Samuel Keny Tabara, professionally known as Bilmar, was born in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Pretoria, South Africa by Rwandan parents.
Bilmar’s musical career started at the age of 6 when his signing ability was discovered by his late mother in Sunday school.
He began recording in 2015 alongside Daydreamerkev and MACC75 as a trio known as Fourus. A year later, he dropped his debut mixtape titled ‘Colours’ which garnered the attention of his high school mates.
In the year 2020, Bilmar was nominated at the Inaugural Annual City Award’s for Pretoria as ‘Artist of the Year’ after releasing the singles ‘She’s God’, ‘Night Sessions’ and ‘I Know the Cost’ on Soundcloud.
Fast forward to 2022, Bilmar has just released his 2nd mixtape instalment titled ‘The Faded Colours Mixtape’ consisting of 16 songs without a single feature. Such a feat is yet to be known by a singer on the African soil.