King Kaka

Kennedy Ombima (born 7 May 1987),[1] better known by his stage names King Kaka and Rabbit, is a Kenyan rapper. Kaka met Jorma Taccone, a member of The Lonely Island in February 2011 when Taccone visited Nairobi, Kenya as part of his trip for AFAR Magazine's "Spin the Globe". Sungura collaborated with Taccone to create a rap video that has over 1.2 million views.[2] Taccone later wrote an article for AFAR Magazine documenting the experience with Sungura.[3] In 2012, Rabbit launched his own clothing line dubbed Niko Kwa Jam Nakam.[4]

King Kaka
Birth nameKennedy Ombima
Also known as
  • King Kaka
  • Rabbit
  • Kaka Sungura
Born (1987-05-07) 7 May 1987 (age 34)
OriginNairobi, Kenya
GenresKenyan hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • Lecturer
  • businessman
Years active2006–present
LabelsKaka Empire
Associated actsRich Mavoko, Tracy Morgan, Cassidy, the lonely island

With his 17-track album Tales of Kaka Sungura already out, Kaka stated that he was solely focused on promoting the album as well as shooting a few videos. "I cannot do another album until late next year. I give my all when I compile an album, that’s why I won’t rush into another album project."[5] In November 2012, he released a music video for his song "Adisia".[6]

Apart from his successful music career, Kaka is also a businessman and in early September 2015 he launched his purified water company known as Kaka Empire's Majik Water[7] using his music brand name as the official name of the product.

He was married to Nana, with whom he has two children.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaka Sungura marks his birthday". HF Magazine. Retrieved 6 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Scott Lapatine (June 6, 2011). "Kenyan Rapper Gets A Lonely Island Video". Sterogum. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Jorma Taccone (June 1, 2011). "Spin the Globe: Jorma Taccone in Kenya". AFAR Magazine. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Jeff Mwangi (March 6, 2012). "Rapper Rabbit launches his new clothing line". Ghafla. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "KINGKAKA'S STORY". Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Kone Sekou (November 19, 2012). "Without a doubt, this is Rabbit's hottest video". Ghafla. Archived from the original on March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "Rabbit-King Kaka Launches A New Lucrative Business". Nairobi Gossip & News. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  8. ^ Elly Gitau. "Rapper King Kaka is now a university lecturer!". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 9