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Keya Nemesis

ABOUT ME

African Recording & Performing Artist Mostly known as Keya Nemesis

A string of path making releases have seen me win multiple awards, notably being named twice by MTV Base in the Top Ten African Rappers in 2016 and 2017.

Among the most riveting and energetic performers operating in Africa, i thrive in the heat of local and global competition fluent in Luganda, English and Swahili, and my eclectic style is playful, quirky, aggressive and assertive.

At home with a variety of sounds such as as hip hop, trap, experimental-ism, Soul, Rnb, and Afro-dance hall, my studio productions are cultural statements spurred by collaborations with a wide range of local and international producers such as: Sherrie Silver, David Phelan (Saltwives), Hank Solo, Samy Deluxe, Roland Van Capenhout, Martin 'youth' Glover etc.
My Slogan is Telalila - The Play of God.
  • Adventure
  • Competency
  • Creativity
  • Determination
  • Listening
  • Making a difference
  • Pleasure
  • Reliability
  • Reputation
  • Self-respect
  • Teamwork
  • Musical subculture

Cultural background

  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

PROJECT MUSIC

3:23
Mokili (Earth)
Mokili means Earth in Lingala (Congolese Language). In this Acapella track which blends African vocals, latin percussions, European classical influences and ethnic rap, Mankind's voices address Mother Earth in a mea culpa that transcends cultures and geographies. „Mokili“ is based on an afro - cuban Rhythm called „Abacua“. There is a conversation of three different tuned congas in this rhythm. On top of that there is some improvisation of another one. David added more percussion, to make it sound differently and to take it away from the tradition, using a low tuned Djembe, an ceramic Udo drum and a Arabian drum called Daf. These instruments create a unique world of sound, just using acoustic instruments from all over the world.
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  • African
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Latino
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Choir
  • Rapping
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Udu
  • Belgium
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Switzerland
  • Uganda
3:35
Mizani
Keya Nemesis: Mizani is a Swahili word used to mean Balance or Scales of balance. The track Mizani therefore is about taking time to think individually first and as a society what balance we need to live the world a truly better place to live in for our offspring weighing Financial Wealth against Ecological wealth which in the long run sustains not only us but the entire biosphere. In a prophetic tone the chorus asks the Questions of what balance, which balance, do we want a corrupt balance which is what we have always had in different versions? Keya Nemesis and Sasha Shlain collaborate to bring to the world audience a colorful message of action. To stop, think, learn and act for yourself, family, the entire human population and the biosphere what balance we need and strive to achieve it.
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  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • World
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Sampler
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
3:57
GRABBA MAN
GRABBA MAN is a song about the Cumulative Disadvantage of the environmental degradation, inequality, war and the consequences that in them-self further reinforce the poor quality of the majority of life on earth caused by Greed and Consumerism. GRABBA MAN reminds us of the flaws in the systems and beliefs we function under that have altogether led us to the edge of most of life's existence on earth solely due to our activities as Human beings, the responsibility we now have to reverse the damage we have done across the board.
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  • African
  • Ambient
  • Dance / EDM
  • Easy Listening
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Psychedelia
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
1:31
Kwaku Anansi
Kwaku Anansi is a song about Wisdom and the quest for Knowledge inspired by the mythology of Telalila -The Play Of God and Anansi the "Spider" African God of Karma, Trickery, Irony and Creativity brings the listener to a universal perspective of the infinite existence of all creation riddled by the role of death and how its perceived across the spectrum. The conversation, Reminding us the power of our attention stolen and used to control our perceptions of reality, and the fear of death used to cripple critical thinking in the masses whose existence is now slave to the pursuit of money and mostly only valuable as statistics for one divide or another. Kwaku Anansi aims to reinforce the individual with knowledge and Wisdom on reciprocity and fairness.
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  • African
  • Alternative
  • Ambient
  • Easy Listening
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Psychedelia
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • A capella
  • Chanting
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Congo
  • Uganda
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