By Kevin Odit
Young as they may look, Lauryn Gatwiri Ort aged 13 and her six years old brother Marc Smith Ort have beaten all odds to excel in calling for peace in Kenya through their music composition and melodious voices.
Their first recently released single album entitled Tudumishe Amani featuring their heat song Amani highlights the dangers of ethnicity and tribalism.
Copies of their album have dominated the market and several radio stations at the Coast are playing their song.
As Lauryn puts it, what was thought to be an artful composition a few months ago has developed to be a beautiful song.
“I was doing my end term exams when the idea came into my mind. In my English composition paper, I managed to consider issues relevant to our country like tribal clashes and negative ethnicity. Little did I know that it will result to this,” says Gatwiri.
Gatwiri who is expected to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education later this year count it all as a blessing to share the same stage with her younger brother, Smith who is expected to join primary school in 2013.
“Smith has always been my source of courage. Being the last born in our family and my only brother, he is incomparable and especially his guitar playing skills has moved crowds,” said Gatwiri.
At the moment the two pop stars are working on their new single If you can dream it you can live it, which will be released early June.
The crowd at Mombasa Got Talent search 2010 can still recall how the two pop stars entertained the gathering.
Among the celebrated musicians who performed during the competition were Coastbased Mama Sizo and award-winning musician Mejja who happen to be their role models.
It is a dream come true for the Lama Stars, which happens to be their stage name, but for many, the duo seem too young to be patriotic or even be composing songs to promote peace in the country.