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 recorded in 1999 at Brick house studios by Chris Adwar. Later on they did several songs with top producers like Ogopa Deejay’s, DJ stone and Calif records that received little airplay. After working with the late Gun-Boy as a trio of Gun-B and Pilipili for about two years, he opted to go solo as Viva. In 2003 he released a single ‘’Papasa’’ produced by Calif records that received much airplay especially on TV. He released his single “Mimi Na Wewe”, in June, 2011.