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Wahu

WAHU THE BRAND: Wahu mirrors the emergent generation of strong Kenyan women, who are rising up to take their place as leaders and role models of today’s society. Brand Image: Strong, confident & ambitious Competitive edge: Able to coin positive and empowering messages in a fun and creative manner that gives the music both club and media appeal. Audience: Key audience – Female/Male aged between 15-35, with spill over of audiences both younger and older Additional value to the brand– comes from the fact that Wahu is a college graduate (BSc. Mathematics, University of ...

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WAHU THE BRAND:

Wahu mirrors the emergent generation of strong Kenyan women, who are rising up to take their place as leaders and role models of today’s society.

Brand Image: Strong, confident & ambitious

Competitive edge: Able to coin positive and empowering messages in a fun and creative manner that gives the music both club and media appeal.

Audience: Key audience – Female/Male aged between 15-35, with spill over of audiences both younger and older

Additional value to the brand– comes from the fact that Wahu is a college graduate (BSc. Mathematics, University of Nairobi) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Communication (at the same university) therefore gaining respect from the young and old alike, as a woman who marries education and talent to get ahead in life.

MUSICAL STYLE:

- In the past, Wahu’s musical style largely leaned towards the Kenyan hiphop beat known as (Kapuka), as is evident in songs such as sitishiki and kibowow.

- After being involved in the music scene for over 5 years, Wahu took a back seat in 2005, to pursue other personal and career objectives.

- She emerged late in 2007, presenting herself as a more mature, more rounded woman and musician, as was evident in the lyrical content of songs that she has released since then. “Mambo Bado” spoke of a woman who had gone through a difficult time and was now in the frame of mind to take on the world while Sweet Love spoke of love from a parent to a child – the inspired by the birth of her own daughter in 2006

- She later on collaborated with Uganda’s Ghetto King, Bobby Wine on “Little things U do” a love story between a Ugandan boy and a Kenyan girl. The video went ahead and won the Shell Video of the Year in 2008.

- Looking at her track record, it is clear to say that after her re-emergence in 2007, Wahu hit the music scene with more fire, more energy and more zest than ever before, touring countries across the continent and across the globe, sharing stages with internationally renowned artists.


MUSICAL ACCOLADES:

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) WINNER– Best Female Artist Africa – This was the first ever award ceremony of its kind held in Africa. (2008)

African Music Awards (AMA) WINNER Best Female vocalist Africa (2008)

KISIMA Awards (KENYA) – Winner Best Raggae Artist, (2008)

CHAGUO LA TEENEEZ –WINNER – Best Female Artist Kenya (2008)

PAM awards (UGANDA)– WINNER – Best Female Artist Kenya (2008)

Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards – NOMINEE under BEST AFRICAN ACT – 2008

KORA Awards – Nominated under Best East African Act, Best African Act – 2008

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) – Nominated under Best Video, Africa – 2009

CHANNEL O AWARDS- Nominee – Best East African Video and Best Ragga/Dancehall- 2009

2003, 2004, 2008

KILIMANJARO AWARDS – Nominated under best East African act, 2006, 2009

CHAGUO LA TEENEEZ –Nominee, best Female Artist. 2003, 2004

CHAGUO LA TEENEZ –Nominee, Best Female Artist, 2010