A-Star is a Kenyan a Rap and Spoken Word Gospel artist. His music career began in 1996 when, together with a number of friends they started XtraPhat Records, a secular based Entertainment Company. A-Star began school around 1985 and attended Baptist Kindergarten before moving to Kilimani Junior Academy (KJA) and then to Mount Kenya Academy in Nyeri. He then left for England in 1995 where he attended Holyfield High School. He joined Braeside School from where he completed his A-levels. He then left for South Africa to undertake a degree in Business Science at the University of Port Elizabeth. Astar pioneered into the Kenyan gospel Hip Hop scene back in 2006 with the release of the gospel Hip Hope hit "Close Your Eyes", which was later followed by his debut album "The Light".