Achien’g Abura is a singer, composer and pianist who started her music at an early age in gospel where she achieved recognition in East Africa for her song ‘I Believe’ and recorded three gospel albums, I Believe, Way Over Yonder and Sulwe. She later adopted Afro-Jazz as her performance style and is recognized as a strong advocate for artistes to utilize music for social, economic and political transformation in Kenya.
She released her first Afro-Jazz CD in 2002, titled Maisha which was nominated for a KORA All Africa Music Awards for Best East African Artiste and at the end of 2003, Achien’g released her CD Spirit of a Warrior, a peace album sponsored by Alliance Francais, Nairobi, with which she won the Kora All Africa Music Award for Best Female Artiste East Africa in 2004. In 2007 she releases Dhahabu Yangu dedicated to the African Child and released under her own record label, Iris International. Achien’g has also been nominated for several Kisima Awards.
With Kenya still buzzing from American President Obama, her new single I believe is all about believing in yourself. the mellow message mixed with her sweet voice make for the perfect concoction of music to inspire you. As youths, the future is in your hands, and so listening to this encouraging music will give you the push you desire.
Have a listen to the song and let us know what you think.