In 2004, Kantai burst into the showbiz scene with verve, swag and refreshingly new flow. At a time when songs and artists from Ogopa Deejays and Blu Zebra heavily dominated the Kenyan music scene, Kantai, straight from the US, was a fresh sound.
Kantai is credited in discovering Stella Mwangi’s talent and putting her on with a banging collabo titled, ‘Happy’. His lyrical wit, wordplay and delivery made his position on the scene intact while earning him respect.
She also said that Kantai had visited the hospital on several occasions because of peptic ulcers and Bi-polar. At the time of his death, Kantai was hugely credited for bringing rapper STL into the Kenyan limelight but according to his manager, Kantai actually dated the sassy rapper close to ten years ago.
“I met Kantai through his ‘then’ girlfriend Stella Mwangi ‘STL’. Most people thought they were just good friends but they were actually an item. He really liked keeping his personal life very private.” Said Ciku.
Below is the song Kantai did with STL: