One Vibe Studio

Location: Manyatta Sijeh, opposite Magadi Primary School, Kisumu, Kenya

Phone Number: +254 722 253 562 / +254 708 603 850

Email: info(at)onevibeafrica(dot)org

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Twitter: @OneVibeStudio

Shamir Abdallah Mohamed

Producer: Shamir Abdallah Mohamed is a renowned reggae artiste as well as songwriter, producer, and vocal instructor. He is well conversant with various styles of music including reggae, dancehall, R&B, and lovers rock.

Shamir is naturally collaborative, and has spent time at Krushal Entertainment and GrandPa Records in Kibra, Nairobi. Shamir has also written songs for Kenyan artists like Amani. Check out his music video, Safer City.

The Impact

In June 2013 when One Vibe started its Education, Music & Art Program it became evident that a recording studio was critical for quality programming. Out of 68 students registered in June 2013 only 24 graduated in August 2014, and the lack of access to a recording studio was determined as a direct cause for the low graduation rate.

One Vibe conducted a survey that indicated urgent need for a professional
recording studio to not only serve One Vibe’s students’ but also serve the fast growing market in western region of Kenya. Through funds raised at Madaraka Festival & Music To Empower Youth campaign in 2014 One Vibe Studio was established.

In 2015, 84 out of 100 students that registered for the Education, Music & Art Program graduated. The higher graduation rate was attributed to the existence of the recording studio, which has not only served youth in our programs but recorded renowned Kenyan artists like Nazizi, Sauti Sol as well as internationally recognized artists like Owuor Arunga, Yirim Seck, Blitz the Ambassador among others.

 

Rehearsal Space

Kisumu is home to some of the best talent in Kenya, such as Suzzana Owiyo and Lupita Nyongo. What is sad is that there is no existing space in Kisumu that is fully equipped, staffed, and consistently open 24 hours for the current generation of talent in Kisumu to practice.

The historical trend for talented individuals in Kisumu has been to move out of Kisumu in order to develop creative skills. Suzzana Owiyo and Lupita Nyongo got their break in the arts in Nairobi. The tendency of talent moving away from Kisumu kills the art further, because it leaves no immediate role model for younger artists to reach for inspiration and mentorship.

One Vibe’s Rehearsal Space is now open to all artists in Kisumu, and any visiting talent from other parts of the world. This space is equiped, staffed, and open 24 hours everyday of the week to help nurture talent while earning One Vibe valuable income to help sustain the organization.

Location: Manyatta Sijeh, opposite Magadi Primary School, Kisumu,Kenya

Phone Number: +254 722 253 562 / +254 708 603 850

Email: info(at)onevibeafrica(dot)org

Facebook: https://goo.gl/K4dksN

Twitter: @OneVibeStudio

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