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Sisi Watatu Podcast

Sisi Watatu Podcast

By Sisi Watatu
Sisi Wata2 ( The three of us) is a podcast curated and produced by three Kenyan millennials, Okayze, Lee and Jesse. In this space, we tackle issues that affect the Kenyan millenial. Every episode features a guest/guests who help the crew dissect key topics while gravitating towards the guests’ career paths as a point of reference. At the end of each episode, you are assured of having a very new perspective, slightly weirded out perspective on some of life’s bugging problems. Our motto? It’s never that serious.
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2.4 Evabrenda Wathoni: In her shoes

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3.2. STAFFROOM
The OG's are back, this time in the Staffroom. In this episode, they let loose and go unfiltered, typical of a Staffroom. Intro Music - Sironga Girls' High School - Emily Chepchumba rendition (Own Arrangement) Outro Music - Swan Williams and Martin Gallop - Swahili Sisi Wata2 is written, produced and directed by Richard, Lee and Jesse. 
49:06
April 4, 2021
3.1. O.G's Assemble
The Old Guard returns to Sisi Watatu. The podcast's pioneers return to mic duty in what will now be exclusively their platform. They start by catching up and throwing light banter about developments since the last time they recorded together. They also talk about possible podcast infidelity, K1 invites, Jane Murgor and being 'sapiosexual' in matters regarding the just concluded Ugandan elections. Intro Music - Blinky Bill - Mungu Halali ft. Sage, Sarah Mitaru, Wambua Mitaru and Lisa Oduor Noah Outro Music - Nargy - Hold On ft. Mhenga Tangawizi Sisi Watatu is written, directed and produced by Richard, Lee and Jesse.
57:18
February 2, 2021
2.4 Evabrenda Wathoni: In her shoes
The crew sat down to discuss content production, the world of media in general and TV to be specific. Television and content producer Evabrenda makes an attempt to comfort the trio that podcasting has a future in Kenya. In retrospect, it must have been an attempt to make them forget the fact that everyone thinks Evabrenda is barely 16 years old. ABOUT THE GUEST Evabrenda has already amassed commendable experience in the world of TV, Film and Theatre Production. She is currently working at Metropol TV, a premier business-focused Television station in the heart of Nairobi where she is involved in production of their daily live morning show. Additionally, she works on production of a pop-show at Metropol Tv with the name E-magazine during the week and amazingly she is still booked during the weekend. Because apparently production isn’t too amazing to us already, Evabrenda decided to be so good at editing content that she now works during the weekend with famous Kenyan comedian Nyambane (Walter Mong’are) and Olive Gachara, CEO of Couture Africa. Under the two and a whole crew, they produce Nyambane’s Kitchen, a show that creatively turns a cooking into an informative and entertaining talk show. Her past experience? Fam, that’s just a lot. Listen to this episode as she narrates her incredible journey from doing theatre, to an intern at KUTV and is she 16 years or older? Younger? ABOUT THE HOST Sisi Wata2 (The three of us) is a podcast curated and produced by three Kenyan millennials, Okayze, Lee and Jesse. In this space, we tackle issues that affect the Kenyan millennial. Every episode features a guest/guests who help the crew dissect key topics while gravitating towards the guests’ career paths as a point of reference. At the end of each episode, you are assured of having a very new perspective, slightly weirded out perspective on some of life’s bugging problems. Our motto? It’s never that serious. www.sisiwatatu.com ABOUT THE TITLE In her Shoes is an episode where the crew tries to fit into Brenda’s shoes as a producer to understand the creative geniuses behind production of content that we enjoy on a regular. You can as well call it an ode to her excellent work in the popular Kenyan TV show “In Your Shoes”, that involves stepping into the daily life of a normal Kenyan at work to try and understand how they interact with the world around them. CREDITS Produced and Mixed by: Jesse Kimotho and Richard Okenye Creative Consultants: Lee Mwangi, Evabrenda Wathoni, Kelly Nyaboke Visuals and Sounds: Lilian Mora, Richard Okenye Theme Song: Jesse Kimotho, Richard Okenye, Lee Mwangi Website: Jesse Kimotho, Lee Mwangi Social Media: Kelly Nyaboke, Lee Mwangi Thanks: All Sisi Watatu Listeners.
