Singer Nameless has petitioned for a road in South C to be named after the late Hip Hop artist E Sir.
According to him naming a road after E Sir in the area he grew up in would be a way honouring him and his memory while also celebrating his artistic talent.
“In honour of this iconic Kenyan artists who was not only a great talent and friend to many but a pioneer in his genre of music we are calling on the Nairobi County Council (NCC) and The Office of the Ombudsman to name a road, drive or street in South C in ‘E-Sir’s” name as a way of celebrating artistic talent and in honor of his memory.”
The petition is contained on the website Change.org where Nameless petitions Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja and the Nairobi County Assembly to consider the request.
In the petition, Nameless gives details on how E Sir lost his life in a tragic road accident.
“19 years ago, Kenya lost a national treasure, a progressive musician, Issah Mmari alias E-sir.The young talented star aged 21 died in a tragic road accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on his way back to Nairobi from a concert on the 16th of March 2003.”
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The petition further adds that the late musician is still considered as one of the greatest in the Kenyan music industry and why naming a road after him would be the best recognition.
“To date, E-Sir is remembered for changing the game in the Kenyan music scene. Long after his death, he is still widely regarded as one of the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene. E-Sir’s legacy continues to inspire generations after his passing with his talent, hard work, passion and humility. The naming of a road after him will celebrate these great values and recognize the importance of the arts in our culture,” said Nameless.
The petition has garnered over 400 signatures and if approved, the late musician dubbed South Cs Finest will be honoured with a road or a street named after him.
By Stella Anyango