John Wanyama, better known by his stage name as Johnny Skani is a Kenyan singer–songwriter, rapper, MCee, Events Organiser and TV personality. He made his debut into the music scene after winning a star search competition which was held by a French institution at the Kenyan coast way back in 2001.
He then formed a boy band known as ‘Skani Flani’ in which he was the lead singer/rapper and recorded their first single ‘Reduce Kidogo’. The song became an instant hit all over Kenya and catapulted them onto the national stage, topping charts for several months. ‘Reduce Kidogo’ was even selected by USAID and NACADA as one of the songs to be used in creating HIV and drug abuse awareness programs.
Johnny has won numerous awards and also worked with various Kenyan music industry heavyweights like Nazizi, Abbas Kubaff, Ukoo Flani, Cannibal, Ibra da Hustler (Tz) among others. As a solo artiste he has released hit songs like ‘Bembea’ and ‘Shine’. Now signed under the music label MOB Entertainment, Johnny Skani is currently working on his debut album and to start off his career professionally as a signed solo act he has recorded ‘Zuga’, set to be released before the end of the year as an audio and video.
As a TV personality runs an entertainment program known as “PUNGWE” and his long term goal is to empower the youth and free them from drug abuse.