Other Futures

MC Yallah & Debmaster

​MC Yallah is a veteran Kenyan rapper based in Uganda, and an affiliate of the Nyege Nyege crew. With beatmaker Debmaster she made 2019's 'Kubali' on Nyege Nyege's acclaimed sublabel Hakuna Kulala. 'Kubali' is a prime showcase of east Africa’s incredibly fertile electronic dance music scene; it combines conscious and futuristic hip-hop, grime, punk and trap with Yallah's rapid and tightly controlled flow. Her fierce lyrics (delivered in Kiswahili, Luganda, English and Luo) draw from real-life experiences, often addressing women’s issues and spreading a powerful message of integrity and self-determination.