NAME: Athman Komora Machkonga
STAGE NAME: Mach-Kay
SONGS: Download here
So many people thought that the Pokomo Language was not rich enough for composing modern rap songs. Consequently, no one gave a damn about singing in Pokomo. One man from Kitere Village in Tana River County by the name Machkonga “Mrugu Mjongosi” took the Pokomo Nation by a storm when he composed his first song ( Kujama Wewe) purely in Pokomo Language. The song has been a hit song since 2010 till now.
Machkonga is the first Man in the Royal Pokomo Nation to have ever recorded a song. Before, we used to think that the Pokomo Language was an “unsupported format” in any electronic device. One morning I was shocked ,butterflies in my stomach. Our sub-whoofer in our bed-sitter thrushed Seismic Waves of Pokomo Vibes from Machkonga,The Man from Poland (POKOMO Land )
His popularity spread too fast like a bush fire in the Harmattan. From toothless grannies to newly born toddlers they could sing the humorous songs steeped in intrigues with a basketful message. His style is so special that none of the upcoming Pokomo Musicians can match.
Machkonga does not just sing for the sake of singing. He first analyses the perennial problems that have for years been an escalating menace to the locals. A song like “Moses ni Twitwi” is a harangue to those fellas who wait for manna from heaven. “Sihaja Dawa” On the other hand is a rib cracking song that will make you laugh hysterically and forget about the pains and sufferings in this oblate spheroid.
Apart from being a Singer and Songwriter, Machkay is the Deputy Principal of Witu Mjini Secondary School. His students must be really enjoying his lessons and sense of humour. I wish I was his student, I could tease him with the phrase ” Sihaja Dawa ami mwalimu” (hahahaaa)
Machkonga is awaiting graduation for his Masters Degree in Religious Studies at Mount Kenya University. He is a role model to the young people for he is smart in class room work and has translated the same to music.
Being the pioneer of the Pokomo Music, in this article I propose for him to be recognised by the County Government. He is an Icon and a symbol of Hardwork.
So far Mwalimu has over 10 hit songs that are available in our Magazine for downloading,free of charge.
Machkonga will go into the books of history as the first Pokomo Musician whose songs have been played on KBC RADIO TAIFA. This man Machkonga will go places!
VIVA MWALIMU MACHKAY!