Naomi Wachira

OneBeat 2015 Collaborating Artist

Singer-Songwriter

Seattle, United States

Naomi Wachira is a Seattle-based singer and songwriter. Named Best Folk Singer by Seattle Weekly in 2013, Naomi makes music plucked from her life, imbued with a sense of hope. She credits her influence to two groundbreaking female songwriters, Miriam Makeba and Tracy Chapman. The daughter of a pastor, Naomi joined the traveling family band at five years old, spreading the good word through gospel song in Kenya. Since then, with her Afro infused rhythms and simple lyrics, she has sought to make a positive mark in the world, by reminding us that no matter our differences, we are all alike in our existence.