Prechad Pouka Olang’ popularly known as Poxi Presha was a talented Kenyan rapper. He hit the limelight back in the 90’s with his debut album Total Balaa and his famous luo hip hop tunes like mummy, jaluo jeuri and many more. Apart from being a musician, Poxi Presha was an MC and he also worked as an anti piracy activist. He hailed from Mombasa but sadly passed away at the tender age of 34 in October 14, 2005. The singer succumbed to tuberculosis.
Singer Charles Njagua a.k.a Jaguar was a close accomplice to the late Poxi Presha. He took to his social media accounts to reveal that the Otongolo Time hit maker played a huge role in helping him start his musical career. Jaguar wrote on his Facebook account that he first met the late rapper at a local chemist located in Umoja where the kipepeo singer worked as a cleaner.
“I remember him telling me that ”As long as you are making steps to improve every day, you will eventually be one of the best out there” His statement motivated me to go back to the studio and recorded a new song which enabled me to perform alongside him in Embu the same year which was a big milestone in my career.” He wrote.
He also revealed that he took part of his salary to help pay for Poxi Presha’s ailment back in 2005 when he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.
“In 2005, Poxi Presha became sick which was a big blow to his career and the Kenyan Music Industry as he was a vivid anti-Piracy activist .Working in a chemist prompted me to request my boss to deduct my salary for the sake of Poxi’s Medication since he had helped me a lot in my Musical journey. Unfortunately after the struggle with tuberculosis, Poxi passed away.
Poxi left behind a widow and a daughter whom I then vowed to help achieve her dreams especially supporting her education. Today I can say that I’m a proud man because the daughter will be joining Kisumu National Girls High School after passing very well in her KCPE Exams.
Today we did her shopping.” He added.
Jaguar has repaid the late rapper in death by shopping for his daughter who is set to join secondary school next week. He shared images of himself with Poxi Presha’s Daughter as she tried on some new school attires.
Source – Niaje