A walking, breathing example of the diversity of Kampala’s arts and culture scene, Hibo Elmi is, amongst other things, a DJ, filmmaker, fashion designer, installation artist, rapper and producer.
A self-described cultural nomad, her one rule is that rules are there for breaking; a philosophy that extends to her DJ sets where, trap, hip-hop, house and genres such as Kenya’s Taraab or Morocco’s Gnawa, collide to create a vibrant contemporary collage.
Already featured on Boiler Room and NTS’ coverage of the ever influential Nyege Nyege Tapes festival, she was also personally invited to Berlin’s Forecast Festival by Holly Herndon, where she performed under her ‘poetic terrorism’ alias Ninjabi. Her set at Sónar festival surprised, thrilled and provoked in equal measure. In 2019 she also became the face of Native Instruments Traktor.
Sonar (ES), TodaysArt (NL), Oslo World (NO), Insomnia (NO)