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3 Luo musicians who went as fast as they came

Curtis Otieno
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Ohangla musician Onyi Papa Jey. [Source/Onyi Papa Jey/Twitter]

The Luo nation boasts of good talent, art being one of them.

The region has for long given the nation some of its biggest hits, especially during elections.

However, here are some of the musicians who produced big hits bit would sink back to oblivion never to return.

1. Odosh Jasuba

The Ohangla sensation whose nickname translates to 'Odongo from Suba' took Luo Nyanza by storm in 2014 courtesy of his song Millicento.

This opened the way to his earlier songs which had not been receiving any attention like Wendo and Frank Odhiambo.

But just as fast as he came, he faded off and is no longer receiving as much attention or airplay as he enjoyed when made the breakthrough.

2. Aboy Landlord

About six years ago, the Ohangla musician made a major breakthrough through his track 'Millie Nyarongo' which was actually the ringtone in most Ohangla lovers' songs.

Unfortunately, that was the beginning and the end of him as he sank after the track lost its touch and was never to return or make any attempt to do so.

3. Onyi Papa Jey

Nobody knows Onyango Papa Jey better than opposition leader Raila Odinga who ran on his 2007 track 'Raila ODM' before controversially losing the presidency to Mwai Kibaki.

So huge was the hit that it was a campaign anthem for Raila, at a time when the former Prime Minister enjoyed almost absolute support of all the ethnic groups in Kenya.

Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and former Cabinet Minister Joe Nyaga also received special consideration in the song.

They were at the time part of Raila's Pentagon team whose main aim was to disarm and beat Kibaki.

However, he has been unable to make a comeback after that, even his latest political song dubbed 'handshake' hitting the wall.

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