Any keen fan of rap group P-Unit will have noticed one of the group’s members, Bon’eye, use of the alias Bogi Benda.
Bogi Benda was a cartoon character created by one of East Africa’s pioneer cartoonist, Uganda’s James Rwehabura Tumusiime.
The Kenyan rapper, an ardent fan of Bogi Benda, now has plans to bring back the hilarious character. This after he met the creator James last week.
He described the meet up as a lifetime achievement.
“It was a lifetime achievement getting to meet Mr. James Tumusiime from Uganda the creator of Bogi Benda a cartoon character that was published in Nairobi. As a young boy growing up in the 80’s, i faithfully followed the exploits of Bogi Benda, a comic strip character who drunk too much, and a womaniser that worried constantly about money.”
He added, “James together with my management team discussed a lot regarding a brand that I believe lives in me and agreed to work together on a lot of fronts regarding the same.”
We dug up some old strips of Bogi and a short video of Bogi Benda dance.