Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Anna Mwalagho began performing professionally at the tender age of 8. She is a true remarkable renaissance woman, an internationally recognized actress, poet, dancer, singer/songwriter and storyteller. She has won numerous national awards in her native Kenya, where she performed on stage as well as on television and radio with the Kenya broadcasting corporation.
Internationally recognized as the ?Queen of spoken Afro beat? also ?Mama Africa.? She has captivated many with her blend of spoken word, African dance, music, acting, and storytelling into an electrifying one woman show. Her theatrical poetry inspires, evokes thought and entertains as well as educates all ages and races. Her music has a unique message from the soul of the motherland. It tells the story of life's rough but fulfilling journeys.
Since the launch of her career in the United States, Anna has become one of the most sought after African Spoken Word/Poetic Afro beat artist. She recently shared the stage with the international South African Jazz legend HUGH MASEKELA in Washington DC where she and her band were the featured opening act. She also had the chance to collaborate with another African musical legend OLIVER MTUKUDZI, as they performed her famous poem ??Flavored World? during his US tour in 2006.
Not only has she entertained dignitaries such as NOBEL PRIZE winner Nobel Laureate Mrs. Wangari Maathai, but she has graced the stages of high profile venues including: The Kennedy Center, The World Bank, US Army Material Command, UNAIDS, America's 400TH Anniversary, US Africa Business Conference, Embassy of Kenya, Washington Convention Center, Zanzibar on the Water Front and more. She has been featured on MHZ-TV, WHUR 96.3 FM, WETA 90.9, Voice of America and many more.
Anna Mwalagho also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Catholic University of Eastern Africa. With her company ?Mwalagho Productions?, Anna takes her one woman show to scholastic institutions, organizations, civic groups, festivals and specials events, with an aim of educating, entertaining and uniting humanity.
She was recently appointed an Ambassador for peace by the Inter-Religious and International Federation for Peace. Her philosophy is ?Dance. Sing, laugh and truly love, as this is the joy of life? and her debut CD surely attest to her philosophy.