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K'naan

K'naan

Keynote Speaker: Poet, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, & Instrumentalist

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K'naan Biography

K’Naan Warsame is an African poet and musician from Mogadishu, Somalia. Music became an interest to K’Naan at an early age, where he was influenced by rappers like Rakim and Nas. He also gave credit to Nas’ record, illmatic, for being one of the reasons he picked up the english language and began the success of music.

Somalia had one of the longest colonial wars in Africa, in which they fought for freedom for over 22 years. for the early part of K’Naan’s life he fought to stay alive and not become a victim of the rebel societies in the streets of Somalia. He also spent a lot of his time listening to different hip hop records that his father would send him from the US. At the age of 13, he and his family migrated to New York to stay with family they had out there. K’Naan then moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. K’Naan began to practice the English language more and more and once he became familiar with it, he began rapping and music. His music career began in high school where he chose not to continue with school and pursue music.

In 1999, K’Naan was given a chance to perform at a concert given for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. K’Naan. who’s music is very cultural and opinionated, took the platform and grabbed the opportunity to publicly ridicule the United Nations for their poor way of handling the Somali crisis in the 1990s. Unafraid to speak his mind, K’Naan was spotted by a Senegalese artist, who was impressed by the performance of K’Naan, in which he was given the opportunity to tour the US in 2001. In 2005, K’Naan came out with his first album, The Dusty Foot Philosopher. This was an album that talked mainly about the struggle he faced in Somalia with family members who became refugees and his fight to make it out of the slums of Somalia. Songs like “Struggling” talked about the tough life style and circumstances he went though just to survive.

K’Naan released his second album, Troubador, in 2009. This album contained one of the most popular song across the world, “Wavin’ Flag.” K’Naan was given the opportunity to perform this song at the opening of the world cup in 2009. "Wavin’ Flag" became a national song but a worldwide anthem across the globe. The song gives you the ability to represent the country that helped pave the way for your success. Through the song’s success, K’Naan was also able to raise a few million dollars for Haiti and their relief efforts. K’Naan’s newest album, Country, God or the Girl, was recently released. The album features artist like Nelly Furtado, Will.i.am, and Nas, an artist that helped him start his music career.

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How to book K'naan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like K'naan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for K'naan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for K'naan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book K'naan?

Booking fees for K'naan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire K'naan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for K'naan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like K'naan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book K'naan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent K'naan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for K'naan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


K'naan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Entertainers and Music. The estimated speaking fee range to book K'naan for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. K'naan generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Common, David Banner and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling K'naan for an upcoming event.

K'naan Videos

K'NAAN - VEVO News Interview

How to book K'naan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like K'naan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for K'naan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for K'naan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book K'naan?

Booking fees for K'naan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire K'naan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for K'naan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like K'naan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book K'naan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent K'naan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for K'naan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


K'naan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Entertainers and Music. The estimated speaking fee range to book K'naan for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. K'naan generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Common, David Banner and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling K'naan for an upcoming event.

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