Let’s introduce you to the hip hop grandpas/grannies of Kenya

Posted on June 18 2016 , at 09:12 am
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  • By day, these men are said to educate and mentor up and coming talents within the hip hop scene.

Kenyan Grannies
The lyrical heavyweights are said to have remained in anonymity until recently. Photos: Osborne Macharia/IG

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.

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.

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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