Facts of K’naan
|Age:||42 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||February 01, 1978|
|Birth Place:||Mogadishu, Somalia|
|Net Worth:||$ 1 million|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 0 inches (1.85m)|
|Nationality:||Somali and Canadian|
|Profession:||Rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist|
|Father's Name:||Abdi Warsame|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
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[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.
Relationship Statistics of K’naan
|What is K’naan marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Single|
|How many children does K’naan have ? (name):||Two|
|Is K’naan having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is K’naan gay ?:||No|
More about the relationship
Keinan Abdi Warsame (K’naan) was previously married to Deqa Gacal, a pharmacy technician. The pair has two sons from the marriage, born in 2005 and 2007. The marriage did not last long and they separated soon after. From 2013 to 2014, he dated Kenyan Actress, Lupita Nyong’o. At present, he is believed to be single.
Who is K’naan?
Keinan Abdi Warsame, also known as K’naan is Somali Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and poet. People mostly know him for his single ‘Wavin’ Flag’, which became the promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
K’naan’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education
K’naan was born in Mogadishu, Somalia on February 1, 1978. His father Abdi was a taxi driver in New York City. His childhood was rough growing up and three of his friends were shot when he was 12 years old. Furthermore, he also narrowly escaped death one time in his school. He became interested in the world of music since his childhood years. He is of Somali and Canadian nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to a Somali ethnic background.
Talking about his education, there are no details about K’naan’s educational background at present.
K’naan’s Career, Salary, Net Worth
K’naan initially performed in several UN events. He performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Halifax Pop Explosion. He released his debut album’ The Dusty Foot Philosopher’ in 2005. Furthermore, he has collaborated with numerous other artists including Nelly Furtado, Mos Def, will.i.am The Roots, Dead Prez, and Pharoahe Monch.
K’naan rose to fame after the 2008 BET Awards Cypher. He released his second studio album, ‘Troubadour’ on 24 February 2009. His 2012 album ‘Country, God or the Girl’ received critical acclaims. Apart from his musical career, he also published a children’s book which was titled ‘When I Get Older: The Story Behind Wavin’ Flag’ in 2012. People know K’naan’s music for containing Somali music and the traditional instruments of Somalia. Furthermore, he also performed live at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on 8 May 2011 in Coca Cola’s 125th anniversary. He has also taken part in several philanthropic initiatives.
K’naan’s ‘The Dusty Foot Philosopher’ won the 2006 Juno Awards in the category of Rap Recording of the Year. Additionally, he has also won the Mobo Awards, SOCAN International Achievement Award, and African Muzik Magazine Awards.
K’naan has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 1 million at present.
K’naan’s Rumors, Controversy
K’naan has been linked with several controversies in his career. His feud with Yonis k-os was a common tabloid news during 2005. Additionally, his cancellation of the scheduled concert for World Peace Day in 2010 also attracted numerous controversies along his way. At present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.
K’naan’s Body Measurement
Talking about his body measurement, K’naan has a height of 6 feet. Furthermore, his hair color is black and eye color is dark brown. His weight and dress size is unknown.
K’naan’s Social Media
K’naan is active over the social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram. He has more than 195k followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 59k followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 850k followers.
References: (whosdatedwho.com, billboard.com, allmusic.com)