K -Denk is an Australian based South Sudanese rapper, singer/songwriter and activist. The award-winning artist is also the founder of the Wangdunkon Empire record label.
South Sudanese Rapper, singer/songwriter – Koang Deng Kuon (aka K-Denk) began his career in music when he was just 17 years old. His first record “Ou Ce Jiek”, was recorded in 2008 in HI-NIM produced and mastered by Adela and this would make him the first ever magic finger to spot being the first producer to ever records and made K-Denk’s first song ” I Wiz”. Koang started singing from church In 2003,, he started pursuing music full-time in 2008, at first collaborating with various South Sudanese pop acts including Yezee Giel, Pay Yohannes, PNC, Dj Khor, Nicky Tesco, S.O.B, Lam Tungwar, Original Raskorby and Gordon Koang. By 2009, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist. GET UP FROM THE DUST AND WALK was released as the birth of Wangdunkon Empire (WDKE for short) to great critical and public acclaim across East Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays on Radios disagreements, Koang released his sophomore album, HOME AWAY AND BEYOND, in 2012. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Sanaipei Tande, TMK Wanaume, Nyapal Lul Yuel, Kenrazy and Nyakume Deng Duoth. It also featured Koang’s continental breakthrough track “Engu Gori,” Not only did the single cement his status as one of South Sudan’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and nominated for several awards making Big Ted and Refiga, thrusting K-Denk into the international spotlight. In return, K-Denk appeared on Kenyan’s for Kenya 2011-12 smash campaign which was aimed at saving lives of the drought victims. In September 2017, it was announced that K-Denk had signed a major deal with INDEPENDENT DIGITAL an Ireland distribution company in Europe and Spice South Africa International, which released the “WILLIAM DENG album” right upon his brief return from Australia’ “KE NIN DHIECH” Tour, and as well would release his fourth LP, LIFE IS YOU, in the year of 2019. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Eni Jin Karua” and the calmed “Juzza Juzza”
~ Dong Samuel Luak