Petra
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Background information
Birth namePetra Yolanda Sonia Bockle
Born (1995-05-14) May 14, 1995 (age 25)
Mombasa, Kenya
Genres
InstrumentsVocals

Petra Bockle (born 14 May 1995) known professionally as Petra, is a rapper, songwriter and singer of Kenyan and Seychellois descent.[1] She performs in both Swahili and English, sometimes switching back and forth.[2] She cites 2Pac, Eminem, MC Lyte and Lil' Kim as her musical influences.[3]

Early life

Petra Bockle was born to a Kenyan mother and Seychellois father. Her father died in 2004, when Petra was nine years old, She then started becoming active with music around this time as a form of therapy.[4]

Career

Petra first appeared on the "Ligi Soo Remix" which featured her along with other Kenyan artists.[5] This includes: Kaka Sungura, Madtraxx, MwendaMchizi Jay A and Mejja among others.[6] She then disappeared from the music scene for a while. In 2018 she collaborated with Kenyan hip hop artist Khaligraph Jones on a song titled "Rider".[7][8] In the music video for "Rider", which features Khaligraph Jones, Petra is seen eating raw meat, which was actual raw liver, caused controversy.[9]

A month later she was featured on another song titled "Khali Kartel Cypher".[2] Petra performed alongside Mr Eazi at the Hypefest concert during his Kenya tour.[10] Her latest single "i got that" features singer Victoria Kimani.[11]

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Discography

Singles

Title Year Of Release
I got that ft. Victoria Kimani[12] 2018
Bandit ft. Empress 2017
Stand Up Inuka Bambika[13] 2017

As featured artist

Title Release date
Ligi Soo Remix[14] 2013
Eish[15] 2015
The Khali Cartel[16] 2018
Rider[17] 2018
Khali Kartel Cypher[2] 2018

Awards and nominations

In 2012, Petra won an award for best female artist at the Kenya Coast Music Awards.[18] Later on in 2015 she received an award for best female hip hop artist at the Pwani Celebrity Awards.

References

  1. ^ "Petra Biography". Softkenya. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Anyuolo, Lena (14 March 2018). "Song review; Khali Cartel by Khaligraph Jones". HapaKenya. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ Kwamboka, Rose. "Petra's Originality". SDE News. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ Omondi, Jeff (13 August 2013). "Photos: Exposing the Super Hot Young Femcee Who Killed It in "Ligi Soo Remix" – Ghafla!". Ghafla!. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ Omondi, Jeff. "Thanks To 'Ligi Soo Remix' Rabbit is Now The Artist To Beat – Ghafla!". www.ghafla.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Ligi Soo (Remix) – Rabbit ft. Various Artists (Jay A, Mejja, Chiwawa, Madtraxx, Petra, Shikow FemOne, Razz, Lyra Aoko & Wangechi)". Bottom Line Kenya. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ Kamau, Richard (13 February 2018). "Khaligraph Jones and Femcee Petra Trade Mad Bars in Hot New Joint 'Rider' [Watch]". NairobiWire. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  8. ^ Nyota, Maxwell (26 February 2018). "Exclusive: Khaligraph Jones Speaks Of New Jam With Petra". KenyanVibe. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  9. ^ Ngigi, Elizabeth (1 March 2018). "I enjoyed raw liver and didn't deworm – Petra". The Star (Kenya). Radio Africa Group. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  10. ^ Watiri, Sue. "In case you missed it, this is what went down during Mr Eazi's Nairobi concert (Photos)". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Petra Taps Victoria Kimani For Banging New Joint 'I Got That' — kenyan News". kenyan News. 1 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Petra releases new track 'I Got That' featuring Victoria Kimani". Kiss FM. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Issa Banger! Femcee Petra Drops Party Anthem 'Bambika' – Watch Here". Nairobi Wire. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ Omondi, Jeff. "Rabbit's Star-Studded 'Ligi Soo' Remix Drops – Ghafla!". Ghafla!. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  15. ^ Kamau, Richard (17 August 2015). "Watch 'Eish' : Bwana Ngoma's Club Banger Featuring Kristoff, Abbas, Yvonee Darcq, Petra and Gabu (VIDEO)". Nairobi Wire. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Khaligraph Jones – The Khali Cartel ft. Span Kob, Don Jowlz, Petra & Sagini". NaijaTurnup. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Khaligraph Jones, Petra drops the most anticipated 'Rider' single". Biggest Kaka. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  18. ^ Wagwau, Adam. "Full List: All the Winners at the Kenya Coast Music Awards – Ghafla!". Ghafla!. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
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