- Rapper Maandy has been featured on New York Times Square Billboard.
- Maandy alias Kabaya was named Spotify’s EQUAL artist of the month.
- She joins singers like MDQ, Nikita Kering’ and Xenia Manasseh who been feted before.
Female rapper Maandy alias Kabaya is extremely overjoyed as she features on New York Times Square billboard in the United States courtesy of Spotify.
Earlier on the global streaming platform had announced Maandy as its EQUAL Africa ambassador of the month of May.
The rapper who recently dropped her album dubbed Flavour could not hide her joy on seeing her name and photo on the faces of the skyscrapers in the city of New York.
“From Dago to New York with love 🚀🚀🚀🚀. Thank you @spotifyafrica for the continued support 💃🏾💃🏾.” She wrote in appreciation.
Maandy joins other Kenyan musicians like Muthoni Drummer Queen, Nikita Kering’ and Xenia Manasseh who have also been Spotify EQUAL ambassadors in the past.
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EQUAL Africa seeks to spotlight and amplify the voices of African female artists breaking barriers and making waves in music. In addition, it seeks to amplify their music by exposing their catalogue to global listenership.
Through a statement made by Spotify, the platform described Maandy’s music as witty, edgy, and one that will definitely make someone dance.
“The self-styled ‘Kabaya’; a sheng word used to mean ‘baddie’, sings in Sheng and Kiswahili, with club bangers like her latest release Tena,” the statement read in part.
“Her music is bound to get you on your feet and is currently enjoying massive airplay on the radio as well as in clubs. Maandy is a versatile multi-genre musician. Her debut albums Frisky and Kabaya slip between rapid-fire Trap, Hip Hop grit, and bouncy Dancehall styles which showcases her love for her craft.”
Having begun her musical career in 2016, Maandy has released some fan favourites which include Sirudi Home, Shash na Lipgloss and BTW.