Fena, who is one of Kenya’s baddest femcees and AFRIMMA 2019 nominee, also known for smash hits including “Kaende”, “Steam”, “Sema Ngwe”, “Trouble” and “Doing Her Thing”, her 2019 sophomore album dubbed Unleashed is a footprint as it coincides with her celebration of a decade in the music and entertainment industry.
UNLEASHED album embodies a transformation of Fena’s persona, style and sound. Telling it as it is, in the album Fena tackles themes of love, ambition, women empowerment and leadership, while encompassing Nairobi’s vibrant lifestyle. Fena works with top producers on the 15-track album among them: Kanyeria, iLogos Music, Jazz Odongo, Mutoriah, Dillie and Magix Enga. The album features tracks such as “Monday Blues”, “Siri”, “Zing Zong”, “Trouble”, “Karibia” which capture Fena’s softer, lovey-dovey side. Whereas “Doing Her Thing Though”, “Chai Moto”, “Unleashed”, “Ndigithia” and “Empress” express a go-getter, unapologetic Fena. Her hit singles “Steam”, “Sijaskia Vibaya”, “Sema Ng’we” and “Kaende” take us to the lit Nairobi scene where anything goes.
Having taken a brief hiatus in 2015/2016 to reevaluate and re-strategize following the niche success of her debut album “Fenamenon”, Fena made a comeback into the music scene in 2017 with a crossover hit single, “Sema Ng’we”, marking the beginning of her “UNLEASHED” journey. Today, Fena is hailed as East Africa’s most sought after female music performers and brand influencers.
“This project represents my coming of age as Fena. I realized that I needed to explore corners in my life that I was previously shy / coy about to make more timeless music.” Adding, “With a fresh boost of confidence and years of experience in the music industry, I took on the challenge to become one of Africa’s most sought after singer / songwriters.”-Fena
Raised in Nairobi’s Buru Buru Estate, thanks to her rich family’s musical background , Fena has headlined at major concerts such as the TGR Cassper Nyovest Concert, Afro Pop Omarion Concert, BBQ Live Wizkid Concert, Tekno Miles Concert Coke Studio Africa 2 alongside Nigerian hip hop heavyweight Olamide, Koroga Festival, Blankets & Wine, YouTube SSA Creators Awards among many others. On Feb 4th 2017, Fena Gitu held “Fena Unplugged Concert” at The Alchemist, to an audience of about 500. She has worked with several brands including Marini Naturals, Denri and Smirnoff and is part of the grand 2019 HIV/AIDS “Chukua Selfie” campaign alongside other top Kenyan creatives and artists.