Remember Sharama? At his prime, together with rapper Cannibal, the duo was a force to reckon with in the Kenyan rap scene. They ruled the airwaves with hits such as ‘Strret Hustler’, ‘Bouncing’, and ‘Kichwa Kibov.’
Then out of nowhere, they went their separate ways with Sharama getting married and moving to Germany to focus on his family.
After being away from the industry for over 5 years, Sharama is back on the scene under the ATL Entertainment stable. He has broken the silence with a jam dubbed ‘Gangsta Love’.
He spoke to Nation.co.ke about what he has been up to.
I just bumped into you in a cloth line store, what were you doing there? Were you looking for new props for a new video shoot or something?
Hahaha! No man that’s actually my store
Really, you mean you stopped doing music to venture into business?
You’re misinformed, bro! I just released a new track the other day “Gangstar Love”. What does that tell you? That I am still into the music business because I will always sing. Besides who said a musician can’t have business errands?
But it has taken you a while before you were able to release a new song. Isn’t obvious that you have been busy doing other things.
You have to understand that everything has its time and place. I’m never in a hurry to release a song, as others go with the horse speed I am always on snail-speed.
I always do take my sweet time to plan everything that I do from music to other things. I have been doing music for close to eight years now, I got the experience, besides all artistes are different in their way
Sorry to say, your career as a solo artiste since parting ways with fellow former Ukoo Flani member Cannibal hasn’t been that good. What happened to Cannibal & Sharama?
I think am doing pretty well. Anyway, there was no bad blood between the two of us when we decided to split; it was a gentleman’s agreement. There is a story to it though.
I met Cannibal met when we were very young on the streets of Mombasa trying to make ends meet. We hooked up with Ukoo Flani and that’s how we started doing music together with the bond we shared, we were able to make several hits and put our names out there. But as years passed on we grew and started having our own families and that’s what led to our separation because we were now dedicating more time to our families responsibilities. We still talk, though.
And since then, he (Cannibal) also released several solo projects that didn’t do so badly before venturing into politics vying for an MCA position in the last general elections which he lost. Did you ever think something like that would come to pass?
Yes indeed. To be honest I wasn’t surprised because my brother always talked politics whenever anyone would care to listen. He loved politics for sure.
He is now saved after missing the MCA seat, I bet you know that. How did you receive the news?
I don’t know if it’s the new trend or something, every secular artiste seems to be going that direction but for me am not ready. I wish him well though.
Let’s talk about your family, how long have you been married?
Close to 13 years now and blessed with three kids. My firstborn, a son is 14 years old, he just sat for his KCPE the other day, the second born, a son too will be in class 6 next year and the last born is six years old.
You have never shown you wife to the public like we see most celebrities doing why is that?
For the simple reason, she is not involved in what I do.