Kenyan music legend Ayub Ogada is dead.
Music legend Ayub Ogada is dead
The legendary singer famed for the song Koth Biro is reported to have died on Friday at the age of 63.
According to reports, the singer passed on after a short illness.
Kenyan musicians led by Suzanna Owiyo have mourned Ayub saying that he was the reason she plays the Nyatiti.
“Ayub Ogada,respect Wuod Luo! You are the reason I picked up Nyatiti. Thank you for sharing this fantastic 8 strings instrument with the world. I celebrate you! Rest in Power,” wrote Suzanna.
Other musicians and people who knew Ayub Ogada through his music also sent their messages of condolences;
@HeyHeyBlinky Ayub Ogada was a big inspiration to me, he really did his thing his way and it was amazing. Thank you and may you Rest In Power
@Misskihoro Once, when I was a more fearless artist, I got to jam with Ayub Ogada. What we shared then, several artists being open, vulnerable and free has always stuck with me. He spoke strongly about his energy, about trusting his gut and his instinct and I never forgot that. Thank you.
@RabbitTheKing Ayub Ayub Ayub, got the news yesterday & it saddened me sana!!Before we recorded Koth Biro he said let’s take a walk, &we talked about the art of satisfaction, you taught me that. Thanks for the moments,the lessons &thanks for getting me on Koth Biro. Safiri Salama. Rest Legend
@danielduwa Very few artists transcend beyond their home markets. When I met Ayub in 2011 he was a celebrated artist whose very unique style was constantly commissioned in Hollywood film, co-wrote for noted artist like @kanyewest #AyubOgada
@luodollar Very heavy to my heart last week i was asking his long term friend and road manager Allan Donovan about Ayub Ogada when i visited AFRICAN HERITAGE HOUSE WITH @KTNKenya & @KTNLife_Style crew ,he was to perform there soon Rest with Angels Mr KOTH BIRO #AyubOgada
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