20:35
August 5, 2020
2.3: Parley Kings
Tashinga Choga and Adaup Matinya, hosts of the Parley Kings Podcast, join Lee in this episode. They tell us about their podcast and the topics they touch on. They also chip in with social commentary about the state of our world in these times of social-distancing. Intro Song - Bobi Wine - Little Things You Do (featuring Wahu) Outro Song - Cee-Roo - Feel The Sounds of Kenya Follow them on Instagram: @parleykingspod, @iam_tashinga, @_adaup. Sisi Watatu is written and produced by Okayze, Lee and Jesse.
01:08:06
April 8, 2020
2.2: Nyawira of all Trades
Do parents project their own insecurities onto their children? Should you fake it till you make it? Does 'big on media' translate to 'big on the ground'? This episode’s guest is Nyawira Karaba, founder of Nurture and Reset, a fast rising company in the Foods and Beverages industry. She talks to Richard and our new hosts, Lilian and Kelly, about her entrepreneurial journey and the major decisions it took for her to finally succeed. Find her on Instagram @nyawirakaraba Twitter @KarabaNyawira Sisi Wata2 is written and produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.
01:10:57
March 3, 2020
2.1: VISITing RWANDA
Lee sits with Angelic to talk about Rwanda. Can your President count? What have you heard about Rwandan women? Do you know the East African anthem? Do you trust your leaders? Enjoy the 20 minute special. Sisi Wata2 is written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.
19:48
February 18, 2020
09. The end of an error: Mental Health, Depression and Hope
Like all good things,  this episode drops late and last - yes. You heard us right. Sisi Watatu season 1 is over and we are glad that you have been with us every step of the way. We bring along two new guests, Kelly and Mora who help the boys tackle a new and somewhat difficult topic to speak about - Mental Health. Kenya currently ranks as the fourth country in Africa with the largest populations undergoing mental health issues. This means that there are at least 1.9 million people undergoing some form of mental health illness. And at least one in every four Kenyans undergoing clinical depression. What does this mean for the youth? We dissect some of the questions going through our minds, the topic yielding more questions than answers. Journey with us, albeit briefly, on this difficult road on "The end of an error". Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.  Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend.
40:28
December 26, 2019
08: Halftime: Swans and the end of a pod.
Like Kanye's latest album and Kenyan schoolbusses, this episode drops late. The boys get emotional looking back at the podcasting experience thus far. The highs and lows - and general awesomeness of it all. Join us on this introspective journey as we look at ourselves, and to the future to come.  We also recognize our fans (hereafter known as SWANS - Sisi Watatu fANS). We do appreciate your listenership. Important questions are also raised in the episode: Is this the end of a pod, WIll the Lee jokes ever stop? Will Jesse's hairline ever improve? Escape with us, albeit briefly, from this game of life on Halftime. Outro Music is by Ambasa Mandela and Sarabi Band - 'Mwangaza' . Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.  Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend.
55:22
October 1, 2019
07: High School Never Ends
Sisi Watatu goes waaaaay (not that way) back!  On this episode, the lads relive some of their high school experiences and revisit them, some with fond memory and others not so much; especially on matters to do with High School politics. We mention the SWS (Social Welfare Society), Entertainment Committees and the very controversial Prefecture system (Wueh!) among others. Listen to hear which Sisi Watatu member wishes they did something differently if given the chance to...aka end it all. Intro Song is Nkonyane Kandaba by S'ubiso Ngema. Outro Song is KEBS by Nyashinski. Sisi Watatu is written and produced by Okayze, Lee and Jesse.
59:36
August 30, 2019
06: "Uncut"
We are back and we are talking about all matters circumcision 😂😂😂😂😂 Join Okayze, Lee and Jesse as we delve into why people undergo the cut, what it means to society and why it defines us.   Temperatures rise as a fight breaks out in the studio. Will this be the rift that ends Sisi Watatu? Is this the last episode from the trio? Stay tuned to find out the answer to all these questions and more in this "Uncut " episode of Sisi Watatu!! Intro Music is  by Mbaraka Mwinshehe - 'Jogoo la Shamba'.  Outro Music is by Tems - 'Mr Rebel' . Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.  Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend. 
