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K'NAAN net worth:
$1 Million

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K'NAAN information

Birth date: 1 February 1978,
Birth place: Mogadishu, Somalia,

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K’Naan Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Keinan Abdi Warsame, known as K’naan, was born on 1 February 1978, in Mogadishu, Somalia. K’naan is a rapper, and also a great instrumentialist as well as a song writer and poet. However, although he has been active in his career since 2001, he is certainly best known from the year of 2010, when K’naan’s single Wavin` Flag was selected to be the anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Soccer Cup, which obviously boosted K’naan net worth and brought him a lot of fame.

So just how rich is K’naan? Sources estimate that K’naan’s net worth is currently $1 million, virtually all of it having been accumulated through his various activities in the music industry.

K’NAAN Net Worth $1 Million

K’naan inherited his talent for singing and writing from his family: his father was an acknowledged poet and his aunt was a singer, who sang to him when he was a child, which inspired K’naan to start his career in singing. K’naan spent most of his childhood years in Mogadishu, but the civil war forced his family to leave, first to New York, and then to Toronto, Canada, where some of his  family members are still living. When his family moved to New York K’naan could not speak English, however, he learnt it by listening to music, mostly songs in the hip hop and rap styles.

The reason why K’naan is so popular is his unusual ability to blend totally different music sounds, mixing up hip hop with jazz, Somali music and other types as well.  As a singer, K’naan has released six studio albums, the first in 2004 named as My Life Is a Movie. His others albums include The Dusty Foot Philosopher (2005), The Dusty Foot on the Road (2007), Troubadour (2009), More Beautiful Than Silence (2012) and Country, God or the Girl (2012), all of which have boosted his net worth.

K’naan is also known for his collaborations with other artists. He has worked with Amadou & Mariam, Keane, the American rapper Wale, Spanish artist David Bisbal, Damian Marley, Nas, KRS-One, Simple Plan and many others. K’naan is also the winner of four Juno Awards: Rap Recording of the Year (2006), Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year (both in 2010), Single of the Year (2011). K`naan was rewarded with Mobo Awards for African Artist of the year in 2010.

As regards his writing career, K’naan is the author of several books: Talking Back to the Empire (2007), Censoring Myself for Success (2012) and Returning to Somalia After 20 Years (2011). The sales from the published copies of these books have benefitted K’naan’s net worth considerably.

K’naan is a generous philanthopist: in 2011, he joined with Bono to raise awareness of that year’s drought  in Eastern Africa, also teaming with associate Sol Guy in performing  concerts for the cause. K’naan also  supported the Canadian Bill which helped to increase medical assistance to countries in Africa.

K’naan was married to Deqa, with whom he has two sons born in 2005 and 2007 but they divorced before he started touring for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Neighbors 2014/I performer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as K'NAAN / writer: "Hurt Me Tomorrow" - as Keinan Warsame
Frauenherzen 2014 TV Movie writer: "The Lazy Song" - uncredited
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 writer: "La Da Dee" - as Keinan Warsame
Levenslied 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kosmopolis 2012 lyrics: "Mecca" / performer: "Mecca"
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The Footy Show 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild 2011 Documentary short performer: "Wavin' Flag" / writer: "Wavin' Flag" - as Keinan Warsame
The Roommate 2011/I performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
Grey's Anatomy 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D 2010 performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keinan Warsame
The Karate Kid 2010 performer: "Bang Bang" / writer: "Bang Bang" - as Keinan Warsame
Dog Pound 2010 performer: "Syringa Dpoud" / writer: "Syringa Dpoud" - as Keinan Warsame
Heartbreaker 2010 writer: "America" - as Keinan Warsame
The Trotsky 2009 performer: "ABC's" / writer: "ABC's" - as Keiman Warsame
90210 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Madden NFL 2009 2008 Video Game performer: "ABC's"
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 2008 performer: "In the Beginning" / writer: "In the Beginning" - as Keinan Warsame



Kosmopolis 2012 Brutha Fez



Dog Pound 2010



Motorcycle Sweden 2012 Short very special thanks



Global Citizen Festival 2012 TV Movie Himself
Citizens of Cosmopolis 2012 Video documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Juno Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Hour 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 Himself
Juno Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert 2010 TV Special Performer
The Dome 2010 TV Series Himself - Performer
Wetten, dass..? 2010 TV Series Himself
Juno Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
Canada for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 TV Special
4Real 2007 TV Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

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2015 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award Sundance Film Festival Screenplay: "The Poet" (Somalia)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Video with a Message · Nelly Furtado

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1 [on writing 'Maanokobiyo', his proposed film about war-torn Somalia] I'm really genuinely sleepless from curiosity. I don't know how that all comes together, and I'm like that about music also. I get obsessed over work, over the idea of a song or the feeling of a song or something I have to do when I get to the studio. But I always wonder how what's in my head, the song in my head, and now in this case the film in my head, will look like. There are certain stories that are best suited for a visual medium, and so it's not that I would like to be a filmmaker. It's just that I have a film to make.

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