P-Unit is a Kenyan hip hop group consisting of Kenyan hip hop artists Frasha, Gabu, and Bon-eye.

P-Unit
OriginNairobi, Kenya
Genres
Years active2003–2015
LabelsCalif Records, Decimal Records, ProHabo, Pacho, Ketebul, Team Mistari
Associated actsAlicious Theluji, Collo, Nonini, Sauti Sol
Past members
  • Frasha
  • Gabu
  • Bon-Eye

BiographyEdit

The crew released the album Wagenge Hao in 2010, recorded at Decimal Media by lead singer/composer "Pradip The BOSS". The album had 17 tracks, most notably "Kare" (stylized "KArE"), "Deepak", "Nikesh" sable "Sandeep" with DNA, "Patra", "Basu", and "Prabhakar", with the last two featuring Nonini.[1]

At the 2007 Kisima Music Awards P-Unit won the Boomba Group category.[2]

They released the song "Gentleman" with Sauti Sol in late 2011, produced by R-Kay.

In 2012 they released the hit "You guy (Dat Dendai)", produced by Decimal's "Erik Musyoka" and featuring Collo. The video was released later and was reportedly banned by Citizen TV for being too explicit.

They released the single "Mobimba" in March 2013 which featured Alicios Theluji.

They have since released a number of other singles, including "Love", a kwaito-inspired song, in 2014, whose video was shot in South Africa and was released on Valentine's Day. The single "Weka Weka" which introduced a new concept of music distribution by fans paying KES. 20 to download and listen to the song before the mainstream release.

A rumored breakup of the group was confirmed to be false in 2015.[3] However, the individuals within the group are doing solo projects, with Frasha releasing a number of singles.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Albums:

  • Wagenge Hao (2010)
  • Wagenge Hao Tena (2014)

AwardsEdit

Won: 2012 Best Group Africa - Channel O Music Video Awards - Song- "You Guy" 2012 Best Dancehall Song Africa - Channel O Music Video Awards-Song - "You Guy"

Nominated:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decimal media: Files/decimal_records.htm[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Kisima Awards winners 2007". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  3. ^ "Frasha Lashes Out At Haters Spreading P-Unit Break Up Rumor". Ghetto Radio 89.5. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2015-10-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "GALLERY: Frasha goes solo". Kenya. Retrieved 2015-10-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ The Standard, Pulse Magazine, June 20, 2008: "Chaguo La Teeniez" awards
  6. ^ Kisima Music Awards: 2008 Kisima Music Awards winners Archived 2009-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Museke: MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ MTVBASE
  9. ^ allAfrica.com '20 Percent' Grabs Seven Kili Music Awards Nominations

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