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Meet Khan, Kenya’s best Nasheed artiste and Quran reciter

Ibrahim Jan Khan Mohamed is one of the most popular Nasheed artistes in Kenya and in East Africa today.

Nasheed is a work of vocal music that is either sung a cappella or accompanied by percussion instruments. Nasheed are popular throughout the Islamic world. The material and lyrics of a Nasheed usually make reference to Islamic beliefs, history, and religion, as well as current events.

Khan is also highly innovative and successful professional musician with a strong expertise in the art of composing original, thematic music and playing covers for live audiences. He is currently working with Nairobi-based production house, Mainswitch Production.

The 23-year-old award-winning artiste and Quran reciter went professional in 2014, and throughout his career, he has recorded several Nasheed including “Mama”. Recently, Khan released “Days Will Come and Go”, which is receiving impressive viewership online.

Khans’ singing is exciting and breath-taking. He is noted for his mesmerising and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalises lyrics to instrumental solos. He uses the voice as his instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion. His honesty shines in well-chosen collection of songs.

He speaks four languages: English, Kiswahili, Arabic and Urdu. As a poet, he’s won the prestigious Wallah bin Wallah Award.

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