Emukule Ekirapa is the Director of Red Touch Entertainment. He is also the continental correspondent for Viacomâ€™s MTV Base. As a VJ and event MC in Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, DRC and South Africa, Emukule has been heavily involved in promoting African entertainment through various initiatives including the MTV African Music Awards, MTV Staying Alive, Shell Making the Video and the award winning film Shuga.
He has worked with several influential artists including Dâ€™banj, Nameless, Jua Cali, Wande Cole, P-UNIT, Sauti Sol, JOZI, Wiz Kid, Samini, Kelly Rowland, Banky W among many others.
We had a few questions for him and this is what he had to say :-
1. What was your first phone?
It was a Samsung flip phone.
Twitter. Its a great way to get information and news.
Hopefully I’ll still be on the planet Earth.
How do you tell Lucy Kibaki her eyebrows are kinda weird?
- You don’t, you tell Mwai 🙂
I’d open up State House and the Kenyatta mausoleum to the public.
6. What’s your favourite book, movie?
Gregory David Roberts’ “Shantaram”. The film is under development. Johnny Depp.
The chance to do something different.
I’d be a Comedian. I think I’m a funny dude.
The power of persuasion.
- A mute, beautiful woman.
- A pen.
- A notebook.
I’d be a Mercedes 280 SL . Classic yet understated.
The Gorillaz. They got the perks of being famous with anonymity.
13. What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever done to get your attention? How did you handle it?
I once had a fan knock on my hotel room after a gig. She said I did well.
I was born with 6 fingers on each hand.