There is a new Spoken Word artist in town, his name is Gufy and since showing up on NTV’s The Trend last Friday, July 29, the interwebs have been going bananas.
Following in the footsteps of Kennet B, Raya Wambui, Monaja, Checkmate Mido, El Poet, Oballa Dan, Asali, Wanjiku Mwaurah and the like, the little known Gufy whose Twitter handle also describes him as 43rd Slam Africa poetry King, hopes to transform lovers of the local music scene into poetry-driven kind of art fans.
Armed with just a pen in their hands, spoken word artists have been creating quite a storm in the country and are slowly carving a niche for themselves all thanks to their mic skills, and explosions of emotions and experiences on stage.
Spoken word artists are widening democratic space in Kenya and when they share stories, a conversation suddenly starts between thousands of young Kenyans, Cku.de notes.
And Gufy is no different. His new track ‘Hardships Na Silence’, the first single from his debut album Misimu Zangu, is already a trending topic on the social media and has been described as poetry on another level.
Listen to ‘Hardships Na Silence’ below: