Prince Indah
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On Saturday, June 15th, Ohangla musician Prince Indah became visibly emotional during his performance as he fervently prayed for God’s protection, lamenting that enemies had surrounded him.

Tearfully singing a Luo song, he repeated, “I can’t without you, God. Help me fight, Father. Enemies have surrounded me.”

Before concluding the song, Indah collapsed on stage, and the instrumental continued without his vocals.

His emotional display raised concerns that he might be mourning the loss of four victims who died in a road accident while en route to his show, including one of his bouncers who passed away after the event.

But who is this enigmatic musician?

Facts about Prince Indah: Evans Ochieng Owino, widely known as Prince Indah, was born on August 9th, 1994, in Murumba Village, Siaya County.

He is the third of five children, raised by his father Meshack Owino, and mother Caroline Achieng in Huruma Flats, Nairobi.

Music Career: In September 2014, he released his debut album consisting of six tracks, with the standout hit “Cinderella” featuring Adeka Engineer, alongside tracks like Nyakisumu pt1, Pokna, Uchumi, and Ken Soldier.

Working under Ohangla legend Emma Jalamo, Indah saw him as a king in the industry due to his experience and massive following.

Indah, considering Jalamo as the King of Ohangla, adopted the moniker "Prince," signifying himself as the son of the King, hence his full name, Prince Indah.

In October 2016, Indah recorded his second album, “Tenda Wema,” launching it on December 23rd of the same year.

This marked his departure from the R.O.R Band to focus on his own band, Malaika Ohangla Rhumba Band.

In June 2017, he embarked on recording his third album and released the controversial hit “Nyakisumu part 2,” which propelled him to fame.

Titled “Weche Hera,” the album was slated for launch in November of that year.

Indah is fully dedicated to his music career, aspiring to open a business and establish Malaika Music Academy in the future.

Currently, he is working on his fourth album and plans to release a new single in the upcoming weeks.

His hobbies include listening to music and traveling. He regards Emma Jalamo as his musical mentor, holds Benga maestro Osito Kale as his role model, and favors gospel artist John Okidi.