Steve Ominde


Steve knew ever since he finished high school that he wanted to be in music production, but unlike the present day, entry was a very difficult thing.

Knowing very little about production, Steve realized he had to expand his horizons if he was to progress.He maximized on an opportunity to travel to the US , intent on working and getting himself some training.Odd jobs kept him going between 1997 and 2001, where he got the opportunity to volunteer at different studios, learning the trade.During this period, he began setting up a home studio from where he would train himself.With time, he got the chance to work on contract basis with various studios.

Armed with production skills, studio equipment and great enthusiasm, Steve decided to relocate back home in 2001, proceeding to set up his studio, Soul Child Records, in Nairobi .

Steve, who insists his name is not to be used interchangeably with that of his company, Soulchild, has had his fair share of accomplishments: the 2003 KORA nod for Henri Mutuku being the crowning moment. Some of the artists Steve Ominde has been influenced by over the years include groups like Commissioned, Boyz II Men, R Kelly, Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond - their style influencing him towards a more urban sound.


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Steve Ominde
Ruth Karanja - Falling Through (Produced By Steve.O)


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Steve Ominde
Profile added by Stanley Gazemba on 16 Jun 2014