Meet hip hop’s ‘next big thing’ Emen Mars


Mention the word hip hop and stars like Octopizzo Namba Nane, Rabbit and Khalighraph Jones will immediately pop up.

Marvin Ngugi alias Emen Mars, an upcoming hip hop artist, hopes that his name too, will soon be on every hip hop lovers’ lips.

“Let’s face, it, I don’t think there are many people from central Kenya who have made it in rap music, but I am hoping to change all that,” he says.

He has released a new track ‘Next Big Thing’ , a title that resonates with his ambition to be a hip hop artist of note. The song and video have received quite some attention from local radio and TV stations.

His previous tracks are “Mahitaji” and “Juu” which also enjoyed relative success.

To date, he has released eight songs since he first stepped into the music scene back in 2009 though he has recorded over 20.