Nakuru based spoken word artist Willie Oeba has today launched his debut music video dubbed Cheza Chakacha. The video which is a mixture of spoken word and music feature two other artists. The launch has been done on the Google platform YouTube.
Known to many as a spoken word artist, Oeba says he wants to enhance the poetry industry in Kenya by recording spoken word on a beat. “I am not quitting spoken word, I am enhancing it. My aim has always been making spoken word an industry and recording on the beat and here we are.”
This song means life to me.Through this song, I am sharing part of me. – Oeba
Following the release, a number of shows have been lined up starting from tonight at Nuru Palace Hotel in Nakuru town, a show in Egerton University then in March there’ll be another one in Moi University. There are a number of media tours also lined up to talk about the video and the poetry genre in general.
Oeba plans to continue recording his spoken word pieces. “Yes I have considered recording my spoken word pieces and I shall be doing in on the beat and a song. Its high time spoken word gets out there.”
Evansqueze Ndirangu is an urban spoken word poet.One of the best in the spoken word genre in the country.They say music takes you to places words can’t reach, he is the guy who takes words where music wants to tag along.
Jonny Isaya is a musical pro. His level of art is such that he can create music from anything. A 4th year music student at Moi University Main campus, he is also a music teacher, great performer and saxophonist.
Oeba encourages other artists to believe in themselves and give their best to what they do. “Looking back at history the best I have ever done was believe in me,
believe in it self is a process, believe in your own self, in your own business,you deal with it.”