In Summary
  • However, we can’t forget some of the old skool artistes who came in with a bang and left us wanting more.
  • We go back in time and feature some of the best 90s artistes who helped shape the entertainment industry in Kenya.

The Kenyan music industry has undergone significant changes that has seen the rise of new artistes who are putting Kenya on the world map musically.

Boy band Sauti Sol, rapper Nyashinski, singer Atemi and Della are among the few new age music artistes who are setting the pace.

However, we can’t forget some of the old skool artistes who came in with a bang and left us wanting more.

We go back in time and feature some of the best 90s artistes who helped shape the entertainment industry in Kenya.

WAKIMBIZI

Who can forget these guys with their controversial hit songs "Nampenda John" and "Jogoo"? Wakimbizi was made up of two brothers, Mariko and Filter, and Andree who was their childhood friend.

Wakimbizi was made up of two brothers, Mariko and Filter, and Andree who was their childhood friend. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

Wakimbizi was made up of two brothers, Mariko and Filter, and Andree who was their childhood friend. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

They became popular in the 90s with their song "Nishike Pole Pole", which became an instant club hit. They then released Wrong Number. This was then followed by "Nampenda John", their most successful song. Wakimbizi are in plans to produce a comeback album.

NAMELESS

He rose into fame in 1999 with his mega hit "Megarider". He later signed up with Ogopa Djs where he collaborated with artistes including E-sir and Amani. He is currently one of the oldest artistes who has been able to sustain his relevance in the ever-evolving industry.

JIMW@T

James Wathigo Mburu a.k.a Jimw@t started his music career at a young age. Jimw@t recorded his first song, "Sema Nami Sweetie", with Calif Records while in Form Four.

On clearing high school, Jimw@t released the song and was shocked by the positive response.

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