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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  • Krystn Ndela

    Krystn was born and brought up in Bamburi, Mombasa. She studied at Shimo La Tewa Primary School,...
  • Ndinda Kioko

    Ndinda Kioko is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker whose short fiction has appeared in several...
  • Deux Vultures

    Deux Vultures is a music group in Kenya who perform Hip Hop and Pop music. Originally consisting...
  • Kanjii

    Kanji attended Makini primary school and later Nyeri Baptist High school. In 1997 he was selected...
  • Jessica Atieno

    Jessica Atieno is both a fine and graphic artist having graduated with a degree in graphic arts...

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  • Koigi wa Wamwere
    Koigi wa Wamwere Koigi wa Wamwere is a Kenyan politician, human rights activist, journalist and writer. Koigi became famous for opposing both the Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi regimes, both of which sent him to...

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  • Nazizi
    Nazizi Nazizi Hirji is a Kenyan Hip-Hop, Reggae and Dance-Hall artist. She released her first single “Ni Sawa Tu” when she was 16 and the track became an instant hit making her a household name. She...

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  • Kaz
    Kaz Kaz attended primary school at St. Andrews Turi where she actively participated in musical productions as well as taking interest in musical instruments such as the piano, African drums and flute....

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  • Wanuri Kahiu
    Wanuri Kahiu Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at...

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  • Dan Aceda
    Dan Aceda Dan ‘Chizi’ Aceda is a multi-talented musician from Kenya who began his career in 2001 as a solo act at the Nairobi Chapel youth service. Four years later he unveiled his first album "Suluwe,"...

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  • Alice Kamande
    Alice Kamande Alice Kamande is a Kenyan Gospel musician and Song Writer. Alice began in 2009, with her debut single, “Ni Wewe" a worship ballad. Yet she didn't start off as the singer – her first job was at...

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  • Kimya
    Kimya Born in Nairobi, Kimya moved to the U.S.A at a young age and was raised in California. Kimya began Rapping in 1992 when he was 12. When he relocated back to Nairobi, around 1994, he began...

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  • Wangeci Mbogo
    Wangeci Mbogo Wangeci Mbogo is a talented Kenyan Gospel Song Writer as well as an accomplished performer. Based in Nairobi, Kenya and singing in Kiswahili, Kikuyu and English. Her single “Apewe Sifa”, was...

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