Tony Nyadundo Biography
Tony Nyadundo is a musician from Kenya.He was born in Kal in Tanzania. He performs the Ohangla a traditional style of music by the luo community.
Tony Nyadundo twin sister died while he was young. His family moved to Nyahera , Kisumu District , Kenya in 1978 and later to Kongoni in Nzoia .
In 1998, Tony Nyadundo moved to Migori District in Kenya and performed for local fishing communities. He also hired Onyi Papa Jey, an orutu player who has also since become a formidable musician. In 1999 he moved to Dandora in Nairobi county but did not achieve much success and then moved to Kisumu county, where his brother Jack had become a popular musician.
Tony Nyadundo Education Background
Secondary school student at Bugembe Secondary School
Primary school student at Kongoni Primary School
Tony Nyadundo Musical Career
In 1996, he joined his brother Jack Nyadundo who had a group performing Ohangla music. Later he formed an own group and moved back to Tanzania for a while.
In 1998 he moved to Migori county in Kenya and performed for local fishing communities. He also hired Onyi Papa Jey, an orutu player who has also since become a formidable musician.
His début album Ayaki was released in 2002. This marked a turning point of his career and he finally started to gain financially from being a musician. His second album was named Kidi Oba e Toke, which translates “stoned on the back”. The name derives from a concert were his band was attacked by thugs who hit his drummer at back. Several other people were injured too.
In 2006 he released album Obama. The name alludes to Barack Obama, the US president whose father is from the ethnic group as Nyadundo
Tony Nyadundo Songs
He released his album Ayaki in 2002 which marked a turning point of his career and he finally started to gain financially from being a musician. He then released his second album was named Kidi Oba e Toke, which translates “stoned on the back”. The name was derives from a concert were his band was attacked by thugs who hit his drummer at back and Several other people were injured too .
In the 2007 Kisima Music Awards he won the traditional music category and was among 100 most influential Kenyans as selected by The Standard newspaper in August 2007.In October 2009, he released a new album Migingo, named after the disputed Migingo Island. He has performed in various countries includning Germany and the US.
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