When did you discover you could sing?
I started singing when I was four years old, but it wasn’t until three years later that I recorded my first song.
Have you performed before large crowds?
Many times. I really enjoy it. The first time was in Tononoka grounds in Mombasa County.
Do your parent support your passion?
(Laughs) Very much. My dad is in fact my manager.
Have you won any awards?
I am humbled to have two awards to my name. The first is the Young Achiever under 12 Award 2016 by Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and gender, Mombasa County. The other is Most Outstanding Young Star Award by Pwani Celebrity Awards.
What are some of your other major achievements so far?
I have 7 songs already and that’s why I launched my mini album on November 17, 2018. I am set to launch the main album on April 2019 where I will tour four counties. I will be making history as the first artist under 11 years in Africa to release an album.
One of my songs called Nashukuru is currently getting massive airplay.
Who do you look up to as an artist?
Certainly Sauti Sol. They inspire me.
Which Kenyan artist would be your pick for a collaboration?
Bahati, mtoto wa mama.
Do you have other hobbies other than singing?
Yes quite a few. I do skating, taekwondo, football and I also play the guitar.
What would you want to be when you grow up?
A footballer, definitely.
What should we expect from you?
I have big things coming up. For my album launch, the President Hon Uhuru Kenyatta will be present. At the moment I have seven tracks in my album by then I will have twelve. It will be at the Two Rivers mall.
How did you get the president to attend your album launch?
I actually got lucky enough to perform at the State House. He was so impressed he promised to be there for my launch.
What kind of vibe will your album have?
It will be a collection of inspirational songs that are daring. I draw inspiration from Hip-hop and R&B and I add an Africa beat to every song.
During your launch, other kids were present to showcase their talent. Is this a move to support other artistes?
Yes. My launch also provided a platform to many talented kids to showcase their God given talent on a segment dubbed Bigsmall Talent Challenge.
The challenge allowed participants to compete for school fees vouchers worth Sh50,000, Sh30,000 and Sh20,000 courtesy of Mombasa County Speaker Hon Arub Khatri.
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