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Top 10 Kenyan musicians who rocked 2014

Sauti Sol

The all-male band has to be the first one in the list, from its hit Nishike that was a game changer in the industry, to Sura Yako that got people dancing.

No wonder the group was the most decorated music band in Kenya this year, bagging international and national awards.


The new kid in the block has definitely rocked gospel music lovers in the country. He released his song Barua that won him various accolades and filled the airwaves.


This is another music group that got Kenyans loving their own music exceptionally. From Milele released early in the year to Kookoo that everyone sang along, then to the latest Zuzu that got people dancing.

The group was even a top performer continentally and was invited to perform at one eviction show during Africa’s biggest reality show Big Brother.

L Jay Maasai

The gospel artist who calls himself the ‘real ndawuo’ rocked Kenyans with his Maasai tunes especially the famous Tapala. Did I mention he is the first Kenyan gospel artist to host his video on Vevo!


The richest musician locally completed what he started in 2013- Producing unique videos of high quality. He made us look at ourselves in the mirror literally through Kioo, then got us hot love vibes on One Centimetre.

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The year saw this talented beauty move us from Mateke – her first single in gospel done in 2013 to Yuko na Wewe and did the Tam Tam collabo with Willy Paul.

Victoria Kimani

The diva showed us what featuring artists is all about, talk of bringing Tanzania’s finest Diamond Platinumz along with Ommy Dimpoz in an all dance video. Prokoto was among the top songs that rocked the country.


He is one of the musicians who started the music industry in the country and decades later, he is still relevant.

The Ninanoki singer brought African Beauty and Butterfly songs this year setting a new trend of local artists trying out new languages in their lyrics.


The gospel artist wowed many with his hit Mwanake that he sang with the late Kaberere. The song enjoyed massive airplay across all platforms.

Willy Paul

After finishing high school in 2013, the gospel artist released Kitanzi alongside Gloria Muliro who introduced the boy to the industry when they sang Sitolia.

The year has been good for Willy who has released Kwa Vile and Tam Tam, receiving a lot of airplay.