Dembede ‘Checkmate’ Mido

Nominated for a Sondeka East Africa Award in 2021, Checkmate Mido is a household name in the Kenyan underground music scene. Through his blend of rap, poetry, beatboxing and music, he deftly tells stories in English, Swahili and Sheng. He has shared the stage with world renowned HipHop artist Akua Naru and Grammy Award winners The Soil. His debut album FRQNCY was released in 2020.