Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nanaa the lyrical Giant

Sarah Ogaro acting and music prowess was evident in primary school where she steered her school to scoop all the top honors in the music festivals. Better known by her stage name Nanaa, she formed an all girl group in secondary school that wowed crowds with their soulful lyrics.

Nanaa keen interest on gender issues led her to join CLARION-an organization that champions the right of women- in high school. Her passion to help the most vulnerable group in the community played a critical role in her decision to pursue a course in HIV/AIDS management at the Jomo Kenyatta University.

She worked in Thika Hospital taking care of people living with HIV/AIDs. Currently Nanaa works with Bechy tours as a sales executive and volunteers at village of Hope, a rehab centre that takes care of children with special needs.

The thematic concern of most her songs are centred on the plight of women. Her catchy debut album kikaragosi has left music pundits in awe. Nanaa music is laden with positive message and at the same time danceable.The six track album is in the market although it is yet to be officially launched.

This afro-fusion artist has proved her mettle when it comes to live perfomances. Her versatility in the music scene has drawn comparisons to Miriam Makeba and Brenda Fassie.

Nanaa has profound respect for the legendary Miriam Makeba who she draws her inspiration from and Nyota Ndogo, Sauti Sol, Iddi Achieng, Harry Kimani, Ray C locally. Her album Kikaragosi was recorded at YADAH studio. Her debut album features the talented perminus and Jayne.

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