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Number 8

Posted by root On May - 20 - 2010

“My name is Dann Mwangi Njoroge.

I’m 25 years old and currently working at Nation Media Group as a Management
Trainee and also in freelance TV production in: production,as a lyricist and
as a script-writer.
I’ studied Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies and Economics at Kenyatta
University. I began reciting poetry in high school (The Lenana School) in
form 1 and represented the school in the national music festivals from form
1 through form 4. I was best in Nairobi in form 3 (2001). Despite this, I
was not a fan of poetry; I actually thought it to be boring; I was rather
indifferent about it.

I began to write my own poetry in 2006. Actually, my first poem is dated
12th July 2006. I am not the “academic” or classical poet who is bound to
number of stanzas, lines per stanza, use of queen’s English or coastal
Swahili, etc. I write as I would speak on the street. My style is heavily
biased towards hiphop (I have actually been told that what I do is called

Simply put, God is my inspiration. All I do is founded on Him. My poetry is
based on what I see around me, what I know, what I think, feel, go through,
what other people go through, etc as it is, brought into the open through
words as inspired by God in His own time and way.

I go by the stage name Number8. This is because I appreciate the fact that
it is humanly impossible to be perfect, (perfection being symbolized by the
number 7), so I’m chasing after perfection like number 8. This is not to say
that I’m greater than God (Perfection), but rather implying that IF ever I
am to become perfect, I must decrease (John 3:30 “â?¦I must decrease”).

I’m part of a ministry known as MISSION DRIVEN (
blog.missiondrivenministry.org). We are a Bible study based ministry who
spread the gospel through various avenues such as music (hiphop, worship,
jazz, neo-soul and some RnB-all live band), poetry, Bible study
facilitation, preaching, teaching, discipleship, etc. This is my mother
ministry meaning that Number8 is a presentation of Mission Driven. I rap
alongside phenomenal rappers, amazing singers and seasoned instrumentalists
who all inspire me and teach me a lot as we are one in faith plus most of
them have been in the music scene longer than I have. We are primarily based
in A.I.C Ngong Road.

I recite/perform my poetry/spoken word at  P.C.E.A St. Andrews’ Eve of
poetry,  WAPI, SLAM Africa (of which I’m one of the champions), Kwani? open
mic, weddings, corporate events and during our performances as Mission
Driven and any other opportunity I get, like I did a piece in the movie
BENTA in which I co-starred.

I am currently working on recording my poetry. Number8 was officially
launched on 08/08/08 in a gig dubbed “Mission Driven Presents: Number8″
which was a spoken word concert coupled with a pre-album concert showcasing
some of the songs in our (Mission Driven) sophomore album which is still in
the process of being recorded.

I spearheaded various poetry performances for Nation Media Group and a
Christmas poetry show which aired on NTV from 24th-27thy December.

My life, by God’s grace, aims at pointing people to Him. I am absolutely
nothing without Jesus.
*I am not the focus, I’m just a lens, you look through me and you see Him
better because I magnify Him.*

*Number 8; when I do what I do
I aim to do the best that I can do
Not so that I can become your next idol
That’s vain…I do it to promote faith in Him
As opposed to promoting 8th-ism…*


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