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

  • Larry Madowo

    Larry Madowo is online and technology editor as well as News anchor at NTV (Nation Television),...
  • Juliana

    Juliana is an award winning Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. Juliana rose to...
  • Lupita Nyong’o

    Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was...
  • Henrie Mutuku

    Henrie is a multi-award winning Kenyan Gospel singer. She grew up in the Eastlands, and from a...
  • DNG

    DnG is a Kenyan Entertainer who started off as a secular artist (in 2003) before joining the...

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  • Hellen Mtawali
    Hellen Mtawali Helen, an alumna of Daystar University, is a performer who teaches African and Western music at the privately-run university. Hellen has recorded at least four albums in Dholuo, Kiswahili and...

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  • Wahu
    Wahu Wahu, is a Kenyan Singer / Songwriter, former fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. She was a student at Precious Blood Secondary School, Riruta, where together with a friend, wrote her first...

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  • Margaret Ogola
    Margaret Ogola Margaret Atieno Ogola (12 June 1958 – 21 September 2011) was the Kenyan author of the novel "The River and the Source", and its sequel, "I Swear by Apollo". "The River and the Source" follows...

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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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  • Clifton Gachagua
    Clifton Gachagua Kenyan poet, scriptwriter and editor Clifton Gachagua was born and raised in Nairobi and earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Maseno University. In his poems, Gachagua engages...

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  • Professor Jay
    Professor Jay Professor Jay is one of the prominent representant of the Bongo Flava Tanzanian Hip-Hop subgenre, which mixes elements from both Western hip hop and the Tanzanian tradition He started rapping in...

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  • Wambui Njogu
    Wambui Njogu Wambui Njogu is the fashion designer for the Moo- Cow label as well as a founding Director. In addition to the Brand, Wambui also consults in fashion design and production, styling and fashion...

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  • Daddy Owen
    Daddy Owen Daddy Owen is a popular multi-award winning contemporary gospel musician / songwriter from Kakamega, Kenya. His music career began while he was still in high school but was not able to gain...

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Music Groups

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 Fadhili Williams

Fadhili Williams

Malaika 2011,October
 Kambua

Kambua

 Jose Chameleone

Jose Chameleone

 Nyota Ndogo

Nyota Ndogo

Siri 2007,September
 Bamboo

Bamboo

Usilete Compe 2008,June