Kisumu city’s most sort after award winning performing and recording artist, Gabiro Mtu Necessary, has released a new music video titled ‘Low Key’.

This new piece features a new act; Matamu Music also from Kisumu, Kenya.

Directed by Crizo Mzeyah, low Key is a song that describes why Gabiro has been out of the entertainment industry for a while and just as the name suggests he has been low and away from the musical keys.

Having released ‘Ujumbe Remix’ 1 (one) year and 3 (three) months ago, it seems the 20 years old rapper has decided not to stop any time soon.

Gabiro has established himself as one of the true “positive leaders and motivational musicians” of Kenya.  His incredible upbeat attitude and positive energy combine to raise him to one of the most sought after performers in the business today.

He is steadily building a reputation for Kisumu’s best lyricist, and but also shares his personal struggles through his art. From working as a Matatu tout to battling drug abuse, Gabiro’s ability to tell stories separates him from rap music ‘status quo’.

“Hip-hop inspired me to persevere. Persevere and self-educate myself. When I was going through it, the thing that held me down was an old computer at my uncle’s place that I stored thousands of downloaded beats. That’s why I’m so loyal to the cause and loyal to the culture. I feel like I owe it to Hip-hop to do the best I can” he says.


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While many rappers tell us their story, Gabiro possesses the ability to bring you into his world and show it you. Perhaps his most notable song, “Story”, is a narration of stories that happen in real life but they are often ignored.

In a dramatic fashion, this song discusses bullying, police shootings, drug abuse and political injustice. There are few artists that connect with such issues through their music.

To date Gabiro has performed and toured along several renowned artists including SautiSol during “Made In Kisumu”, as well as shows like “2jinyce Concert” which holds sentimental value to Gabiro being that he is a Kisumu City native.

He tells Update Showbizz that the show that meant a lot to his industry was when he curtained raised for Diamond Platnumz in 2016 during his (Diamond’s) first tour of Kisumu.

‘Low Key’ is just but the beginning of his journey and mission which is to entertain, educate and inform the masses with his music across the world.

Watch Low Key here: (Audio recorded, mixed and mastered by Producer Malique for Starbell Records).


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