Mari is a singer-songwriter based in Nairobi, Kenya who does conscious music (music with a message that relates to everyday life experiences). His main genres of music are Pop and R&B blended with contemporary African sounds to bring a unique flavor to the ear. Having grown in the 90's and 2000's, his main musical influences were hit-makers from this period, borrowing vocal techniques from artists such as Craig David, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie among others. His style also borrows vocal arrangements from boy bands such as Blue, Westlife and Boyz II Men. Mari's music has reached audiences in over 50 countries worldwide cutting across continents from Africa to Europe, North America to South America, Asia to Australia. His career spanning from 2009 has seen him grow to perform in some of Kenya's most prestigious venues including the "Kenya Music Week" and the "Embassy of Spain in Kenya" to name a few. With his debut single 'Happy to be Yours' getting featured on one of Africa's most popular music channels 'Channel O' after release in 2012, Mari embarked on the journey to his debut E.P 'Let It Out EP'. It's 1st single, 'Matilda An Acoustic' released in 2014, saw him grow his career further, with one of the highlights being a live interview performance feature on the filler segment 'Raw Sessions' which aired severally on the Zuku Network channels in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. Mari went on to release the E.P. in 2015, whose success climaxed with one of the singles 'Break of Dawn' being featured as the soundtrack for the movie 'Flowers & Bricks' on the M-net Network channels which is among the largest TV networks in Africa. Tracks from the E.P were released internationally on online platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify in 2018.
The complete ‘Let It Out’ album was released on Boomplay (download the app on the Google Playstore) in January of 2019. The release has proved to be a success with select singles from the album currently on rotation on several radio stations in different countries around the world including the US, UK, Canada, France and Kenya among others. A few of the songs have also been featured in the top 50 pop songs categories on Boomplay charts in Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea.
In the course of 2019, his efforts caught the eye of international music company, Rehegoo Music Group. Mari is currently working in conjunction with the company to reach wider audiences for his music. He has since released two singles ‘Duty Calls’ and ‘Beautiful Monster’ globally through Rehegoo Music. Mari is a member of the International Singer-Songwriters Association. He is also working and collaborating with several other international companies and organizations to grow his brand and propel his music career even further.