Pilipili whose real name is Peter Gatonye was born on 4th November 1982. He is a Kenyan musician who was popularly known for his song ‘Morale’.
Pilipili Biography and Education
Peter Gatonye started his literacy journey in Embakasi and completed his O levels in Kiagotho Secondary in Muranga before he did Business Management.By then he used to do rap music and while still in Secondary School he joined hands with an artist who made it big in the music scene but due to academic commitment, he could not make the pace.
At the beginning of his career, he collaborated with Ogopa and did a collabo,”nampenda” with Gun-B in 2003 with whom they later parted ways. He has also sung a song with Ratatat. The song was called Morale.
Pilipili’s debut album “Fungua Mlango” was released in late 2005 produced by Clemo through Calif Records in Nairobi. During the same year they both became artist of the year and producer of the year respectively. He is a respected songwriter especially in Swahili language. He has worked with great music producers like Tedd Josiah, Chris Adwar, Ogopa DJ’s among others. He is known for hits such as Kamata Dem, Mpaka Che, Morale, Iweje, among others.
He is an award winner in Kisima and of Chaguo La Teeniez held in East Africa.
Pilipili Family ,Wife and Children
He is married to Emyllie and has a daughter Kiki.