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    (February 1, 1978- )
    Born in Mogadishu, Somalia
    Moved to Toronto, Ontario as a teenager, where he is based
    Full name is Keinan Abdi Warsame
    Recorded the albums 'My Life is a Movie,' 'The Dusty Foot Philosopher' and 'Troubadour'
    Songs include 'Soobax,' 'Strugglin',' 'ABCs,' 'Dreamer,' 'Somalia', 'I Come Prepared,' 'If Rap Gets Jealous' and 'Wavin' Flag'
    He is frequently seen wearing hats.
    He sympathizes with Somalian pirates.
    He had a brief feud with Canadian rapper k-os.
    He has toured with Jason Mraz and Lenny Kravitz.
    He has a song on the soundtrack of the 2010 Karate Kid remake.
    He had a cleaned-up version of 'Wavin' Flag' that was featured in Coca-Cola ads during the 2010 World Cup.
    He won Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year (2010) and Artist of the Year (2010).
    A version of 'Wavin' Flag' which was a collaboration between him and many other Canadian music stars was recorded as a charity single for relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It reached number one on the singles chart in Canada for six weeks.
    He left Somalia on the last available commercial flight out of the country to this day as the country was headed for civil war. It was funded by his refugee father who was working as a cab driver in New York City.
    His music and views are widely influenced by his experiences growing up in Somalia.
    Thanks to his Islamic beliefs, he has never had alcohol or smoked pot.
    He learned English in part through listening to artists such as Nas and Rakim of Eric B. & Rakim fame.

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