K-Nel,nee Nelson Mike Mithamo Muriuki, is a hot commodity in Germany with a very large following. He has coined the word, ‘Anglohili’, to describe his version of Anglo/Swahili rap style that pervades his music. He is probably helping to singlehandedly help people learn Swahili (even though most may not know what they are saying…kinda like me and my reggatone! All Spanish and no idea what I am rapping…but the music’s good!)
He started off at Club X-Scape as a promoter for hiphop parties and was discovered in 1999 when he jumped on the stage and grabbed the mic. He released his first album in 2004 and has built a large following since then.