K'naan Biography


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Birth Name: K'naan
Birth Country: Somalia
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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K’naan whose real birth name is Keinan Abdi Warsame is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to fame with the success of his single "Waving Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. K’naan was born in 1978 in Mogadishu, situated in the southeastern Banaadir province of Somalia. K'naan's family was from an artistic background. His grandfather was a famous poet, and his aunt Magool was a renowned singer. His name, Keynaan, means "traveler" in the Afro-Asiatic Somali language.

K’naan become a friend and associate of Canadian promoter Sol Guy, who helped him secure a speaking engagement before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1999, where  K'naan performed a spoken word piece criticizing the UN for its failed peacekeeping missions to Somalia.

Now K’naan is living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Where he is the origin and started his career from 2001. He is running at the age of 38 now. K’naan has affair with his girlfriends Lupita Nyong’o, Chelsea Clinton, Deqa Gacal, and K. Mosqueda. He has not married and remains single till todays date.

K’naan is a person having Somalian nationality and follows an Afro - Black ethnicity. K’naan has a net worth of U.S $ 1 million. 

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K’naan was born in 1978 in Mogadishu Somalia

1978

K’naan was born in 1978 in Mogadishu, situated in the southeastern Banaadir province of Somalia. K'naan's family was from an artistic background. His grandfather was a famous poet, and his aunt Magool was a renowned singer. His name, Keynaan, means "traveller" in the Afro-Asiatic Somali language.

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K'naan started his career from UN High Commissioner for Refugees

2001

K’naan become a friend and associate of Canadian promoter Sol Guy, who helped him secure a speaking engagement before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1999, where  K'naan performed a spoken word piece criticising the UN for its failed peacekeeping missions to Somalia.

 

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K'naan started his as a Somali-Canadian poet.

2001

K’naan is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Waving Flag ", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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K’naan has won 1st awards in 2006

2006

K’naan has won many awards for his performances. He won his first award on 2006, which was Juno Awards, for Rap Recording of the year, and was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize. He also won the BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music in the newcomer category.

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K'naan has won many other awards

2010

After winning the first awards in 2006, K'naan has won many other awards too. In 2010, he won Artist of the year and Songwriter of the year. In 2011, he won singer of the year and he also won SOCAN International Achievement Award and in 2012, he won MTV Music Video Awards.

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K’naan has affair with many girls

2016

K’naan has affair with his girlfriends Lupita Nyong’o, Chelsea Clinton, Deqa Gacal, and K. Mosqueda. In the year 2016, he got to break up with all his girlfriends. He has not married yet. He is single.

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