Mari is a singer-songwriter based in Nairobi, Kenya who does conscious music (music with a message that relates to everyday life experiences). His career spanning from 2009 has seen him grow to perform in some of Kenya's most prestigious venues and get recognition both locally and internationally. With his debut single 'Happy to be Yours' getting featured on Africa's popular 'Channel O' after release in 2012, Mari embarked on the journey to his debut E.P 'Let It Out EP'. It's 1st single, 'Matilda An Acoustic' released in 2014, saw him grow his career further, with one of the highlights being a feature on Zuku Entertainment's 'Raw Sessions' which popularly aired in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. He went on to release the E.P. in 2015, whose success climaxed with one of the singles 'Break of Dawn' being featured on M-net's 'Flowers & Bricks' movie. The complete ‘Let It Out’ album was released on Boomplay in January of 2019. The release has proved to be a success with one of the singles ‘Dancing to the Beat of the Drums’ airing on several radio stations from different countries around the world including the US, UK, Canada, France and Kenya among others. A few of the songs have also been featured in the top 50 pop songs categories on Boomplay charts in Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire.


'Where I Wanna Be' is now playing on Smile Radio. Head on over to and search for the song on the 'request a song' section, then press ✅

Tune in tonight to UK's Belter Radio from 2200-0000 BST to catch the premiere of 'Where I Wanna Be' on Angel's Indie Lounge. Make sure to adjust your clock for wherever you are

I dedicate this one to all the loving fathers, this one is for you. Happy Fathers Day. Listen to 'Duty Calls' on Boomplay

Tune in to Radio Kaos Caribou tonight at 8pm UK time to catch the rerun of The Welcome Show. Listen to the premiere of my music on the show and a great selection of music from around the world


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Mari Gikaru
Dancing to the Beat of the Drums
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Mari Gikaru
Happy To Be Yours by Mari


Mari x TD Poetsome - Live Performance at the Pawa Cafe
Mari - Music is my life
Mari - Beautiful Monster (Live Recording Session)
Mari - Matilda an Acoustic (Audio)
Mari - Happy to be Yours


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