Veteran Kenyan musician David Mathenge, popularly known as Nameless has revealed that a portion of the proceeds from ‘Bandana ya E-sir’ song and merchandise will go towards the late E-sir’s family.
The song is already received rave reviews and is the third trending song on YouTube less than 24-hours since it was released.
Legendary musician, David Mathenge alias Nameless has revealed that a portion of the proceeds from ‘Bandana ya E-sir’ song and merchandise will go towards the late E-sir’s family.
Speaking to Kamene and Jalas on Thursday morning, Nameless said that the reasoning behind that was to ensure his family benefit from the art he created.
“A portion of the earnings will go to the family and we are doing merchandises from bandanas and hoodies which will be coming soon.”
“Just remember E-Sir passed away at the age of 21 and he had already done an album, what pains me is that he can’t earn from the music he did and as artists we make money from concerts.”
“So what we did is we put all his music on all digital platforms so that guys can now access his art.”
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Nameless who always counts himself lucky as he would have also boarded the same car that E -Sir was involved in an accident says he wants people to remember him through his music.
“I always say it would have been me that passed away in that accident and I say when I pass I want people to remember me through my music.”
He further revealed that King Kaka was the one who designed the E-Sir logo and did it out of respect for someone who inspired his craft.
The song is a tribute to music sensation Esir, who died at 21 following a tragic road accident on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. He was on his way back to Nairobi from performing at a concert at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in 2003.
The video of this new song features some veteran musicians such as Nameless’s wife, Wahu, Jua Cali, Wyre, and Nyashinski.