Mufasa Poet – Ken Kibet
Education is the key, but with dignity, humility and respect; you have a bunch of keys. –
Raised by a single mother, Mufasa Poet is a passionate performer on stage and hides no emotions when he speaks about his life and disturbing issues in the society. Mufasa Poet’s work is greatly influenced by his inner activism for equality and social justice, while drawing inspiration from; God, life experiences, personalities such as the late Wangari Maathai, Patrice Lumumba, Malala Yousafzai, and a field of worldwide creative that include choreographer Sonya Tayeh, UK singer Emile Sande, Kenya’s band- Sarabi.
RECORDINGS AND PERFORMANCES
Mufasa launched his first spoken word album on 12th of October 2014 at Alliance Française, Nairobi, at an event dubbed, Unchained Voices. He has been featured in various local T.V and Radio programs that include;
The Trend, AM Live, and Crossover 101. (All on NTV)
Tukuza show, Life & style, Mama Duka. (All on KTN)
Mishoni, Alfajiri, Talk Central and Arena 254. (All on K24)
Friday Briefing, Angaza Show and The Grapevine show. (All on KBC)
Others include: Africa Magic, GBS T.V, Mseto xtra on Citizen Radio, Ghetto Radio morning show and BBC Radio.
Print features include: The East Africa- Destination magazine, Daily Nation, East African Standard’s Pulse magazine.
Among his performances, he has performed at; The UN WOMEN functions including during the launch of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in Kenya (2014), at the Annual Kenya Judges and Magistrates Meeting (2013), Ubumuntu Festival (Rwanda), Utam Festival, launch of Safaricom capture Kenya Challenge, Human rights defenders awards ceremony (2016) in Nairobi, National events at the Supreme Courts of Kenya as well as the launch of the Registry Manual at Milimani High Courts of Kenya.
· To be a catalyst of social change by addressing social issues and provoking thoughts of reason on the same.
· To be an ambassador of cohesion, integration and harmony nationally and globally.
· To be a voice of a new generation of young people who will be actively involved in instigating positive values in the society as well as in shaping the future of Kenya.