Darebaba.net – BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN EAST AFRICA NOMINEES REVIEW
Victoria Kimani was born in Los Angeles, California, but originally from Kenya. She started writing, recording and performing at the age of 16.
She lived in Nigeria during her high school years and moved back to Kenya at the age of 17.
Since then, she has been back and forth between Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and London working with top artistes and producers, perfecting and developing her musical and visual craft as well as writing for all sorts of signed artistes around the world.
In 2009, she joined a duo called “Club Embassy” and signed to Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, released a mix tape called “Diplomatic Immunity” hosted by 50 Cent’s DJ Whookid, it got well over 250,000 downloads and created a lot of industry buzz. In mid 2010, the duo split and began working on solo projects.
Victoria Kimani, has collaborated with several Hollywood superstars like Ron Browz, Maino, Jadakiss, DJ Groen, Lantern, Busta Rhymes, Mario Winans, Cassie, Lloyd, A.I (Japanese Superstar) Chris Brown, Diggy Simmons, Timati (Russian Superstar), Timbaland, White Nerd, Andy Chatterly, Pete “Boxta” Martin, Devyne Stevens, Konvict Muzik, Space Cowboy, Dawaun Parker, Diane Warren, Bamboo Kimya and countless other producers and artistes worldwide.
Her first single and music video, since been signed by Africa’s most prestigious cross over record label, Chocolate City was called “Mtoto” and it is tearing up airwaves and clubs across Africa and the United Kingdom.
Her second single and music video, “Oya” featuring MI was the first Kenyan video to be premiered on “VEVO”. She had won and performed at major award events in Africa.
Victoria Kimani, that is a very big name doing music. With her background in Hollywood, it could be much expected of her to clique with those likes to achieve her aim. But here she is signed to Abuja, Nigeria based, Chocolate City record label, now headed by versatile and intellectual rapper, Jude “MI Abaga. Africa, your girl Victoria Kimani is competing for the “Best Female Artiste in East Africa”, what’s your take on this?
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Victoria Kimani’s Video for KORA Award nomination track in focus: Two of Dem has over 139,700 Youtube views. Watch below –
Victoria Kimani |Two of Dem
Others in this category include the likes of
Knowless Butera | Peke Yangu | Rwanda
Vanessa Mdee | Track: Nobody but Me ft KO | Tanzania
Victoria Kimani on Social Media
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