Victoria Kimani Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Boyfriend, Brother, Photos, Parents, Net Worth, and Career

Victoria Kimani Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Boyfriend, Brother, Photos, Parents, Net Worth, and Career

who is victoria kimani?

Victoria Kimani is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, and entertainer. She was previously signed to the Nigerian record label Chocolate City. In late 2012, she was the first female artist signed by the Chocolate City music label, releasing her first single under the label, “Mtoto”, in March 2013. The video was shot in Los Angeles. Her debut album was released in 2016.


Date of BirthJuly 28, 1984
Age39 years old
Place of BirthLos Angeles
CountryUnited States
ProfessionWorld Music Singer
Net Worth$3 million

Early Life

Victoria Kimani was (born on 28 July 1985) in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. The music diva was born to clergy parents in the U.S. She spent two years with her parents in Benin City, where they carried out their missionary work. She has two older brothers, Bamboo and Kimya Miyaki.


Victoria Kimani attended the College of Education after arriving in Kenya. She claimed that her mother had wanted her to become a nurse or a lawyer. But unfortunately, she was a dropout.


Kimani attributes that she began her career doing back-ups for Mercy Myra. It involved considerable travel; she later opted to drop out of school to pursue a career in music fully.

The Kenyan music goddess covered “Oleku,” a song by Ice Prince and one of the biggest hits on the continent at the time. This eventually got the attention of the artist, an executive at Chocolate City.

Victoria Kimani Biography, Age, Songs, Albums, Boyfriend, Brother, Photos, Parents, Net Worth, and Career

The two dated for two years and worked together on music projects together. Being the first female artist to be signed by the label, she released “Mtoto,” her debut single under the record label in 2013.

Despite her origin, she is considered one of the most versatile Nigerian entertainers in recent times.

Between 2014 and 2016, Kimani released the single “Show,” produced by singer and producer Tekno Miles, and other singles such as; “Vex,”; “Two of Dem,”; “Loving You,”; and “Booty Bounce,” featuring Tanzanian artists Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz; in 2016, Kimani released her new single “All the Way,” featuring Khuli Chana.

On 13 May 2015, Kimani and seven African female musicians, Cobhams Asuquo, and a team of One Campaign staff met in Johannesburg to create “Strong Girl.” The song features singers Waje (Nigeria), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle T (Gabon), Gabriela (Mozambique), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Blessing Nwafor (South Africa) and actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria).

Kimani appeared alongside Emma Nyra and Cynthia Morgan in the video of “Vex” in February 2015. She also collaborated with her previous label mate Ice Prince in her “Loving You,” a song released in May 2015.

She paid homage to the Grammy-award-winning artist Angelique Kidjo’s “Wombo Lombo” in her song “All the Way,” where she featured Khuli Chana in 2016. V

In December 2017, Victoria Kimani released another studio album, “Safari,” where she collaborated with top African artists such as Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, Sarkodie, Phyno, and Khuli Chana. The work was highly rated and regarded as her best studio album.

In December 2017, in an interview with Adelle Onyango and Shaffie Weru on a radio interview, Kimani revealed that her contract with Chocolate City had expired and felt it was time for her to be an independent artist.

She also ventured into acting when she appeared in 7-inch Curve, showing us a different side to her aside from singing.

She has received nominations for many awards throughout her music career. She got a nomination for the Most Gifted Newcomer Video for her “Mtoto” at the 20133 Channel O Music Video Award.

She was nominated for Best Female Artist and Best Female Artist (East Africa) at the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards.

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Safari (2016)


Queen Victoria (2013)


  • Whao
  • M’toto
  • Show
  • Prokoto” (featuring Ommy Dimpoz and Diamond Platnumz)
  • “Vex” (Cynthia Morgan, Victoria Kimani, and Emma Nyra)
  • “Her” (Victoria Kimani featuring Milli)
  • “Loving You” (Victoria Kimani featuring Ice Prince)
  • “Two of Dem”
  • “Booty Bounce
  • “All the Way” (Victoria Kimani featuring Khuli Chana)
  • Walahi (Cover)

Personal Life

The beautiful Kenyan singer has been romantically linked to many artists in the past. She is reportedly dating the famous American comedian Michael Blackson.

I can’t date a broke, unambitious man – Victoria Kimani reveals

Kenyan singer and songwriter, Victoria Kimani is unapologetically not ready to date a guy who doesn’t have cash.

