Dan Aceda is a Kenyan Singer Songwriter known for his penchant for sweet melody and unique storytelling.He has produced three studio albums and has played at concerts all over the world including the US and Europe, East Africa, Malawi and more. He is the Founder and CEO of The African Bonfire, a multi media production company based in Nairobi Kenya. He is also a current member of the prestigious Global Health Corps Fellowship Class of 2013. As of June 2014 Dan is also a member of the UN Global Accelerator network of entrepreneurs.
He has won two Kisima Awards for Best male Urban fusion artiste as well as Songwriter of the year (for his hit single Shamba la Wanyama). He has also been nominated for numerous other awards. Dan was a memebr of the cast of Mo Faya, the first Kenyan musical to be staged in the off Broadway New York Musical Theatre Festival. He played the part of Prof, the quirky narrator delivered brilliant performances in both the run in New York as well as the run in Nairobi’s Go Down Arts Center. In 2011 Aceda begun work in lm providing the musical scores for lms such as Clearing the Air produced by Maina Kiai and InformAction, Afrodite Produced/Directed by Charles Ouda, Simiyu Samurai produced by Robbie Bresson, Sumu La Penzi and Jane and Abel both produced by Speilworks Ltd amongst others.
2012 Kalasha Awards BEST SOUND FOR FILM for the sound track and music on Simiyu Samurai
2008 Kisima Awards Songwriter of The Year for the song Shamba la Wanyama
2008 Kisima Awards Best Fusion Male Artiste
2012 Kalasha Awards
2012 Nominee Kisima Awards - Best Fusion Artiste
2011 Nominee Kisima Awards - Best Fusion Artiste
2008 Groove Awards - Artiste of The Year