• Through his brief tenure, E-Sir won four Kisima Awards in 2003.

• Nameless teamed up with young star Trio Mio, Nelly the Goon and Habib  to compose a special tribute for the late E-Sir. 

Facts about the late E-Sir who passed away in 2003.
The Late E-sir. Facts about the late E-Sir who passed away in 2003.

Kenyan musician Nameless has started a petition to have a public road named after the late Isah Mmari alias E-sir and Kenyans are in solidarity with him.

The legendary star who enjoyed a close relationship with E-sir before his demise mentioned that the naming will be a worthy recognition of the late rapper.

The online petition wants a road in South C, the hood where the star grew up named after him (E-sir) and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja will have the final say on this.

In June, Nameless teamed up with young star Trio Mio, Nelly the Goon, and Habib to compose a special tribute for the late E-Sir. 

Here are facts about the late E-sir and all the things he accomplished before his death;

The nation lost a star that enchanted the whole music industry on March 16th, 2003. Tragically, Isah Mmari Wangui, also known as E-Sir, perished in a car accident.

He was a Kenyan hip hop artiste signed to Ogapa Deejays record label.

He was born on May 20, 1981, and passed away on March 16, 2003.

E-Sir was born in California Estate and raised in South C, estate Nairobi Kenya.

He first came to be known in 2001 with his song ‘Jo’ done in the same style as Black Rob’s ‘Whoa’.

E-Sir was born to a Kenyan mother, Damaris Wangui, and a Tanzania, father Amin Mmari and was popular for his lyrical ability and command for the Swahili language.

The late E-sir was among the pioneering young musicians behind the emergence of the now popular hip-hop music.

E-Sir’s younger brother Habib is also a rapper and has been in the game for a while.

The rapper’s collaboration with his brother "Fever" is a banger.

Nameless survived the fatal accident that claimed E-Sir's life, escaping with a broken collarbone.

Nameless and the late Esir
Nameless and the late Esir
Image: Courtesy

E-Sir passed on at 21 alongside a friend, Kevin Kiiru Karanja. His body was identified at the Morgue by Nameless’s big brother Bob after the accident.

His remains were interred at the Kariokor Muslim Cemetery.

His album Nimefika was released posthumously two months after his demise.

E-Sir’s mother Damaris Wangui stays in South C.

E-Sir dated Yvonne Nkatha, then an 18-year-old first-year law student at the University of Nairobi.

E-Sir attended St Anne’s Junior Academy and later Brookehouse Senior School in Nairobi where he honed his musical skills.

He made his debut on the music scene in 1999 with Jo Nimefika, which he released with Ogopa Deejays Productions.

E-Sir’s maiden performance came courtesy of one Evans Odhiambo Ombajo, a former councilor in Nairobi.

In early 1999, Ombajo was managing a musician who failed to show up for a scheduled performance in Mombasa. The promoter had agreed to carry E-Sir to the event after much pestering.

When his star attraction failed to show up, he ushered E-Sir to the stage. The crowd was ecstatic and a star was born!

Through his brief tenure, E-Sir won four Kisima Awards in 2003.

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