Songstress June Gachui has enjoyed years of success in her musical career.
Gachui who is known by many as 'Queen Of All Things Nyummy' cites her album as the highlight of her career.
“My album launch will forever be a massive, beautiful memory in my entire life there were two bands performing, an all-male and an all-female band. I think we created such magic by being able to release the album and also performing that content on stage was the yummiest thing eve.,”
The album is all about her life, a mixture of genres of 'The Nyummy' feeling.
“There is a way music, a relationship, or something you love hits you. That vibe is what I call Nyummy, that is why in life you really have to look for happiness or joy intentionally,” she said in the interview
“I have a mixture of Neo Soul, RnB, Rock and Afro fusion. Nyummy music is just a feeling and a vibe in my music."
In 2017, Gachui won Best Soul Act at the Cafe Ngoma awards and prides herself on having about two decades of experience in the music industry.
She has performed on different stages in and out of Kenya among them in the United States, France, Australia, the UK, and Uganda.
Gachui has also tapped into acting and has in the past been featured on; 'Nairobi Half Life', ‘Project Daddy’, ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ ‘Shirley Valentine’, ‘Wife Begins at Forty’, ‘It Runs in the Family’, ‘Steel Magnolias’, 'Threefold Cord' among others.
June is set to bring Nairobi to a standstill at the upcoming Stanbic Yetu Festival which is in collaboration with Stanbic Bank and Radio Africa Events.
“We have so much talent in Kenya that it is a shame that we do not have such concerts often. If we could have such events every month it would be nice,” said June ahead of the concert.
The soulful affair is headlined by Anthony Hamilton. Otile Brown will also be performing.
Speaking at the launch of the event, Homeboyz Radio and Radio Africa events General manager Somoina Kimojino expressed her delight in partnering with Stanbic in a bid to keep supporting the industry and uplifting artists' welfare.
"This partnership didn't start today, it started a year ago and maybe the conversations started earlier. Then Covid happened and we had conversations of how do we support the industry still without going out, and we had an amazing virtual concert it was Kenya ni yetu we were celebrating Kenyans," said Kimojino.
Adding, "We had about 10 Kenyan artists who put on an amazing show that inspired and gave hope to everyone and really gave back to them financially."
Describing the partnership as 'excellent, 'Kimojino was grateful to Stanbic for joining hands with Radio Africa events and supporting the initiative which has now given birth to Stanbic Yetu Festival.
On his part, Stanbic CEO, Charles Mudiwa said the bank's goal is to help local artists aspire for more by linking them with international acts.
Don't forget to check out Hamilton's concert at the Carnivore this Saturday. Buy your tickets at this link or at Stanbic Banks in Westgate, The Hub, Garden City. You can also purchase tickets via Stanbic agents at Sarit Center and Yaya.