kenyan comedy show, 'Churchill Live'. He is currently co-hosting a daily Kenyan show, 'Matatu' where a talk show is recorded in a mobile van. He also acts in a local drama series 'Mheshimiwa'. He also hosts as an emcee in events and functions.

His biggest source of inspiration is his late father, who he thinks set such a bar for him and it is up to him to raise and transcend the standard. Though he hasn't been in the entertainment industry too long, he has received rave reviews from fans and there is so much room for growth. JB looks at life at a lighter perspective and tries to make the best out of every situation, if not a joke.

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