Former Miss Kenya Rocking Belgian Airwaves with Kenyan hits
By Annette Amondi
For many people, Juliet Achieng is a name they may have lost touch with but is definitely a face they can remember.
Juliet was a former Kenyan beauty queen having been crowned miss Kenya back in 2004 and also won the sexiest woman in Africa during the Miss World finals in China in the same year
After her reign the former beauty queen not only became a parent but also decided to venture into her music career.
So where has Juliet been? The former beauty queen currently resides in Belgium with her hubby Joel Darche and their two daughters, Savannah Georgie Darche and Summer Rose Darche.
Juliet has been a recording artiste since 2009 and recently teamed up with another Kenyan-Belgian singer in a new project dubbed ‘Kassa Money’
Kassa money as the artistes term it, is the manifesto for the hustle in the year 2020.
The message in Kassa Money is that all dreams are valid, no matter where you are from! The song is not only meant to inspire but prove that all things that we think of and work on are achievable. The bottom line is that money is just energy; it always moves, so one should not get hung up about the present situation.
Ms. Sunshine who has worked with Juliet in more than a single project, is a Kenyan Afropop singer, songwriter and producer residing in Belgium. She is the founder of Sunny Music Records and has been writing, recording and performing her own music since 2010. Her popular singles include “Riding Low Low” (2017) and “Mama Africa” (2013)
Her musical style is as “a prime illustration of Neo-Afro Soul, in that it focuses on the contemporary styles of the genres soul, hip hop and reggae, and sends out a deeper message as opposed to common or commercial music. Ms. Sunshine’s main artistic influences include Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Miriam Makeba, Suzanne Owiyo (Kenya), Muthoni the Drummer Queen (Kenya), the late Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), and Alpha Blondy.
The former beauty queen on the other hand also collaborated with key industry players like the Kenya based rapper King Kanja and the talented Akebulan from the Democratic Republic of Congo in their hit song, Mascara & King of rap, Collo in the song ‘the way you love me’. Her other singles include whatchu say and oting’owa.
Her style of music varies from afro-pop, hip-hop, R&B, soul music, and ragga tone
As an actress she has featured in and produced a long list of TV series including Mascara and the movie brother Jekwu.
Her latest “Kassa Money” is now available in over 200 digital music stores worldwide.