L-NESS aka LIONESS is a Legendary Female Mc, Poet, Performing/Recording Hip Hop Cultural Specialist, Composer and Research Scientist.
This 2019, Kenyan underground Hip Hop having reached thus far, L-NESS is exploring incorporating Sheng Poetry and Rap in Developing and Production of New Musical Theatre, in collaboration with Sitawa Namwalie as the script writer and Mandugu Digital. This is under the mentorship of Sundance Institute East Africa's Roberta Levitow, NYU's Fred Carl and Deborah Brevoot from the Musical Theatre Writing Graduate Program. The musical is inspired by Eric Wainaina's Luanda, Man of Stone, facilitated by the Rainmaker, who specialize in content by African writers.This is in preparation for presentation at the inaugural NBO Musical Theatre Festival in 2020. (more)