IKhabuya Vanessa Marion, born in Uganda Jinja is a dancehall artist known by her stage name, KVAN. KVAN refers to herself as the “Goodest girl around town”
because she believes in her own originality, uniqueness and simplicity. She also writes her
The dancehall artist is of Bugisu origin.
KVAN went to school in Kampala and kept her desire to do music a secret from her parents because they were not so musically informed. She feared for them rejecting her plans.
Her musical Journey
KVAN started music as early at the age of 8. She used to write musical pieces and even form groups. (2013-2014), she made appearances to different studios
and together with three others, While at Buddo Secondary School, she formed a music
group called Invaders.
(2016-2017), she made another attempt to the studios.
(2017) she recorded her single debut (Show Dem) which basically stressed on
everyone else like her with a dream as big as hers to come out and show the world their worth.
(Back off) basically was for attracting positive energy only by
telling those who don’t believe to walk away. (Tabaaza) is a ballad love song.
(Sugar Daddy) this came in at a time when she was in her first year in the university, it was inspired by how she saw girls go down for money through sex from old rich men. In 2017, she signed a distribution deal with East African Records where they had to distribute Show dem, Back off, Tabaaza and Sugar daddy
online internationally. KVAN has made collaborations with artists like, DJ Fikie
from Uganda, Nazizi from Kenya, Amani Greene from Tanzania and many others.
KVAN finds her musical inspiration from things that happen around her, and
most importantly nature. KVAN listens to artists like, Beenie Man, Missy Eliot, Shabba Ranx, Maxi Priest, Pliers, Shaggy and Sean Paul. Besides music KVAN is
a painter, basketball player, soccer, piano and makes beats too.
KVAN is signed under Black Market Records USA.
Meanwhile she has a new song titled ‘AH’. Enjoy it here https://youtu.be/j_TbkuU0iRA