Victoria Kimani (born 28 July 1985) is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer. She is currently signed to Chocolate City and is described as the record label’s first lady.As a singer, she is popularly known for her numerous hits and sense of style. Her penetration into the African music industry has earned her a number of nominations, with her singles receiving numerous airplay across Africa.Her debut album was expected in 2016.
Kimani was born in Los Angeles, California to clergy parents. She has two older brothers.She grew up partly in Benin City, Nigeria, where her parents were doing missionary work. She began singing at the age of 9; at age 16, she began performing alongside other church choir members as a back-up and writing songs for others.
Before moving back to her mother country, Kenya, she met one of her fans named Bright Chukwuma who had a life long crush on her. Rumours has it that this young man refused to date anyone else other than Victoria .She later dropped out to fully pursue a career in music.
In 2010, Kimani performed a remix of Ice Prince’s hit single “OLEKU” (remixed by Nathaniel Williams Jr.), which caught the attention of Chocolate City executives. In late 2012, she was the first female artiste signed by Nigeria’s music label Chocolate City,She released her first single under the label, “Mtoto”, the Swahili word for “child”, in March 2013.The video was shot in Los Angeles.
In 2014, she released the single “Show”, produced by singer and producer Tekno Miles.Later in 2014, she released “Prokoto”, a Congolese word that means “swagger.”She featured Tanzanian artists, Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz.
In February 2015, Kimani joined forces with divas Cynthia Morgan and Emma Nyra and released the video “Vex”.On 23 July 2015, she released the video “Two of Dem”. In May 2015, she released her work “Loving You”, in which she collaborated with Nigerian label mate, Ice Prince.On 4 November 2015 she released “Booty Bounce”.
On 21 January 2016, Kimani released her new single “All the Way”, featuring Khuli Chana.The song pays homage to renowned artist Angelique Kidjo in her classic “Wombo Lombo”.[The video was shot in Johannesburg,South Africa,and was produced by Reinhard.
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