It has been 18 years since Issah Mmara aka E-sir died in a tragic accident. E-sir died along the Nairobi- Nakuru highway on his way back to Nairobi from a concert at Afraha Stadium.
On his memorial on March 14th 2021, several artists including Nameless, Nonini, Mr. Lenny, Talia Oyando, Big Pin and E-sir’s brother Habib, remembered the late rap star by visiting his grave.
They said a prayer and poured water on the grave as the team remembered a legend who would have been turning 40 years old on May 20, 2021.
After visiting the grave they went and spent some quality time with his mother at her house.
Nonini said the team also visited the grave of Nazizi’s brother, Ferouz Hirji who died in 2006.
While speaking at an interview with Nonini, Nameless who was also in the car with E-sir at the point of his death, said that E-sir had not put his seat belt on when the accident happened.
On a post on his Instagram page, Nameless noted that it still hurt him to remember that moment because as it didn’t make sense to him.
Nameless remembered E-sir as one of the finest and most gifted musicians to ever hold the microphone in Kenya.
“His lyrical delivery and command of the Swahili flow was unmatched. Even long after his death his music and legacy still leaves on and on in our hearts. We miss you bro , till we meet again,” posted Nameless.
Wahu Kagwi also paid a tribute to E-sir by telling the events of the fateful day that E-sir died. She also accompanied Nameless her husband together with their kids to visit E-sir’s grave.
“Took the kids to pay respects to the coolest uncle they never met. Continue resting in peace E-sir 18 years on…… dearly missed, never forgotten,” she posted on her social media.
Nonini on the other hand posted a series of photos on his social media and said he wished he would host E-sir on his show on YouTube so that he may understand his thoughts and thinking at the time of penning down mad lyrics.
E-sir died at the age of 21 and he still remain one of the country’s best artists.
He was an inspiration and mentor to many and was the image of an evolving youth urban music culture.