He is the 2014 Tecno Vybez Awards artist of the year. Xpat Mkwanja is a recognized Kenyan artist. He has spent most of his life in Kisumu city, Kenya, where his musical journey started at Star link Studio, run by one of Kisumu’s legendary producers, Oray Dave.
Formerly known just as Xpat, the artist gained the name ‘Mkwanja’ from a hit song in 2010 by a similar name. Xpat Mkwanja has worked with renowned Kenyan producers such as Ogopa Deejays, Mandugu Digital, Dillie, Jesse (Ketebul), Stevo (Jomino) in songs which enjoy airplay in local and international radio and TV stations alike. However, Ujoc, a Kisumu producer, remains his favorite, as he does most of Xpat Mkwanja’s instrumentals. Not shying away from controversy, Xpat Mkwanja released an explicit video “Tear it up”, which had to be toned down severally before it was accepted in mainstream media.