SERRO & THE CHARACTAZ

Bio

Kenyan Afro-soul singer and songwriter Serro, is continuously building a name for herself as one of Kenya’s top live performers. Serro is out to tell the African story through her Benga and Jazz-fused Afro-Pop sound laced with traditional Kenyan folk sounds. Serro’s brand is characterized by African elements inscribed in her language, wear, melodies and vocal delivery. A multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Drums, and Percussion), Serro’s goal is to be “the go to name when one thinks of live music in Africa.”

Born Hulda Adhiambo Serro on 31st December 1995 in Nairobi, Kenya, Serro has always enjoyed the support of her family in her pursuit of music. Daughter to a screen actor popularly known Washington in the TV Series: Makutano Junction, Serro attended Buruburu 1 Primary School and later Ngara Girls High School. It is while there that she started learning music theory and joined the Kenya Girls’ Choir. In 2015, Serro underwent a yearlong talent development program at the renowned Sauti Academy. She’d later join Kenyatta University for a Bachelor’s degree in Music where she graduated in 2016 with First Class Honors. Influenced by Yemi Alade, Amanda Black, Sauti sol and Beyonce, Serro has cemented her presence in the Kenyan music scene as one of the artists to watch.

In 2015, SERRO had the privilege of being selected by the Music Faculty of Kenyatta University to represent the country at an intensive collaborative workshop held in South Africa. SERRO released her debut single ‘Rongai’ in 2016, whose audio was produced by Polycarp ‘Fancy Fingers’ Otieno of Sauti Sol and video directed by VjOne. After taking a brief hiatus to complete her music degree, SERRO returned to the scene with the release of “Okello”, a soulful ballad that was produced by Mutoria and video directed by the famed Johnson Kyalo. SERRO’s larger-than-life stage persona has seen her grace multiple stages alongside her 5-piece band – The Charactaz, including; Jamhuri Festival, Sondeka Festival, ONGEA Music Summit, The GoDown Gig, Pawa Festival, UTAM Festival, An Evening of Afro-Jazz, Cake Art Affair among others. In June 2016, Serro hosted her first solo concert dubbed Kasha at Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center together with Kalahi. Besides pursuing her own solo career, SERRO has also lent her mellow yet powerful voice to Ricky na Marafiki band and Juma Tutu & the Swahili Jazz Band, both popular jazz bands in Kenya.

In the beginning of 2015, Serro was featured by Kenya Buzz as one of the ‘Top 10 Female Artists to look out for’ in Kenya. Her debut music video “Rongai” was listed under the ‘Top 20 Music Videos’ by Mpasho in 2016. Serro also bagged a nomination for ‘Best New Act’ at the Café Ngoma Awards in 2017. She was also spotlighted by The Standard Newspaper as one of the Kenyan artists set to takeover in 2018.

DISCOGRAPHY: Dunia (2019), Okello (2018), Touch My Soul (2018) with Just Imagine Africa, Rongai (2016)

PRESS:

“Powerful, that’s the best way to describe her sound and persona.” -...

Posts

SERRO - KASYOKI WA MITUMBA (Acoustic)
SERRO & The Charactaz Live at Cake Art Affair 2019
SERRO - Ya Dunia (Official Music Video)

Music

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OKELLO (Official Extended Audio)
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Okello (Acoustic version)
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Ningependa Nikusahau
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Rafiki Pesa (cover)
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Rongai
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Videos

SERRO - KASYOKI WA MITUMBA (Acoustic)
SERRO & The Charactaz Live at Cake Art Affair 2019
SERRO - Ya Dunia (Official Music Video)
SERRO & The Charactaz - Live At ONGEA Music Summit 2019
UANI Episode 3 ft. Ach13ng (Highlights)
SERRO & Tha Charactaz Live at Nyama Mama (July 2018)
SERRO - Okello (Official Music Video)
Uani Episode 2 Ft. Bensoul (Highlights)
SERRO - Mtumwa (Live at UANI)
UANI Episode 1 Ft. Ayrosh (Highlights)
SERRO & Tha Charactaz | Live at Nyama Mama (September 2017)
Serro - Rongai (Official Music Video)
Serro - Nioradukania(Acoustic)
Kaz Lucas- Otieno (Cover by Serro)

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KENairobi, Kenya
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2015

Contact

+254 704 496 715
Simon Maina (Manager)

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