Emukule Ekirapa is the Director of Red Touch Entertainment. He is also the continental correspondent for Viacom’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 D’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.

2. What do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter? Why?

Twitter. Its a great way to get information and news.

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years

Hopefully I’ll still be on the planet Earth.

4. Any question for us? We’ll publish our answer as well

How do you tell Lucy Kibaki her eyebrows are kinda weird?

  • You don’t, you tell Mwai 🙂
5. What would you do if you were president for a day?

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.

7. What inspired you to do what you do now?

The chance to do something different.

8. If you were to change jobs, what profession would you get into? Why?

I’d be a Comedian. I think I’m a funny dude.

9. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

The power of persuasion.

10. If you were deserted on an abandoned island what three things would you want to have?
  • A mute, beautiful woman.
  • A pen.
  • A notebook.
11. If you were a car, what car would you like to be? Why?

I’d be a Mercedes 280 SL . Classic yet understated.

12. If you could be in any band in the world, which one would you like to be in? Why?

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.

14. Share something interesting about yourself with our readers.

I was born with 6 fingers on each hand.