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Jim Chuchu: Arts Of Africa

Jim Chuchu, as recognized in the entertainment space not only in Kenya but also in Africa, is a singer, songwriter, videographer, photographer as well as a visual artist. He came to stardom as a member of the Kenyan music group, Just A Band, which he co-founded with Blinky Bill and the director of Kenyan LGBT film, Stories of Our Lives.

Early Life and Musical Beginning

Born on 7 August 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya. He offered telecommunications while at college. Chuchu began his musical career as a graphic designer working as an advertiser but quit his job in order to become a freelance graphic designer in 2006.

Musical Career

In 2008, Chuchu co-founded Just A Band together with fellow founders, Blinky Bill, and Dan Mull, who he met while studying at Kenyattta University.

Chuchu co-founded the Nest Collective, a multidisciplinary art space and collective in 2021.


Studio Albums

  • Sorry For The Delay in 2012
  • 82 in 2010
  • Scratch to Reveal in 2008

EP’s and Singles

  • Stories of Our Lives in 2014: Music From and Inspired By The Film
  • Mayonde in 2014
  • Jarel – The Plus Minus Collection in 2014


Feature Films

Stories Of Our Lives in 2014

Short Films

  • Homecoming in 2013
  • Dinka Translation in 2013
  • Urban Hunter in 2013
  • Tapi! in 2020

Web Series

Tuko Macho in 2016


  • Just A Band – Matatizo in 2010
  • Huff and Puff in 2011
  • Away
  • Usinibore

Jim Chuchu has dedicated immensely in the Kenyan entertainment space from singing to songwriting to videographing. He has earned himself many admirers in the Kenyan and African music scene, thereby increasing his fan base.

written by Ruth Ama Onumah


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