New Nairobi music is taking over with the young guys like Ochungulo Family – who were in the studio today with Adelle Onyango and Shaffie Weru on Breakfast With The Stars – coming up with club bangers.

Ochungulo Family who are from Langata excited Adelle seeing as she is from LA and so she could relate.


Ochungulo in the Luo language means ants and Adelle asked they decided to name themselves this.

Ochungulo revealed they decided to take up the name because when they come together they make strong music.

The family made up of Nelly, Benzema and Dmore all started their music life individually in 2017, 2012 and 2015 respectively. They decided to come together after Bora Uhai when they realized they both have different things to offer.

Nelly confesses that every song has surprised them in different ways. They never really expected them to be hits.

I can say the songs have surprised us in different ways. When we did bora uhai we just went to the ghetto and shot a video with no expectations of it being a hit. Then I did criminal and boom! Another hit

When they came together as Ochungulo, they did a track Na Iwake that caught the attention of many Kenyans who fell in love with the song.

So since it scooped fan love, Telemani of Hype Entertainment made it possible and they came together with the Kansol and gave us the remix to Na Iwake that is a request in all clubs with more than 600,000 views on YouTube.

Working with the Kansoul they say was all about a learning experience.

They have now come up with a name for the music they do and called it, Gengeton. They say it’s because the likes of Juacali who did Genge are their inspiration and so they want to continue from where they left off.

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Ochungulo family say when doing their videos they do not think if their songs will be banned in the name of morality because they do not produce music that affects someone directly. There is no form of abuse to someone because they are actually singing what is there.

The one thing that keeps them going is the fact that music is their everything.

WE WILL NOT STOP FOR ANYTHING. WE WILL STILL GIVE KENYANS GOOD MUSIC EVEN WHEN PROMOTERS DO NOT PAY. THEY THINK OF US AS CHILDREN BUT WE HAVE LEARNED. NOW WE ARE STRICT

Before the interview ended, Adelle was concerned if their parents watch their music and they all said yes. In fact, they have subscribed to their channel.

THERE WAS TROUBLE IN THE BEGINNING WHERE THEY FELT WE WERE singing A LOT OF NASTY WORDS BUT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF CONVINCING, THEY NOTICED OUR FANS LOVE OUr MUSIC SO THEY GOT PRETTY EXCITED

Enjoy their new song Altua,

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