Rapper King Kaka, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched a nationwide three-week hip hop peace contest dubbed #16BarsForPeace.
The event will see King Kaka work with rappers in Kenya to spread peace in an effort to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused conflict in households and communities. It’s a great honour to be the voice of this campaign which uses hip hop to include young Kenyan voices in peace initiatives,” King Kaka said.
Rapper willing to participate must record and post their videos online under the harsh tag #16BarsForPeace using a beat from King Kaka.
The top three contestants will walk away with cash prizes. The overall contest winner will join King Kaka, Femi One and Jadi in a peace anthem titled “Mbekse”.
“My focus will be to amplify the activism of young people committed to creating a more peaceful world. I’m excited to help amplify the voices young peace advocates,” King Kaka added.