Shamir was born on 28th August 1986, he grew up in Kibera and Mombasa, and attended St Mary’s Primary School in Mwea and Shauri Moyo Secondary School.
In 2006, he decided to pursue music from his high school church choir, and later became the lead singer for Bad Man Kollege, a Kenyan reggae band. In 2003, while still in high school, Shamir worked with the legendary Burning Spear for Sawa Sawa Festival.
Shamir Music Career
Since 2006 he went solo with his music career, and had his impact in the Kenya music industry in 2007 with the release of “On Fire”, which is still a household name. He has worked with some of the biggest producers in Jamaica from Dean Fraser, Sly Dunbar, to Robbie Shakespear.
Shamir specializes in Lovers rock. He chooses this genre of music as he believes it possesses a lot of life. He believes that it draws people and does not discriminate. His music is inspired by love, his relationships and his daily life experiences.
He is a passionate songwriter, and one of the best producers in Kenya. He runs One Vibe Studio in Kisumu and enjoys mentoring youth through his weekly guitar and vocal classes.
Shamir’s deepest desire is to fill the vacuum left by Lucky Dube not only because he is inspired by him but also because he strongly believes that he’s got what it takes to do so.
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