Saturday, April 20, 2013

The East African Reggae Queen

She has perfected the art of pelting sweet danceable reggae vibes devoid of the Jamaican patois that Kenyan reggae artist employ with abandon. Music labels from Europe have fallen in love with her style and have shown interest in signing her to their labels. . Over the years she has been able to churn 12 singles that have received massive airplay in Local and international media outlets. She has been a dominant figure in the local reggae music scene where few female artists have dared to venture. The ease with which she delivers her lyrics and her powerful vocals is testimony to who reigns supreme in the local reggae circuit. She laces her music with an afro-touch to make her lyrics relevant and appealing to both local and international audience. Dada Afrik journey in the music world began in 2008 when she recorded her first single. Her rich background in music played a pivotal role in her chosen career path. “I grew up in a family that appreciated music. Music was a way of life in my family and I knew eventually this is the path I would take”, offers the self confessed queen of reggae. Dada Afrik has released 12 singles which are receiving massive airplay in local and international media outlets. The metamorphosis Dada Afrik has undergone since she started out as raga artist is phenomenon. Her track Milele is a clear demonstration of her lyrical maturity-the single is reggae fused with afro-fusion making it appealing to a wider audience. “I have more in store”, shares Dada Afrik “I hope to work on a collaboration with Sauti Sol and Dela someday. I have a lot of respect for them”. The versatile artist who downplays her music heroics has been a darling of event organizers and her shows continue to attract huge crowds, is working overtime on extending her ever growing music tentacles across the world. Dada Afrik prowess on the piano makes her a complete artist. The accountant by profession juggles between her music and working as a sales manager with Vivo Limited. Dada Afrik advice to young people: “stay away from drugs”. Sample Dada Afrik works on our fan page…..The African Heart Beat.

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