This week we feature Simply Susan, formerly lead singer of Gogosimo band.
Susan Wanjiru a.k.a Simply Susan is originally from Nairobi and has travelled the world and came back home to Nairobi. Formerly lead singer with Gogosimo Band this singer and songwriter forging her own solo career. Musically she has a very versatile style that ranges all the way from the classics in Jazz and the Blues to Neo-Afro-Fusion and Futuristic.
Her Career started singing in St Andrew's church choir 1986-1994. Later on, while studying in Mombasa, auditioned and successfully joined the re-known band "Safari Sounds" in December 1994. The band recorded one album.
Went on to stay with Safari Sounds until March of 2001 and toured the world including Dar-e-salaam - Tanzania, Mahe - Seychelles, Muscat - Oman, Paris, Lyon - France, Basel and, Zurich - Switzerland, amongst others.
In 2001 she and her partner James Jozee decided to go solo and started their own band which they named Gogo Simo. In 2004 recorded and released their 1st eponymous album, Gogo Simo. She recorded 2 other albums with Gogo Simo; Heshimu and Upawa, respectively. The albums featured artists like Papa Wemba, Isaiah Katumwa, Suzanna Owiyo.
In October 2014 she decided to go solo with a new band as Simply Susan.