A star-studded requiem mass at Nairobi Baptist church honoring super music producer Bruce Odhiambo left many artists reminiscing of how he helped them in one way or another in their careers.
The memorial, which happened on Thursday 18, saw several artists share how the former Youth Fund Chairman and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s classmate had a helping hand and did everything to see entertainers up on their feet and thriving.
“I remember when I lost my job, he fed me every single day, every day,” Homeboyz Radio presenter Talia Oyando said.
“He knew I was so proud to ask for help, we were neighbors. When I did not have money, he gave me money and told me as a joke, ebu just go buy that. I want to tell you thank you, for calling me all the time just to make sure I was okay.”
Sauti Sol, who led other artists in the memorial, also testified how he gave them his studio to record their award-winning album.
“We have lost a father. We meet Bruce 10 years ago,” Sauti Sol’s
Bien Aime said.
“Everything is in your hands. Buy yourself a computer and a keyboard.” Savara told congregation of how Bruce used to push them
Unlike other caskets which are normally covered with flowers, Bruce’s casket was designed with a Piano cover, an indication that music was life for him.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said Bruce always championed the interests of the youth, training and guiding them to achieve the best in their
“Bruce dedicated his life to our national ideals and values. He respected the dignity of humanity, and stood up for what was right. He was an advocate for the youth, and a trailblazer in the music industry,” said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The 54-year-old succumbed to illness on 4th January at the Nairobi Hospital. He will be laid to rest on Saturday in Koru, Kisumu county.
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