Juliani is a Kenyan Gospel singer whose real name is Julius Owino. Continue reading to know your artist better.
Real name: Julius owino
Birthday: 1st January 1983
Star sign: Cancer
Birth place: Dandora
Net Worth: 10 Million
Juliani was born in 1st January 1983 in Dandora area. He is the third born in a family of 6. Juliani’s father is an architect while the mother is a businesswoman who used to operate a food kiosk in Dandora.
He attended Wangu primary school and later joined Dandora secondary school.
After highschool, he met up with Wenyeji’s Robert and started rapping. Robert later introduced him to Ukoo Fulani.
His flow of music and passionate delivery, he was absorbed into the group. Together, they performed at many local gigs and clubs, especially at the renowned Florida 2000 night club and casino.
In 2001 the group released the full-length album Kilio Cha Haki, and Juliani’s Fanya Tena was an attraction of it.
Hanging out with the band, he received spiritual awakening. As they interacted more, he begun to realize that their spirituality had a strange and mysterious feel to it, and differed from his own idea of religion.
In 2005, after much soul-searching and conviction he channeled his spirituality in the right direction and got born again.
An artist referred to as Brayo (of the group Warogi Wawili) had earlier on gotten saved, and introduced him to Nairobi Lighthouse Church. He began attending fellowship, and biulding his relationship with Christ.
The Gospel industry began to stand up and take note of this young rapper’s prodigious talent, and soon he begun to perform at a number of Gospel events, including the Zaidi Ya Mziki album launch by Jogg-C and Gospel Fathers, The K-Rave, and many others.
In August of 2006, during a school mission at Moi Forces Academy, he bumped into Astar, whom he impressed enough and he decided to introduce him to Kijiji Records.
Astar had just completed recording his debut single Close Your Eyes; a track that was riding high on the local music charts. He invited Juliani to feature on the remix to the said single.
At Kijiji Records he went on to record Pendo Kweli with Kanjii. Pendo Kweli begun to see the artist diversify his sound, with any fans of secular rappers Common or The Roots sure to find irresistible the neo-soul meets hip hop connection.
He featured KORA chosen one, Astar, and they both visited numerous schools and universities.
In mid 2008, he got together with other best artists and released a multi-grant winning ‘Wakenya Pamoja’ single and its video.
Juliani is married to Lilian Ng’ang’a and they are blessed with a baby named Utheri. Lillian is the former Alfred Mutua wife who divorced him after 10 years in marriage.
Before marrying Lilian, he was married to an actress Brenda Wairimu. They were blessed with a baby girl before partying ways.
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Awards & Recognitions
He is the goodwill ambassador in charge of promoting youth farming in kenya.
In December 2009, he represented Kenya at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen
He won in Kenya Groove Award for 3 years in a row
In 2008, he won Male Artist of the year at U.S Talanta Winner Award
Some of his songs includes;
- Pendo Kweli
- Friend request
- Fanta tena
- Exponential potencial
- Damu ya Yesu
- Mtaa Mentality
- Chora, Chora
- Your Ear
- Stori Hii
We are not quite sure about his net worth but its estimated to be 10 Million. We will keep updating once we get the information.
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