Wasanii, a Swahili term meaning ‘local artist’ is a platform that showcases the wide and diverse artistic talent around us. The site intends to provide a platform for artists in the music, film, theater, arts and fashion industries to showcase their work, share experiences and skills while nurturing raw talent. Join us in celebrating African talent.

New Profiles

  • Nikki

    Sheila is a well-known persona in the Kenyan entertainment industry who doubles up as a radio...
  • Wambui Njogu

    Wambui Njogu is the fashion designer for the Moo- Cow label as well as a founding Director. In...
  • Kambua

    Kambua was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Her love for music has grown into a strong passion...
  • Monica Arac de Nyeko

    Monica Arac de Nyeko is a Ugandan writer of short fiction, poetry, and essays, living in Nairobi....
  • Lon' Jon

    Jon is a performing artist who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His repertoire generally comprises of...

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  • Emmy Kosgey
    Emmy Kosgey Emmy was brought up in a staunch Christian family and started singing at a very tender age at her local church. She began recording collaborations in high school and at church with the “Maximum...

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  • DNG
    DNG DnG is a Kenyan Entertainer who started off as a secular artist (in 2003) before joining the gospel world a year later. A self-styled hype man, DnG is also an Entrepreneur, Recording & Performing...

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  • STL
    STL STL is a female Kenyan-Norwegian musician whose mastery of Swahili and Kikuyu laced English Rap music has made a darling in both the local and international market. She started her career in...

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  • Barkhad Abdi
    Barkhad Abdi Barkhad Abdi is a Somali American actor. He made his debut in the 2013 film “Captain Phillips”, for which he received various film award nominations, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role...

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  • Jeff Koinange
    Jeff Koinange Jeff Koinange is a Kenyan journalist and talk show Host for Jeff Koinange Live on KTN. He previously served as the Africa correspondent for CNN and CNN International and later as chief reporter at...

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  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, was born in Kenya, in 1938 into a large peasant family. He was...

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  • Jay A
    Jay A Jay A is a Kenyan performer whose genre of music spans through RnB, Hip-Hop and Afro-Fusion. The musician attended St. Mary’s Primary School in Nairobi then proceeded to St. Nicholas High School...

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  • Okot p'Bitek
    Okot p'Bitek Okot p'Bitek (7 June 1931 – 20 July 1982) was a Ugandan Ugandan poet, novelist, and social anthropologist, who achieved wide international recognition for "Song of Lawino", a long poem addresses...

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