Evans Ochieng Owino popularly known as Prince Indah was as born on 9th August 1994 in Murumba Village, Siaya County.
He is the third born in a family of 5 children; that is after EDWIN and WINNIE but before EUGINE and AMILO.
His father Meshack Owino and mother Caroline Achieng’ were at his care in the then residence Huruma Flats in Nairobi. Indah was raised in the suburbs of Huruma.
He started Education at Daima Primary School in Huruma up to class 3.
In 2003 when his father died, he was then transferred to Oloma Murumba Primary School in Ugunja Sub-County where he sat for the KCPE examination in the year 2008.
His determination, efforts, and hard work were seen in the results of his KCPE where he managed to gunner 360marks. Later in 2010, he joined Missions Of Hope High School in Machakos County. However, he dropped out of school in 2012 @ At form 3 he offers to nurse his mother who was their breadwinner and fell sick. Suddenly after a long illness, she succumbed in 2013.
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After this hard time for him, he lacked even a relative who could support his further education, Indah decided to pursue manual labor that included engaging in ‘Mjengo activities’. He undertook this for quite some time to sustain himself in the city.
INDAH’S MUSIC CAREER
He tended to go to nightclubs in the evening after work, more so where Ohangla was playing live around Huruma. Every weekend, he could go to live band clubs and sit next to the stage just to study the performance. The exchange of hands with sticks across and over the drums impressed him most. He could enjoy by nodding his head and demonstrate jovially just as the artists performed their crafts.
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Nice songs of Emma Jalamo (who is also his paternal UNCLE) with the voice he longed to adopt, the welcoming band crew inspired him most when he attended their shows more so at Starehe Hotel in Huruma. He could go to the stage and pick up the shakers (Ajawa) and shake, sit by the Drum-sets and play them just to show his interest in music. There and then, he was granted a chance to join Ramogi Ohangla Rhumba (R. O. R) led by Emma Jalamo mainly because of his cooperation, being active and quick whenever he was called upon.
At R. O. R, he was on a mission of being keen, studying, and following every instruction. He wanted to be a Musician, not a shaker or a drumist!
His commitment saw him promoted to be the curtain-raiser and the backup singer to Emma Jalamo. Now, this was it; an opportunity that he couldn’t let go of!
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At that milestone, he was determined to give a powerful combination of songs during his stage performance. He got the opportunity of composing more songs for himself too; he perfected his stage performance from that opportunity.
In September 2014, he recorded his 1st album of 6 tracks with the main hit being ‘CINDERELLA’. The album also featured Adeka Engineer, Nyakisumu pt1, Pokna, Uchumi, and Ken Soldier.
On 27th June 2017, he came to luminous and the ‘talk’ among other artists the moment he dropped a controversial SINGLE RELEASE HIT ‘Nyakisumu Part 2’. This gained him massive fame. He named the album ‘WECHE HERA’ and scheduled its Launch on 4th November the same year with 7 tracks in total. He became an Ohangla Maestro!
On 8th April 2019, Indah popped up again with a ‘lethal hit’ KWACH OGOLO KOKE!!!
The word alone apart from the Song itself sent shivers in the OHANGLA’S WORLD spines. It was a hit. He never hesitated…
On 11th October 2019 he raised the bar in the whole Ohangla Genre, another Single Hit ‘NYAR MIGORI’ was dropped. This was then Ohangla Refined. On the 9th of November 2019; barely one month later, he scheduled The 4th Mega Launch of ‘KITABU MAR HERA ALBUM’ at the Central of Eastlands Suburbs(Shujaa Mall Grounds). History was made and recorded down into the book to be read by upcoming generations.
He is now determined to change the face of Local Ohangla Music and push it to an international market. He wants to be the Ambassador of Luo Music to the World.
Indah does not have any part-time job apart from music.
It is his dream to open up a business as well as an Academy(Malaika Musicals Empire) when God sees him through his music career.
Listening to music and Travelling are his Hobbies.
He Respects EMMA JALAMO as his mentor, Honors Benga Maestro Osito Kale as his Role Model, and recognizes JOHN OKIDI as the favorite gospel Artist.
To Enjoy his Music visit the YouTube Channel
Author: ©MINEJA 001 (PIUS OMUDHO)