Angela Ndambuki was part of the iconic Kenyan girl band Tattuu that also included Debbie Asila and Angela Mwandanda. The trio is known for some of the most iconic local hit songs of the early 2000s.

A spot check on Ndambuki's LinkedIn page revealed that she is the Sub-Saharan Regional Director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

The ex-Tattuu singer boasts vast experience in the music industry and its management, having served at several capacities for various organisations.

File image of Tattuu singers; Angela Ndambuki (c), Debbie Asila (r) and Angela Mwandanda (l). |Photo| Courtesy|

Ndambuki holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from the University of Nairobi where she attended between 1999 and 2003.

She also holds a Master of Laws, Intellectual Property Law degree from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. She attended the institution between 2015 and 2016.

Singing Career

Nbambuki met Debbie Asila at Phoenix Theatre in 1998 and a year later, she met Angela Mwandanda.  

They clicked from the start and began performing together. Even after Ndambuki joined University, they still acted together featuring in everything from Jack and the Beanstalk to Cinderella. They also did plays at the French Cultural Centre and British Council.

In 2002, they used to dance for Nameless, and at one time, he replaced them with other dancers and that is when they got the idea of starting their own singing group.

They were three, so the name tatu came to mind, but because they all wanted to get tattoos, they added an extra 't' and a 'u' to tatu to form Tattuu.

The group released their first single "Teso" in 2003 and the song went on to become a huge hit. They since followed it up with other songs including Haiya, Songea, Yu Wapi, Daima, Come Back to Me, Yekeke among others.

They managed to work with some of the top producers in the country including Ogopa, R-Kay, Ulopa, and Musyoka.


Professional Career

Ndambuki was appointed the General Manager of the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (Prisk) in 2009, a role she held until 2012.

She later served as CEO at Prisk between November 2012 and September 2017.

From September 2017 to July 2020, Ndambuki served as the CEO at Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI). She was also the Strategic Advisor for the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA).

She was appointed IFPI's Sub-Saharan Regional Director in July 2020 and has held the position since.

Family

She is married to Roy Mutungi and together they have two girls, Tili and Keli.

File image of Angela Ndambuki and her family. |Photo| Courtesy|