Bakhita vividly delves into descriptive sentences aimed at tugging all of your sense and scopes into perspective through a symphony of Urban Jazz, Afro Funk, and Neo Soul. Her tone is husky and bright as she dominates multiple key ranges. Through her vocals, piano, visual art, and conceptual design, Bakhita creates Afro Surrealist universes that challenge biased and discriminatory systems that affect marginalized communities: African women, LGBTQ+, sexual abuse victims, and mental health victims. Her art is heavily influenced by her introspective nature, concerned about understanding the self, behavior and emotion; synonymously layered with reflective and insightful undertones, interweaving and borrowing from the muse of nature in the Kenyan Climate. Her message of light, rebirth and societal change enchants and inspires various consumers and creatives alike.
Since 2016, Bakhita has been making visual art pieces, later delving into stage design and installations designing stages at Kilifi New Year and Ongala Music Festival. Bakhita started professionally releasing music in 2018, releasing singles collaborating with diversely talented producers in Nairobi namely Lemi, m2thepower3, and Mr Lu*, creative rappers like Nomad, and the soulful singers Ku.Kim and Janice Iche. Her first EP, Color, was released in 2018 discussing the development and changing emotions in individuals on a path of self discovery and love. September 2020 brought Chamo Mile: PYE, a story of the growth Bakhita has endured, the challenges she has faced along the way and a celebration of the faith she has mastered in herself for her being and artistry to flourish.
Bakhita’s newest release is Conjunction: A Kiss GoodBye, an invitation to a melodic open ended conversation about humanity that was released in January 2021, produced by Lemi. It explores the need for cultivating genuine connections with our selves and care for the people and society around through binding together a beautiful mesh of song and conversation with her sister, Anuarite, a writer and poet who continuously nurtures Bakhita’s clarity in conversation.
You can listen to Conjunction: A Kiss GoodBye here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bakhita/conjunction-a-kiss-goodbye
The cover art is a painting by Bakhita entitled “Calyso is free”; it is a reclamation of knowing and an exploration of intuition & movement. The “Jupiter x Pennywise” was shot by Bakhita and Anuarite on iPhones, featuring their family members with conversation between the center self and her loved ones, finding strength through communing with the space and life around her. The video is available for viewing here :https://www.instagram.com/p/CLL0-UTHN2W/