Jimwat’s Alcoholism Journey

In 2014, Kenyan rapper Jimwat decided to quit drinking after a road accident left his leg shattered. He realized that he needed to make changes in his life, and that he was not in control of his drinking.

Jimwat quit drinking immediately, but he soon realized that quitting alcohol affects you mentally. His body had been conditioned to alcohol, and his brain was not in a good place. He decided to go to a rehab center on Thika Road, where he stayed for three months.

Jimwat later relapsed, but he was able to overcome his battle with alcoholism with the help of fatherhood.

Why did he decide to join a rehab despite having quit drinking?

Jimwat decided to join a rehab despite having quit drinking because he realized that he needed help to address the mental effects of his addiction. His brain was still craving alcohol, and he was not able to cope on his own.

How did fatherhood help him overcome his battle with alcoholism?

Fatherhood gave Jimwat a new sense of purpose and responsibility. He wanted to be a good father to his children, and he knew that he could not do that if he was still struggling with addiction.

Jimwat’s story is an inspiration to others who are struggling with addiction. It shows that it is possible to overcome addiction, even after relapses. With the right support, it is possible to live a happy and healthy life.

Ex Ray Vs Miracle Baby, a case of two youngsters confused by fame

I have been trying to follow the drama between Ex Ray (Boondocks Gang) and Miracle Baby (Sailors Gang) and I realized that it’s just a case of two youngins who have let fame get into their tiny heads.

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Although I don’t know what caused the fallout that resulted in the name-calling, I believe there are better ways of solving their issues than washing their dirty linen in public.

Miracle Baby

You see, the truth is that once someone starts getting attention from the public, they start feeling that they own the world and no one can tell them anything. This is what others refer to as an ego.

Ex Ray and Miracle Baby have been getting a lot of attention for the last two years or so and as a result, they have both developed massive egos and we can’t really blame them, it comes with the territory.

The fact that they have been in the industry for a short time means that they don’t understand the do’s and dont’s like for instance you can’t just wake up one morning and call another public figure ‘umbwa’.

Ex Ray

They should probably learn from the likes of Khaligraph who have been in the industry for a long time. Although he does not see eye-to-eye with Octopizzo, he can’t just wake up morning and refer to him as a dog.

What he does is to throw low-key shade and in most cases he never mentions his name but if you read between the lines you’ll know that he is talking about Octopizzo. That is how grown ups handle their business.

This is exactly the reason why you need role models. I believe someone like Jimwat would still be relevant today if he had people to guide him and not let fame get into his head.

Ex Ray and Miracle Baby are making the same mistakes in front of our eyes and to be honest there’s little that we can do other than to grab popcorn and follow the drama as it unfolds.

2019 was such a great year for Kenyan musicians

I probably don’t need to tell you this because it’s something you already know but 2019 will go down in history as the year Kenyans really rallied behind local artists.

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To be honest, I’ve never seen our local acts getting as much support compared to this year and that’s definitely one of the reasons why many people will live to remember this year.


A lot has been said about the genre of music that is popular in Kenya at the moment i.e. Gengetone. However, one of the things that you can’t deny was how popular it is/has become. It’s really infectious.

This year reminded me of the early 2000s when the likes of Flexx, Nonini, Jua Cali, Pilipili, Jimwat, Nameless, Lady S, Deux Vultures, Pilipili literally ruled the airwaves. Their music was like a drug of sorts.

If you had already been born during that time then I am sure you know what I’m talking about. Kenyan music was so big and most of us, including yours truly, had books where we had written down lyrics just to memorize the songs.

The best part was that most artists sang in a language that we could all understand with the addition of a little bit of Sheng which is unlike Gengetone but that’s a story for another day.

Ochunglo Family
Ochunglo Family

In as much as Kenyan music was really big this year and got us back to appreciating and supporting our local artists, I fear that the phase that we are in won’t last for long.

It’s pretty obvious that the new wave of Kenyan artists need to look for ways of sustaining the sound because whether you like or not, people will soon get tired of it.

They say that to much of something is bad and after listening to songs about sex, weed, bedroom affairs all year long, I must say that I have kind of had enough.

Don’t call me a hater but I’m not sure if songs by the likes of Ethic, Gwaash, Ochunglo Family, Boondocks Gang, Rico Gang, 34 GVNG will still slap as hard next year and that is why 2019 is more than exceptional. Enough said.

Nameless Vs Jua Cali: Who made our childhood memorable?

If you are in your 20s or older then I’m sure you have nostalgia when you remember the kind of songs that rules the airwaves in the early 2000s.


Genge music had just emerged and almost every artist was releasing a song that was inclined towards the genre.

However, others decided to steer their own paths and their songs were received well by fans nevertheless.

