Talia Oyando Biography
Talia Oyando was born on 26th February, she is a daughter of the renowed producer Maurice Oyando. She is popularly known as the night nurse. She is a singer, radio and TV presenter. She is currently doing a morning show on Homeboyz Radio known as The Juice. She also hosts #OneLove on Citizen TV on Saturday from 4-5 pm and Coco Soboo takes over from 5pm -7pm
Talia Oyando has been in the public eye for almost half of her life. At the age of 17, together with her music group Talma, they released their debut album Jambo Rafiki in 2001 and won an Emmy Award in the same year. Talia became a solo artiste, then crossed over to television, and successfully hosted an entertainment show before conquering the radio airwaves at a tender age of 19. She says she left the showbiz to self actualize.
Talia Oyando Talia Career
October 22nd 2016- Present: TV host of #OneLove on Citizen TV
Present: Radio presenter at Homeboyz midmorning show known as ‘The Juice’
She was working as a Radio Dj at Easy Fm which is Kenya’s only all RnB radio station for 6 years
Talia has also hosted a number of TV shows including Showbiz on NTV, VJ reality show at MTV
Talia Oyando Musical career
Talia grew up in a musical family. Her love for music has been alive as long as she has been following in the footsteps of her father Producer/Musician Maurice Oyando, she was part of an all girl group called Talma comprising of her, Alma and Yma they released their debut album ‘Jambo Rafiki’ in 2001 and won an Emmy Award in the same year making them the youngest Kenyans to win the prestigious award.
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She later became a solo artiste.Her first single titled “RASTA” featuring Rizla off the ‘raindrops riddim’ and her second single “Whats Love” off the “Camp Fire Riddim” established her as a reggae artiste.
She did musical collaborations with top Kenyan acts like Goldenchyl, the late E-sir, CMB Prezzo, A.Y from Tanzania, and Rizla who ushered her into reggae music.With hits like Haunitishi with E-Sir, Sweety Banana with Nyambane, Mimi na wewe with CMB Prezzo and Tanzanian’s AY.
Talia Oyando bullying
Despite her early fame, her school life was an unhappy experience. She says she had a difficult time in school because of bullying. She says she changed schools three times and all time she never told her parents what was happening.
At time the bullies would rip her books or pour water on them, lock her in a room so she would miss classes.
Talia Oyando Marriage
Talia Oyando got married to Ezekiel Onyango in 2010 who is a film and television director and the CEO of Film Crew in Africa he has won awards like the Golden Globe. They are blessed with one son known as Lyrics.
Talia Oyando Awards
Emmy Award 2001 – ‘Jambo Rafiki’ Album