Veteran music producer and former Chairperson of Youth Enterprise Fund Bruce Odhiambo has died at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted to the ICU.
Odhiambo has been battling with heart related conditions for months.
He was adversely mentioned in the scandal that rocked the Fund forcing him to step aside and was later charged in court over fraud of Sh180 million. He owned Johari Clef record label.
Breakfast presenter, Gidi Gidi is among the celebrities who have paid tribute to the man who mentored many artists and media personalities in the country.
In his Instagram post, a shocked Gidi, praises ‘Super producer’ Odhiambo for his immense contribution to the Kenyan music industry.
Brother B, Super Producer Bruce Odhiambo, I cant believe that you are gone. May your soul Rest in Eternal Peace. Thanks for your contribution to the music industry. Pole sana to friends and family 😓
He went on to reveal that he once worked with Odhiambo where he called upon him to record a verse in one of the producer’s compilations, sharing an undated picture of the two in studio.
This is when you called me to record a verse in one of your Compilations. Am not even sure if you ever realised it. I celebrate you brother B, thank you for the memories. RIP @bruceodh
Carol Radull, a celebrated TV and radio personality who was one of Radio Jambo’s pioneers also paid tribute to Odhiambo, praising him especially for being ‘front and centre’ of it all when they created Radio Jambo, 11 years ago.
You were front and centre when we created @radiojambokenya in 2008. I’ll remember you for your contribution to Kenya’s music industry. Rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo.
May he rest in eternal peace.