Poetry in melody, soulfully made in Africa.
I am a singer , songwriter and guitarist hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. With a heavy love and influence of neo-soul, Afro-soul, Hiphop and reggae, I have an eclectic taste in terms of music. I am constantly looking for new ways to fuse different sounds and I love the beautiful sonic creations that come to fruition.
I work closely with music labels as well as individual artists as a songwriter, vocalist and provide ideas and insights in the production process as well.
Let's connect, let's create.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Monitah
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a single called Utopia that I was the singer and songwriter. The song struck a chord with so many listeners and I am grateful for the response
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My debut album
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Isak Tenacy. He is a great producer as well as artist
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because of the freedom that comes with it
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will give my best to ensure your project is a success
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I get to create one of a kind pieces of art in the form of music that will live on long after I am gone.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is the quality of your audio output? The highest quality
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy and that anyone can do it
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What emotions would you like the song to convey? How long would you like the song to be? What message do you want to put accross?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open to new styles and sounds and never be afraid to sound unlike anything else you have heard before
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, Microphone, soundcard, Headphones and Speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a music lover for all my life, singing since as far back as I can remember. I first released a song professionally 8 years ago and have been creating projects since
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful and smooth
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lauryn Hill because she is a true legend and feel I can learn so much from her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to experiment on new sounds and styles.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: RnB, World Music, HipHop, Reggae, Gospel, Blues and Contemporary.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a self starter and highly motivated. I am therefore very reliable and work well online. I am also always open to learning and as such willing to grow my craft and talents.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique style and voice. I have diverse musical influences that enable me to come up with wonderful new sounds. I love to experiment
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have to listen to the project a couple of times to get a better understanding of the instrumentation, the theme of the song and to get a feel of it. After that I start to draft some ideas and build up from there. I share the complete work with the client and wait to get feedback. After that I will be open to making edits and additions with regards to what the client has indicated.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is fully equipped and acoustically treated. My setup comprises of a Focusrite Scarlet 212 mic, soundcard, headphones and Pioneer Speakers. I use garage band or adobe audition to record.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by producers such as QTip, Pharrell Williams and Timberland among many other producers. Musicians such as Mary J. blidge, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey also inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide vocals, harmonies and adlibs for instrumentals and beats. In addition, I play guitar and provide songwriting services for my clients.