Kagwe Mungai

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Kagwe Mungai is an iconic singer a, songwriter and producer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since the beginning of his professional music career, he has shown evident growth by diversifying and exploring various musical territories such as jazz, hip- hop, R&B and Afropop. In addition to songwriting, recording, engineering and producing great music, Kagwe Mungai also dabbles in the creation of music videos and developing ingenious music marketing strategies that disrupt the industry.

Kagwe was born in Nairobi, Kenya. In his fifth grade year, his family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa. This move marked the beginning of his immersion into the jazz and pop-rock culture leading him to form a jazz and rock band, where he played drums and sang lead respectively. By the age of 14, Kagwe was writing songs and developing his ideas using his older brother's four-track recorder. At 16, he was introduced to Steve Jean, an accomplished music producer from Uganda, who taught him the basics of production. Other notable musical influences include his music teacher in Nairobi, Moses Watatua, Michael Jackson, Pharrell, Quincy Jones, Fela Kuti, Oliver Mutukudzi and more.

As his music career started taking shape, Kagwe proceeded to study Music at the University of Southampton in England where he perfected his craft as a singer and producer as well as capitalizing his time in developing his debut mixtape (EP)

He released his debut EP, It Only Gets Better in June 2012 accompanied by exceptional self- made music videos for the singles, “Oleku” and “Marry You”. The music video for “Oleku” was successively selected as the best Kenyan Oleku cover in a survey held by Up Magazine Nairobi in 2013. His sophomore upcoming EP was released in September 2013.

Kagwe proceeded to join Kenyan record label, Taurus Musik after the release of his EP. Here, he continued to pursue his music from all angles which saw him dropping hits with big hitters in the industry such as Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Fena Gitu, King Kaka, Niniola(Nigeria), Blinky Bill, Kansoul among others. Aside from producing his own music, Kagwe also went into more elaborate production for industry households such as Sauti Sol. As the producer behind the group's successful song, Nishike, Kagwe Mungai’s exemplary skills were awarded when Sauti Sol won MTV Europe Awards for Best African Song.

In 2019, Kagwe Mungai released his first album titled Spectrum. The 15 track album is a celebrated compilation of numerous genres and songs that showcase the 360-degree musical prowess of Kagwe. The album, a well-curated soundtrack for life has eclectic features including Naiboi, Owuor Arunga, Mr. Seed, Mayonde and Fena Gitu among others.

Music aside, Kagwe Mungai has also ventured into brand ambassadorship duties by representing notable brands such as Ciroc Vodka, Aramanda- an African Fashion powerhouse and Keexs- an upcoming African sneaker brand.

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Kagwe Mungai - Good Times (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Miss Obi (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Boys Don’t Cry (Audio)
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Doctor
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Boys don’t cry
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Till the end
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Miss Obi
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Good Times
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Bonus - Oleku Cover - It Only Gets Better
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8. It Only Gets Better
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7. When We Were Kings - It Only Gets Better
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6. Interlude- (Featuring Kazi Gold and Louise Victoria) It Only Gets Better
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5. Rock With You (Featuring Cerys Weetch) - It Only Gets Better
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3. Cure For This (Featuring Louise Victoria) - It Only Gets Better
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2. Marry You - It Only Gets Better
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1. Purely Poetic Logic (Written by Chaka Sichangi) - It Only Gets Better
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4. Get Down - It Only Gets Better
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Hey Mama
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Mpenzi (Muturi's Room)- Prod. by Kagwe Mungai
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Marry You - Prod. by Kagwe Mungai
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Top of the World - Kagwe Mungai Music
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Chips Funga - Kagwe Mungai Music
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Afro House Vibes (BONUS TRACK)
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Videos

Kagwe Mungai - Nakulike (feat. NaiBoi) Audio
Kagwe Mungai - Unintentional (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Boys Don’t Cry (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - You Know This (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Pressure (feat Owuor Arunga) Audio
Kagwe Mungai - Miss Obi (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Good Times (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai feat. Mr Seed - OGOPA MUNGU (Viral Video)
Kagwe Mungai | Egyptian Adventure (Behind The Scenes)
Kagwe Mungai | Clubbin' (Nairobi Edition)
Kagwe Mungai | ROYALTY (Icon Freestyle) 2018
Kagwe Mungai | Super Seena (Official Video) SKIZA CODE *811*38#
Kagwe Mungai | Till The End feat. Niniola (Official Video)
Kagwe Mungai - #QwetuHouseParty (After Movie)
Kagwe Mungai - Baas ft The Kansoul (Official Video)
Kagwe Mungai ft Alicios - NYUMBANI (Official Video)
PARTY NATION - Fena x MDQ x Mayonde X Kagwe x Blinky Bill (Official Video)
Kagwe Mungai - African Lady (Official Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Doctor (Official Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Doctor (Official Audio)
Muthoni Drummer Queen x Kagwe Mungai - Hot This Year (Official Lyric Video)
Kagwe Mungai ft King Kaka - Give It To Me (Official HD Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Give It To Me ft. King Kaka (Audio)
Kagwe Mungai - The Dee (Lyric Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Creeper (Official Music Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Creeper (Lyric Video)
Day in the life - with Kagwe Mungai
Kagwe Mungai - BIGGEST FAN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Kagwe Mungai - BIGGEST FAN (Official Lyric Video)
Kagwe Mungai - Bad Girls [OFFICIAL VIDEO] HD
Bad Girls -- Kagwe Mungai (Official Teaser) [Music Video]
Bad Girls - KAGWE MUNGAI (audio)
Kagwe Mungai - Oleku (Official Cover)
Dutch - Fena Gitu ft Kagwe Mungai, Toshi
A Poetic Reintroduction to Africa - Prod by Kagwe Mungai
Get Down - Prod. by Kagwe Mungai
Marry You - Prod. by Kagwe Mungai (Official Video)

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KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
2012

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