At only 20 Lilian Gakeni,popularly known as Lilly is already causing ripples in the Meru Showbiz industry at a pace that is enviable to many in the Industry.
Born and brought up in Maua and Meru town,the University of Nairobi Human Resource Management student says she started singing back in the days in Sunday school but it was not until she joined Ameru Crew that she started doing Music professionally.
“My parents were against my idea of pursuing music especially my dad who wanted me to pursue school first.I kinda disobeyed him but had to juggle between hustle,music and school,”She says.
After a one and half year stint with Ameru Crew she decided to go solo after which she released a Christmas song with two friends last year and later on her Afro-pop inspired debut single TABASAMU which was produced by Jacky B.
“I wrote Tabasamu while going through a lot.I didn’t have cash at that time to record a song and i also had lots of family issues-It was more of a true story and that is why i am doing music,basically to encourage,inspire and bless people,”Lilly explains.
Lilly who looks upto Adelle,Cece Sagini and Vivian Wambui is currently working on a new video and will be releasing more fresh projects within the year.
You can connect with Lilly Gakeni,the superstar in the making on her different platforms below.