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of our artists

Sali Oyugi

Sali Oyugi

Sali Oyugi is a singer/songwriter and social activist with a dual heritage from Kenya and Tanzania. She grew up in...

Bado during a performance at the Godown.

Bado

Hailing from the coastal town of Watamu in Malindi, Bado was born Mohamed Said Ngana. Although he started singing publicly...

Ochieng' Nelly

Ochieng’ Nelly

Ochieng’ Nelly was born Nelson Ochieng Orwa in 1943 in South Nyanza. He began playing the guitar in his teenage...

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Ontiri Bikundo

Ontiri Bikundo was born in 1976 in Nyaribari Chache constituency of Kisii District. His parents passed away before he was...

Olith Ratego playing his self-made lyre, the Kodo Madanda

Olith Ratego

Olith Ratego was born Musa Odhiambo omondi, in Asere Ugenya, Siaya District. The middle child in a family of three,...

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Ogoya Nengo

Ogoya Nengo was born Anastasia Oluoch in the late 1930’s, at a small village called Magoya, near the shores of...

Gargar @ Hillside Dams Bulawayo

Gargar

Gargar (formerly known as Bismillahi Gargar) is a group made up of Kenyan women of Somali origin from Garissa, North...

Winyo with his guitar

Winyo

Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted his artistic name ‘Winyo’, which is a Luo word (a tribe from the Lake Victoria...

Makadem playing the Nyatiti

Makadem

Makadem, also known as the Ohanglaman is a talented musician and vibrant performing artiste from Kenya. His stage presence, charismatic...