Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kenyan MC Wins BET Rap Competition

A Kenyan rapper, Kanja The Afrikan King, last Wednesday night won the 'Wild Out Wednesday' singing competition on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Starting as the 2nd of three competitors, Kanja together with a vocalist called Naomi performed his lead single "Shortie Say Ey" to a screaming crowd. A resident of Maryland, what was interesting is that Kanja was introduced as coming from Nairobi, Kenya.

According to his management company, Reflections Management, Kanja is one of the fastest rising world music, hip hop acts. Read full artist bio below:

Kanja Muchoki known as KANJA THE AFRIKAN KING, is a rising international star bringing a new, unique, artistic sound to the industry. Born in London, U.K, of Kenyan parents, his rich African background and his unique musical talents are blended nicely with a serious flare of originality. Speaking his native languages of Kikuyu and Swahili has also added on to his creativity in his music.

Domestic and international performances include Africa, London, Amsterdam, U.K, and Sweden. He has opened concert performances for Raheem Devaughn, J. Holiday, & Slim from 112. Featured on the MTV base network in Kenya, Africa, where he also did an interview with Raheem Devaughn (Jive).

He is known for making a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and reggae music. providing the world with a different sound of rhythmic melodies. He is also a very powerful songwriter who is currently working on celebrity artist’s projects all over the world. touring the world since the age of 15, his young and innovative ways of creating music have created an a major buzz around the music industry.

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