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VQEE

VQEE

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Wanjiku Victoria Seest (VQEE) was born and raised in the beautiful land of Kenya in the East of the African continent. She grew up in the cosmopolitan capital, NAIROBI in the midst of different cultures, tribes and lifestyles.

VQEE’s professional journey began with one of Kenyas biggest theatre companies Heartstrings Ensemble where worked on several Theatre and Musical productions including ‘’Pulling down Babel” “Three African Sisters” “Enough is Enough” and “African Julius Caesar” . In 1997 VQEE was accorded a special recognition at the annual Mbalamwezi Theatre Awards.The following year she was invited for a six month cultural exchange program at the Agoro Theatre Company in Capecoast Ghana, a program that was sponsored by the British Council and the Royal Danish Embassy. There she studied Ghanaian dance and drumming and shared her own Kenyan culture through dance and music. She participated in the MASA African Festival that was held in Abidjan Cote DÍvoire in the year 1999. While in Ghana VQEE also appeared in a music Video for British singer Peejay Scott. In the year 2000, VQEE was invited for a summer program in Media and production at the University of California US where she continued to work and perform with actors, musicians, choreographers and filmmakers. She made her first song and video `Chini kwa Chini ́ that was produced by Bernard NETO and in collaboration with American Rap duo Brown Fish. Wanjiku also took part and participated in Kali Ma, an original musical based on Hindu Mythology that was written and directed by Emery Lauten Meadows. Other productions included Street Jam TV, a First Power production for BET ( Black Entertainment Television) and a three month cross country Tour concert/promotion for the Kenyan/USA film “The Last Mile” written and Directed by Bernard Neto.

VQEE moved to Denmark in 2007 after getting married to singer/songwriter/producer Claus Seest with whom she worked with on her debut album `HALUA ́. A fifteen track album she cowrote and that was produced by Claus SEEST. It featured collaborations with an array of musicians including Thomas Menzer, Kim Menzer, Nicolaj Frandsen, Mads Koppel among others and features famed artists like Danish/ Bongo artist Mzungu Kichaa, Danish/ French rapper/ dancer Justaman and Kenyan artist/producer Wawesh. She appeared in several shows including among others, opening for the MAGIC SYSTEM famous for `Ngau ́ song in Copenhagen Denmark and for Kenyas own superstar NAMELESS in Stockholm Sweden. Other performances included the NAV event and the Grand Nyama choma event in Sweden, World Music Festival (DK), Blankets and Wine Festival (KE),MS/ActionAid(DK), The Good Governance Festival(KE), SMUK Fest (DK), WOMEX 2010(DK) A CELEBRATE AFRICA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS nominee, Wanjiku has been profiled in Kenya ́s Nation Newspapers ́ Zuqka and Saturday Magazines, Tanzania ́s Star Magazine and Danish newspaper `Politiken ́ and ‘ Cultures’ as well as appearing in amongst others Citizen Kenya ́s Power Breakfast Show, The Patricia Show and DR Ramasjang. Her songs have featured on K24, NTV, Mtv Base, Channel `O ́and DRs Radio show “Mig og Monica”. She has also appeared in films such as Dicte, Livvagterne, Clean Hands among others.

Her Full repertoire includes stage, musicals, film,print, radio, television. Her unique, original, innate,self Creative expression is a beautiful blend of her Own traditional,authentic, untainted african Self coupled with the elements and influences of the World around her. Her Latest single “Pole Musa”, a part of the Fluffy Studio’s Z Projekt which is a celebration of Kenyan Heritage was released in May 2015. The single featured Producer/Rapper KIBBY as Well Daudi Kabaka.

She is currently working on new music that fuses her traditional Roots together with music from across the Globe.