JUA CALI

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : KENYA
GENRE : HIP-HOP, GENGE

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

   

In Kenya, they call him ‘baba yao’ (the big boss of genge). Jua Cali is a rapper of many firsts. He was the first Kenyan artist to get a big endorsement; and the first and longest to pitch tent at Calif Records. He’s since got out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of him. No matter what artist or audience you put him with—he always keeps it real. Always delivering dope rhymes. He never misses to meet his fans and leave a lasting impression. You will attest to this as you watch him on Coke Studio Africa season 3.

CAREER
Paul Julias Nunda, popularly known as Jua Cali is a Kenyan hip hop rapper and record producer who sings a genre of music know as Genge (a mix of Kiswahili and Sheng). His first single was ‘Ruka’ released in 2001, followed by ‘Nipe Asali’ released in 2002. He has released several singles so far. Jua Kali has won Favorite Male Artiste and Best Live Stage Performance and Best Collaboration Song (Kwaheri featuring Sanaipei). He has been nominated for Best Male at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2008.