‘The Drummer Queen’ MDQ is the boss lady of HipHop from Kenya. With ‘Turn on the light’ she sheds light on some of Africa’s finest freestyle talents: M.I from Nigeria and Khaligraph Jones alias Baba Yao from Kayole in Nairobi’s Eastlands. Back in 2009 he already had the chance to present his skills to a pan-african audience when he won Channel O’s ‘Emcee Africa’ competition, at the age of only 19.
MDQ feat. Khaligraph Jones & MI – Turn on the light
Muthoni the Drummer Queen is currently more looking into Europe where she has built close ties with global bass producers GR! & Hook from Switzerland. From this perspective she rediscovers local sounds and creates a new identity of a Nairobiesque sound that targets the audience of a growing African middle class. On ‘Nai Ni Ya Who?’ she had the chance to collaborate with Wyclef Jean.