US-Based Kenyan Singer and Actress Miriam Chemmoss Has Released a New Album

Miriam Chemmos, a multi-talented Kenyan singer/song-writer and actress living in the United States, has released a new album titled Lovebird. Released on January 7, 2013, Lovebird celebrates love, peace and unity, and is a collection 15 tracks sung in both English and Swahili incorporating a verity of genres - reggae, salsa, hip-hop, rumba, pop, RnB, and soukous.

Lovebird is available for purchase on Miriam's website - or on iTunes.

Miriam was born in Kenya but spent her childhood between Kenya and Tanzania. She began singing and citing at an early age, and competed at the national drama and music festivals while in high school in Kenya. In 1998, Miriam moved to Iowa in the US where she studied Theater/Music and Media, and graduated in 2001. After graduation she moved to Washington, DC, where she acted in several regional theatrical shows and also hosted her own radio titled "Retrospect' on Voice of America. While in Washington, DC she also featured on CBS hit TV series "The District" 2003 and in several independent films such as "Refuge" and "Mirrors".

In 2004, Miriam moved to New York and landed numerous roles on off-Broadway shows and on print and television modeling jobs. She also became a member of the famous Motown girl musical group "The Marvalletes Revue". While performing with this group Miriam shared stages with legendary groups such as "The Escorts", "Kool & The Gang", and "Soul Generations".

In 2007 Miriam released a hit single titled "RUDI" that would top charts and countdowns in several radio stations around the world: BBC Radio (UK), SARFM (New York), Voice of America (Washington, DC), Kiss FM (Kenya), Capital FM (Kenya), Sanyu FM (Uganda), Ghana Choice FM, among others. The success of the RUDI single gave Miririam a great deal of media coverage, including being featured in several US and overseas magazines. She was featured in the September, 2007 issue of Vibe Magazine, with the magazine calling her "The Queen of African Urban Music".

Miriam cites several famous African singers Miriam Makeba, Sade, Tshala Mwana, Angelique Kidjo, Brenda Fassie, among others as her inspiration.

For more information on Miriam Chemboss including samples of the Lovebird album, visit her website - or on the KenyanMusica youtube channel.

KULA MAWE's picture

there is a balm in gilead.

KULA MAWE's picture

Great vocals. Keep pushing to super stardom girl.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions to
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Facebook Comments Box

Follow us on Twitter @mwakilishi.

Featured Article

Registration for the US Green Card Lottery for FY 2017 (DV-2017) begins today, Thursday October 1st at 12noon EDT.

The Diversity Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State and provides for a class of immigrants known a...

10098 reads

Featured Article

Tax filing season just got more interesting now that a new law, the Federal Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), has kicked in. The law requires banks to report foreign accounts held by Americans. This law was aimed at preventing fat cats from chea...

10343 reads

Featured Article

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimate...

4523 reads

Featured Article

Beverly Munga is among many young people whose dream is to get the best education, get a good paying job and of course, live happily ever after.

She was privileged to go and study Law in the UK and after eight years, came back with a Master...

12997 reads


Aggregated Feeds