01:00:23
August 17, 2019
05: Tweet of God, Clout Chasing and Social Media.
And we back! For the first time since it’s inception, the pod has in this episode been recorded with all the three members of Sisi Wata2 on set. In it, they dissect social media from a myriad angles- From anonymous accounts and online bullies to un-followers and even a new drug on the millennial streets, Clout.   Outro Music is by Tetu Shani - 'AfricaSun' - Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.
51:30
July 12, 2019
04: Illuminati, Vlogging and being the 7th best rapper.
Mic Test One Two One Two!! It has been a minute (figuratively) and we are happy to be back with episode 4. Featuring the great, the awesome, the amazing {airhorn sounds} Proverbial Kiki - the 7th best rapper in the Game.  We delve into what makes Kiki a fantastic artist cum vlogger and discuss just what makes his songs such bangers.  We also discuss the how' and why of Kiki joining the Illuminati, and how he deals with the sudden fame thrust upon him. All music used in this Episode is by Proverbial Kiki and you can check out his music on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music.  Catch his vlogs on Youtube here and follow on his road to fame! You can also catch him on Facebook and Twitter.  Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse. 
01:04:10
July 12, 2019
04½: The Lion King Audit.
Lee's segment returns to the Sisi Watatu podcast and he, finally, brought a friend! Lee and Deepshika discuss one of the greatest movies ever made, and some of the hot issues surrounding the new live action remake of The Lion King as well as debunking claims that have been made regarding the original 1994 Disney film. Enjoy the segment!
15:37
May 27, 2019
03: Food, Music and Coping.
And welcome to the third! We present Nkatha Muthoni, a budding food blogger - nkathacooks.wordpress.com - and musician (Who has even been featured on the Daily Nation!!). She takes us through chef-ing on the cheap and how not to cook. Nkatha also gives us the 411 on music with a cause and how to be a wholesome person.  BONUS: Our guest also officially christens the Mutura delivery business (We are definitely launching soon!) Intro Music is by Nadiv Gicheru - 'Trial and Errors' - soundcloud.com/nadivgicheru/trials-and-errors Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse.
01:13:13
April 2, 2019
02: Blogging, public takedowns and trains.
On our second episode of the Sisi Wata2 podcast, we host Ngoiri Migwi, an upcoming writer and blogger  - htps://medium.com/@S_Ngoiri . In the age of social media we take on political correctness, gaslighting and how it all relates to the craft of writing.  Ngoiri also taps into her role in the blogosphere to channel some thoughts on the how and why's of blogging. (This still includes a Sisi Wata2 member who plans on starting a mutura delivery blog, for his business). Music is by Manasseh Shalom - 'Mbua' - https://soundcloud.com/user-291335908/mbua Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse. Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend.
01:18:48
March 10, 2019
01: Entrepreneurship, Manspreading and Sonford.
On our debut episode of the Sisi Wata2 podcast, we dive into the struggles of roaming the streets of Kenyan towns, matatus, security techniques (or lack thereof) of Nairobi guards and trending tweets. Our special guest, Denis Mugambi talk entrepreneurship and his experiences in the startup world. As co-founder of Medbit, a digital healthcare company that offers a platform for searching and booking doctors, Denis describes just how to navigate the entrepreneur lifestyle . He throws in bits of advice for those looking to venture into his chosen career path. (This includes a Sisi Wata2 member who plans on starting a mutura delivery business). Sisi Wata2 is Written and Produced by Okayze, Lee, and Jesse .  Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend. 
51:56
February 19, 2019
00: Sisi Watatu Podcast Intro.
 Welcome to the Sisi Watatu Podcast, Kenyan pop culture and social commentary with a twist.  The world around us is in flames and  life can be pretty expensive and depressing. We’re here to get you  through that by being irreverent AF. With conversations about TV, movies,  food, music, internets, and everything  around the sun… while we argue a  lot about food along the way. The Sisi Watatu podcast is a mix of fun and quirky with a dash of WTF are they talking about?!! Sisi Watatu is Written and Produced by Jesse, Okayze and Lee.  Do remember to subscribe and tell a friend to tell a friend.
00:43
February 15, 2019