Abraham Mwinda is a Congolese born, Kenyan raised singer, songwriter and rapper from Lexington, KY, United States.
Abraham began writing songs at the age of seven and performing them publicly at 15. Writing and singing were ways he could express his thoughts more easily, which gave him the motivation to continue developing this passion.
In early 2014, Abraham began playing guitar, which he says helped him expand his audience. Since then, he has performed at various concerts, which are “mainly focused on sharing experiences with the public and promoting a culture of peace, love, and unity; and sharing the love of God.” The lyrics he writes exemplify this culture as well. The song below, “Cold World,” asks “do we really have to go to war?” and concludes, “love is the way.”
The first verse of “Cold World” reads:
This heart of mine, could be better but I guess that it’s doing just fine
Could this be a sign, that I was meant for more than what I perceive on my mind?
Somebody once told me, it’s a cold world that we living in
It’s been like that from the beginning
But I just can’t get myself to see, that this how it should be
And every night I go to bed, with a million questions in my head
Hoping that I would find some answers deep within
With such powerful messages of peace and hope, Abraham says his concerts have been referred to as “musical sermons.” Indeed, Abraham finds inspiration in his “beliefs, Christian faith in Jesus, and aspirations” as well as from his personal life experiences and the lives of people he has met.
Abraham’s acoustic EP, “In The Moment,” released in early 2014, shares more of these powerful stories and messages in a relaxed acoustic Afro-pop style. His track “Love is a Verb” stresses the importance of loving neighbors, but also acknowledges that “it takes courage to love, love is not cowardice.”
“Same Shoes” the first single off of Abraham’s upcoming album titled “Dreamer” was released in April of 2016. With this, he began a campaign dubbed the “Same Shoes Initiative”; creating a platform for people from different backgrounds and walks of life to share their stories and experiences in a 7-10-minute-long video. Abraham says that he hopes from sharing these stories people will realize that we are not that different after all and will nurture a culture of grace towards one another,
Abraham started recording his debut full length album since March of 2016. “Dreamer”, which he says is a compilation of dreams he has for himself, the community around him, and the whole world; contains every genre of music he grew up listening to, blended with a touch of Afro-pop. He also collaborates with various artists on the album.
“Dreamer” was released on January 2, 2017, and is available on all online music outlets.