Leading Gospel hip hop star Juliani today visits Kibera where he was a accompanied by Chocolate City “Kibera” Matta challenge team.
Juliani has won multiple awards both in Kenya and the USA, the former being a Groove award for ‘Hip-hop Song of the Year’ (from his debut LP of the same name, ‘Mtaa Mentality’), and the latter a Talanta award as the coveted ‘Male Artist of the Year’. In 2009, he scooped two Kenyan Groove awards, including ‘Hip-hop Song of the Year’ (‘Biceps’) and ‘Album of the Year’ (‘Mtaa Mentality’). In 2010, he picked up ‘Male Artist of the Year’ at the Insyder CHAT awards as well as Groove’s highly acclaimed ‘Songwriter of the Year’ – 2 years in a row. In 2011, Juliani won ‘Best Live Performer’ at the Insyder CHAT awards and was, bar none, Kisima’s champion of the evening, scooping an incredible 4 awards. ‘Best Production’ and ‘Hip Hop Song of the Year’ for what has now become a bonafide anthem, ‘Bahasha Ya Ocampo’, ‘Best Gospel’ Artist and ‘Artist of the Year’, picking up the ultimate winner’s cheque of 1 million KSH.
Juliani’s social awareness continues with inspiring abundance, having launched ‘KAMA SI SISI’ in early 2011. A one of a kind attitude change campaign, KAMA SI SISI targets, empowers and enlightens Kenyan youth to be responsible and accountable to themselves and their community, to work toward the positive improvement of their surroundings – politically, economically, socially and spiritually…”Taking care of yourself by taking care of others.