Ayub Ogada is a musician who draws inspiration from his life experiences and from the nature that surrounds him in Kisumu, Kenya.

His primary instrument is the traditional nyatiti, an eight-stringed lyre played by the Luo people of Western Kenya.

In his music you’ll often hear the sounds of nature and people – the songs of birds, the calls of animals and the sounds of children playing.

Many of the songs in his latest album, Kodhi, (meaning seed in Luo) were recorded outside to capture these authentic sounds.

Ayub Ogada has performed numerous large festivals and concerts including WOMAD, the Live 8 concert Eden Project

Ayub Ogada has also acted in major films including Out of Africa (1985) and The Kitchen Toto (1987).