By day, these men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene.
They’re known as Kabangu, and they’re a group of local hip hop grandpas who’ve been around since the 1980s – or so it appears.
This ultimate band of ‘true hip hop heads’ allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi, one of Nairobi’s settlements.
By day, the four men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene.
KABANGU: Watchmen by night, hip hop heads by day. This is the story of 4 gentlemen in the heart of Kariobangi (one of Nairobi’s informal settlements) who call themselves Kabangu. A group of real hip hop heads from the 80’s who meet up regularly to educate and mentor upcoming young talent venturing out into the hip hop industry. They teach them on values such as peace, equality, prosperity and social justice. Little is known about them till now…. STYLING / PRODUCTION: @kevoabbra2 MAKE UP: @mdeizimakeup HAIR STYLING: @rickykish (Strand
The lyrical heavyweights have remained in anonymity until recently, when they joined forces with Kenya’s ‘League of Extraordinary Grannies.’
These high flying ladies, who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970s – travel to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, party and enjoy themselves.
This is the story of Kenya’s LEAGUE OF EXTRAVAGANT GRANNIES who were once corporate and government leader in the 1970’s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, Party and enjoy in exclusivity. We managed to catch up with 3 of them in Somlia soon after they landed. Little is know about them till now….. MS. M ADHIAMBO – FORMER MINISTER OF TRADE & INDUSTRY (1972-1980)
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Unfortunately, you can’t really listen to any of their records. It would be great if these two sets of oldies actually existed, but they are fictional characters created by Kenyan digital photographers Osborne Macharia and stylist Kevin Abraham.
Feeling tricked? Lol.
The pair’s editorials which is often shared on Instagram and creative network have proved so popular that many believe Kabangu are indeed spitting rhymes across Nairobi. The series has had over half a million views across the internet.
Check out their other photos below…
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