Biography and music career

Kimani was born in Los AngelesCalifornia to clergy parents and she is the youngest of her two older brothers. She grew up partly in Benin City, Nigeria while her parents were there doing missionary work. She began singing at the age of 9 until the age of 16 when she began performing alongside other church choir members as a back-up and writing songs for others. On moving back to her mother country, Kenya, she joined campus where she also did back-ups for Mercy Mara where she had to travel a lot. She later opted to drop out to fully pursue a career in music.

2010-2012; Stepping into music scenery

In 2010, she performed a remix of Ice Prince’s hit single OLEKU (remixed by Nathaniel Williams Jr.), and from this caught the attention of Chocolate City executives. In late 2012, she signed into Nigeria’s music label Chocolate City, based in Kenya as the first female artist to sign into the label, where she released her first single under the label, “Mtoto”, Swahili word for Child later in March 2013. The video was shot in Los Angeles

2013-15; Numerous mixtapes, WhoaM’TotoShowProkoto

Subsequently she released several mixtapes namely; “Oya”, “Heaven”, “Hate Me”, “Open Up Your Heart”, “F.U.M.F”, “Do What You Want” and “Freaks” (refix). In 2014, she released yet another single, “Show”, produced by singer and producer Tekno Miles. Later in 2014, she released “Prokoto”, a congolese word that means “Swagger. She featured Tanzanian artists, Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz.

2015–16; Vex, ONE Campaign, Two of DemLoving YouBooty Bounce

In February 2015, Kimani joined forces with divas; Cynthia Morgan and Emma Nyra and released the video, “Vex”. On 23 July 2015, she released a new video, “Two of Dem”. In May 2015, she released her work, “Loving You”, where she collaborated with Nigerian label mate, Ice Prince. On 4 November 2015 she released “Booty Bounce”.


On 21 January 2016, Kimani released her new single “All the Way”, featuring Khuli Chana. In the song she pays homage t o renowned artist Angelique Kidjo in her classic “Wombo Lombo”.The video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa