Previously we have had different poets grace the R&S stage. A group of four such poets have come up with Mstari wa Nne a poetry group. Njeri Wangari, Mike Kwambo, Dennis Inkwa, Grand master Masese and Leon Kiptum make up the talented lot that is Mstari wa Nne.
The name Mstari wa nne, Swahili for fourth line (stanza), was coined at the group’s inception when four poets decided to work together. Group membership has since grown to five, but they have opted to retain the name.
They have individually honed skills at various poetry forums such the Kwani? Open Mic at Club Soundd, WAPI at the British Council and Rhythm and Spoken at the Daas Ethiopian Restaurant.
The group has a vision of diversity in poetry, literary arts, music and culture, making their work quite unique.
Mstari Wa Nne is on a mission. Every piece they do exhibits their passion for poetry, the spoken word and performance; but there is more: they feel that it is the time for performance poetry to grab its rightful place in the spotlight that it thoroughly deserves.
They view themselves as all rounders, comfortable writing and performing poetry touching on various topics
The fusion of the five poets working together as Mstari Wa Nne makes you realise that this is one immensely talented group whose star is constantly on the rise.
They feed their creative souls from a variety of sources: music, poetry,literature as well as the day to day issues in life.
Mstari Wa Nne’s biggest wish is to impact their audiences. “We want the audience to feel that they got something new with a positive and energetic message. They should also feel like they had fun.”
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