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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  • TID

    TID is a popular Bongo Flava artist from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is best known for his...
  • Camp Mulla

    Camp Mulla is an alternative Hip hop group originating from Kenya. The group was co-founded in...
  • Wanuri Kahiu

    Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the...
  • Wiwy

    Wiwy is a Dancehall / Hip-Hop musician and an Actress from Nairobi, Kenya. She’s been in the...
  • Wangeci Mbogo

    Wangeci Mbogo is a talented Kenyan Gospel Song Writer as well as an accomplished performer. Based...

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  • Afrizo
    Afrizo Afrizo is a 25 member Gospel music group from Daystar University, Kenya which exclusively performs music from South, Central and East Africa. It is known for its special fusion and mixture of...

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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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  • Ndinda Kioko
    Ndinda Kioko Ndinda Kioko is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker whose short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies. She was recently listed and published in the Africa39 Project, a...

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  • King Kaka
    King Kaka Rabbit is a Kenyan artiste specializing in Hip-Hop music. As young boy he attended St. Johns Primary School and later graduated to Eastleigh High School. After the completion of his high school...

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  • Redsan
    Redsan Redsan is a Kenyan Dance Hall artist who began his career as member of the default Kenyan group One 2 Mojo, the early forerunners to the now vibrant East African music scene in the early 90s. His...

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  • Ssali Yusuf
    Ssali Yusuf Ssali Yusuf has only been painting professionally since 2003, yet is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the East African art world. Yusuf holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and...

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  • Nonini
    Nonini Nonini is an original member of the hugely popular Kenyan production house Calif Records which was established in the year 2002. The artists’ willingness to take bold risks with his lyrical...

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  • Tony Nyadundo
    Tony Nyadundo Tony Nyadundo is an Ohangla traditional musician from Kenya. He was born in Kalin Tanzania and to Kisumu District, Kenya in 1978. He attended Kongoli Primary School and then in 1985 moved to...

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