Eric Musyoka, the iconic producer who took Kenyan music to greater heights

It’s hard to talk about Kenyan music without mentioning the name of Decimal Records CEO Eric Musyoka, popularly known as Musyox. He has been very instrumental in shaping the Kenyan sound.

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In the early to mid 2000s when Calif Records and Ogopa Deejays were beefing, the award-winning producer, who is now 38, was working at Homeboyz Entertianment.


While at the stable which is owned by the Rabar family, Musyoka produced songs for the musicians like; Prezzo, TID, Mr Lenny, Nameless, AY, Wyre, Peter Miles, Nikki, Nonini, just to name a few.

He then took a break and went for further studies at the SAE Institute in the US in 2006. Upon his return, he formed Decimal Records and signed P-Unit.

If you ask me, I will tell you that the group that was made up Frasha, Bon Eye and Gabu is one of Musyoka’s greatest achievements to this day. He literally propelled them to greater heights.

Musyoka and Bon Eye

What most people do not know is that the three started off as Nonini’s dancers and back-up singers and by 2010 they had won several awards including a MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). Take a moment and let that sink in.

At Decimal, Musyoka has also worked with Just A Band, Juliani, Daddy Owen, Sauti Sol, Elani, Octopizzo and many more. Put simply, there is a high chance that he has produced a jam for your favourite Kenyan artist.

When all is said and done, he will be remembered for nurturing talents and taking Kenyan music to the continental stage because he started  producing music at a time when most artists were just focusing on their local audiences.

Musyoka is one of the producers who changed the game by ensuring our music could transcend our borders and this led to artists getting so many shows outside the country.

He’s a legend in his own right and it saddens me that most people will realize this after he hangs up his boots because as they say, you never miss something until it’s gone.

Watch one of his most popular jams dubbed Furahi Day by Nonini and Nameless below.


‘Drinx Na Mayenx’ hit makers are back with ‘Bonge’ and we love it (Video)

The trio that treated treated us to Drinx na Mayenx earlier this year has dropped another jam and we are really feeling it. Like, really!

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The new song dubbed Bonge by Brian Nadra, Bon Eye and Konkodi is sheer proof that The Decimators, as they are fondly known, didn’t come to play.

Bonge is a Swahili word that means ‘a lump’. It signifies abundance of something. Yaani, something that will never run out.

In the context of this song, it means pretty much the same thing. It’s an assurance from The Decimators that they will treat us to hits.

Although all the three artists came through with some good lyrics on this jam, I really feel like Konkodi outshone the rest.

Bon Eye, Brian Nadra and Konkodi
Bon Eye, Brian Nadra and Konkodi

Apart from his great flow, there’s just something about his part that will make you hit the replay button at least a couple of times.

Like there’s a part where he says, “Kuja na ripple I am the new wave, skinny ninja iko bonge, yes ni Konkodi but buda keep change.”

If this is not greatness that I don’t know what is, I really don’t.

Brian Nadra also did a great job. His voice helped in mellowing this song.

Although the video concept is simple, I feel it works for this song so much so that you’ll even forget about it.

The song was produced by Musyoka and directed by Kevin Provoke.

Watch Bonge below and tell us what you think. Oh, and remember to get some good earphones because this jam slaps really hard!