About

Artist Name

Mari

Genres

Acoustic, Indie, Pop, RnB, Singer/Songwriter

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Biography

Mari is a singer-songwriter based in Nairobi, Kenya who does conscious music (music with a message that relates to everyday life experiences). His career spanning from 2009 has seen him grow to perform in some of Kenya’s most prestigious venues and get recognition both locally and internationally.

With his debut single ‘Happy to be Yours’ getting featured on Africa’s popular ‘Channel O’ after release in 2012, Mari embarked on the journey to his debut E.P ‘Let It Out EP’. It’s 1st single, ‘Matilda An Acoustic’ released in 2014, saw him grow his career further, with one of the highlights being a feature on Zuku Entertainment’s ‘Raw Sessions’ which popularly aired in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. He went on to release the E.P. in 2015, whose success climaxed with one of the singles ‘Break of Dawn’ being featured on M-net’s ‘Flowers & Bricks’ movie.

The complete ‘Let It Out’ album was released on Boomplay in January of 2019. The release has proved to be a success with one of the singles ‘Dancing to the Beat of the Drums’ airing on several radio stations from different countries around the world including the US, UK, Canada, France and Kenya among others. A few of the songs have also been featured in the top 50 pop songs categories on Boomplay charts in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.

Background

Mari began his music career in 2009 after completing his A-level education. Motivated by a desire to make music that acts as an instrument of change for better life, he found inspiration from what is considered “conscious music”. He followed his dream in music while pursuing his university education during which time he developed his artistry by working with different music studios as a recording artist and frequently performing at local venues in Kenya. He later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Nairobi.

Fact Sheet

Artist Name: Mari

Musical Style/Genre: Pop/R&B. A mix of  pop and R&B sounds mixed in with contemporary African rhythms

City of Origin: Nairobi, Kenya

Key Points of Interest:

  • Recently released debut album ‘Let It Out’
  • Previously released the E.P to the album ‘Let It Out EP’
  • Recording and performing artist since 2009
  • Songs speak on positive messages and shared human experiences; “conscious music”

Additional Data:

  • Song selected as soundtrack for Kenyan Movie Flowers & Bricks – Break of Dawn (part of the Let It Out EP)
  • Featured on Zuku TV’s Raw Sessions for a live recording & interview (TV filler featuring promising music talent)
  • Featured on popular Kenyan morning TV show KTN Life&Style
  • Interviews and reviews of album will be solicited to alternative press and radio

Discography

Discography

Albums

  • Let It Out

Singles & E.P

  • Let It Out EP
  • Happy to be Yours

Press

Press Quotes

“..a young passionate Kenyan musician attracting international attention..”
– KenyanMusik.co.ke
“..Mari is definitely an artist to watch out for…”
– Boombuzz Kenya

Press Releases

Meet Mari, His Music Sneaks Into Your Heart, His Lyrics Sip Into Your Soul,

Let It Out Album Press Release

Singer-songwriter Mari has released his debut album ‘Let It Out’. Following the release and success of the ‘Let It Out E.P’ in 2015, Mari set off to studio to work on the complete album to give his fans his first complete body of work. Mari has worked with several studios, producers and fellow creatives to achieve the collaborative project.
The album embodies Mari’s signature song-writing and vocal prowess blending a mix of contemporary Pop and R&B with an Afrocentric sound to bring a unique flavor to the ear. The songs take the listener on a ride in an emotional roller coaster following the story of a young man’s journey through love, heartbreak and a passion to follow his dreams.
“The album tells the story of a young man finding love, going through heartbreak, raising a child and following his dreams; it holds a deeper meaning, telling the story of Africa as the young man from the start of colonial times to present day struggles and achievements” comments Mari explaining the message behind his work.
The 10-track album is now available to stream and buy on the mobile music app Boomplay (download the app free on the Google Play Store)

Interviews

Zuku TV’s ‘Raw Sessions’

KTN Life&Style Morning Show

Buzz Exclusive – Boombuzz

 

Music

Music Player URL 1

https://soundcloud.com/cloud-mari

Mari

@mgikaru

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