THE B-GLOBAL INDIGENOUS HIP HOP GATHERING 2019 by Bwette Gilbert Daniel, UG HIPHOP ARCHIVIST As we gear up to celebrate 17 years of Hip Hop
Keko is a Ugandan MC and filmmaker who became involved in Uganda’s hip hop scene over than 10 years ago. Her career eventually took her to international audiences, in Africa and in Europe, and included a 2012 deal with Sony. In our conversation, Keko discusses some of the challenges she experienced while living in Uganda. Those challenges revolved around her gender, her sexuality, her international recognition, and her 2012 deal with Sony. We discuss the impact of patriarchy and homophobia on her ability to live and to work. Keko is now living in Toronto and is pursuing a career in filmmaking. Keko insists that she is not trying to be an activist, and is definitely not anyone’s “poster child” for gay rights in Uganda. However, Keko’s music, films, and her coming out are her unapologetically living her life. As a Ugandan woman, she is also using her own lens & perspective to contribute her voice as a creative.
Keko is on Twitter at @KEKOTOWN
Her film works can be found on VIMEO at https://vimeo.com/user85283017
Edwin Ruyonga, known previously as Krukid, is one of the most famous and talented hip hop artists in the African diaspora, whose style has experienced
Kween G, Photo from Daily Maverik Kween G is a hip-hop artist of Ugandan heritage who is based in Australia. As is the case with
Cynthia Tumwine, who goes by stage name Herninjaness, is an up and coming femcee from Kampala, Uganda. She is a radio DJ, model, TV actress,
Keko Speaks to the Media. Photo from Autostraddle.com The Ugandan rapper and icon Keko raised eyebrows in an interview she gave with PRI during 2017in