The Kaka Empire music acts led by rapper King Kaka have combined to drop a new jam titled, ‘Mbekse’.
‘Mbekse’ is a Sheng slang that means two. Using the global two fingers gesture representing peace, ‘Mbkse’ sees King Kaka, Femi One, and Jadi advocate for peace, the freedom from disturbance, tranquility & inner peace.
The song is part of a partnership between the Kaka Empire founder and USAID to promote peaceful co-existence across the country.
‘Mbekse’ was released on Monday September 21 to coincide with the World International Day of Peace celebrations.
King Kaka has also invited public participation in a challenge dubbed ’16 Bars of Peace’ where participants are required to rap on the song’s instrumental and tag the rapper and USAID on social platforms.
Participants stand a chance to win some cash and feature on the final ‘Mbekse’ song.
King Kaka stipulated the rules of the challenge as follows:
- Record your 16bars with your phone/video and upload.
- Tag King Kaka and USAID on social platforms.
- Age 35 and below.
- No foul language.
- Prizes: 1st Prize Kshs 35,000 and features on the final song. 2nd Prize is Kshs 25,000 and mentorship session from Kaka Empire. 3rd Prize Kshs 10,000.
- The #tag is #16BarsForPeace
Listen to ‘Mbekse’ below.