Mostly known in the genre of afro-fusion / World Music, Abbi together with the band Kiwketu, has travelled and participated in well-reputed festivals as Mundial (Holland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), African Cultural Music and Dance Festival (South Africa), Fest Horn (Djibouti) to mention a few. In 2011 he performed in Austin, Texas at SXSW and in Denmark at SmukFest as part of the Culture Connect / Globe Town intiative.

Winner of two Kisima Awards for “Best Male Artist” and “Most Promising Artist”, Abbi has released one reggae-album Your Own Way (2012) and two afro-fusion albums: Mudunia (2003) and Indigo (2007). Yet Abbi’s musical journey began long time ago, when he was part of the accapella band “The Boyz”, which later changed name to “Safari” who travelled on tours in Germany, Spain and England.

In 2008, Abbi began opened a studio recording and producing other Kenyan artists in Nairobi, like Mutinda, Nina Ogot, Joy Shambula and the late Arnavah [Nathan Krystall] .

In 2014 Abbi teamed up with Claus Seest and started Fluffy Studios in Nairobi. The single “Ninasi” featuring Vqee (See Videos) which came out in October 2015 is a product of their collaborations.

Abbi has furthermore collaborated with artists like Ronni Vindahl (DK), Grammy Award Nominee Tippa Irie (UK), Gihuku (KE), Janus Soliånd (DK) and Ashimba (TZ) and features on several albums like Achieng Abura, Barbara Guantai, and “Songs of Hope” by Family Health International.

He has collaborated with great producers like Antoine Cannella, Claus Seest, Thomas Menzer and legendary reggae-producer Pharfar , who mixed and mastered Abbi’s latest album “Your Own Way”.

From a cappella to afro-fusion and reggae, from collaborations on organic electronic music to producer and studio-owner, from tree-planter to HIV advocate and peace-promoter, Abbi is one of the “Icons of Kenyan Music” as said by Kenya Book of Records.

Click on the image to download Abbi’s bio in PDF

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Click on the image to download in PDF the article about Abbi from Nairobi Star January 19th 2011

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Click on the image to download in PDF the article about Abbi from Adam Magazine 2008

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Click on the image to link to the article about Abbi in Musikeren (Danish Language)

About “Your Own Way” 

What happens when Abbi, an established Kenyan singer, music composer and producer with his team of Kenyan musicians and producers meets Danish music producers Thomas Menzer and Claus Seest, who introduce Danish musicians and flavors to the sound, and finally take the album to be mixed and mastered by Denmark's leading reggae-producer - Pharfar Nesser? 

- You get the magical experience of 
"Your Own Way"