Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones aka Baba Yao shocked his fans recently after making a grand entry to a concert in a coffin.
It was at the Jameson Connect event at Uhuru Gardens and the coffin was white in colour, perhaps to offer clarity in the dark stage.
With their jaws on the floor, fans watched as his pallbearers in dark outfits made their way to the stage at the event which was headlined by American rapper TY Dollar $ign.
Taboos aside, the ‘Mazishi’ hitmaker, not one to be shaken by the dreaded subject of death, dropped his tracks one by one to his diehard fans. The coffin bore stark resemblance to the one he used to shoot the controversial ‘Gaza’ video. Perhaps it was the same one.
In an interview with a radio station, Khali had said the reason he was on a casket in the video was because he wanted to get the message home that crime was behind a lot of deaths in the city, more so his hood Kayole where the gaza gang has been terrorising residents.
“I felt like the message I was trying to put across would be better with a casket on set, coz I was trying to give two different sides of the story. One side is of me the dead guy and the other me the thug guy, so the casket had to be used,” said Khaligraph Jones.