Music is an alternative contender to money in raising the quality of life for many. Music can also be used as a tool for social change. Dandora Hiphop City together with founder & artist Juliani will host the first ever Hiphop marathon event which will target underground hiphop artists from all over the country in a bid to promote social change. 

The Hiphop Marathon will take place from the 29th – 30th of September 2018 at the Kenya National Archives grounds. The event will target over 200 with Each artist performing for at least 10 minutes without breaking the continuous chain of rap and other genres. The team will include Hiphop artists, acoustics, spoken word, drummers, musicians, acrobats, DJs among others who will sustain the chain for 24hrs straight.

On 25th and 26th September there will be an artist workshop at PAWA254 which will highlight the theme of social entrepreneurship and act as a platform for artists to understand the need for social change. The workshop will bring together artists from various music backgrounds, artists with alternative careers, artists in business and artists involved in other programs aside from music.

In the bid to promote social change, there will be a clean-up on the 28th of September to commemorate World Cleanup Day that will include all participating artists. The cleanup dubbed #safishawesty is in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers under the #safishajiji initiative that was pioneered by Governor Sonko. The Hiphop marathon will be launched as the main event on 30th September and will run for 24hrs. 

The Hiphop Marathon also aims at raising funds for Dandora Hiphop City programs such as Customer Bora, School of Rhyme, Adopt a Startup and Ndoto Zetu.

Dates to remember

  • Artist Workshop – 25th to 26th September. 
  • #Safishawesty Clean-up – 28th September.
  • Hiphop Marathon – 30th September.


To be a part of the hiphop marathon as an artist please click on this link to sign up


Asante sana and see you there!


Tookay Kid · September 6, 2018 at 5:24 am

A nice platform in deed. Will each artist perform their own recorded music?

    mwende kalii · September 6, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Hey, yeah the artists will perform their recorded music and even those who havent recorded any can perform. more like how cyphers happen. no limits! its a marathon 🙂 Have you signed up?

      Tookay Kid · September 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

      I will. Thank you

      kenneh · September 18, 2018 at 7:41 am

      ok for spoken word will there be background instrumental?

kahindi · September 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

What time will the show begin?

MAGICIANS TALENTS KENYA · September 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm


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