Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya
Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya This is a comprehensive list of top 10 best male and female Kenyan Musicians.
Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya – Male Musicians
Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya – Anto Neosoul
Anto Neosoul is undoubtedly one of Kenya’s finest vocalists; He is arguably one of Kenya’s finest singers of all times.Born in 1985, Anto Neosoul has broken glass ceilings to become one of East Africa’s most sought after soul musicians.From a humble background, Anto as his close friends popularly know him, maintains that it is his grounded upbringing that has lead him to live a humble life and a soulful voice. His life and love experiences inspire his music and writing.
Kenyan Musicians – Harry Kimani
Harrison Mungai “Harry” Kimani (b. ca. 1982) is a Kenyan musician and composer.Kimani grew up with music, teaching himself to play the guitar by watching an older brother perform. He attended Kirangari High School in Nairobi, where he already showed a great interest in music; he sang, composed songs, participated in music festivals and, at one time, conducted the school choir. His first love in high school inspired him to compose a song called “African Woman,” which was well received among his friends; they urged him to record the song.
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Kenyan Musicians – Willy Paul
Wilson Abubakar Radido is a Kenyan Award winning Contemporary Christian Music artist, Song writer and Entertainer from Kasarani in Nairobi. Willy Paul was named male artist of the year at the 2013 Groove Awards alongside his mentor Gloria Muliro who took the female artist of the year award. Some of his well known singles are Sitolia,Kitanzi and You never Know which have earned him international fame, including a famous tour of the US where he performed in different churches in several States.
Kenyan Musicians – Mudigi,Chimano and Bien (Sauti Sol)
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan afro pop band – Bien Aime (vocals & guitar), Polycarp (guitar), Chimano (vocals & saxophone), Mudigi (vocals, percussion & drums) Sauti Sol’s two albums, Mwanzo (2008) and Sol Filosofia (2011), have received high acclaim on Kenyan charts and gained international attention with shows in Europe and the US.
Kenyan Musicians – Stan
Stan is a multi talented musician. Stans’ delivery enriches his musical message allowing us all to relate across age, sex and race.
Kenyan Musicians – Eric Wainaina
Eric Wainaina (born on 28 August 1973) is a Kenyan singer-songwriter. His career was launched with his debut album, Sawa Sawa, in 2001. Wainaina’s music is a blend of Kenyan Benga rhythm and East African guitars, with some modern harmony. Wainaina was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to George Gitau Wainaina and Margaret Wangari Wainaina.
Kenyan Musicians – Dan Aceda
Dan “chizi” Aceda (born Dan Okoth Ochieng in 1984 in Kisumu District in Western Kenya), is a Kenyan entrepreneur, architect, musician, and actor from Nairobi. He has recently been recognised by a Kenyan online magazine as having one of the top 10 most iconic male voices in his home country. In 2014 he was nominated to be a part of the Global Accelerator Conference for entrepreneurs organised by the UN Foundation in New York City. He is also a 2013–2014 Global Health Corps fellow.
Top Ten Male and Female Musicians in Kenya – Female Musicians
Kenyan Musicians – Annette Kawira
Annette Kawira, a musician popular for her song Pole Pole alongside ‘Genge’ godfather, Nonini
Kenyan Musicians – Lyra Aoko
She is definitely one of the hottest singers in the country. She was the winner of the first ever Samsung Ziki Star Talent competition. She seems set on taking the crown as one of Kenya’s best vocalists. Lyra got the opportunity to meet some other talented individuals from across Africa including Elana Afrika and Lerato when South Africa.
Kenyan Musicians – Diana Nduba
Diana Mayonde Nduba, after she gradually released a bunch of well received tracks via SoundCloud in addition to being one of the standout features in Just A Band’s 2012 Boxing Day Special compilation.Her soulful-electric-chill musical style, stellar vocal presence and beautiful song-writing earned her thousands of instant fans.
Kenyan Musicians – Gloria Muliro
Gloria Omba, commonly referred to as Gloria Muliro (born on 4 September 1980), is a Kenyan Gospel musician and songwriter.The album earned her sixth Groove Awards nominations. She went on to receive the female artist of the year award at the eighth Groove awards, an event that was attended by President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Gloria was interested in music from as far as 1997 when she was still in school but due to financial challenges she was not able to venture into the music industry. In 2013 Gloria collaborated with Willy Paul once more for the song Kitanzi. she has established her own foundation, The Gloria Muliro Foundation, which she uses as a conduit to do charity work and runs a children’s home in Emuhaya.
Kenyan Musicians – Amileena
Amileena was born in Nairobi but she has no recollection of my childhood as I left the country for South Africa as a child.She went to school in South Africa and when I came back, I moved to Mombasa. She only settled back in Nairobi after Tusker Project Fame.
Kenyan Musicians – Miss Karun
Miss Karun was one of the biggest stars to come to the fore of Kenyan entertainment in recent history but she decided to cut her career short to get an education. A decision that raised mixed reaction from industry pundits. Personally, I think she should have stayed in Kenya and nurtured her budding career for a year or two before she left. Lady Karun ruled last year and is slated to conquer more of the world this year.
Kenyan Musicians – Atemi
she started singing at the age of ten yaers before steppimg onto the scene nia all girl group.In 2003 she joined kenyas sensation as an assistant vical harmony provider for the band.aTEMI Has been hosting an all-Africa Tv show,africa rising since 2009.atemi released her first singke HAPPY in 2004 and launched her album in 2008.
Kenyan Musicians – Sara Mitaru
Before joining Berklee College of music, Wambura was part of an 8 piece ac cappella group that toured the US for 3 months in 2009. She graduated from Daystar University with a Bachelors in Communication- Electronic Media and came straight to Berklee to study Music Education and Music Business. While at Berklee Wambura is the head of Music for the Berklee African Club where she has organized and co-produced 2 concerts (Music and activism by Sara Mitaru and Fela Week; A celebration of Fela Kuti) She is also the lead singer of her Band “The Wambura Mitaru Synergy”
Kenyan Musicians – Alicios
Born Alice Zeluji (Zeluji is the same as Theluji; except that Zeluji is with a Congolese Swahili accent.) Born in the Democratic republic of Congo, Kivu Province, Alicios has quickly claimed the respect of her peers, fans and music executives/producers in the industry and she’s now the really deal in East, Central Africa. In fact, a friend of ours at MTV Base recently told us how ‘they cant wait for her whole album to be released’. Blessed with a great voice, she’s also a beautiful and confident young woman filled with resolve and humility.