Keko, is a Ugandan rapper who has dominated the music scene in East Africa. Her rise to fame began in 2010 with the release of “Fallen Heroes”, where she appeared alongside other established Ugandan artists like Don MC, SP, DAVIS and the Mwanba children choir. After delivering what was arguably the best verse on the track, Keko began to turn heads with her lyrics, delivery style and sheer presence on tracks. Her breakthrough single ‘How We Do It’ took the Ugandan charts by storm, making her an instant household name in East Africa. The success of the track led to a 2011 Channel O video music Award for most gifted East African Video, and more recently a synch with Supersport Africa. Keko landed an endorsement deal with Pepsi and also led Mountain Dew’s advertising campaign in Uganda, all whilst growing her fan base across the continent.
Keko is a multi-award-winner including Channel O Video Music Awards – Most Gifted East African Video (2011), Buzz Teeniz Awards- Best Female (“How We Do” 2011), Buzz Teeniz Awards- Best Upcoming Artiste (“How We Do” 2011), Pearl of Africa Music Awards- Best Hip Hop Song (“How We Do” 2011), East African Music Awards- Most Promising Artiste (2011), Buzz Teeniz Awards- Best Female (2012) and Diva Awards – Hip Hop Diva (2012). Keko’s just been nominated for the Channel O Video Music Awards – Most Gifted East African Video & Most Gifted Female Video Of The Year 2012 for “Make U Dance” ft Madtraxx.
“I’m very excited to take my career to the next level with one of the biggest record labels in the world, this is a great opportunity for me and the Kekonians to embark on a new journey. I am very hard working and I’m excited to be part of the Sony Music family of artists and its evident that we all share the same passion for music.” says Keko
Keko’s latest 2012 Chart topping Club hit entitled “Make You Dance” featuring Kenya’s Madtraxx has become a smash hit on radio stations across Africa, the video has also been on high rotation across leading music television channels such as Trace Urban International where it’s hitting its peek on both the Urban Hit 30 & Africa 10 charts also impacting on other shows like Sound City, Channel O & MTV Base Africa. This success has many media publications dubbing her as ‘the next big thing’.