Xenia Manasseh named Spotify's Equal ambassador of the month

The musician has written and collaborated with both local and international stars

Xenia Manasseh named Spotify's Equal Ambassador of the month
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Spotify’s Equal Africa programme has just announced this month's ambassador and it is none other than the multi-talented Xenia Manasseh.

The 25-year-old is well known for her vocals and impeccable songwriting skills released her debut EP Fallin’ Apart in 2019 which saw her gain mega recognition globally.

Since her entry into the music industry, Xenia has been making waves with huge collaborations both local and international.


The songstress has written songs for and collaborated with many top artists, including Teyana Taylor, Sauti Sol, Mr Eazi, Tay Iwar, Big Sean, and Burna Boy.

Talking about her new ambassadorial role Xenia humbly said it was an honour being recognized with such magnitude, especially in a male-dominated industry.

“Being a part of the Equal programme is an honour. I’m honoured to be recognized for my input and for my voice, especially in a male-dominated industry,” the 25-year-old candidly said.


She went on to add:

“I'm honoured to be a part of any programme that is built on inclusivity. Navigating this industry would be more difficult without platforms like these that seek to highlight that great art is great art no matter the source.”

Spotify's Equal programme seeks to provide female artists with the support and resources to grow their craft and reach worldwide audiences through multiple playlists.

The beneficiaries also receive off-platform guidance and tools to help take their music careers to even greater heights.

Xenia while talking about how she found her path revealed she decided to pursue music because for her it was the purest form of self-expression.

“I didn’t realize making music was a part of my purpose until around 2019. After spending six months in Atlanta writing music almost every day, it became clearer and clearer.” Said the young lady.

“Stepping into your purpose is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.

I don’t do it because of the possible rewards or recognition that I may receive but simply because of how connected I feel to who I really am, and it only gets clearer the more I pursue it. I’m grateful and honestly blessed to receive anything after that,” finished off Xenia.

She joins other Kenyan artistes like Nikita Kering’, Muthoni Drummer Queen and Silvia Ssaru in the EQUAL Africa programme as well as Nigerian superstar singer Yemi Alade who was named the January 2023 ambassador when she joined the programme.

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