Victoria Kimani Biography, Music Career, Awards, Relationships, Net worth and Much More
9 June 2020
By Omondi Otieno
Who is Victoria Kimani?
Victoria Kimani is a Kenyan singer, songwriter and actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California and has lived in several cities across Africa and abroad.
How old is Victoria Kimani?
Victoria Kimani was born on 28th July 1985, making her 34 years old. She is set to turn 35 next month.
Who are Victoria Kimani’s siblings?
Victoria Kimani has two elder brothers namely; Bambo and Kimya Miyaki.
Victoria Kimani Music Career
Like many musicians, Victoria Kimani started singing at a tender age. She was brought up by religious parents and started her music journey in the church choir as a background singer. At age 16, she was given more roles in the church choir where she sang alongside other members of the group. She sang in the choir for quite some time before she dropped off and decided to venture into secular music.
In the secular industry, things were not very smooth. Here major breakthrough came in 2010 when she caught the attention of renowned Nigerian musician Ice Prince after performing a remix of the latter’s ‘Oleku’ remix. She joined Ice Prince’s Chocolate City record label, and in 2012 became the first female artistes to be signed by the renowned label.
Later that year, she released ‘Mtoto’; her first single under the label, with the video being shot in Los Angeles in 2013. After that, she went on a usic releasing spree, dropping one hit after the other. She, however, parted ways with Chocolate City in 2016 .
“You know like every contract has an expiry date. The contract was over and to be honest with you, most of the time I was on the label, I felt like an independent artiste anyway. I did most things by myself. So it was just time for me to step out on my own and do my own thing and not have to split money with anybody,” she said during an interview with KISS 100.
What are some of Victoria Kimani Top Songs?
- Prokoto ft Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz
- Lover ft Phyno
- My Money
- China Love
- On My D featuring King Kaka
- Giving You featuring Sarkodie
- Brenda Fassie
How many awards has victoria Kimani won?
She has been nominated for various awards including the NEA awards in NYC, and Channel O Music awards. In 2017, she was voted the Best Female East Africa Award in the African Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).
Victoria Kimani Philanthropy and Charity Work
Victoria Kimani has been in the forefront in fighting for rights of the girl child. In 2016, she teamed up with a number of Africa’s top female musicians namely; Waje, Vanessa Mdee, Arielle T, Gabriella, Yemi Alade, Selmor Mtukudzi, Judith Sephuma, Blessing Nwafor and Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade for a sensitization song dubbed ‘Strong Girl’.
Is Victoria Kimani in a relationship?
In 2019, Victoria Kimani announced that she was officially single after parting ways with former lover.
“My love life is dead, I’m not dating anyone. There is someone I want to date, but you know I don’t really think he wants to date me. I think I go for the wrong kind of guys, I think I go for like bad boys and that’s not good.
“Now I do want to settle down and have babies but I really need to be with the right person, because my worst fear is to be a single mom. I would like my child to grow up with mom and dad at home. So I’m willing to take my time, rather than rush and have someone’s baby and then he doesn’t want to be with me because then I will go crazy,” she said as quoted by Nairobi News.
It is not clear whether she moved on, and decided to try dating again.
What is Victoria Kimani’s net worth?
Her net worth is not clear as she has not openly addressed the issue. She, however, makes good money from royalties, music shows and YouTube earnings.