Kenya’s top entertainers are redefining the entertainment scene
A collage of MC Togzik, MC Gogo and MC Jose.
Whether it’s the hottest hip-hop beats, versatile Naija mixes or upbeat reggae beats, MCs and hype men are reshaping and redefining the entertainment industry.
The role of an MC goes beyond mere introductions; they act as the conductors of the nightclub symphony, orchestrating the energy of the crowd and igniting the dance floor with an unstoppable wave of excitement.
These charismatic individuals have perfected the art of commanding the microphone, skillfully mixing the music and captivating the audience with their irresistible enthusiasm.
In the realm of MCs and hype men, certain names have become synonymous with exceptional entertainment.
These people honed their skills, captivating audiences with their unique styles and commanding stage presence.
Franklin Mark Gogo, known as MC Gogo, is a rising sensation in the emcee business. Although he’s only been in the industry for five years, this fashionable man, voice actor and business model rivals the best with his exceptional vocal talent.
As of 2018, MC Gogo first won over his church members before mastering larger crusading events. With a powerful stage presence and unwavering confidence, he stands out from other entertainers.
The 25-year-old burst onto the scene when some of his emcee clips went viral on TikTok.
Since then, her social media accounts have grown rapidly, attracting big brands.
Wondering how he syncs his energy with the crowd? This fashionable animator uses his bachelor’s degree in counseling and sociology to study and adapt to the optimistic environment.
You can acquire the services of this talented man for an amount ranging from 30,000 Sh to 100,000 Sh, making the host his source of income, despite having a degree from a Kenyan university.
Abraham Kinuthia popularly known as Mzee MC Togzik has become a topic of conversation due to his captivating jokes. This endearing and charismatic MC has all the hype a crowd could ever want.
His dynamic nature has made him a shining star in his craft. After giving a stage on one of the country’s major television stations four years ago, it took the power of TikTok for this charismatic emcee to solidify his name as a prominent personality.
He started his career doing small gigs at Multimedia University before graduating for club events and national performances. Outgoing, personable and naturally connected with the audience, he knows precisely how and when to engage them through dance and musical lyrics.
The host effortlessly blends music and humor, creating an irresistible combination that captivates audiences from start to finish. Having worked with most of the clubs in town, this charming creative has now joined the President’s Daughter Foundation, where he leads entertainment matters.
His slogan, “Sherehe bila togzik wacha ikae” (Let the party never end without Togzik), lives up to his enthusiasm as his performances leave an unforgettable experience.
MC Jose, whose real name is Joseph Migwi, is considered one of the best hype men in Kenya. Any event he promotes is a must.
His ability to communicate clearly with the crowd makes him an exceptional hype man. MC Jose possesses clear enunciation, appropriate rhythm and the ability to excite audiences with his captivating words.
With deft command of the microphone, he builds anticipation and keeps the club excited. Watch him perform at many of the city’s top clubs and savor the experience.
This talented hype man has collaborated with top DJs across East Africa including Mr. T, DJ Shinski, DJ Brownskin and DJ Gibbz to name a few. His performances are vibrant and full of life as he has mastered the art of promoting audience participation through call-and-response chants, involving the audience in various activities throughout the event.
Then there are those in the realm of reggae.
Reggae music has always held a special place in the hearts of partygoers, and MCs have played a crucial role in enhancing the reggae concert experience.
Veteran names like Mc Full Stop and Ronnie Boy have set the scene on fire for years. However, new faces have emerged, adding their unique flavor to the reggae scene:
MC Cure Zendiambo consistently tops the list of reggae enthusiasts with his unparalleled passion for music.
He brings a fresh perspective to the reggae scene, infusing every gig with infectious energy and lyrical prowess. Having worked with big brands and personalities like Mbusi and Lion, the CEO of Mbogi Nare has become a key figure in the reggae universe. His stage presence and charisma have allowed him to lead some of reggae’s biggest club gigs.
This musical sheriff is known for pioneering popular jokes like Aluta Kibrit, Very Bad Uaga, and introducing unique dance styles like Miondoko and Mu’cera.
His more than a decade in the game certainly contributed to his success. If you’re looking for the hype reggae man from Kenya who can move the crowd and create a vibrant atmosphere, McCure Zendiambo is the guy.
This revered MC and father-of-one has booked gigs beyond Kenyan shores, most often performing in Qatar, Dubai and the United States.
Mention Jah Watchman and the crowd explodes with excitement.
A veteran with over 15 years of experience, MC Jahwatchy has rooted his passion for reggae music deeply and created an immersive experience, blending soulful melodies with his charismatic stage presence, transporting the crowd into a world of pure reggae bliss.
Known to many, MC Jahwatchy has strong lyrical skills, delivering meaningful and impactful messages that resonate with his audience.
This entertainer and radio presenter has worked with Kenya’s major reggae labels like Supremacy Sounds and Moh Spice, making a name for himself across the world. He is renowned for his clever wordplay and powerful verses whenever he hypes an event.