Born Harrison Munio, Bamzigi is a Kenyan artist, personality and visionary.
Bamzigi’s music career began free-styling for kick in clubs and making mix tapes with DJ’s from his local hood. Bamzigi’s talent grew as he gain experience and he is now regarded as being a pioneer in mainstream urban sounds in Kenya.
Bamzigi is seen as a treasure among many of the new urban groove musicians in Kenya, and Harrison is working at paving the way of a new musical fusion of Electronic, Dance, Kapuka, Afro, Urban, Rock into a genre he has dubbed as “Mizuka Style”.
Collaborating with popular musicians throughout Kenyan Urban Music, Bamzigi is a founding member of the music group “Necessary Noize” featuring female singer Nazizi Hirji and singer Kevin Wyre. Formed in October 2000 the group has grown from strength to strength and released their self titled album in 2000. This album included the hit songs “Clang Clang”, “La Di Da” and “Nataka Toa”.
The groups popularity grew and they were to later release their second album “Necessary Noize II: Kenyan Gal, Kenyan Boy”, in 2004 which featured some brilliant tunes like the single “Kenyan Gal, Kenyan Boy” and “Bless my Room”.
Primarily a hip-hop group the band also worked with reggae and R&B tracks on their albums, and their music is appreciated for their social conscious lyrics that focus on issues affecting young African’s today like AIDS, drugs and politics.
Having won multiple awards including Best Group at the Pearl of Africa Awards, and Best Group, Best Music Video and Best Ragga Group at the Kisima Music Awards, Bamzigi has worked in association with large Radio Networks such as KBC and Radio Africa.
After a long struggle with personal demons in the form of drug addiction, Harrison underwent treatment and in 2010 he cleaned up and started afresh. His solo projects have include “The Bounce is Back” an album that included hits like “The Bounce”, “Rusha” and “Songa”. He is currenly recording a full length album working with 3050 Entertainment and producer Wawesh, the first single to be called “Bachette”.
His latest release, a tune called “Sitaki”, featuring a gifted young artist named I.T. is about knowing a relationship is coming to an end and dealing with those feelings.