JulianiKenya his real name( Julius Owino). Is an Award-winning Kenyan gospel rapper. Known for conscious music hits, Activist, and entrepreneur. His philosophy is Raising the consciousness of his generation. With the courage to be wrong & humility when right.
JulianiKenya was born and raised in Nairobi Eastlands Dandora area. He is 3rd born in a family of six. In early 2000, he was part of Ukoo Fulani Mau Mau. A famous rap group from Dandora. In 2005 he got born again and ventured on a solo music career as a Gospel artist.
He got signed by Gatwitch records. A UK-based record label called Kijiji records in Kenya. His 1st debut album titled Mtaa mentality was released in Dec 2000. He got appointed as vice-chairman of the governing Council in sport, culture, and arts at Kepsa. He was appointed as a youth climate ambassador and has been part of many social campaigns like Kenyans for Kenya, Rauka ama Hatuta survive and Stop killing the protestors. In 2015 he worked at Turntables as an art director.
Julius has 4 Albums and you can listen to them here; Juliani Spotify channel
- Mtaa Mentality
- Pulpit kwa Street
- Exponential potential
- Master Piece
Juliani just released a video on YouTube from his master Piece Album Mabawa
He has collaborated with various musicians like SARABI Band, Eric Wanaina, Emannuel Jal, Jua Kali, Anthony Faulkner, and other great artists.
Brenda Wairimu and Julianikenya parted ways. Currently Juliani is dating Lilian Nganga. The former 1st lady’s wife Alfred Mutua the governor of Machakos county.
He has bagged the most prestigious awards like;
- 2011 Kisima Music Awards – the Hip Hop artiste/Best Gospel artist.
- 2010 Insyder CHAT Awards– Male Artist of the Year.
- 2011 Insyder CHAT Awards– Best Live Performer.
- 2010 Groove Awards– Songwriter of the Year.
- 2009 Groove Awards- Album of the Year / Hip-Hop Song of the Year.
- 2008 US Talanta Awards – Best Male Artist award.