Kay 1Da, real name Ketesha Mwenifumbo, is an upcoming Malawian gospel Hip – Hop artist and producer whose dream is to inspire the young people of his generation come to know God. Born in 1995 and raised in a Christian family, Kay 1Da developed an early interest in contemporary Christian music from listening to his father’s collection of old tapes and CDs, which his father would play on most weekends and during road trips. From an early age, the artist relished worship music and groped for the opportunity to make his own. While in elementary school, Kay 1Da studied a bit of music, frequently devoting his time to developing his skills in musical instruments.
Kay 1Da started his early music career as a producer in late 2012, but only further proceeded to write his own music and work with other larger studios in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He slowly transitioned from singing to writing gospel hip hop tracks from the great influence and resolve his brothers had to maintain a Christ-centered perspective on music in the face of the present escalation in secular entertainment among the youth. Kay 1Da’s direction in music has greatly been influenced by a fellow artist and mentor, Joshua Rhema Nkhata, whose devotion to God and love for gospel art continues to be a great inspiration to many.
Kay 1Da endeavors to raise the standard of gospel music in his country and across the continent while spreading a singular message of hope and salvation to thousands of people living without God. His vision is to use all of his God-given gifts in music and ministry to make an impact and leave a mark that will lead people to want to know God more.
Currently, Kay 1Da is working on his first mixtape, “The Intermittent Mixtape”, scheduled to be released on 1st July 2016. His track “Brand New” is from this mixtape, his first project.