Meet Kenya’s Fast Rising All Round Hip Hop Collective – Skeme Music


Skeme Music is Kenya’s fastest rising all round hip-hop collective that is comprised of progressive creative individuals who are pushing boundaries in their crafts. The 6-year-old group is the epitome of diversity with its members coming from different backgrounds – Mathare and Kibera, endowed with different talents.

The duo; Jan Christian, a producer, rapper and actor while the second half Chaleslim, a rapper, TV/Radio host are some of the best performers in the current wave of fast rising Kenyan rappers evident from the impromptu freestyles, punchlines, clever lyricism and infectious energy exhibited in their tracks and on stage performances.

Jan Christian – Set It Off At The Alchemist Bar

Their music weaves hip hop, dance-hall, Afro music, urban progressive sounds and widely addresses social issues. Skeme Music is all about creating a lifestyle and movement because they believe everybody ‘skemes’ in their own way through their hustle.

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Having previously collaborated on a number of projects with different artists from East African Wave to Camp Mulla now Cosmic Homies’ Miss Karun, at the close of last year the duo launched their latest project dubbed ‘Mr. Polisi’ accompanied with dope visuals which is already gaining lots of traction.

Watch Mr.Polisi below.

Teaming up with another budding star Qoqo, ‘Mr. Polisi’ aims at creating awareness against the prevailing Gun Violence in Kenya. This project came in in the wake of extra judicial killings in Kenya.


Skeme Music has graced a number of stages, delivering high octane performances at Industry Night, Uncut Cypher, Mathare Social justice and British Institute of East Africa just to mention but a few so better watch out for this talents!