Achien'g Abura is an Afro-Jazz artiste from Kenya in the footsteps of her idols; Mirriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu and later Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N'dour and Salif Keita.
She has since recorded three CDs which include 'Maisha' which was nominated for a KORA Award, followed by 'Spirit of a Warrior' which won a KORA Award for Best Female Artiste East Africa in 2004 and her latest release, 'Dhahabu Yangu' which she dedicated to her son, Prince and all the children of Africa.
Achien'g has performed in many countries including Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Eritrea, England, Germany, Spain, Greece and the United States among others. Achien'g holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Studies.
She combines her two passions by her involvement in advocacy for social transformation in Africa. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the WWF Corporate Club and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP Millenium Development Goals.
She is the Founder and CEO for Environment Africa Network (EFA) which is a network to empower African artistes to advocate for environmental conservation and preservation, and also the Chairperson of the Divas of the Nile Foundation (DON) which supports the development of the girl-child.
Her dedication to ensuring the development of the great potential of music in Kenya and East Africa into a dynamic and competitive industry saw her honoured by President Mwai Kibaki in 2004 in the Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW), the highest honour bestowed by the state to an musician since independence.