by Muthoni Kimani
February 3, 2021
Akoth Jumadi is a Kenyan artist, she's talented, gifted, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and versatile most importantly.
Many people might not have heard about the beautiful singer Akoth Jumadi, and it’s about time we all changed that.
She’s a bonafide musician who ought to be appreciated by almost everybody. Akoth might be new in the music industry having released her debut project, an EP dubbed ‘Ere Yo’ which is in Dholuo. She plays Nyatiti as well, a traditional Luo instrument just like Ayub Ogada.
This talented beauty is inevitably going to take the Kenyan music sound to greater heights, and she’s going to do it with unprecedented finesse. She fuses different genres and weaves them together to bring one powerful eccentric sound that sounds heavenly when you get to listen to it for the very first time.
Akoth takes a little bit from Luo folk, afro soul, soul, tribal fusion, jazz, taarab, benga, reggae, and hip hop to give you an unforgettable sound that will linger in your head long after listening to the song.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her in the industry. In her latest debut project ‘Ere Yo’, she effortlessly owns her brand, her vocals which have made her stand out. It has eight tracks on it, Akoth Jumadi tells a story from the first track to the last.