Music producers are often overlooked but they are the people who bring an idea to a song/music. They are a vital aspect in the recording process and today we celebrate them.
Below is a list of Kenya’s top music producers. Some are newbies while others have been in the game for quite sometime now. In no particular order, check them out below.
3. R Kay
He has several labels under his belt, singer, songwriter, actor, music director and producer. He has worked with the great Oliver Mtukudzi, Lady Jay Dee, Kidum, Redsan, Owiyo, Wyree, Prezzo, Bobby Wine, Iddi Achieng among others. He co-owns gospel record label ShammahBoyMusic and has produced popular artists sich as Roughtone and Henrie Mutuku
4. Eric Musyoka
He is a trained sound engineer and producer renowned for producing some of the most famous songs in Kenya.He has been in the game for over a decade. Musyoka has worked with Nameless, Nonini, Juliani, Just A band, P-Unit, Bamboo, Wyre and the list goes on. He is an award-winning producer after scooping the 2006 Kisima awards Producer of the year.
Saint P, Patrick Mbaru Kazungu, is a gospel music producer with great prowess and believes music is ministry hence is content that he can make someone have a life-changing decision through alluring beats. He is the brains behind hit songs like; Me and My House by Eko Dydda, I Live For You by BMF, Manyunyu by Jimmy Gait and Rufftone, Lover by Bahati, Nakupenda by Antoneo Soul and Nigerian L.A.X and more.
7. Freddie W Dillie
He is well known in the music world as Dillie and is one of Kenya’s biggest music producers. He is famous for producing hits for Rabbit, JayA, Sage, Daddy Owen, Wyre, M.O.G, MDQ etc
8. Ogopa Deejays
It was the IT production company in the 90s cofounded by brothers Francis and Lucas Bikedo. It has produced hit songs for East Africa’s greats such as Chameleone, Redsan, Bebe Cool, Nameless, Wahu, Avril, Kleptomaniax, Amani and the list is endless