Dela Maranga is Kenyan Afro Pop Musician, singer and song writer based in Nairobi, Kenya, well known for her Swahili version of International hit song “Hello” by Adelle.
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Adeline Maranga was born in 1989 in Nairobi Kenya
Dela Maranga studied architecture in University of Nairobi, she doesn’t practice because she’s busy pursuing music but, hopes she could be an architect one day, having done some house drawings for her relatives but haven’t done anything professionally yet.
When she was a kid, Dela used to sing in the school and church choir. After high school she started singing back-up vocals for different bands. Dela sang for artists like Achieng Abura, Villagers Band, Wahu, Stan and so many others. Later, she decided to go solo because she had started to create her own music. So this one time, Stan was having a show and Dela asked him if she could perform some of her own music. Someone from a record label happened to be there and saw her performance. They liked her music and called her for a meeting and that’s how she got signed and recorded her first album. That was back in 2009/2010.
Dela describes her music as Afro Soul which is soul music with African elements such as guitar riffs, African rhythms and drums etc.
In 2010 Dela was nominated for a Kisima Award .
Dela’s message to upcoming musicians trying to make it in the industry today
“Stay true to yourself and don’t try to be like anyone else. It’s understandable to admire another artist and they can inspire you and influence your musical taste but, you should not try to duplicate what someone else is doing. They are who they are, and you can only be you. So, just stay true to yourself because that is what your fans will identify with – your uniqueness, and the honesty and sincerity of your music.”
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