Marcy Kimanzi – Kenya

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Marcy Kimanzi was a finalist in Hit Like A Girl X and was the first African to win an award in the contest. She has performed with Esther Wahome, a Kenyan gospel artist, Mufasa the Poet, the all-female percussion group Motra Music and the Great African Caravan, which features artists from different parts of the world. She currently teaches drums while working as a freelance drummer and percussionist.

Marcy is also the founder of AFEDAPE (African FEmale Drummers And PErcussionists) which is a community that seeks to inspire and empower African girls and women to step into situations that have traditionally been limited for women.