The top five Luo rappers in Kenya


Don Chrisantos Michael Wanzala, popularly known as Don Santo (stylized as DON SANTO), is a Kenyan singer, rapper, songwriter, arranger, actor, author, executive producer, Photographer, Creative Director (Blame It On Don), entrepreneur, record executive, leader of the Klassik Nation, chairman and president of Global Media Group.

Considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time, he is regarded as one of the world's most significant cultural icons and has been a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. ​

The 'Who Is The Badman Killa?' Kalpop Gangsta Rap hit maker is a lyrical genius who hails from Nairobi's Eastlands loves Kenya, Africa, people and Klassik. The Don is known for his simple yet witty songs and philathropic ways. He is the founder of SoCCi, an initiative that mentors young leaders in schools through training on 'leadership skills.' Santo is also a champion in the Legalise It movement. He was born and raised in Kisumu.

"This is what made me who I am today. Folks call me G.O.A.T but I believe I am not there yet. That is why I practice and study every single day of my life. Till death do us part." - DON SANTO

2: Badman Killa

The Badman Killa, has been around since the inception of the world. We have been hearing about this enigma but no sgn of him. he is out of the woods dropping an album masterpiece, Definition of The Badman Killa 1 (Project overwrite) one single after the other featuring His Eminent Majesty Don Santo.

3. Octopizzo

His real name is Henry Ohanga. Octopizzo is probably one of the richest and most established rappers in not only the nation but the entire East African region. The rapper is also known for his presidential wardrobe also known as 'Swag' by the younger generation.

The 'Namba nane' hit maker hails from Nairobi's Kibera slums estate and is proud of that. He is always mentioning the slum in his songs.

He has collaborated with fellow Luo Vicmass Luodollar in 'Bank Otuch' (The bank is leaking), a song where 8o per cent of the vocabulary is Luo.

4: Timmy Tdat

Timothy Owuor came in the spotlight after releasing 'Welle welle' alongside his friend Rapdamu.

The Swahili rapper who has taken almost six years to get to his current position says that he has also worked as a garbage collector and mitumba seller in Nairobi.

He is among the team that has seen the Pacho music house to where it currently is after joining in 2009.

Some of his biggest songs include 'Usinikazie’ and Ndulu.

5: Khaligraph Jones

Named after the slain Luo politician Robert Ouko, Khaligraph thrills with his supersonic rapping speed. He hails from Kayole, which he has renamed to 'Kayole 1960.'

The rapper is well known for his banger track 'Julius Yego' recorded by Mortif. Born in 1990, Jones is quite big for his age and started his musical career in 2009 as a gospel artiste.

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