Teen Sensation Leyla’s Patriotic Release Wins Kenyans Over

Nairobi Underground Teen Sensation Leyla's Patriotic Release Wins Kenyans Over

Fast rising teen singing sensation Leyla, 13, has dropped her first ever single, WimboWaHistoria, a masterful rendition of the famous Kenyan Patriotic song of the same name, originally written by Enock Ondego.

Leyla Mohamed is a talented Kenyan Singer, a 13 year old girl (as at October 2018) of Somali origin, born in the year 2005 in Naivasha Town at a place called ‘Kabati’ but now lives in Nairobi’s vast Eastleigh Estate with her single mother. She comes from a humble background, a small family made up of her mother, who is the sole bread winner, and a male cousin who she fondly calls a big brother as she has known him all her life. Leyla is currently a standard eight pupil at St. Teresa’s Girls Primary School and is set to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in November 2018.

Leyla, who was first spotted by Video Director Sammy Dee,was later recommended her to Peter Chuani (commonly known as DJ Pinye), a veteran DJ, Producer and Talent Scout credited with spotting and nurturing top Kenyan musical talents like Octopizzo and Elani. Fast forward, and Leyla’s debut single is finally here.

Leyla showcases talent way beyond her years, both in the audio and video. She performs the song with great diction and vocal prowess. It is clear that Whitney Houston is her biggest musical influence.

The young artiste currently calls the Permanent Presidential Music Commission her second home as it is where she is undertaking her vocal classes and also uses the various resources like the audio visual studios at the facility to improve her musical talent to world class standards.

Her biggest wish is to perform for the President of Kenya and then later represent Kenya on the world stage as a singer

Leyla describes herself as a sanguine, she is a talkative and jovial girl, her biggest musical influence being the late Whitney Houston, who she grew up listening to on her mother’s favorite radio station, Kiss 100 . She began singing at the age of 3 and has never looked back since then. She is a great vocalist, doesn’t play any musical instrument at the moment but would love to learn to play the piano when she joins secondary school. Her ambition apart from being a successful musician is to be a pilot.

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