What a better way to start the year!  This is such inspiring news. Ukweli might be little known in the mainstream media but largely known among music lovers and creatives in Kenya.

He recently worked with Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith on a track he produced called Get Lost under JABS who is a part of Jaden and Willow Smith’s MSFTSRep Collective . The song was featured on popular you tube channel Nostalgic.


Ukweli, stage name for Brendern Dernousse, says he sent a song, three months ago to JABS who then picked it up to make this feel good jam.

Ukweli is part of the East African Wave collective that includes other young producer cum DJs Nu fvnk , Jinku, Hiribae and Muroe. Willow Smith is a young creative musician who is finding her sound having worked with big names like Nicki Minaj.

Oyaro Clinton