Real birth names of top East Africa music stars

The music scene in East Africa has grown over the last decade

Tanzania's music maestro Diamond Platnumz. His real name is Naseeb Abdul Juma. [Photo/File]

In Brief

-In Kenya self-proclaimed king of African Hip hop music, Khaligraph Jones recently won an award in Nigeria Sound City MVP Awards, he was feted as the best hip-hop artist in Africa.

The music scene in East Africa has grown over the last decade with top artist breaking previous barries pushing there content to the world over.

In Kenya self-proclaimed king of African Hip hop music, Khaligraph Jones recently won an award in Nigeria Sound City MVP Awards, he was feted as the best hip-hop artist in Africa.

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Below are some of the top artists with their real names and what they do apart from the great tunes they wow us with.

Rayvanny: Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa

He was born on August 22, 1993, in Mbeya, Tanzania.

He is a singer-songwriter and dancer.

His music genre is Bongo Flava and Afro-Pop.

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Ali Kiba: Ali Saleh Kiba 

Born on November 29, 1986)

He is a singer-songwriter, actor and director.

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Akothee – Esther Akoth

Born April 8, 1980, in Kisumu County.

She doubles up as a singer and entrepreneur.

Bobi Wine – Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

Born on February 12, 1982, in Nkozi Uganda.

He is a musician, actor, businessman, politician and philanthropist.

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Nandy – Faustina Charles Mfinanga

Born on November 9, 1992, in Mawenzi, Moshi, Tanzania.

Major in the Bongo Fleva music genre. Her biggest music strength is her vocals.

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Sauti Sol

Consists of 4 four band members:

Ben-Aime – Bien-Aimé Baraza; he is a songwriter, guitarist and pianist.

Chimano – Willis Austin Chimano; Baritone singer, performer and keytarist

Savara – Savara Mudigi; Vocalist, drums, bass guitarist and producer

Polycarp Otieno; Composer, arranger, producer and guitarist.

They major in the Afro-Pop music genre.

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Eddy Kenzo – Edrisah Musuuza 

Born on December 25, 1989.

Majors in Afrobeat.

Khaligraph Jones: Brian Ouko Robert.

Born on June, 12 June 1990 in Nairobi County.

He majors in Hip Hop.

Diamond Platnumz: Nasibu Abdul Juma

Born on October 2, 1989, in Tandale, Dar es Salaam.

He majors in Afro-Pop and Bongo Fleva., he is also a songwriter, actor, businessman and dancer.

Harmonize: Rajab Abdul Kahali

Born on October 3 1991 in Mtwara Tanzania.

He majors in Afro-Pop and Bongo Fleva., he is also a songwriter and dancer.