Groove Award winning artist - Moji Shortbabaa is one of Kenya’s top gospel musicians, currently riding high with his chart-topping track “Vimbada”. Moji becomes the second gospel artist to be featured on Coke Studio Africa, after compatriot Bahati. In the Coke Studio Africa 2019 season, the so-called pioneer of new urban gospel sounds will be paired with Bisrat Surafel from Ethiopia, and the two produced by Kenyan talent Magic Mike.
Moji Shortbabaa started out his career as part of the popular gospel duo: Kelele Takatifu (now defunct) that was initiated in high school. The group, which included Didiman, released hit singles including “Ngori”, “Bamba Mbaya” and “Aina Noma” and a successful album titled “Ndoto Za Kupaa”. Come 2016, Moji went solo and has so far released nine successful singles, among them: “Kuzitoka”, “Wacha Story”, “Mitumba” and “Hajawai Niangusha” featuring Guardian Angel and DK Kwenye Beat. He continues to receive various nominations and accolades at various gospel award ceremonies.
Seen as one of East Africa’s most promising gospel artists, Moji has been actively contributing to the music industry through his lyrical talents, at the same time passing on messages of hope and love. He is successful as a songwriter, holding the pen that wrote songs like “Chini Ya Mwamba” and “Nimekubali” by Masterpiece and hit track “Kumbe” for Mr Seed and Bahati. Moji continues to perform at popular venues and multiple Campus Beauty Pageants regularly. He was also part of the 2018 nationwide Groove Tour.
James Muhia a.k.a Moji Shortbabaa was born in 1991 and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. Coming from a humble background, Moji counts himself as blessed and is driven to shape the music scene and culture through his talent. As an artist, Moji has managed to use his platform to infiltrate the airwaves with conscious music.