Kevin Waire

Kevin Waire


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Wyre is no stranger to the entertainment industry. With a musical career spanning twenty years, Wyre says he has no intentions of slowing down any time soon. An accomplished singer, songwriter and producer, Wyre has been nominated and won numerous awards both at home in Kenya and within the African continent. Wyre is slowly marking his spot on the global scene by fusing Reggae & Dancehall with different genres of music, thus slowly crossing over to the international stages. His collaborations with several local and international artists, release of quality videos and nonstop hits has gained him a fan base worldwide.
As a member of the group Necessary Noise, Wyre and his group released two very successful albums that forever raised the bar for other musical groups in Kenya. Necessary Noise was formed in the latter part of 2000 and went on to release several hits such as “Kenyan girl Kenyan Boy” and “Bless My Room” that dominated the Kenyan musical scene for several years and for which they also garnered several awards. Necessary Noise later joined with Bebe Cool from Uganda to form the group “East African Bashment Crew” (EABC). EABC released one album together which had several hits such as “Fire” and “Combination”. The group also won several awards for their work.
As a solo artist, Wyre released his first solo album “Definition of a Lovechild” in 2006. The album was a sensational fusion of R&B and dancehall rhythms that relayed the musical message of Wyre’s soul. Wyre managed to compose and write all sixteen tracks on the album. He released videos for several of the singles on the album and this paid off handsomely as he received numerous support, requests and accolades not only on local radio and television stations but also on global charts such as MTV Base and Channel O Africa. Wyre has been and continues to be inspired as a musician by many great musicians who have fundamentally influenced who he is as an artist.
Wyre released his second album fittingly titled “10 Years Wiser” in 2010. The album managed to expose his diversified musical styles and influences. Wyre says he is greatly inspired by the musical work of Michael Jackson, Damian Marley, Ginuwine and Akon to mention but a few. His collaboration with several artists on the album’s original and remixed versions has catapulted Wyre to great levels in the music industry. He has collaborated with such artists as JB Maina from Kenya, P Square from Nigeria, Cecile, Alaine , Gramps Morgan & Peetah Morgan from the Grammy Award Winning Reggae group Morgan Heritage , to mention but a few. Singles such as “Uprising”, “She Say Dat” (featuring Cecile), “Sina Makosa” and “Mwanake” (featuring JB Maina) &” Nakupenda Pia “ (featuring Alaine) are just a few of the hits that Wyre released as singles after releasing the album 10 Years Wiser. Wyre has also done production work for such artists as Redsan, Achieng Abura and Gidi Gidi Maji Maji amongst many others.
2013 saw Wyre visit Jamaica for the very first time where he performed, networked & worked with several artistes and producers on various projects. The video for the hit single "Nakupenda Pia" which featured multi-talented Jamaican songbird Alaine Laughton was shot at various locations in Jamaica and released in mid [link-omitted] released several singles and videos including "Khadija Remix" featuring Kenyan artist JuaCali and "Kamua Leo Remix" that he featured on with several artistes. Wyre also performed at the International Reggae and World Music Awards held in the USA where he also won the award for "Best New Artiste".
2015 saw Wyre release his latest album LION. In the album he has worked closely with a diverse set of artists like Cecile, Skales, Jemere Morgan ,Khaligraph, Illestr8 & Lectronica Circle. He is still currently promoting the album through live performance tours. Wyre’s music career has seen him travel extensively and perform worldwide in countries like USA,UK, UAE, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands & Switzerland.
Wyre continues with his quest to penetrate the international market while increasing and maintaining his local fan base. He has performed for thousands of fans the world over and continues to be well known for his highly energetic stage performance. Having several major corporate endorsements under his belt has helped keep Wyre on his fans' forefront. Safaricom Limited is one of Kenya's leading mobile communications service providers & Wyre was one of the company's Brand Ambassadors during the SAFARICOM KENYA LIVE TOUR. He was also the Brand Ambassador for SAMSUNG in Kenya for 3 years in a row. He is currently the Brand Ambassador for gaming firm SPORTPESA. Wyre started his own record label, Lovechild Records on which he publishes and releases his music from.
Through his website [link-omitted] he keeps his fans updated with all things related to his career including his tour dates and music sales. His other venture is his own clothing line called LION WEAR which incorporates a lot of Wyre’s , thoughts and expressions in an artistic format on clothing. With all the experience and more to come, Wyre promises to leave an imprint on all who listen to his music. “I will continue to manifest my thoughts and experiences on subjects that are close to all our hearts, love, life and society”. ROCK ON.


Kisima Awards Nomination
Best R’n’B Artist
Kisima Awards
Best Overall Group, Best Ragga Group, Best Music Video (Necessary Noize)
Kora Awards Nomination
Best East African Male Artist
Pearl of Africa Music Awards
Best Kenyan Male Artiste Nomination
Kisima Awards
Best Ragga/Dancehall Artiste +7 Nominations as solo artist & East African Bashment Crew
Channel O Music Video Awards
Best Afro-pop video ("Chuki") & Best R&B video ("Chuki") Nominations
Pearl of Africa Music Awards
Best Kenyan Male Artiste Nomination
Chat Awards
3 nominations
‘Coke side of Life’ tour in Kenya
Video Peaks at No.1
‘She Say Dat’ on MTV Base Africa
Kisima Awards
Best Dancehall/ Ragga Artist

Pearl of Africa Music Awards
Best Kenyan Male Artiste Nomination
Channel O Music Video Awards
Best Reggae Dancehall Video in Africa and Best East African Video Nomination
Channel O Music Video Awards
“Uprising” Best Song Nomination
Channel O Music Video Awards
“Dancehall Party”, “She Say Dat” Best Song Nomination
International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA)
Winner: Best New Artist
BBC Radio 1Xtra
"Nakupenda Pia" peaked at #2

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