Tetu Shani

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A Self-taught percussionist and guitarist, Tetu Shani got accepted in 2014 to the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a scholarship to study Performance. He, however, turned it down desiring to be a part of the musical renaissance happening in Nairobi and to help build up the local music scene.

He picked up a guitar that same year, writing his first song at the relatively late age of 28. In the next four years, he had won a silver medal at the Global Music Awards, opened for Grammy winner Joss Stone and been featured on CNN African Voices as one of the trendsetters on the African continent.

He describes his sound as Afro Pop-Rock, which is a blend of indie rock, Afro-pop and folk music from Kenya and has become a performing artist known for his versatility, storytelling and dynamic range leading to live performances in Ethiopia, Uganda and Zanzibar

Okayafrica- "One of East Africa's most exciting live acts."

Business Daily- "One of the most exciting performers at the forefront of the burgeoning movement in the Nairobi live scene"

Music in Africa- "His songs defy category and his crystal-clear vocals and poetic lyrics imbue his songs with a sentimental quality."

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Tetu Shani- AfricaSun Instrumental
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Tetu Shani x MTM- Drinks on Me
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Tetu Shani- The Void ft. Fadhilee (Prod by Jinku)
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Tetu Shani- Samalina (Prod. By Saint Evo)
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Tetu Shani x Mayonde- Chemistry (Prod. By Jinku)
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Videos

Tetu Shani- Sema (DIY video)
Tetu Shani- Sema (Official Audio)
Tetu Shani- AfricaSun BTS
Thursday Nite Live highlights- Tetu Shani
Tetu Shani- Thursday Nite Live at J's 2019
Tetu Shani- CNN African Voices
Tetu Shani- Drinks on Me (Live at Koroga)
Tetu Shani x MTM- Drinks on Me (Official Audio)
Tetu Shani- AfricaSun (Live at Koroga Festival 22nd Edition)
Koroga Festival 22nd Edition Highlights
Tetu Shani- AfricaSun (Live at J's)
Tetu Shani- Cherie Coco (Live at GoDown)
Tetu Shani- AfricaSun (Live at J's)
Tetu Shani- Living Room Sessions 5
Tetu Shani- Maia Album Launch 1 (HD)
Tetu Shani- Living Room Sessions 4
Tetu Shani- Upendo (jam session)
Tetu Shani- Living Room Sessions 3
Tetu Shani- Living Room Sessions 1
Tetu Shani- Jazz Attitude (Part 2)
Tetu Shani- Jazz Attitude (Part 1)
Tetu Shani- Live performance at Fete De La Musique 2017
Tetu Shani- Live at Blankets and Wine Nairobi 2017
Tetu Shani live at Night Dancers 2016
Tetu Shani Live at Nyege Nyege Festival 2016
Tetu Shani Live at Utam Festival 2015
Tetu Shani x Moritz Regentag- Sleepless in Nairobi

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