A new singing sensation is born and her name is Alicios Theluji. Just In case you haven’t heard about her, or you don’t own her new hit song “mpita njia” featuring Juliana Kanyomozi already; its our pleasure to introduce you to her.
Born Alice Zeluji (Zeluji is the same as Theluji; except that Zeluji is with a Congolese Swahili accent) in the Democratic republic of Congo, Kivu Province, Alicios has quickly claimed the respect of her peers, fans, music executives, industry producers with her first signle. It is safe to say that she’s now the really deal in East, Central Africa. In fact, a friend of ours at MTV Base recently mentioned how ‘they cant wait for her whole album to be released’.
Blessed with a unique voice, she’s also a beautiful and confident young woman filled with both resolve and humility. Even more impressive, when you get a chance to converse with her, you instantly realise she’s armed with brains way beyond her youthful years. Moreover, the fact that she can also sing in four different languages (English, Swahili, Lingala, French) broadens her reach and gives her a distinctive ability to reach out to different people.
Having moved to Nairobi as a refugee at a young age and now primarily based in Sweden, Alicios worldview is very mature and impressive; even better, she’s determined to put in all the work necessary to succeed on her own terms unlike most up and coming artists today.