Born and raised in Kenya, Fred Kanyike is a Ugandan artist residing in the Netherlands. Being a part of the group ‘Kenyan Boys Choir’ which has had an experience of recording album with ‘The Universal Records’ and performing on big platforms like the first inauguration of President Barrack Obama. He was elected the team leader of the group for 6 years and he used to train and arrange music for high-schools colleges and universities including the African international university.
“As a group, we had to practice a lot and over the years, Many are times on different phases of my life before we advanced I had to walk long distances just to go for practice and on several occasions wait till late night for transport charges to reduce so that you can head home after a marathon of practice on an empty stomach since most of us then came from very humble beginnings”, says Fred Kanyike, telling about his musical journey.
Fred decided to take a step forward by releasing his self-written album titled “At the Shelter”. This album is a powerful embodiment of Love for God and love for people among themselves, especially during such times when the world is in a transition. It becomes important to remember our love for the almighty, the creator of the world, followed by the love and respect that we hold for one another. According to the artist, this is the only way to make through these challenging times.
The track “My Love is for you” of his debut album “At the Shelter” was recently released on May 31, 2020. This is a beautiful track with captivating beats and smooth flowing vocals that pierce right through the heart, making the listeners understand every word of the song. The other track of this album “I Give All My Worship” was released on October 16, 2019, and is written in the praise of God. This is an encouraging and inspiring song that instantly connects our souls with the Gods above.
In school, Fred would have special days to do a presentation and they always picked him to do something. By combining Michael Jackson’s dance moves with African tunes, Fred would successfully entertain the entire class. Looking at all the smiling faces, he decided that this is exactly what he wants to do- make people happy using his talent. And here he is today, making people’s life brighter and joyous with his music.
Fred Kanyike likes to describe his music style as ‘pop gospel fused with African touch of sounds and echoes’. He is a versatile artist who holds the ability to create magic with his music.
Listen to the tracks “My Love is for you” and “I Give All My Worship” now on YouTube.com.