Meryl Paige – From Singing like a Juke Box to Music Therapy

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Meryl Paige is one of Kenya’s most unique power vocalists. Her music is a unique blend of Afro soul, R&B and gospel influences that showcase her exceptional vocal range and heartfelt songwriting skills. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her powerful lyrics and captivating performances, which have earned her a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim.

From the very start of her career, Meryl had her eyes on live music performance as a business, so she founded her own gig and grew her own career from that. She’s grown into a mentor for upcoming artists and songwriters as she continues to provide platforms for musicians to thrive and shine. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for women and performing artists.

In 2020 she was part of Waithaka’s all-female Kenyan album ‘Ode by Queens’ – a project she’s very passionate about. She describes her debut album ‘SuperEgo’ (2020) as an expression of work that depicts the daily struggle an artist keeping up with society’s expectations as much as their own. Her second album ‘Dedicated’ (2023) is “deeply personal” – drawing inspiration from her own life experiences and struggles.

In this interview, Meryl looks back at her personal journey to discovering her talent while reflecting on how she continues to hone her relationship with music. From singing like a jukebox to her high school peers; to wooing her audiences with her big personality and sultry voice; Meryl continues to use music as powerful tool for change and therapy.

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