Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Athieno is an artist on a mission to showcase Africa’s diversity, creativity and intellect through song.
She is a performing singer/songwriter, pianist, music producer and audio engineer who has skillfully and creatively fused her musical influences in R&B, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Gospel and African music into her African-infused urban music. Athieno has the ability to unite story and song, weaving multiple languages and instrumental colours into her African-infused urban sound. Her poetic gift for setting a scene earned her a spot as a finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition with her song “Sukuma Wiki." In 2016, Athieno released her highly anticipated album "IaM", which "instantly positioned itself as a strong contender for the best Kenyan album of 2016" Bottomline Kenya.