K'naan

Pop music, Musical Artist

1978 –

48 Views

Who is K'naan?

Keinan Abdi Warsame, better known by his stage name K'naan, is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper and singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music. He is also involved in various philanthropic initiatives. His more recent music, mainly from the album Country, God or the Girl have more of a rock influence.

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"K'naan." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 23 Jul 2019. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/knaan>.


Discuss this K'naan biography with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Feb 1, 1978
Mogadishu
Also known as
  • K naan
  • K'naan Warsame
  • Keynaan Cabdi Warsame
  • Keinan Abdi Warsame
  • Keinan Warsame
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Somali Canadians
Nationality
  • Canada
  • Somalia
Profession
Lived in
  • Toronto
  • Mogadishu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Our awesome collection of

Promoted Bios

»