Valentine Ziki is a multi-faceted performing artiste with a background in theater & dance. An outstanding singer & songwriter, Ziki has steadily cut a niche for herself as a versatile performer with a diverse repertoire.
"Music: my first love".
Ziki incorporates different sounds to create her own distinct style of Afro-soul & Urban Fusion.
She performs with a five piece band known as 'SABA' which comprises of a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist and percussionist. She represents a dynamic crop of artistes in Kenya’s vibrant music scene. Hers is a soulful sound; an energetic performance with a stage presence reminiscent of jazz and African artistes that have influenced her over the years.
Her instrument of choice is her voice and the rhythm guitar. Ziki describes her creative process as both experiential and introspective. The content is refreshing and leans on sharing a positive message about life, love and other potent day-to-day issues
Her debut single "Nenda" has received favorable reviews. Already fans of her music can't get enough of her latest release "Fly Away". She is currently working on her first studio album.
We welcome you to experience ZIKI's Music!
Previous performances include:
Playing For Change, Thursday Nite Live! @ Choices, Sanaa Fusion, Kinanda Arts Festival, Story Moja Hay Festival, Kenya Music Week, Safaricom Live-Nairobi finalist 2011,Kwani Open Mic, Gallery Watatu Exihibition Launch, the GODOWNGIG among others.
She has shared a stage with:
Ayub Ogada (Playing For Change), Juliani (Safaricom Live), Juma Tutu (Safaricom Live), Eddie Grey (Hay Festival Nairobi) ,Makadem (Kinanda Arts Festival) , Suzzanna Owiyo (Share-A-Smile Benefit concert), Yunasi Kenya (GODOWNGIG) among others.
Nenda : Released in 2010
produced by FUTURE SOUNDS
Video by VIVID Features
Fly Away:Released in 2011
produced by LODWAR RECORDS
Copyrights held exclusively by Valentine Ziki Kamau.
Valentine ZIKI: Singer, songwriter and guitarist
Watch out for this talented Kenyan song bird!
Follow her on Twitter: @missziki