Birth Name: Keinan Abdi Warsame Born: 1978/02/01 Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Years Active: 2001–present Genres: Hip Hop, World Music
K'naan (born February 1, 1978 Keinan Abdi Warsame) is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.
K'naan became a friend and associate of Canadian promoter Sol Guy, who helped him secure a speaking engagement before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1999, where K'naan performed a spoken word piece criticizing the UN for its failed aid missions to Somalia. One of the audience members, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, was so impressed by the young MC's performance and courage that he invited him to contribute to his 2001 album “Building Bridges,” a project through which K'naan was able to tour the world.
This project led to his work at other ... Continue Bio >>
K'NAAN I wanna thank those who've already contributed. I just learned that there was an error in the link. Here is the CORRECTED link. <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/v37qne6e" target="_blank">http://www.gofundme.com/v37qne6e</a>
You have my sincere gratitude for supporting this family. Shukran, all.
Click here to support Abdiweli Yusuf Funeral Costs/Debts by Abd'Allah AbdulHakim Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh Allah says in suratul Baqara ayah 155-157: "And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, "Indeed we belong to Al... Saturday 23rd of May 2015 12:07:27 AM
K'NAAN If you recall hearing the shout outs at the end of 15 Minutes Away, you may remember hearing the name Mohamed Yusuf. Someone who is so close to me, he transcended from friendship to brotherhood. Mohamed's son was recently shot and killed in Toronto, the city where Mohamed and I spent endless hours talking about providing for and taking care of our families. Now his son who was killed had a baby on the way, himself no doubt having those same conversations with his own friends. How tragic. The family asked me to put up this link: (see BIO) in order to support with funeral cost and the little baby on the way. Goes without saying that I'll do whatever I can to help, and I hope you'll join me in that. Thanks.