Just appointed as one of the East African ambassadors for Oriflame Sweden and AMREF's Save an African Mother Campaign, the queen of teens has forever stolen the hearts of many. We know that the former art student at the University of Nairobi takes great pictures and has hair that make heads turn. She’s a fashionista.
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Judith Nyambura Mwangi popularly known as Avril is a singer, song writer, performing artist and an actress. She sings Afro pop with one of her latest hits being “Nikimuona”. Her music career started back in 2007, while she was in her second year of university at the University of Nairobi where she studied Design. Her first single hit was “Mama”. Avril stumbled into acting when she was approached to audition for “Shuga” where she played the role of Miss B’Have, a promiscuous celebrity singer. She has also starred in “Noose of Gold”.
Avril derives inspiration for her songs from everyday experiences. She is influenced by a diverse selection of artists including Amani, Blu 3, Tiwa Savage, Liquid deep, and Alicia Keys. Avril enjoys listening to Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Alicia Keys and Beyonce. The stage name “Avril” was coined from April, the month in which she was born.
A local producer approached Avril and signed her on. Other than her own singles, Avril did back up singing and collaborated with different artists including fellow artist Kenzo with their single “mtaani dot com”. Avril has pointed out that she receives overwhelming support from her family, with her mother being her role model and her younger brother being her best friend
To aspiring artists:Work hard and smart and keep God first
Especially to young ladies:The industry is not about glitz and drama; one has to be a strong person and rise above the rest
When experiencing hate and negative vibe from people, Avril prefers to keep quiet until the situation goes down
FUN FACTS ABOUT AVRIL
Avril owns a product design company, where she does merchandizing, and even has her own line of earphones. At the age of 19, Avril thought she was too young to be signed to a studio when she was approached by a producer. Her “Kitu Kimoja” hit is popularly used in weddings as a theme song.