We are pleased to announce the recent signing of Suzanna Owiyo, described as “the Tracy Chapman of Africa. Born in Kasaye village, Nyakach, near Kisumu, Suzanna Owiyo was introduced to music at a tender age by her grandfather, who was a prolific Nyatiti player. During her high school years, her talent enabled her to win many trophies for her school during the provincial and national music festivals.
In 2002, Suzanna worked on her first album Kisumu 100 under the guidance of a Tedd Josiah, an exceptional Kenyan music producer. The album was a great success and she received a nomination in the Kora Music Awards 2002 in the “Most Promising Female Artist” category. She was also nominated and won the same category in the Kisima Awards of 2003.
In June 2003, she had the opportunity to perform in Paris and later on in August she represented East Africa at the Pan-African Music Festival in Brazzaville where she sang alongside Youssou N’dour from Senegal, Koffi Olomide from DRC Congo, and Rebecca Malope from South Africa among other prominent African artistes.