Makadem

Bio

Makadem (born Charles Odero Ademson) is a multi-genre artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Makadem uses humorous and witty lyrics to address socio-economic struggles in modern-day Kenya.

His career began after meeting veteran producer Tabu Osusa of Ketebul Music. Their collaboration inspired him to sing a benga and ohangla- based style music. He released his debut album ‘Ohanglaman’ in 2007.

He has widely toured Europe and has performed at Sauti za Busara Fest (Zanzibar), Bayimba Festival (Uganda) and FestHorn (Djibouti). He has shared the stage with top international artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Mighty Culture, Glen Washington, Baaba Maal, Mahotella Queens and Lokua Kanza. His European tours were organised by One World.

Makadem has participated at a three-month music residency at the Cite International des Arts in Paris courtesy of the Institut Francais in 2012. While in Paris, he worked on improving his kalimba-playing skills as an understudy of Angolan maestro Lolendo Mvulu. He also sharpened his guitar-playing under the tutelage of the legendary Syrian Mbenza.

Some of his career highlights include: performing at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, opening for Seun Kuti in Copenhagen-Denmark and performing at Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington in 2014. He has also collaborated with South African producer Behr to create a bubbling hybrid of Afro-electronic music.

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Whoa Shiku
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PLANDEMIC #SCxiamOTHER2
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CHEKI feat. Sharama
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Salaam
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Obong'o Bless Me
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Nipe Denda Moja
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Mganga Mkuu
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Otongolo gal
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Amani
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Piki Piki Posta
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Nya Nairobi
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Mogidhi Kona Kona
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Orudo Aye
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Nyange
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Hot like a fire (Bibutaka)
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Videos

PlanDemic - Makadem & Dj Phafar
Makadem - Mogidhi Kona Kona. SMS SKIZA 7760157 TO 811
� Hot Like a Fire (Bibutaka) � SMS SKIZA CODE 6110829 TO 811
Makadem's Orudo Aye Dance Challenge! SMS SKIZA CODE 6110835 TO 811
Douniya
Makadem Sawa Sawa Raw
Makadem - Unacheza Raw
Makadem performs "That Comb" at Art@thebus weekend
Makadem - Nipe Denda Moja
Makadem performing at AFRIMA Awards 2015
Makadem - Salaam Extended Mix (Highlife World Series)
Makadem performs Mganga Mkuu on the Voice of America
Makadem Live on BBC Swahili In London
Makadem live on BBC's "Focus on Africa"
Makadem and Gem - Songs from Kenya
Makadem performing Douniya at Doadoa 2015
Makadem performing on Danish TV
Makadem - Obama Be Thy Name
Makadem - Nya Nairobi
DHI Ndalo live performance
Makadem - Sawasawa Live at Millennium Stage
Makadem performs Kisumu Bound Bus at Blankets & Wine
Makadem - Ndi Ndalo Ohanglaman
Makadem Live Performance at BlanketsAndWine
Makadem - Amani
Makadem - Otongolo Gal
Makadem on the Millenium Stage - Kennedy Center 2014
Makadem performing That Comb at Sawa Sawa Festival
Sawa Sawa live at Atlas, in Aarhus, Denmark
Makadem - Mganga Mkuu
Makadem and The Afro Cuban Experience - Kisumu Bound Bus (Live)

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KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
1995

Contact

Makadem
+254 733 863330

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