ARTIST NAME | Juliani
Photography by © metta metta ART
Gatwitch Festival, Nairobi, Kenya
Kikwetu Festival, Nairobi, Kenya
Juliani | ABOUT
(from google plus)
“Juliani. The streets’ conscience. Urban poet. Lyricist par excellence. Kenyan Icon.
Possessing an unmatched socio-political nous, beautifully tempered in spirituality, Juliani comes correct with an infectious message of religious, social and political emancipation, fresh and relevant in today’s society. His sleek and unique lyrical flow, passionate delivery and electrifying performance have collectively and officially hailed him as “an important voice for our time” (Eric Wainaina).
The accolades continue. An ascending star of and beyond the Kenyan music scene, Juliani has won multiple awards both in Kenya and the USA, the former being a Groove award for ‘Hip-hop Song of the Year’ (from his debut LP of the same name, ‘Mtaa Mentality’), and the latter a Talanta award as the coveted ‘Male Artist of the Year’. In 2009, he scooped two Kenyan Groove awards, including ‘Hip-hop Song of the Year’ (‘Biceps’) and ‘Album of the Year’ (‘Mtaa Mentality’).
In 2010, he picked up ‘Male Artist of the Year’ at the Insyder CHAT awards as as well Groove’s highly acclaimed ‘Songwriter of the Year’.
In 2011, he won ‘Best Live Performer’ at the Insyder CHAT awards. Kisima 2011 Artist of the Year/Hip Hop Artist of the Year.”
Juliani | LINKS