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Born Harrison Munio, Bamzigi is a Kenyan artist, personality and visionary.
Bamzigi's music career began free-styling for kicks in clubs and making mix tapes with DJ's from his hood, credited for making the urban sound mainstream his regarded as one of the best musical treasures in Kenya. Currently he is paving the way of a new musical-fusion movement that he created and dubbed “Mizuka Style” (Electronic/Dance/HipHop/AfroBeats/Kapuka/Afro/Urban/Rock).
He is a founding member of the popular group Necessary Noize that also included female MC/singer Nazizi Hirji and singer Kevin Wyre. The group was formed in October 2000 and released their self-titled debut album in 2000. This contained the hits "Clang Clang", "La Di Da", "Lovers rock” and "Nataka toa".
They steadily grew in popularity and were later to release a second album Necessary Noize II: Kenyan Gal, Kenyan Boy in 2004 which included popular regional hits such as "Kenyan Gal, Kenyan Boy" and "Bless My Room". Although mainly hip-hop based, the group has also done reggae and R&B tracks. They are appreciated for their socially conscious lyrics that deal with issues affecting youth such as AIDS, drugs and politics.
Among the solo-projects created are "The Bounce is back" album that included hits like "The Bounce", "Rusha", "Songa". In the past experience the multi-talented Bamzigi has also hosted and produced for large Radio networks such as KBC and RADIO Africa. In 2010 and after a long struggle with a drug addiction he became clean and started a fresh. 2 singles were released, “Mizuka” & “254”. He is currently recording a full-length album with 3050 Entertainment and producer Wawesh, Bamzigi himself , Provoke and loads of innovative EDM producers just to name a few. The first single is called “Bachette”
2004 Kisima Music Awards - Best Group & Best Music Video ("Kenyan Gal/Boy") and Best Ragga Group.
2004 Chaguo La Teeniez Awards
2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) - Best Group (Kenya)
2005 Tanzania Music Awards - Best East African Album ("Necessary Noize II")
2006 Channel O Music Video Awards - Best reggae video ("Kenyan Gal/Boy")
2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards - Best Kenyan Group