Andrew Kabiru Karuku (born 8 January 1978), popularly known as Abbas Kubaff, is a Kenyan hip hop artist who was raised in the Kariobangi South, Nairobi , the Haven of Musical Talent in East Africa. As a member of the rap group K-South, and later as a solo artist, Abbas has shaped and pioneered rap music in East Africa from the in 1995. K-South was a trio formed by Abbas, his brother KC and neighborhood friend Bamboo. The group split in 2005 after KC went missing and Bamboo move to the United States. As a solo artist Abbas is famous for hit songs such as “Chapaa” and “Tokelezea”. He won a Chaguo La Teeniez Awards award in 2008 and a Golden Mic award in 2011. In 2006, Kubaff released his debut album Angabanga. He has toured extensively in Europe and has performed in Nairobi as the opening act for Coolio, Lost Boyz, Maxi Priest and Akon. In 2014 he released his fourth studio album known as Ghettoholic.
Abbas Kubaff started performing in Rap Battles at Club Florida 2000, Nairobi’s premier Night Club, then, on Moi Avenue in 1994. This was the beginning of serious Musical Business for ‘Mr Dobeez’, aka Abbas Kubaff as in 1995 he joined hands with Bamboo and formed the group, K- South.
During the same period of 1996 he recorded the Hit single, ‘Kiondo Gakwa’, featured in Zanaziki’s Album ‘Tamu Tamu’, as well as in diva Mercy Myra’s single, ‘Sitaki’ at the Samawati Studios, Nairobi.He also performed at the Tusker Beats of the Season Concert, 1996.
In 1997 he won the Club Florida 2000 Rap Battle Contest and started recording the album ‘Nairoberry’, K- South’s first Album. He yet again featured in the Tusker Beats of the Season Concert, 1997 and was a curtain raiser for Superstar, ‘Coolio and the 40 Thieves’ Kenya Tour. This gave him an International touch of stage performance.
In 1998 he released his first single from the album ‘Nairoberry’, ‘Tabia Mbaya’, and again did an International appearance, this time curtain raising for the ‘Lost Boyz’, Kenya Tour.
1999, saw Abbas Kubaff release ‘Nairoberry’, one of Kenya’s first Hip Hop Albums. In the same year he collaborated with the Group, Necessary Noize on their first album. He launched ‘Nairoberry’, in style, in a solo promotional party, dubbed, ‘K Day’, that attracted over 3,000 people.
In comes the Millenium and Abbas Kubaff, embarks on a Kenyan Tour to promote ‘Nairoberry’, which proved very successful. In the same year he recorded K South’s sequel, ‘Nairobizm’.
The year 2002, he goes on Tour to neighboring Tanzania, to promote his two Albums, ‘Nairoberry’ and ‘Nairobizm’.
It was ‘On The Road’ again, touring Kenya extensively in 2003 and once again featuring in another great International Show, the ‘Maxi Priest’ Kenya Tour and also performing at the Safari Sevens Rugby Tournament, Nairobi. He wound up the year with the release of, ‘Nairobizm’.
2004 saw Abbas Kubaff, go International, with the launch of ‘Nairobizm’, at the world famous, Festival Mundial, in Tilburg, Holland, performing and EmCeeing in Night Clubs in Holland and Germany.
After globe trotting in Holland and Germany, he returned to Kenya in 2005 and it was back to Studio Business, he started recording tracks for his Solo album, ‘Angabanga’, and in the same year performed at the Candy Shop Nairobi.
In 2006 he released Singles and Videos for ‘Mo Faya’,& ‘2050’ with Chiwawa , Maleek, and Kerea, all of which are in rotation on MTV Base. He also released ‘Angabanga’ at Candy Shop 2 in Nairobi and toured cities and towns in Kenya.
‘Angabanga’ become the fastest selling Hip Hop album in Kenya.
He is one of the ‘Five’ top Kenyan Artistes who recorded the single ‘Sina Noma’, that was sponsored by Motorola.
The stage is set and a lot is to come for this celebrated Artiste, Abbas Kubaff, a Talent on Stage as a performer, MC, or in the Studio belting out great hits. As we await the release of his first album, we are assured of some great tracks and great happenings our way from Mr. Abbas Kubaff.
||Andrew Kabiru Karuku
||8 January 1978
- Mercy Myra
Abbas Kubaff Discography
- Nairobbery (As K-South) (2001)
- Nairobizm (As K-South) (2003)
- Angabanga (2006)
- Welcome To The Madhouse (As part of collaborative project BLNRB) (2009)
- Mister Abbas (2010)
- Ghettoholic (2014)
Abbas Kubaff Personal life
Abbas is married to Anna, a British citizen, and has one daughter named Sofia
Abbas Kubaff Net Worth
Abbas is one of the richest Singer & listed on most popular Singer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Abbas Kubaff net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
|ABBAS KUBAFF NET WORTH & SALARY
||$1.5 Million to $5Million
|Source of Income
||Living In Own House.
Abbas Kubaff Social Network
Youtube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UChrZmY8xNMaVkDMsTwznDww
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/abbas-kubaff/433672035
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