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K’naan

Biography

Burst to the picture when Coca-Cola chose his melody “Wavin’ Flag” on the 2010 FIFA Globe Glass promotional anthem. He functions within the styles of hiphop and globe music and inspired by Somali music. His debut record was known as The Dusty Feet Philosopher and it had been fulfilled with high compliment. Several his songs have already been highlighted in video gaming such as for example Madden NFL 09 and FIFA 06. He was created in Mogadishu, Somalia and was uncovered in Toronto, Canada. He was wedded to Deqa Warsame until 2010. He provides collaborated with many well known performers such as for example Nelly Furtado.

Quick Facts


Full Name K'naan
Date Of Birth February 1, 1978
Place Of Birth Mogadishu, Somalia
Profession Rapper
Nationality Somali, Canadian, Wavin' Flag, Immigrants, Take A Minute
Spouse Deqa Warsame
Parents Abdu "Abdi" Warsame
Awards Juno Award for Artist of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year, Wavin' Flag, Immigrants, Take A Minute
Music Groups Young Artists for Haiti
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message, BET Award for Best International Act, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Hip Hop Video, MuchMusic Video Award for Most Buzzworthy Canadian Artist, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Post-Production, NRJ Music Award for Hit of the Year, NRJ Music Award for Francophone Duo/Group of the Year, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Wavin' Flag, Immigrants, Take A Minute
Movies Cosmopolis, Dog Pound
Star Sign Aquarius

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena mini - España2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neighbors2014/Iperformer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as K'NAAN / writer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as Keinan Warsame
Frauenherzen2014TV Movie writer: "The Lazy Song" - uncredited
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011-2013TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22013writer: "La Da Dee" - as Keinan Warsame
Levenslied2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cosmopolis2012lyrics: "Mecca" / performer: "Mecca"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The Footy Show2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild2011Documentary short performer: "Wavin' Flag" / writer: "Wavin' Flag" - as Keinan Warsame
The Roommate2011/Iperformer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
Grey's Anatomy2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D2010performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
The Karate Kid2010performer: "Bang Bang" / writer: "Bang Bang" - as Keinan Warsame
Dog Pound2010performer: "Syringa Dpoud" / writer: "Syringa Dpoud" - as Keinan Warsame
L'arnacoeur2010performer: "America" / writer: "America" - as Keinan Warsame
The Trotsky2009performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keiman Warsame
902102009TV Series 1 episode
Madden NFL 20092008Video Game performer: "ABC's"
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008performer: "In the Beginning" / writer: "In the Beginning" - as Keinan Warsame

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mogadishu, MinnesotaTV Movie post-production

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cosmopolis2012Brutha Fez

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mogadishu, MinnesotaTV Movie written by post-production

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dog Pound2010

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mogadishu, MinnesotaTV Movie executive producer post-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Motorcycle Sweden2012Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants, We Get the Job Done2017ShortHimself
Much Presents: We Day 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Global Citizen Festival2012TV SpecialHimself
Citizens of Cosmopolis2012Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Juno Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Hour2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation2011DocumentaryHimself
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert2010TV SpecialPerformer
The Dome2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Wetten, dass..?2010TV SeriesHimself
Juno Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
4Real2007TV Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking AwardSundance Film FestivalScreenplay: "The Poet" (Somalia)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Message· Nelly Furtado


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1[on writing 'Maanokobiyo', his proposed film about war-torn Somalia] I'm really genuinely sleepless from curiosity. I don't know how that all comes together, and I'm like that about music also. I get obsessed over work, over the idea of a song or the feeling of a song or something I have to do when I get to the studio. But I always wonder how what's in my head, the song in my head, and now in this case the film in my head, will look like. There are certain stories that are best suited for a visual medium, and so it's not that I would like to be a filmmaker. It's just that I have a film to make.


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