Nairobi, Kenya
Artists (Sound artists)


Julius Owino


12 The GoDown Arts Centre, Dunga Rd.
Industrial Area, Nairobi

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Kenyan Groove Awards winner in multiple categories for the third year in a row, and U.S. Talanta Award winner as the coveted male artist of 2008, Juliani is known for his powerful lyrics and passionate delivery.

Juliani was the first ever Kenyan artist to be signed to a full-fledged UK-based record label, Gatwitch Records. The result of that partnership is the highly acclaimed studio album, Mtaa Mentality, released in December 2008. A long-serving radio presenter, Eve D’Souza, prompted every lover of conscious music to get their hands on that album.

Juliani has collaborated with the likes of KORA winner Eric Wainaina and Afro-fusion sensation Kanjii, as well as Kisima Nominees Holy Dave, and Wenyeji. Following the post-election violence in Kenya in early 2008, he got together with other top-name artists to record the multi-award winning Wakenya Pamoja single and video. It incorporated over 30 different acts, including comedian Churchill, Suzzana Owiyo, Abbi, Pete Odera and Rufftone.

Very socially conscious, Juliani has supported causes such as the World Vision Peace Tour (around Kenyan cities & towns), Vina Na Maana (a campaign against Economic Partnership Agreements), Stand Up Against Poverty (UN Millennium Campaign For MDG’s), and has been a facilitator at the NCA conscious music workshop, not to mention his support for the monthly WAPI (Words & Pictures) initiative. His exploits have seen him perform at the annual Zanzibari music festival, open for Jamaican reggae sensation Chevelle Franklin, and partner with innovative French electro-fusion outfit Kanine Records.

Juliani has been on an environmental campaign since August 2009, and in December that year represented Kenya at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

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