Issah Mmari Wangui (May 20, 1981 – March 16, 2003), better known by his stage name E-Sir, was a Kenyan hip hop artist. He was the elder brother to fellow Kenyan rapper Habib. He was famous for his deft lyrical ability and command of the Swahili language. The phenomenal popularity of his music disproved the myth that Kenyan music could never compete with imported pop. Even long after his death, he is still widely regarded as one of the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene. In 2017, he got nominated for the Mdundo Awards for Most Downloaded Hip-Hop Artist in 2017. He died in a car accident in 2003. Boomba Train was his last hit song

Birth nameIssah Mmari Wangui
Born(1981-05-20)May 20, 1981
Nairobi, Kenya
OriginSouth C, Nairobi, Kenya
DiedMarch 16, 2003(2003-03-16) (aged 21)
Rift Valley, Kenya
Years active2001–2003
LabelsOgopa Deejays

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