Born 24 years ago in a tiny village in Sotik Town, in Kenya’s Rift Valley Phyllis “PHY” Mwihaki Ngetich has overcome amazing hurdles to be at the front and center of Kenya’s music scene in just in just one and a half years, accomplishing all this while still studying at the University of Nairobi. With a tiny frame that hides a giant voice and even bigger ambition the Ennovatormusic Records artist, Phy, was profiled in 2017, CNN African Voices along Tanzania’s Diamond as the key talent to watch out for this year. With two albums, Phylosphy & Biography under her belt, as well as numerous live shows and brand ambassador projects after winning DSTV’s flagship star search completion, superstar, Phy’s star continues to rise.
Hailed as a breath of fresh air to Africa’s nu RNB scene, debut album, PHY continues to break Kenya’s music charts. “The genre-bending artist has influences drawing from Trap Soul, RNB, and Afropop, a rare feat by a 24-year-old newcomer.
• Africa Nouveou 2018
• Mission To Earth Italy Tour 2018
• CNN Africa Voices 2017 – African Artist to Watch
• World International Youth and Students Festival , Sochi Russia, 2017
• Reeperbahn Festival 2018
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