Anto Neosoul


Born in 1985, Kenyan singer Anto Neosoul (real name Antony Mwangi) studied at Lavington Primary School, where he realised he could sing. He landed an invitation to perform at a private performance for the then Cardinal Maurice Otunga (RIP). He also performed for Retired Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi at just 9 years old. He continued to perform at Upper Hill School, during his A-level Studies in Uganda and at the University of Nairobi, where he studied Broadcast Journalism.

A Scorpio, Anto Neosoul is non-pretentious, authentic and soulful. He says what he means and means what he says. This inspires his writing, which evokes feelings and direct reactions on stage and on stereo. His performance on stage is second to none and has been aptly described as 'high on melody, rhythm and harmonies'.

Anto has performed in African and Europe with his great skills, eccentric stage performances and thought-provoking music. He believes in the power of fusing musical genres and working with different versatile artistes to create timeless music.

He is also a popular TV personality, for example hosting 'Teen Republic', a highly successful Teen Lifestyle TV show on Kenya’s NTV broadcast all over East Africa. Anto has also been part of Africa’s biggest and most successful Youth TV show, 'Shuga', an MTV production that included Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyongo.

Anto’s debut album 'Starborn' launched Anto onto the world stage. He was nominated for two Groove Awards in 2013 (for Video of the Year and Song of the Year) , two Kisima Awards in 2012 (for Afro Fusion Song of the Year and Best New Artiste) and one Mwafaka Award nomination in 2012 for Collaboration of the Year.


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Niaje Wasee Feat. Obama & Julie Gichuru


KENairobi, Kenya


Anto Neosoul
Profile added by Stanley Gazemba on 15 Sep 2014