Mari Gikaru
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Mari Gikaru

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Pop R&B





A young passionate Kenyan musician attracting international attention - Kenyan Musik

"Mari's Interview on Boombuzz Kenya"

Mari is definitely an artist to watch out for - Boombuzz Kenya

"Meet Mari"

His music sneaks into your heart, his lyrics sip into your soul - Indie Music Reviews


Happy to be Yours - Debut Single (2011)

Matilda an acoustic - Single Release (2014)

Let It Out EP - Debut EP (2015)

Let It Out - Debut Album (2018)

Beautiful Monster - Single Release (2019)

Duty Calls - Single Release (2019)



Mari is a singer-songwriter based in Nairobi, Kenya who does conscious music (music with a message that relates to everyday life experiences). His career spanning from 2009 has seen him grow to perform in some of Kenya's most prestigious venues and get recognition both locally and internationally. His music has reached audiences in over 50 countries worldwide cutting across continents from Africa to Europe, North America to South America, Asia to Australia.

With his debut single 'Happy to be Yours' getting featured on Africa's popular 'Channel O' after release in 2012, Mari embarked on the journey to his debut E.P 'Let It Out EP'. It's 1st single, 'Matilda An Acoustic' released in 2014, saw him grow his career further, with one of the highlights being a feature on Zuku Entertainment's 'Raw Sessions' which popularly aired in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. He went on to release the E.P. in 2015, whose success climaxed with one of the singles 'Break of Dawn' being featured on M-net's 'Flowers & Bricks' movie.

The complete ‘Let It Out’ album was released on Boomplay in January of 2019. The release has proved to be a success with select singles from the album currently on rotation on several radio stations in different countries around the world including the US, UK, Canada, France and Kenya among others. A few of the songs have also been featured in the top 50 pop songs categories on Boomplay charts in Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea.

In the course of 2019, his efforts caught the eye of international music company, Rehegoo Music Group. Mari is currently working in conjunction with the company to reach wider audiences for his music. He has since released two singles ‘Duty Calls’ and ‘Beautiful Monster’ globally through Rehegoo Music. Mari is a member of the International Singer-Songwriters Association. He is also working and collaborating with several other international companies and organizations to grow his brand and propel his music career even further.

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