Kennedy Ombima, popularly known as King Kaka was the first Kenyan artist to be interviewed at the NewYork based HOT 97 radio station. Back home, the artist has received a big applaud for his phenomenal contribution to the Kenyan rap genre. Although the likes of Octopizzo have released numerous rap hits in America, none of them has ever been interviewed on Hot 97. A recent comment by Willis Raburu of Hot 96 seemed to air some negative vibe on King Kaka’s new achievement.
Willis claimed that Kaka tried to bring out an American accent in the interview. Raburu shared his sentiments on this interview in his 10 am show Raburu and Lulu on Hot 96. According to the presenter, the accent thing by Rabbit was an epic fail. Nonetheless, he did congratulate the artist for the hitting this new milestone for Kenyans. This comes just as the artist was declared as the official Remy Martins Ambassador in Kenya. The interview at Hot 97 was arranged when Kaka was attending the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkeeper’s event in New York.
The rapper is closely affiliated to the charity foundation which is responsible for numerous projects in Africa, particularly Kenya. Hot 97’sEbro Darden, Laura Stylez, and Rosenberg interviewed Kaka Sungura in their morning show. Among the issues discussed in the interview was music in Kenya, corruption, Charity activities as well as the distribution of sanitary pads to girls in the country. Watch the interview below.