Put simply, it was a beautiful time for Kenyan music. It’s almost similar to the music revolution that is being witnessed in the country at the moment.

Among the male artists that were such a big deal at the time were; Pilipili, Flexx, E-Sir, Jimwat, Nonini, Klepto, Czars, Longombas, Redsan, Deux Vultures, Historians, Prezzo, Wyre, Mr. Lenny, Jua Cali and Nameless.


Today, we will focus on the last two names i.e Nameless and Jua Cali simply because they are big deal up to this very day, aren’t they though?

We want to find out who between the two made your childhood memorable and the song that brings back the good old memories.

Admittedly, both artists are talented. They’ve both played a crucial role in shaping the Kenyan sound.

Jua Cali
Jua Cali

However, if you had to choose one of them, who would you settle on and why? Tell us below.

Jimwat is back, check out his new collabo with Rojo Mo dubbed ‘Kitu Nyingine’ (Video)

Kenyan genge rapper James Wathigo Mburu, alias Jimwat, has dropped a new collabo with Rojo Mo in his umpteenth attempt to make a comeback in the local entertainment industry.

Dubbed Kitu Nyingine, which loosely translates to another thing, this song will definitely have people turning up in the club until 6am.

In my opinion, Jimwat’s and Rojo Mo make a good combination. We’ve seen so many Bongo-style Genge collabos before but I don’t think any of them comes close to this jam.

Rojo Mo

Jimwat proves that he still has it in him in this jam, his wordplay is still on point. It brought back memories of the time he drove Kenyans crazy after dropping Under 18.

Rojo Mo’s bars were also dope so much so that I could not tell the difference in his lines from Jimwat’s. I got mixed up all the time but maybe that’s just me.

The video was directed by Trey Juelz and as you already know, the man never disappoints. Apart from the beautiful shots, I also felt that the scene transitioning was also on point.

The song was produced by Jesse Bukindu of Ketebul Music and to be honest, he also did a great job serving us with beats that will make you bump your head from the moment you hit the play button.

Watch Kitu Nyingine below and tell us what you think.

Jimwat fires at King Kaka yet again: He’s not a king, Juacali is the true King of Kenyan music 

Rapper Jimwat, during the 10 over 10 show on Citizen TV, attacked fellow rapper King Kaka for opening up about being rejected by the Cali Records stable after he asked for a collabo.

King Kaka, in his song Mistarillionaire, said that he wanted a collabo from the once popular Calif Records rapper Jimwat — or any person from the label, but they all turned him down.

“Jimwat alininyima collabo, Mejja pia na Jua,” rapped King Kaka in the song. 

You’re no King

After releasing a diss track that flopped, Jimwat has yet again sent another missile saying that King Kaka shouldn’t have gone public with the information. He also wanted Kaka to know that he’s nothing close to a king and, if Kenyans wanted to know who’s the true king of Kenyan music, they should consider checking Juacali’s decorated portfolio.

King Kaka

Here is what he said:

“Hakuna king huwa anaji-crown; kings huwa wanakuwa crowned na wadhii. Ni sawa nilikunyima collabo, lakini si lazima utangaze. Yafaa ucheze chini. Kama ni kubishana ni nani king, tunajua kuwa Juacali ni Baba yao. Mimi ni prince (There is no king who crowns himself. All kings ascend to such a powerful position as a result of people’s endorsement and blessings.

He went on:

“It is true I denied you (King Kaka) a collabo, but you shouldn’t have gone public with such information. You ought to have approached me so that we address the issue at a personal level. And if a debate arises on who is king of Kenyan music, then I think Juacali deserves that title, with me as his prince,” said Jimwat.

“All my friends abandoned me” Jimwat recounts bitter betrayal when alcoholism reduced him to a zombie

Jimwat struggled with alcohol addiction for years before he finally managed to stay sober. The ‘Under 18’ hit maker speaks of betrayal of friends he used to guzzle liquor with.

The rapper opened up about his ordeals during an interview with Word Is. He reveals that he was almost drinking to his own death.

Jimwat says that he used to spend more time at the bar than at his place. He further discloses that at times he would sleep on the bar counter.

“I used to spend more time in the bar than at my place. At times, I never even used to go home, since I would sleep on the bar counter. It was that bad,” said Jimwat.

Fake friends

Jimwats recounts how he was surrounded with fake friends when he was still the don. He says all of his friends disappeared and refused to pick his calls when things went south.

“I used to smile but deep down I was suffering, and that’s when I realised I did not have real friends around me, I had fake friends. I had 1,000 friends before things went south. They all disappeared and ignored my phone calls. Soon as they start seeing my posters as I try to make a comeback, they have now started crawling back,” Jimwat narrated.