ESNS 2023
Anas Kasmi (2001) is KATNUF: a Dutch artist with Moroccan roots, living in Belgium. As a teenager Anas dreamed of a music career and he decided to use TikTok to reach more people. Smart move. A preview of ‘Van Mij Zijn’ attracts 60 million streams. KATNUF immediately returns from holiday to finish the track, and signs with Sony Music. A week after the release the song sits at number 1 in the Spotify chart. The success stokes his appetite for more. Good thing he is brimming with musical ideas.