Photos: Top musicians eulogise the late Bruce Odhiambo


Photos: Top musicians eulogise the late Bruce Odhiambo

In Summary

  • Mr. Odhiambo succumbed to cardiac ailments on Tuesday Morning while receiving treatment and the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
  • Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja also described him as one of the pioneers of local music in the country.
"The greatest tribute we can do for Bruce Odhiambo is to seriously consider the creative economy as a frontier for jobs and economic development..." He Said.

Kenyan musicians on Thursday recounted how the late Bruce Odhiambo was a pillar, a producer who was ahead of his time and one who could quickly spot talent.

Every one of them who took to the podium at Nairobi Baptist Church told of experiences with the late Bruce Odhiambo that forever shaped their music career.

He was fondly remembered for having brought together some of the country’s finest bands such as Five Alive and Kayamba Africa.

From Eric Wainaina to Sauti Sol, Mercy Myra, Talia Oyando, Suzanne Gachukia and even Amos n Josh, supporting homegrown talent was the top producer’s greatest fete.

Also present at the funeral service was First lady Margaret Kenyatta and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

The late Bruce Odhiambo will be laid to rest at his Koru home in Kisumu County on Saturday, January 19.

Below are photos from the funeral service that was held on Thursday in Nairobi:

The casket bearing the body of the late Bruce Odhiambo. Photo/COURTESY
The casket bearing the body of the late Bruce Odhiambo. Photo/COURTESY

 

Mourners at the funeral service for the late Bruce Odhiambo at Nairobi Baptist Church
Mourners at the funeral service for the late Bruce Odhiambo at Nairobi Baptist Church. Photo/PSCU\

 

Three members of the Sauti Sol band: Bien-Aimé Baraza, Savara Mudigi and Willis Chimano. Photo/COURTESY
Three members of the Sauti Sol band: Bien-Aimé Baraza, Savara Mudigi and Willis Chimano at the podium. Photo/COURTESY

 

The late Bruce Odhiambo's mother Mama Grace Abonyo with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Photo/PSCU
The late Bruce Odhiambo’s mother Mama Grace Abonyo is seen next to First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Photo/PSCU

 

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the funeral service for the late Bruce Odhiambo
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta greets the family of the late Bruce Odhiambo. PHOTO/PSCU

 

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja the service. Photo/PSCU
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja the service. Photo/PSCU

 

Talia Oyando at the podium. Photo/COURTESY
Talia Oyando at the podium. Photo/COURTESY

 

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