Do you come from a musical family?
My siblings and I always sang and danced together, even though our parents didn’t allow us to dance! We enjoyed our time with one another through music. There was this CD featuring the best of gospel and Christian rock music that used to come out annually. We always looked forward to its release—as soon as we had it we would blast it for the whole year.
My dad was very musical too. He was a pastor, and he used to bring us along to listen to his sermons. There is a photo of us together from back then—he is singing and playing the guitar at a baptism while I’m holding the mic up for him. I remember that day so clearly. I can remember zoning out and really finding the harmony in what he was singing.
When did you start making your own music?
I studied at Bible college in New York from 2016 to 2018. There, I met Brady James and Anthony Carrai Jr., who I started to create EDM tracks with.
After leaving New York and returning to Kenya, it dawned on me that I wouldn’t see the traction of the music we created.I felt left out. I started to wonder, “how can I do what we did in New York here in Kenya?”, and imagined which sounds would connect with the audience here. That’s when I began teaching myself music production.