For the chili pepper, see Pili pili.

Peter Gatonye (born November 1982),[1] known better for his stage name Pilipili is a musician/singer from Kenya. At the beginning of his career, he collaborated with another musician, Gun B. Their best known song was "Nampenda".[2] He has also sung a song with Ratatat. The song was called Morale.

He is an award winner in Kisima and of Chaguo La Teeniez held in East Africa. Pilipili's debut album "Fungua Mlango" was released in late 2005 produced by Clemo through Calif Records in Nairobi. During the same year they both became artist of the year and producer of the year respectively. He is a respected songwriter especially in Swahili language. He has worked with great music producers like Tedd Josiah, Chris Adwar, Ogopa DJ's among others. He is known for hits such as Kamata Dem, Mpaka Che, Morale, Iweje, among others.

His former partner Gun B (Robert Misiani), died on October 20, 2007 due to illness. Gun B was the son of famous benga musician Daniel Owino Misiani.[2]

External links


  1. "Pilipili". Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  2. 1 2 Daily Nation, October 28, 2007: Buzz Magazine

After a successful 2007 tour of the United States, he is currently working on his yet to be titled album.

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