There are numerous music genres related to the Luo folks. These embrace Benga, Ohangla, Rhumba, Afro-fusion amongst others. By “Luo music”, we’re referring to these songs sang, partly or absolutely, in Dholuo language, and never essentially songs by musicians who hail from the Luo tribe. Luo music is essentially the most progressive and in addition the preferred in Kenya. We determined to create an unordered record of artists whose music is presently scorching and popping.
1. Ayub Ogada
His track “Koth Biro” has been lined greater than 20 instances, all around the world. It was used as a film soundtrack for “The Fixed Gardner”, the 2005 Hollywood movie shot in Kenya. He just lately launched a brand new album, Kodhi“, with Trevor Warren and it was later reviewed within the Guardian and Monetary Instances. Beneath is a rendition that was achieved by Andetag, a Swedish vocal quartet.
2. Madanje Perimeter
He’s a singer and a recording engineer. He does Rhumba music, with essentially the most notable track being “Elector Nyarkano”.
3. Johnny Junior
One of many prime two of the largest names in Luo/Rhumba. He has launched many hit singles and albums.
4. Lady Maureen
The undisputed Queen of Ohangla. She writes songs about present or trending points. Her track for Gor Mahia, the KPL large, stands as one oh her greatest information.
5. Dolla Kabarry
He is likely one of the finals of the favored Benga eras. His songs had rented the airwaves across the starting of the millennium. He’s just lately broke the hiatus with the discharge of a brand new album.
6. Prezda “Igwe” Bandasson
His elegant grooming will certainly go away an impression on you. His clean Rhumba songs are inclined in the direction of romance.” Nyisuba” and “Yamo Oloko Kido” are two of my favorites from Prezda Bandasson.
7. Onyango Alemo
There’s a time when his songs “Kuche Kuche” and “Tho Luro” might by no means miss a membership session. He has gone underground however these songs stay on prime.
8. Otieno Aloka
Effectively, “Kanungo Eteko” is certainly a party-starter. It’s the preferred Luo track amongst younger and middle-aged Kenyans.
9. Emma Jalamo
Jalamo will not be very outdated within the recreation however the artist has given you a singular Ohangla/Rhumba fusion that has taken the nation by storm. Younger and outdated alike, of us, are hooked on to an Emma track. He began off as a Gospel music singer. His new album, “Sherry” is a masterpiece with hits like “Wivu mbaya”. We spotlight “Simba Ja Uriri”, his first secular hit.
He’s a seasoned musician who has traveled broadly. He is likely one of the pioneers of Ohangla sound. His singles made the style well-liked.
11. Osogo Winyo
He has taken a low profile of late however he has among the finest Ohangla sounds of this decade.
The artist as soon assigned to Ketebul Music is understood internationally. Generally known as Ohanglaman, he performs the Nyatiti and has added a contemporary vitality to it.
13. Suzanna Owiyo
She is likely one of the first feminine artists to fuse the Nyatiti tune with a contemporary sound. She is most identified for her breakthrough track, “Kisumu 100”. She is modern and stays related.
14. Anyango, Nyatiti Diva
Also referred to as the Nyatiti Diva, Anyango is a Japanese-born singer who traveled to Kisumu, Western Kenya to be taught the Nyatiti. She is now regarded to be the primary lady to play the lyre. She sings in Luo and Swahili, by the best way. She needed to be taught these two languages. She’s received awards again residence for her Nyatiti sound.
15. Awilo Mike and Jamnazi Band
Jamnazi band includes of Awilo Mike and Milton Ongoro Jakarachuonyo. They gave us songs like “Am Not Sober” and “Riziki”, which nonetheless hit properly now.
16. Musa Jakadala
That is the artist whose rise has been fairly phenomenal. He has gone on to obtain a lot of buzz along with his “Hera Remo” hit.
Extra artists proceed to enter the scene however not very many handle to make it to the highest. We are going to, thus, proceed to replace this record.