Genge rapper Mejja is making small steps back into the music scene following voice loss occasioned by throat illness.
The singer last week revealed that his doctor had greenlighted him to perform but still warned him not to overdo it.
Mejja’s first performance since the break was during Shoke Shoke Festival where he entertained over 1,000 fans at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on March 4th and featured headliner Arya Starr, as well as other Kenyan acts like Khaligraph Jones, Boutrous and The OnlyRosa.
Mejja struggled with his performance and heavily depended on the hype emcees and playback.
Last month, the rapper, who is ranked among the most consistent in Africa, decided to sit back and rejuvenate after doctors warned him about the throat illness saying it might grow into something bigger if he doesn’t take a rest.
According to doctors, the illness is caused by high acidity in his throat that was brought by sugary things and not drinking water.
He said the illness has affected him psychologically and asked his fans to pray for him.
“Waniombee yaani kwanza. Kwababu inaniaffect psychologically. Unajua mziki ndio kila kitu. So mara leo nikona sauti, kesho siezi ongea inanisumbua sana kwa sababu siezi taka ati hivyo ndio niliwacha muziki,” he said.
In 2021, Mejja had to cancel one of his shows in Australia due to a loss of voice. At first, he thought it wasn’t a big issue until he went to the hospital weeks later.