Kwani? Open Mic Feb 2010

Featuring: Ekodydda
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: 2nd February 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Club Soundd
Entry: 100 Ksh

About The Featured Poet
Eko Dyyda is one of Kenya’s hottest young gospel artists. Growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare and Huruma slums his interest in music started when he was at Eastleigh High School.

Eko, once a praise and worship leader at his local church, credits his switch to hip-hop to God:

“[I] once woke up in the middle of the night…to hear [sounds] that sounded like beats ringing in [my] head”

His big break came when he met Holy Dave, with whom he collaborated in his hit single ‘Niko Na Reason’.

Eko is an acronym of his real name (which he insists on keeping hidden). Dydda is opposite of Daddy, a nickname he was given when hewas in Mathare Youth Sporting Academy-MYSA, where he once played football.

Major Appearances And Achievements

  • Kirk Franklins Spread The Love Concert at the Carnivore 2009 alongside Holy Dave, Juliani, Rufftone, Astar, Kanjii Mbugua, Esther Wahome, Jemimah Thiong’o.
  • The Totally Sold Out Concert, Fifth Edition and Mteja campaign.


  • Niko Na Reason – Topped the following Charts: The Beat, H2O, Crossover 101, The Stomp, Homeboyz Radio and Power Radio.

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