Jacob Luseno Biography and Education
Jacob Luseno was born in 1936. He is a Luhya musician whose songs are in Luhya. Some of his songs are Injete Muteithi, Ikwenjeri, Inzala Liani, Useni Mwana, among other hits.
He went to Goibei Intermediate School in Tiriki where he started singing folk Luhya songs. Jacob’s education was temporarily interfered with when his parents moved from Tiriki land to Mumbetsa Imasaba in Idakho where he joined Mwikhomo Intermediate School.
Luseno joined Pepsi Cola in Eldoret as a driver delivering the product to Uganda. The most surprising thing while at Pepsi Cola is that Luseno used moved around with his hand made guitar. He moved from Pepsi Cola to Salsbury Hotel in Kericho later being transferred to Nairobi to work as a laundry machine operator.
With his passion for music burning, Luseno quit his job and joined Starlight Night Club – the leading night club in Nairobi owned by Armstrong. It is here he met other music legends like Daudi Kabaka and Fadhili Williams. He formed Nabongo Success Band and recorded his first hit song Jane Wanje. Jane was his firstborn daughter and Luseno sung this song in remembrance of his only beloved daughter Jane. Thereafter he composed other songs like Injete Muteithi, Ikwenjeri, Inzala Liani, Useni Mwana, among other hits.
Jacob Luseno Songs
- Bushuma Bwa Malika
- Ingokho Yamalole
Jacob Luseno Family, Wife and Children
Jacob Luseno was married to Florence Luseno, and had a son Obed.