Roots Intl presents Thursday Nite Live @ Choices featuring KAZ
Starts: Thursday, 25 September, 2014 05:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 25 September, 2014 08:00pm
Kaz's interest in music and theatre began at an early age. She attended primary school at St. Andrews Turi, a British curriculum school in Kenya, where she actively participated in musical productions as well as the school choir. Kaz also took a keen interest in learning various musical instruments including the piano, African drums and flute.
She became known to millions of television viewers across Africa as Kaz from the hit TV reality show 'Project Fame', where she was infamous for her quirky and sometimes controversial antics. Her vivacious nature, charismatic stage presence, and mesmerising soulful vocals are her signature.
After her successful run on Project Fame, Kaz went back to work and begun to do more shows. In 2006 Kaz’s hard work, paid off when she launched her debut album "Somin, the one we were looking for" at a Nairobi restaurant. The launch was attended by hundreds and the album was well received. It was not long (within a month!!) before her debut album was sold out.
Her second album was released at the end of 2013. A Christmas album titled ‘Christmas with Kaz and Sage’ where she featured upcoming and multitalented singer Sage.
She is currently starring in the TV show ‘State House’, a political drama that airs weekly on Zuku Entertainment and is working on her second album 'The naked truth is...' releasing her third single ‘NIOKOE’.
Kaz has traveled to many countries where she has had the opportunity to perform and continue to build her fan base. She has been to several African countries including Zambia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana. Kaz was also on a 5 week tour in the UK performing her music and in 2009 spent a year in the US doing a 10 state tour and recording her sophomore album.
Kaz has been recognised by her peers for her artistry. In 2005, she won the East African Kisima award for Best Afro Fusion Artist of the Year, and in 2006, she was honoured to receive the African Kora award for Most Promising Female Artist in Africa. She was also nominated for best actress in the 'Kalasha awards'. Kenya's first film award ceremony, for a short movie she starred in, in 2010.
The diversity of her music styles can be seen and heard in the following video links