Speaking on Upclose with Betty, the China Love singer talked about some of the qualities she looks for in a man and why her love life is ‘dead’.

“First of all you can’t be broke,” Victoria said.

“He needs to have swag and be successful”, she continued.

The shock was written Victoria Kimani’s face was so evident when Betty asked if she would be with a man because of true love and not money. She laughed uncontrollably and said she wouldn’t date someone who is lazy and unambitious.

The very secretive songbird is rumoured to have dated Stanley Obiamulu, a Nigerian video producer and director who she parted ways with and has since kept a low love life profile.

“I’m not dating anyone. There’s someone I want to date, but you know, I don’t really think he wants to date me. I Think I go for the wrong kind of guys,” she said.

Victoria also talked her willingness to settle down and start her own family on condition that it’s with the right guy.

“It really needs to be with the right person because my worst fear is being a single mom. I’d like my children to grow up with mom and dad in the home. So it’s something I’m willing to take my time on.

I don’t want to rush and have someone’s baby and they don’t want to be with me, coz then I’ll go crazy. I’ll be the crazy baby mama,” she said.

The singer has been doing well in the music charts and mentions her latest song Wash It as her favorite at the moment.

Beef with Tiwa Savage

In early 2019, Victoria made headlines for all the wrong reasons. She participated in one of the viral music challenges, the songbird. She released a song where she refers to a Nigerian female artist and insults her.

Although names are never mentioned, everyone assumed it was superstar Tiwa Savage.

Although Victoria said she never mentioned names, Tiwa didn’t take long to respond on Instagram. With Nigerian celebrities calling Victoria out, she did apologize. Still, by then, the beef had already been sealed in Africa’s music industry.

Nigerians Drags Victoria Kimani For Calling Tiwa Savage “P**sy Selling Grandma”

Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer Victoria Kimani currently signed to Chocolate City and is described as the record label’s first lady has now hopped on the train of the trending music challenge as she recently took to her Instagram page with her own version.

The singer’s lyric goes thus:

“Grandma African bad gyal, turning 45 and still claiming bad girl. You can block me from a show but you can’t block my blessings.We all know you selling pu*ssy and it’s so depressing”.

Some fans suggested at it was a shade directed at Tiwa in the comment section.

See some reactions below:

Singer Seyi Shay Joins Victoria Kimani To Subtly Shade Tiwa Savage And Her Fans

Nigerian Singer Seyi Shay who was accused of shading Tiwa Savage in her ‘Fvck You’ cover, has also joined Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani in comment sections to shade the Mavin act.

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Recall we reported that Seyi Shay in her ‘Fvck You’ cover said “You know I’m not Savage, I pay my bills.

” In the second string of lyrics that followed, she added that her name could never come up in the debtor’s list that was to be released by a popular Lagos club known as Escape. “You no go find my name for the Escape o” she sang.

Victoria Kimani on the other hand accused Tiwa Savage of “selling pu*sy” and blocking her from a show her own cover for the viral hit.

The Kenyan singer sang “Grandma African bad gyal, turning 45 and still claiming bad girl. You can block me from a show but you can’t block my blessings.We all know you selling pu*ssy and it’s so depressing”.

However following the backlash they faced, Seyi Shay who joined Victoria Kimani to shade Tiwa Savage and her fans, claimed that the troll comments she is getting is making her cringe.

Victoria Kimani on the other hand said the comments she’s been getting is scary and it is from those ‘pouring out so much hatred’ just like their grandmother (recall she described Tiwa Savage as a grandmother in her cover). Here is a screenshot of the exchange below;

Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani Drags Paul O Okoye, Says He Told Her About Tiwa Savage

The Drama that has ensured from Kizz Daniel’s #Fu’kyouchallenge has definitely become wide fire.

Recall that some days ago we reported that Kenyan Singer Victoria Kimani released her version for the challenge and it was so obvious she directed it to her Tiwa Savage, calling her Grandma selling P*ssy.

A song that had so far sparked a reaction from fans of Tiwa and loyal close friends including show promoter Paul Okoye known as Paul O.

Paul Okoye had taken to Instagram to praise Tiwa Savage, as he further stated that he has witnessed her hard work and growth for over 9 years in the Nigerian music industry.

Sharing a video of Oprah Winfrey giving a motivational speech, he wrote;ThisIsforYouTiwa. IHavebeenAroundYouToseeYourHardWorkOver9years�AfricanWomanVIP.

