Mari is a singer-songwriter based in Nairobi, Kenya who does conscious music (music with a message that relates to everyday life experiences). His main genres of music are Pop and R&B blended with contemporary African sounds to bring a unique flavor to the ear. Having grown in the 90's and 2000's, his main musical influences were hit-makers from this period, borrowing vocal techniques from artists such as Craig David, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie among others. His style also borrows vocal arrangements from boy bands such as Blue, Westlife and Boyz II Men.
Mari's career spanning from 2009 has seen him grow to perform in some of Kenya's most prestigious venues including the "Kenya Music Week" and the "Embassy of Spain in Kenya" to name a few. With his debut single 'Happy to be Yours' getting featured on one of Africa's most popular music channels 'Channel O' after release in 2012, Mari embarked on the journey to his debut E.P 'Let It Out'. It's 1st single, 'Matilda An Acoustic' released in 2014, saw him grow his career further, with one of the highlights being a live interview performance feature on the filler segment 'Raw Sessions' which aired severally on the Zuku Network channels in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions.
Mari went on to release the E.P. in 2015, whose success climaxed with one of the singles 'Break of Dawn' being featured as the soundtrack for the movie 'Flowers & Bricks' on the M-net Network channels which is among the largest TV networks in Africa. Tracks from the E.P were released internationally on online platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify in 2018. .
With the release of his 10-track debut album ‘Let It Out’ in January of 2019, Mari is looking to expand his horizons and set the world as his stage. The album is available to stream and buy on the mobile music app Boomplay (download the app on the Google Playstore).