Our student in the Faculty of Media and Communication was interviewed by A24 regarding his artistic career in Spoken Word. Mr. David Chungi aka Wordbenda, defines his style as flowetry because it's a mixture of art and rap adding that it is â€œwitty and funny but it always has an underling message, something for the listener to take home.
Wordbenda started his art three years ago when he performed at the Eve of Poetry and got an encore on his very first show. This encouraged him to pursue this form of art further, a decision that has proved very wise as it is a great avenue to pass his message. This is because it is something the youth relate to mostly because it is put in their lingua franca i.e. "Sheng".
Wordbenda won Slam Africa in January, 2012 and in May, he graduated from Sauti Academy. He has a lot of his work on you tube, among other media but despite all this, he is still a very humble man. He says that his greatest achievement is when someone comes up to him after a performance and tells him that his art has touched him/ her in a special was.
Wordbenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Film Production and Animation with us and despite the challenge in managing both his studies and career, he is very motivated to continue with both.
In the spirit of nurturing the talents of our students, spoken word artists perform every fortnight on Wednesday above the ICT Museum from 5 p.m. They will be performing on 20th June, 2012 and all are welcome.
For more information on Wordbenda, you can catch him on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and coming soon, www.wordbenda.com.