Verse5ve 2017

Event Name: Verse5ve

Event Date: Cannot really remember but maybe July 2017 – The photos say so.

Theme: It was some Hip Hop thingy so I cannot remember.

Location: Bomblast Memorial Park

Gadget: Nikon D3300, Yongnuo 560 III Speedlight

Disclaimer: Forgive the soft focus, the WB and the overall look of these photos. My camera was in store for quite a while. I did not take many of these photos and that’s enough excuse to tell you – read the story not the photos. I now sound like those mamas who give testimonies in church saying, ‘Sikiza ujumbe sio sauti.’ 😆

Am sincerely not a hip-hop fan. Not because am a hater but because I cannot get anything they say. It is more like conversing with a nduthi guy on full speed.

Him : ghhjkkkgcfghbnnnnhxgurd
Me :Eeh?
Him: Erttyytyyuuytrewwtyhtee
Me : Kabisa!

Or me singing along to Mafikizolo’s Khona

Mafikizolo: ghhjkkkgcfghbnnnnhxgurdkwizele
Me: Khona!!
Mafikizolo: jvvyffhhgfsasfcghhnkfthjijhhgdxsafuna
Me: Khona!!
Mafikizolo: Erttyytyyuuytrewwtyhteepase
Me: Khona!!

If I try to explain my confusion with Hip-Hop then some people will kill me or stop listening to hip-hop. But am not alone. Look at the confused molecules below. All except one know what hip-hop is all about. (Don’t mind the guy on the left, he doesn’t even look hip-hopish, guess what he looks like 😆)

Verse5ve (1)
From Left: Eddy, Me, Kigoco, Dondada (Hip-Hop guy), Spongebob (KYM)

I told you about the guy on the left. Huyu Kigoco tutamsaidiaje lakini? But look at Sponge Bob – Nick Mutumaish.

But hip-hop guys tambua each other Don dada has to look for my pose…

What was I doing though?

Finally, Eddy smiles for the photo as I try to educate ‘my guys’ What a disconnect!

First impressions…

Dj Area

The crowd


Some poses

Girl posing

And… Niaje Brathe!

Niaje Brathe!

Then we had some performances (Forgive me guys if I do not know the names of these people, as I said am not a Hip-Hop guy)


Then another performance

Another performance

Then the hypemen… Guys I school with this guy called Kibunja. Haha the little said about him the better… But he was a good guy 😁


Someone translate Stonee Jiwe to English (You might win yourself a photoshoot)

Stonee Jiwe

This guy also has some worship pose. Imagine Stonee Jiwe leading worship in your church 🤔

Stonee Jiwe can worship 😁

And this guy is an incredible performer

Stonee Jiwee performing

Until these hype men started doing some choreographies…

Now what is this? Poop position?

But despite the poop position Stonee stood his ground. Apan tambua 🤣


Enough of Jiwee sasa…


But wait… Let’s take a photo first. And BTW is this how Hip-hop guys dress? Am kinda confused 🤔


But as I said… ‘Apan tambua’ Rhymes… doesn’t it? Hapa they seem like they be singing some Taarab music.

Apan Tambua

Now, I decided to document the feet of hip hop fans. And I did not like what I saw. If my mum sees this photo she will ask what are you doing for humanity son?


And this was the foot of our hype man Kibunja

God be with his feet

Or do you think ati am a hater? Let me give you more evidence.

Hip-hop feet

And I had an eye witness

Even Lil Mson captured the evidence. You can go ask her for a copy of Hip-hop feet

Sasa si Recapp wakaingia stage – ustake jua

Manolo – Recapp

Now here we have a frobrem


Don’t get your village friend to such events. They will burn for you big time.

Kigoco heard recapp and he thought it was ‘kikapu’ he thought of ndumas and ngwaciis and cucu

And finally…

I Kent! Digehota. Is this a type of dance?

Even bandana guy was laughing at him in silence. And if I may ask, bandanas still exist ama this guy is an extra-terrestrial?

Bandana guy

Kumbe this is a family…

Muigai spots Kigoco

Ala, and then Kinuga spots Muigai and Kigoco and together they rock Hezeh Ndung’u.

Kinuga spots Muigai and Kigoco

Recapp’s 5 Stones turns to Hezeh Ndung’u – Kamurigo

Hezeh Ngung’u – Kamurigo

Kumbe Kigoco is contagious…

Sponge Bob gets infected

Wololo.. Abort the mission, I say again Abort!!!

To the left

Last chance… Please abort the mission. Now Hezeh Ndung’u – Muthundukano starts playing in their heads

To the right

Sadly the whole world was infected. We can’t help it…

To the front… Tingisha body 😆

And Manolo realizes, “Clearly these people are from the woods, they don’t know what Hip-hop is all about. We should have substituted our show for Hezeh’s”

Manolo – Recapp laughs

And then I realize am not alone in this “Papa Jones” thingy and I tweet about it – Now with evidence

Me tweeting

Nelly Tuikong grabs the mike. For those who do not know Nelly, she is in Recapp. Haha talk about shining to non-hiphopers like me.

Nelly Tuikong rocks the stage

And then… Guys, is this Edward?


As Eddy in other news tries to get a selfie…

In other news

And then the main man (sincerely I cannot remember his name nor the country he was from)

And then hapo ndio nilijua amidst Kigoco people there are tons of real Hip-hop fans. They sang all of this guy’s songs word for word.

And then you all know how we wrap it, “Siloma take me one.” – Useless kapisa

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