Essie Sichangi, popularly known as Secretlyjuly, is a multitalented Afropop songstress and painter from Nairobi, Kenya. Born into a family that appreciated the value of music and art, Essie developed a passion for music at a very young age. She started singing since she was a toddler and playing the piano when she was 10 years old. Her parents recognized her talent and encouraged her to develop her musical and artistic skills, and a result she is now a multitalented artist.
As she grew older, Essie continued to hone her skills as a musician and artist. She also developed an adoration for painting and started to create her own artwork. Her paintings are known for their vibrant colors and intricate details, making her a successful artist in her own right, selling her paintings to collectors around from around the world. Sonically, her sultry voice and captivating stage presence, has quickly won over people with her catchy hooks and relatable lyrics. However, her music is not just about having a good time, it’s also aimed at instilling confidence in her listeners, empowering them to be their best selves.
Despite her successful career as a painter, Essie never lost her love for music. In 2022, she hosted two radio shows weekly at Radio254, where she quickly became a favorite of listeners. She was able to balance her responsibilities as a radio host, content creator, musician and artist , but eventually decided to leave radio to give special attention to her music career.
In 2022, Secretlyjuly released her debut single, “July,” which was well-received by fans and critics alike. The song showcased her sultry vocals and unique style, blending Afropop with elements of R&B and Afrobeat.
Secretlyjuly is set to debut her second single, “Dangerous,” a bold tune that is sure to make waves in the music industry.
Essie is a true creative force, and her music and art reflect her unique perspective and talent. Despite her social media persona, Secretlyjuly is known to be more reserved and beautiful in person. Her natural beauty and down-to-earth personality have endeared her to fans and industry insiders alike, making her one of the most promising talents to watch out for in the coming months .
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