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.

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  • Abbi

    Abbi is an Afro Jazz and Afro Fusion musician from Kenya. He sings in several languages,...
  • Juliana

    Juliana is an award winning Ugandan female musician, actress, and entertainer. Juliana rose to...
  • Monica Arac de Nyeko

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

    Rabbit is a Kenyan artiste specializing in Hip-Hop music. As young boy he attended St. Johns...
  • Nyota Ndogo

    Nyota Ndogo is a musician from coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya who performs Taarab-influenced Pop...

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  • Lon' Jon
    Lon' Jon Jon is a performing artist who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. His repertoire generally comprises of Hip-Hop, Emceeing and Beat Boxing. He joined the groups “K.O.D” and “Outsidazz” where he...

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  • Harry Kimani
    Harry Kimani Just before he left school, Harry Kimani fell in love for the first time and through that inspiration he composed a song called “African Woman”. He sang the song to his peers, who loved it so...

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  • Nameless
    Nameless Nameless is a Kenyan pop artist signed with acclaimed local record label Ogopa DJ's. He rose to fame in 1999 through a star-search contest on Kenya's urban music station 98.4 Capital FM, which he...

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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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  • Mehul Gohil
    Mehul Gohil Mehul Gohil was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the winner of the Kwani? "The Kenya I live In" short story prize in 2010. His fiction has been published in Kwani? and on several online platforms...

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  • Influx Swagga
    Influx Swagga Influx Swagga is Hip-Hop artistes from Kenya. He started music in Calif records in 2006 where he recorded songs “Promise” and “Ongea Dada”. Later in 2008 he was signed Sonic Sounds where he...

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  • Monica Arac de Nyeko
    Monica Arac de Nyeko Monica Arac de Nyeko is a Ugandan writer of short fiction, poetry, and essays, living in Nairobi. In 2007 she became the first Ugandan to win the Caine Prize for African Writing, with her story...

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  • Viva
    Viva Viva is a Kenyan musician who was brought up in Nairobi and first entered the music scene under the group Pilipili which he formed with his friend Peter Gatonye. Their first single, “Dhiki” was...

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