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Atlanta, GA | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF | AFTRA

Atlanta, GA | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2019
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star of the award winning Hip Hop Documentary Film ‘Hip Hop Colony’, and his song “Compe” is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Primeval’.

Bamboo’s success to date has produced a total of four albums including the wildly successful ‘Nairoberry’ in 2001 and ‘Nairobism’, in 2002 both albums are considered African Hip Hop classics. His success has lead to tours in key European markets and airplay in France, Belgium, Holland and the UK.



• Afrobeat, Afropop, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Pop, Trap, Boom Boom
• Occupation(s)
• Singer songwriter performer
• Years active


• Labels - Independent 
• Associated acts Akon, Ken Daniels (Swahili Nation) Abbas Kubaaf, Navio, Yalla, Nazizi, Necessary Noize, Harry Kimani, Victoria Kimani, Morgan Heritage, Golden Chyld, Bolo (ATL), name a few

Bamboo (Timsimon Kuria Kimani) is an artist/songwriter, producer and ghostwriter known professionally as Bamboo. Born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to Los Angeles, California as a baby with his parents who traveled to America looking for a better life. Bamboo grew up in California but moved back to Kenya from the U.S. in 1995. He started writing songs at 12 years of age, and managed to record and release an album entitled “Nairobbery” in Nairobi with his rap group K-South (which stands for Kariobangi South a neighborhood in Nairobi’s environs). The lead single of this album was “Nairobbery.” A second album was released with the same group called “Nairobism” which had more commercial appeal than the hardcore first album with rap group K-South.

Bamboo rose to prominence with the single “compe” (2014) which was short for the word ‘competition.’ The song was a hit which resulted in Bamboo touring and returning to the states performing from coast to coast. “Compe” was also featured in the Walt Disney film 'Primevil' a full length feature film. Bamboo continued working behind the scenes in the United States writing for other artists and having the opportunity to write for such artists as Akon. Although Bamboo’s song did not make Akon’s album, the writing experience helped grow his writing ability and meeting Akon helped stretch his thinking to a more global mindset.

Bamboo also worked on a collaboration album entitled “Unborn” with Harry Kimani an R&B singer and Attitude the Dude an Atlanta rapper with roots in Kenya. The record was launched and sponsored by Samsung. Bamboo has made advertisements for companies such as Coca Cola, Tusker, Ketepa tea and a host of others. His last album compilation was a special album in which only 500 copies were made at a special price. The five hundred copies sold out in less than a week. Bamboo is currently working on gospel projects and is willing to work with artists across the board.

A new management situation with Tim Waindi, by ID Live in East Africa and QALA ONE Group in the Northeast USA, is looking at officially relaunching Bamboo’s career in order to showcase his writing ability and penchant for hit making. Bamboo recently produced the video for a collaborative effort by Morgan Heritage and Tanzanian music sensation Diamond Platinumz. The record is called 'Africa Jamaica' and is currently on BET and MTV. The video was shot by Jordan Hoechlin. A new venture to combine Jordan’s music video making abilities and Bamboo’s songwriting ability is looking to change the landscape of international music going forward. Bamboo’s latest recording 'Boom Boom' is the name of a new music genre which sounds like a combination of trap music and afrobeats. The future is definitely looking bright!