Dembede Mido a.k.a Checkmate Mido is a human beatbox, poet, musician, writer and actor. He started performing in 2008 at WAPI! (Words and Pictures; A youth forum). He has graced many events around Nairobi with his poetry and music, most notably Kinanda Arts Festival, KWANI?, Slam Africa and Samosa Arts Festival.
He has collaborated with Ogutu Muraya, accompaniny him on the nyatiti and chivoti.