Elani is an Urban-Afro musical group based in Nairobi. The band was formed in early 2008, and has been performing as a unit ever since, slowly growing from strength to strength.
They have been blessed with various opportunities to perform on the same stage as numerous local and international artistes, such as Eric Wainaina, Suzanna Owiyo, Sauti Sol, Juliani, Emmanuel Jal, Jonathan Butler and Grammy award-nominee, Anthony David.
Well, Kenya Postal and Telecommunication Company landlines 🙂 back
when phone numbers were 5 and 6 digits long…(that’s not the answer
you were looking for was it?? but it’s true!)
We were die-hard Facebook fans until early this year. We’re slowly starting to appreciate the power of the movement that is Twitter. But each of them has its own advantages. We use both daily.
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
On the top of the charts, internationally acclaimed, award-winning…big things! With our annual gig, Elani’s Urban Expression being a tour de force within East Africa.
4. Any question for us? We’ll publish our answer as well.
How many tickets would you like to Elani’s Urban Expression?
We would honour the Abuja Declaration of 2001 and allocate 15% of the national budget to health care, effectively ending the doctors’ strike and ensuring that we were a healthy nation (#TeamLindaAfya!!)
Inception, Pulp Fiction, The Twilight Saga (heehee!)
We draw a lot of inspiration from our parents who encourage and support our dream. Musically though, Habib Koite, Lokua Kanza, Khadja Nin, Sauti Sol and Atemi regionally. Internationally, Coldplay. If Beyonce’s energy could be distilled and bottled, we’d sell our organs to buy it!!
If we weren’t performers we’d be event organizers or band managers. We
handle all our events ourselves and with time, we’ve gotten pretty
good at it!
want to have?
– Food (good food, delicious food, lots of food)
– A couple of harmonicas (because we’ve always wanted to learn)
– A fully equipped recording studio.
– Each other
We’d be the Mystery Machine. How cool would that be?
12. If you could be in any band in the world, which one would you like to be in? Why?
The Beatles. Beatlemania. Enough said.
We incorporate various elements of Israeli Krav Maga into our stage