Top Ten (10) Musicians In Kenya In 2024

Top Ten (10) Musicians In Kenya In 2024
Top Ten (10) Musicians In Kenya In 2024

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Kenya is a country in East Africa, they have talented singers who work hard to entertain their fans and listeners and in this article, we will give you the Top Ten (10) Musicians In Kenya In 2024, I know you are curious to know so read to the end.

1. Otile Brown

Otile Brown

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Kenyan singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and songwriter Jacob Obunga is also known by his stage name, Otile Brown. When his popular song “Imaginary Love,” featuring Khaligraph Jones, was released, he became well-known. His career started at the early age of 13 years old and since then he has risen to the top 1 in the Kenyan music industry, with relentless hard work and talent he passed the legendary King Sauti Sol who has been in the top 1 for the longest time.

2. Sauti Sol

Sauti Sol

Three Kenyan singers, Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, and Savara Mudigi, created the Afropop group Sauti Sol in Nairobi in 2005. Guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined the group at first as a cappella group before they took on the group name Sauti Sol. As written above, Sauti Sol has always been the top 1 in the Kenyan music industry just until 2024 when they were overtaken at the top 1 but still doesn’t mean they are not still the best. Still, their song “Melanin” from 2023 has over 32 million views proving their prowess and talent in music.

They gained even more popularity through partnerships with domestic and foreign performers like Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

3. Willy Paul

Willy Paul

Sitting on the 3rd position is Wilson Abubakar Radido who is a Nairobi-based Kenyan musician and composer. He is also the CEO and founder of Saldido International Entertainment. The singer is not in the 3rd position without a good cause, he has achieved many feats and is very hardworking.

Paul’s mentor Gloria Muliro won the Female Artist of the Year title at the 2013 Groove Awards, and Paul was chosen Male Artist of the Year.

His hit songs include “I do,” which he recorded with Jamaican singer Alaine, “Njiwa,” which he recorded with Tanzanian musician Nandy, “Hallelujah,” “Sikireti,” which he recorded with Jamaican singer Cecil, “Nobody,” which he recorded with Nigerian singer Yemi Alade, “Mmmh,” which he recorded with Tanzanian musician @rayvanny, “Jigi Jigi, Kanungo, Malingo,” and “You Never Know,” which brought him fame and a US tour, he has many hit songs but few are mentioned.

His talent and hard work might skyrocket him to the first position very soon.

4. Nyashinski

Nyashinski

4th on our list is Kenyan singer-songwriter Nyamari Ongegu who is also a rapper. During the 2010s, he launched his solo career with success, having been a founding member of the hip-hop trio Kleptomaniax. With its mix of upbeat, upbeat melodies and hard-hitting street tunes, his 2020 full-length debut album Lucky You showcased his creative and lyrical abilities.

His song “Malaika,” has over 18 million streams, which gave him the prestigious Mdundo Award for Most Downloaded Male Single. This is proof that he deserves the top 4.

5. Bahati

Bahati

Kevin Mbuvi Kioko is a singer-songwriter from Kenya who is popularly known by the stage name Bahati. Love Like This, his most recent album was published in 2021. He also had an unsuccessful campaign for the Mathare constituency parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections. Despite that, he didn’t fall off and his song “Adhiambo,” with over 25 million views is proof.

It is known that Bhati was a destitute child but look at his achievements now. A proof that hard work pays.

6. Nadia Mukami

Nadia Mukami

Kenyan singer-songwriter Nadia Mukami who was born on November 9, 1996, is well-known for her popular songs “Si Rahisi” and “Radio Love,” which features Arrow Bwoy. October 2020 saw the release of her first EP, African Popstar. She founded the record label “Sevens Creative Hub” in Kenya.

Her song  “Wangu,”  which featured renowned artist Sanaipei Tande has over 12 million views.  As the saying, the star rolls with other stars, Nadia’s boyfriend Arrow Bwoy is also a star. She is the first female artist on our list which [proves her talent and hard work.

7. H_art the Band

H_art the Band

H_art The Band is an Afropop group from Nairobi, Kenya that was founded in 2012 by Wachira Gatama Abednego, Kenneth Muya, and Mordecai Mwini. Their first song, Uliza Kiatu, was released in 2014, marking the beginning of their music career. H_art The Band was ranked on Advance Media’s 2021 list of the Top 100 African Musicians.

Their song “El-Shaddai” is big proof of their talent as it has over 15 million views. With mastery and a unique style, there won’t be stagnation.

8. Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel whose real name is Peter Omwaka, is a Kenyan gospel artist who specializes in dancehall and afro rap gospel music. The Hadithi hitmaker had one of the hardest upbringings, having to grow up on the streets at one time.

Angel is an exceptional musician due to his abilities, which include writing songs and playing several instruments. His popularity has crossed over Kenya even though he only made his debut seven years ago, this can be proven by hits like “Nadeka,” “Rada,” and “Yesu sio mwizi.” by the end of 2023, even his most recent release, “Kuongozwa,” had received over 8.6 million views.”

9. Gloria Muliro

Gloria Muliro

Kenyan gospel artist and songwriter Gloria Owendi, also known as Gloria Muliro, was born on April 1, 1980. Omwami Aletsa (The Lord is Coming) was the title of her debut studio album, which was released in 2005.

Gloria continues to have international popularity as proven by the mega-hit “Narudisha,” which reached over 14 million views in late 2023. Even though she came in ninth, her excellent catalog demonstrates a kind of uniqueness.

Gloria continues motivating her audience, both fresh and old, with her spiritual songs. Her six Groove Award nominations came from the record. Following that, she won the title of female artist of the year at the seventh Groove Awards, which President Kenyatta attended.

10. Samidoh

Samidoh

Despite his hard childhood, samidoh a Kenyan singer made it to the top 10 artists in the Kenyan industry. His hard work, talents, and skills brought him this far, His song  “Wendo Wi Cama” which is a hit has over 7.5 million views, a testament to his talent.

Samidoh sings in the native language and still yet made it this far, he is the only native singer to come this far.

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In Conclusion

Kemya has a whole lot of artists, but the ones mentioned above worked hard to get to the top 10 today, as a Kenyan artist you can also be among the top 10 if your hard work starts to pay off.  If you found this article useful please share it with others.

 

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