Tony Mochama

Tony Mochama, aka Smitta Smitten, hands poet Nadia Gachanja a full year’s coverage when she emerged as the winning poet from the previous edition of Kwani? Open Mic on June 1, 2021.

| Thomas Rajula | Nation Media Group

Poets laud return of Kwani Open Mic event

What you need to know:

  • Event has exposed many poets and musicians to fame and fortune.
  • The live show brought up artistes such as Ngwatio Mawiyoo, Phyllis Muthoni, Winyo, Eko Dydda, Just-A Band, Juliani and Kenyan Poet.

On February 6, 2018 the Kwani Trust wasn’t sure about the next way forward for it’s monthly Kwani? Open Mic poetry and spoken word event held every first Tuesday of the month. David Oyuke, aka BlackSkillz, would be the last act for the live show that had been credited with bringing up artistes such as Ngwatio Mawiyoo, Phyllis Muthoni, Winyo, Eko Dydda, Just-A Band, Juliani, Kenyan Poet (Njeri Wangari) and Ukoo Fulani Mau Mau, among others.

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