Kenyan artists have continued to pay tribute to music producer Bruce Odhiambo who died on Tuesday morning while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital.
The former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chair had been admitted there after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.
He was a renowned producer at Johari Clef in Nairobi and among his works that did well in Kenya entertainment industry is the song Niache Niimbe that he produced for popular gospel singer Pitson.
While eulogising him, Pitson said producer Odhiambo challenged him to do more while heaping praise on the production quality of the song Niache Niimbe.
“You stretched me, you made me do more. You made Niache Niimbe my best arranged and played song so far. Asante sana,” he wrote.
Media personality Carol Radull and other Kenyan artists hailed him for the contribution he made to the Kenya music industry.
“You were front and centre when we created Radio Jambo in 2008. I’ll remember you for your contribution to Kenya’s music industry. Rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo,” she posted.
“RIP Bruce Odhiambo. Your immense contribution to the industry laid the foundation for many artists. You were not only a mentor but a dad to us all. May you rest with the angels,” eulogised Sauti Sol.
“I dint know that call was the last one...Bruce Odhiambo how I wish I came when you called me! Now you are no more my friend, all said and done you fought a good fight. Brother Bruce rest well,” Jalang’o wrote.
“Some might not know Kenyan music history but Bruce Odhiambo belonged in a band called Safari Sound where they had the best selling album of all-time. With songs like "Jambo Bwana" R.I.P,” wrote Nonini.
“Thanks for believing in me. Thanks for the loth talks. Thanks for the encouragement. Thanks for always answering my calls. Thanks for respect.Thanks for the love you had for Kenyan music. Thanks for the moments we had.Thanks. Safiri salama Bruce tutaonana baadaye,” King Kaka posted.
His death comes just months after he travelled to India to seek replacement of a pacemaker that was implanted by doctors to manage his irregular heartbeats.
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