Michael Kennedy Claver expertly known as Naiboi is a Kenyan artist, musician, recording artist, music maker, and record name CEO. In 2014, he changed from being exclusively a music maker, under the moniker Rapdamu, to a chronicle artiste, and with the switch came a difference in name to Naiboi. His community records, “Welle” in 2014 including Timmy Tdat and “Daktari” 2015 highlighting Frasha picked up his reputation and acknowledgment in the Kenyan music scene as an account artist of note.
Naiboi started his vocation in music in 2003 as a music producer, delivering records for a few Kenyan and East African artists, including Qty, Kristoff, Timmy Tdat, King Kaka and Avril Wyre. He set up a record mark, Pacho Entertainment where he marked on best in class artists with the end goal of preparing them into undeniable artists. By then, he was known by the moniker Rapdamu.
Naiboi Marriage and Son
He is hitched to a perfect woman by the name Mariam Ahmed, who works with an occasion the executives’ organization. The two couples have a child, Junaid Claver. They have been sharing charming photographs of their family minutes on their IG pages
Rapdamu to Naiboi
In 2014, with the arrival of the synergistic track, “Welle” highlighting Timmy Tdat, he affected the difference in name from Rapdamu to Naiboi. The name Naiboi is a play on the words Nairobi (a town in Kenya where he is based) and kid. He was at first called Nairobi Boy, however, it was later abbreviated to Naiboi.
The progress was not simply in name, as Naiboi gave up creation obligations to different makers (Jack On The Beat, Cedo, Jegede, Rixx, and Illogos) on the compensation move of Pacho Entertainment, to concentrate exclusively on his vocation as an account artiste.
In 2015, Naiboi highlighted Frasha on the track “Daktari”, which appreciated relative achievement, picking up airplay on radio broadcasts across Kenya and East Africa.
In 2016, Naiboi was included the melodies Gudi by Kristoff and Tingika by Rankaddah, the two tunes were effective and proceeded to win the honors for Breakthrough Video and Best New Artist individually at the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVAs).
His 2017 single, Problem, bested the music outlines in Kenya and delighted in the substantial pivot on all the radio broadcasts. In September 2018, Naiboi discharged the single “2-in-1”, an affection melody, which highlighted a few East African famous people recording recordings of themselves ‘sticking’ to the song. Celebrities like Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, Kansoul, Frasha, Kristoff, Kagwe Mungai, Rosa, WRLD, Fena, Martin Kimathi, Mwalimu Rechel were all piece of the video which was gigantically effective in Kenya and has gathered more than 4 million perspectives on the music spilling site Youtube.
Naiboi performed close by Grammy–Award-winning, Jamaican reggae gathering, Morgan Heritage at the Wasafi Festival, which held in Nairobi just before the year 2019 and on 4 January 2019, the gathering made a post on their authority Instagram account, which demonstrated that they would be taking a shot at new music with Naiboi.
Starting in 2019, Naiboi has been chosen as one of the artists from Kenya to highlight in the 2019 period of Coke Studio Africa.
We found Naiboi who additionally co-possesses Pacho Records with music maker Cedo, and he had a great deal to share about his singing excursion.
Naiboi, so what happened to Rapdamu?
Hahaha! Rapdamu kicked the bucket in 2013 or rather 2014. I have been in the game for such a long time as a maker since 2003 when I created my first melody and I have been going with that name and I believed I required some crisp name that can astound you, and that is the way I begat Naiboi.
Why Naiboi and no other stage name?
During this time, Nigerian melodies were truly getting monstrous airplay in our media. Everybody continued discussing Nigeria, I got tired and concluded I would battle our sound thus I began alluding to myself as Nairobi kid in short structure Naiboi.
Wouldn’t you say you made your entrance into the music game so late yet you had every one of these years to do as such?
To be completely forthright, regardless of whether I had needed to turn out early I wouldn’t have been capable in light of the fact that in those days I never had cash to pay for my music and that is the manner by which I wound up doing the creation.
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Will you ever return to creation?
Truly I don’t think so on the grounds that I trust I gave my best in every one of those years that I did creation. I’m persuaded I have done my part in that division and that is the reason I am proceeding onward to something else.
With your brain made up, so who does the creation at your stable Pacho Records?
I got five makers on finance and that is the activity they do. There is Jack On The Beat, the person who created “Bazokizo” my accomplice Cedo, there is Jegede who delivered “Gudi” and we likewise got Illogos he has created Fena Gitu’s ongoing melodies in addition to Willy Pauls’ “Digiri”
In your most recent jam, “I Wanna Be” you are so sentimental, what was that about?
Hahaha! I needed to turn out in an alternate manner on the grounds that even the track itself is unique. In addition, I grew up tuning in to RnB in this way it was so normal for me to communicate that way. I additionally need individuals to see some development in each tune that I discharge. I surmise that is the thing that it was about.
You included DJ Crème de la Creme might you be able to state he is the Kenyan adaptation of DJ Khaleed. What’s more, coincidentally, how accomplishes that work, a DJ highlighted in a melody yet he isn’t singing?
Incidentally, it’s really Dj Crème who included me, he might be our DJ Khaleed as you put it (Laughs)! You additionally need to comprehend that you don’t need to be an artist to be highlighted in a track. You can deliver a melody be it by supporting it or making beats and that gets you included on the given task. Right now, Crème made the beats and even paid for the entire venture and everything I did was the vocals.
- Smooth Criminal
- Too Much
- I Wanna Be
- Usipime Mwanaume
- 2 ni 1
- Si Unajua
- Eish Boss
- Niki Kuona
- Friday Fever
- Nipe Nafasi
- Good Life
- Ahead All Day