As part of our role in becoming the VOICE for the minorities facing injustices in Kenya, and indeed Africa, we embarked on a three-month search for spoken word artists for our #WTFSeries. #WTFSeries is a 12 piece poetry anthology featuring 12 poets from Kenya. The aim of this poetic experience is to dissect some of Kenya’s hushed up and controversial topics through this thought-provoking journey where we hoped to stir debate and conversation. After a colourful launch on 14th May 2015, we put up the videos on our blog and social media pages; one video every week for 12 weeks and had a reach of 822,371 on social media. We took most of our discussions to Twitter with the hashtag #WTFSeries and we got quite a number of varied responses as well as mixed reactions from our online audiences; some felt that these discussions should not take place openly while others were willing to talk about them.







A chance to live
By Gcho Pevu

A Chance To Live’ is a sheng spoken-word piece by G-Cho Pevu and it bashes/castigates young women who get unplanned pregnancies and abort without even thinking of the value of life. In the video, G-Cho haunts a lady fleeing from guilt and would like her to think about the value of the baby she just killed. All he wants is for women to give unborn children a chance to live!





Confessions Of A Drug Addict
By Nick Olwah


This provocative piece by Nick Olwah is based on his battle with drug and substance abuse. He is bound in chains by drugs and feels that they empower him by giving him courage to talk to girls and particularly in front of a crowd.











I met her on a Monday
By LK

A Chance To Live’ is a sheng spoken-word piece by G-Cho Pevu and it bashes/castigates young women who get unplanned pregnancies and abort without even thinking of the value of life. In the video, G-Cho haunts a lady fleeing from guilt and would like her to think about the value of the baby she just killed. All he wants is for women to give unborn children a chance to live!





Found Places
By Rixpoet and Gufy


This provocative piece by Nick Olwah is based on his battle with drug and substance abuse. He is bound in chains by drugs and feels that they empower him by giving him courage to talk to girls and particularly in front of a crowd.











Selfie Generation
By Sally Wesh

Sally’s compelling piece talks about the selfie generation and it’s constant need for external gratification and approval by posting selfies on instagram and twitter. She urges them that they do not need to measure their beauty by the number of likes or retweets on social media.





Save our Ladies
By Virusi


Save Our Ladies’ is an effusive piece by spoken word artist Virusi who is angry at how our society has been treating its ladies and women in general; he bashes out at everyone and urges us to be at the forefront of protecting our ladies











Coiled
By Vanessa Ombura

Coiled’ is a piece on Gender Violence by spoken word artist Vanessa Ombura. In ‘Coiled’, the lady is physically abused by her lover but she can neither leave nor tell anyone for fear of victimization and/ or further abuse.





Her Bestfriend
By Corrine Kahi


She cries as she is dragged out of the hut by a group of women. She is being forcefully taken for the cut which according to her culture depicts transition into womanhood. Her best friend sold her out; she didn’t understand why she was running away from this painful procedure.











Mheshimiwa
By Brigeddia Poet

In ‘Mheshimiwa’, Brigeddia Poet is angry at the hypocrisy portrayed by Kenya’s politicians. Brigeddia uses his signature rap style to spit lines in this spoken word piece in a bid to evoke sentiments of Kenyans who feel betrayed and cheated by selfish politicians.