Kenyan entertainment music icon Bruce Odhiambo was celebrated today at Nairobi Baptist Church in an event that was star studded.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja were in attendance too.

Bruce Odhiambo and Shaffie Weru
The late Bruce Odhiambo with Shaffie Weru

Bruce is said to be Uhuru’s BFF. In his condolence message President Kenyatta said that Bruce, a former music producer, used his talent to develop businesses and institutions, some of which played a big role in mentoring the youth.

“Bruce Odhiambo was a go-getter. He was a talented musician who joined hands with others to entertain Kenyans with the legendary Mombasa based Safari Sounds Band and Spartans.”

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Media personality Tallia Oyando paid tribute to Bruce at the requiem mass.

“Save a place for me as you sing with the angels. I have lost a true friend, rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo, rest in peace father,” Tallia said.

“I remember when I lost my job, he fed me every single day, every day,” Tallia said with a trembling voice.

Wiping away unabated tears, Tallia continued, “He knew I was so proud to ask for help, we were neighbours. When I did not have money, he gave me money and told me as a joke, ebu just go buy that.”

chocking back tears she Added, “I want to tell you thank you, for calling me all the time just to make sure I was okay.”

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Others who also paid tribute were Sauti Sol who told a tale of how Bruce Odhiambo offered his studio for them to record their award winning album.

Bien Aime told the congregation, “We have lost a father. We met Bruce 10 years ago.”

While Savara said that his passion to produce music was egged on by Bruce who told him “everything is in your hands. Buy yourself a computer and a keyboard.”

All the music that was performed at the memorial mass was produced by Bruce.

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