“KING KANJA is one of the most sought-after iconic award-winning international recording artists in the world.
Born in London to a Kenyan family and raised in the Silver Spring, MD area, KING KANJA broke out into the music industry after a record-breaking performance on B.E.T’s legendary “106 and Park” in 2009 with over 70% of the votes from over 4 million viewers around the world! His style is often categorized as world music with a blend of hip hop, R&B, reggae and African polyrhythms. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA but regularly travels to London and Kenya. He was also nominated at the 2017 AFRIMMA awards in Dallas, Texas for the “Crossing Boundaries with Music” award alongside international acts Wale, Wizkid, Maleek Berry, French Montana & Jidenna. Over the years, he’s played at South by Southwest, starred in a Coca-Cola ad and become especially legendary in Kenya, in part because he often drops Kikuyu and Swahili into his lyrics. He has performed all over the world from his native country Kenya for President Uhuru Kenyatta during his final election rally for his second term in Uhuru Park for a 100,000 people to the legendary Glastonbury festival in England at the stage next to Kanye West. He has also received the icon award from Kenyan ambassador to the U.S Robinson Njeru Githae on Jamhuri Day (Kenya Independence Day) & performed numerous times in Washington D.C. including the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center with the Music in Me Foundation International.”