Kimani reacted by calling out the CEO of Upfront and Personal Global Management and organizer of ‘One Africa Music Fest’ over her fight with Tiwa Savage, claiming it was the same paul that allegedly told her that a ‘girl was trying to get other girls off shows’.

The comment eventually got deleted after he called out the famous show promoter over alleged hypocrisy.

I don’t have any issue with Tiwa Savage at all 

Kenyan-born singer, Victoria Kimani, set the Internet into frenzy last week after she dropped her version of Kizz Daniel’s Fvck You challenge.

In her song, she called out Nigerian rapper, Oludemilade Alejo, popularly known as Ycee for stealing her song – an allegation that left tongues wagging.

However, in subsequent lines in her song, she seemed to have insulted a Nigerian female artiste and even though she didn’t mention any name, the adjectives she used to qualify the artiste made most people speculate that she was referring to Tiwa Savage.

In an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats, Kimani noted that she didn’t mention Savage’s name but people only took a cue from the content of her song.

She said, “I don’t have any issue with Tiwa Savage at all. I approached the ‘Fvck you challenge’ with a below-the-belt move.

“It is common knowledge in the industry that this girl doesn’t like performing in the same show with other female artists, everybody knows this. I never mentioned any names in my Instagram post, people just attached meaning to whoever they wanted to attach it to.

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Secondly, I never mentioned her name in the record but when I saw that she was sending fake Instagram accounts to attack me, that was when I realised she was offended with what I said.

It was meant to be a light-hearted challenge, I had to be forced to send my statement, and I don’t have a problem doing that. I don’t have a problem defending my statement about blocking women from certain platforms, this is common knowledge that has happened over the years and people don’t like to admit it.

At the same time, it is not fair for me to body shame, so I apologized for that, but for the other statements, everybody knows that.”

Kimani also spoke about the reason she has been absent from Nigeria for a while, attributing it to the bad experience she had with Chocolate City, her former record label.

She added, “When I was signed to Chocolate City, I had my team there that was where I was pushing. Ever since I lost the label, my focus shifted and I felt I could only come to Nigeria if I have bookings.

“It wasn’t like I forgot about the country, after having a bad experience in Chocolate City, I just wanted to make sure that if I am doing anything in Nigeria, then it is done correctly. I didn’t just want to be there in everyone’s face.”

She also revealed the reason she called Ycee out for stealing her song, adding that they are still very good friends.

“Ycee and I are still friends; the ‘Fvck you challenge’ for me was more like a rap battle. Sometimes in rap battles, things below the belt are said and then at the end, you can still shake hands and still be friends.

My perspective was that we can go below the belt in music and there will still be love and respect outside of that.

“Before the song came out, he told me he borrowed a line from my song. My ‘Fvck you challenge’ is not meant to be as serious as some people are making it seem.

“I never planned to take the issue to court or anything and that was why I decided to use the ‘Fvck you challenge’ to tease him, but it is not like in a bad way,” she stated.

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Net Worth

Victoria Kimani is currently one of the richest female musicians and the most influential female artist in Kenya with an estimated net worth of $3 million. She makes her money from music and other social engagements.

People Also Ask for FAQs

How old is Victoria Kimani now?

She is 39 years of age, Born on 28 July 1985.

where is victoria kimani from?

Born in Los Angeles to Kenyan parents, Kimani moved all over the globe—specifically to Tulsa, Okla., Nigeria, and finally Kenya—during her teen years.

Where does Victoria Kimani live?

Born in Los Angeles to Kenyan parents, Kimani moved all over the globe—specifically to Tulsa, Okla., Nigeria, and finally Kenya—during her teen years. These days, she lives full-time in Kenya, where she is one of the nation’s most recognizable performers.

Who is Kimani Mbugua?

Kimani Mbugua was a famous face on local TV stations, NTV and CITIZEN. He suddenly went missing on air and people thought he was fired because of the comments he made against the SDA religion.

What does the name Kimani mean?

The name Kimani is primarily a gender-neutral name of African – Kukiyu of Kenya origin that means Sailor, Adventurer.

who is victoria kimani dating?

“I’m not dating anyone. There’s someone I want to date, but you know, I don’t really think he wants to date me. I Think I go for the wrong kind of guys,” she said.

is victoria kimani married?

I don’t want to rush and have someone’s baby and they don’t want to be with me, coz then I’ll go crazy.

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