K’Naan Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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K’Naan Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Keinan Abdi Warsame, known as K’naan, was born on 1 February 1978, in Mogadishu, Somalia. K’naan is a rapper, and also a great instrumentialist as well as a song writer and poet. However, although he has been active in his career since 2001, he is certainly best known from the year of 2010, when K’naan’s single Wavin` Flag was selected to be the anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Soccer Cup, which obviously boosted K’naan net worth and brought him a lot of fame.

So just how rich is K’naan? Sources estimate that K’naan’s net worth is currently $1 million, virtually all of it having been accumulated through his various activities in the music industry.

K’NAAN Net Worth $1 Million

K’naan inherited his talent for singing and writing from his family: his father was an acknowledged poet and his aunt was a singer, who sang to him when he was a child, which inspired K’naan to start his career in singing. K’naan spent most of his childhood years in Mogadishu, but the civil war forced his family to leave, first to New York, and then to Toronto, Canada, where some of his  family members are still living. When his family moved to New York K’naan could not speak English, however, he learnt it by listening to music, mostly songs in the hip hop and rap styles.

The reason why K’naan is so popular is his unusual ability to blend totally different music sounds, mixing up hip hop with jazz, Somali music and other types as well.  As a singer, K’naan has released six studio albums, the first in 2004 named as My Life Is a Movie. His others albums include The Dusty Foot Philosopher (2005), The Dusty Foot on the Road (2007), Troubadour (2009), More Beautiful Than Silence (2012) and Country, God or the Girl (2012), all of which have boosted his net worth.

K’naan is also known for his collaborations with other artists. He has worked with Amadou & Mariam, Keane, the American rapper Wale, Spanish artist David Bisbal, Damian Marley, Nas, KRS-One, Simple Plan and many others. K’naan is also the winner of four Juno Awards: Rap Recording of the Year (2006), Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (both in 2010), Single of the Year (2011). K`naan was rewarded with Mobo Awards for African Artist of the year in 2010.

As regards his writing career, K’naan is the author of several books: Talking Back to the Empire (2007), Censoring Myself for Success (2012) and Returning to Somalia After 20 Years (2011). The sales from the published copies of these books have benefitted K’naan’s net worth considerably.

K’naan is a generous philanthopist: in 2011, he joined with Bono to raise awareness of that year’s drought  in Eastern Africa, also teaming with associate Sol Guy in performing  concerts for the cause. K’naan also  supported the Canadian Bill which helped to increase medical assistance to countries in Africa.

K’naan was married to Deqa, with whom he has two sons born in 2005 and 2007 but they divorced before he started touring for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 1 February 1978,
Birth place: Mogadishu, Somalia,
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Quotes

#Quote
1[on writing 'Maanokobiyo', his proposed film about war-torn Somalia] I'm really genuinely sleepless from curiosity. I don't know how that all comes together, and I'm like that about music also. I get obsessed over work, over the idea of a song or the feeling of a song or something I have to do when I get to the studio. But I always wonder how what's in my head, the song in my head, and now in this case the film in my head, will look like. There are certain stories that are best suited for a visual medium, and so it's not that I would like to be a filmmaker. It's just that I have a film to make.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking AwardSundance Film FestivalScreenplay: "The Poet" (Somalia)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Message· Nelly Furtado


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neighbors2014/Iperformer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as K'NAAN / writer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as Keinan Warsame
Frauenherzen2014TV Movie writer: "The Lazy Song" - uncredited
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22013writer: "La Da Dee" - as Keinan Warsame
Levenslied2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kosmopolis2012lyrics: "Mecca" / performer: "Mecca"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The Footy Show2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild2011Documentary short performer: "Wavin' Flag" / writer: "Wavin' Flag" - as Keinan Warsame
The Roommate2011/Iperformer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
Grey's Anatomy2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D2010performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
The Karate Kid2010performer: "Bang Bang" / writer: "Bang Bang" - as Keinan Warsame
Dog Pound2010performer: "Syringa Dpoud" / writer: "Syringa Dpoud" - as Keinan Warsame
Heartbreaker2010writer: "America" - as Keinan Warsame
The Trotsky2009performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keiman Warsame
902102009TV Series 1 episode
Madden NFL 20092008Video Game performer: "ABC's"
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008performer: "In the Beginning" / writer: "In the Beginning" - as Keinan Warsame

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kosmopolis2012Brutha Fez

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dog Pound2010

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Motorcycle Sweden2012Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Global Citizen Festival2012TV MovieHimself
Citizens of Cosmopolis2012Video documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Juno Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Hour2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation2011Himself
Juno Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert2010TV SpecialPerformer
The Dome2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Wetten, dass..?2010TV SeriesHimself
Juno Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
4Real2007TV Series documentary

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