Checkmate Mido

Bio

Checkmate Mido is a performing artist, musician and beatboxer from Kenya.

He is widely known for his unique gift of merging art forms together to create an interesting, interactive and engaging performance.

Writing in English, Swahili and Sheng (Kenyan Slang), he considers himself ‘a carrier of stories’, his work borrows from life, life experiences (his and others’) which he then creatively collects and weaves together through collaboration and music.

He co-facilitated a poetry performance workshop with Bassey Ikpi (Def Jam Poetry Star) in 2015 and opened for global poet/hip hop artist Akua Naru during her African Tour 2016. Recently, he led a poetry workshop for Slam Africa in the just concluded Grand Slam Finals (Jan 2020)

His poems and songs have been featured on BBC (Focus On Africa and Arts Hour), Badilisha Poetry and SPOKEN WOR:L:DS (https://spokenworlds.bandcamp.com/album/spoken-wor-l-ds-nairobi-berlin).

He is the founder of the genre defying band ‘boxofbeatske’ with which he recorded and released the well received ‘Box of Beats EP’.

Posts

Checkmate Mido - Very Well (Official Lyric Video)
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Checkmate Mido added 3 new tracks

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Checkmate Mido - Sela
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Checkmate Mido - Shots
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Checkmate Mido - Loud
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Checkmate Mido- Jazabel
Checkmate Mido - Shots (Official Lyric Video)

Music

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Checkmate Mido - Flow
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Checkmate Mido - Loud
03:23
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Checkmate Mido - Sela
09:24
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Checkmate Mido - Shots
04:24
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Checkmate Mido - Jezebel
03:51
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Checkmate Mido - Kimbia
03:33
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War
06:05
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Soul Winner
03:50
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Popup backyard gig - Live recording
44:28
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Letters
06:28
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To the world [Outro] with Beraccah, Fess, Rize, Janice Iche and Booker K
04:41
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Black Skin
01:52
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Nilimcheki ft Mo.
04:20
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Intro ft Ngare Mukiria
01:37
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Checkmate Mido - Maria Salaam (Prod. by Ukweli & Nu Fvnk)
02:54
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Should I Go (Demo)
04:59
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TheGoodMorningSession Checkmate&Madog
02:26
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Tabasam ft Lele
05:40
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Videos

Checkmate Mido - Very Well (Official Lyric Video)
Checkmate Mido - Shots (Official Lyric Video)
Checkmate Mido - Kimbia (Official Lyric video)
Checkmate Mido - Flow (Official Audio)
Checkmate Mido - Jazabel/Theme (Chasing) (Official Video)
War (Audio)
One Thing (Audio)
Maria Salaam (Audio)
Chant (with Mo Pearson) (Audio)
Intro ft Ngare Mukiria (Audio)
Letters (Audio)
Nilimcheki ft Mo Pearson (Audio)
Checkmate Mido Live Stream (25th May 2020)
Checkmate Mido (boxofbeatske)-Whatchugondo!? (Behind the Scenes)
Checkmate Mido- Jazabel
Checkmate Mido Mini Doc (Behind the music)
Checkmate Mido @ ONGEA East African Music Summit Highlights
Checkmate Mido trailer

Photos

KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
2010

Contact

Dembede Mido

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