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.
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.
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:
Singles & E.P
“..a young passionate Kenyan musician attracting international attention..”
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.
Zuku TV’s ‘Raw Sessions’
KTN Life&Style Morning Show
Buzz Exclusive – Boombuzz
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