It is said that what a man does, a woman can do better. Most rappers we have heard or come across are male but Sigh is a lady with a different vision. She believes in the above saying and feels free and energetic to share her courage with the global arena. This are her words..,
Your name, nickname, current residence and your specialization in the industry.
I’m Sigh from Rongai, a business lady and a rapper.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays as a rapper?
I juggle a lot of things in one day i.e work, watching music videos, writing, family time and also checking updates on Who Owns The Crown (WOTC). These are all somewhere in my day.
What skills and personal attributes are required to become a valuable rapper?
The list is long but generally one has to know their self-worth and have patience.
What parts of your rap game do you find most challenging?
Marketing is the biggest challenge.
What do you find most enjoyable?
The process of creating lyrics is the most enjoyable.
Are there any negatives in your career as an artiste? Mention any.
Everything in life has those negatives. It depends on an individual’s view on what’s negative.
Which seasons of the year are toughest as a rapper?
It all depends with the project at hand.
How would you describe government support for your field?
Almost none, I do it myself because of passion.
Is this field growing enough to accommodate those with a dream like yours?
Yeah. There is always room. We all have a different thing to offer so room will always be there when or if we are ready to stand in it.
Why do some people leave this industry?
They have no patience and they do not have a side hustle. I think having a side hustle helps make the dry spells bearable.
Who are your greatest motivators in the industry?
I’m inspired by Kagwe Mungai, Della, Fena, Muthoni the Drama Queen, Batoz of Batoz Music Entertainment (BME), Adenkule Gold, Nyashinski, Patricia Kihoro……I can’t really complete this list because I am made of bits and pieces from a lot of people.
What is the position of ladies and people with disabilities in the industry today?
I don’t know this quit well but as a female rapper I hold onto my dream and passion.
Are there opportunities for self-employment in your field? Kindly expound on this.
Yes, there are opportunities but I’m still focusing on building my brand first.
How long does it take for one to rise to the top?
It depends with the artiste because of other dreams and goals.
Is there anything else you think an ambitious youth would need to know about being a rapper?
Yeah, rap game is full of challenges but one just needs to focus.
How can the society or rather fans get in touch with you?
You can get me on Facebook as Sigh Sam.