Joseph Mutaiti Geography
Joseph Mutaiti ‘Kikoloyo’ was born in Ukonze Village, Kaiti Division Machakos County in 1959. He is a kenyan Kamba musician who is known for his songs like ‘Kikolyo’ and many others.
Joseph Mutaiti Early Life and Career
He moved to his maternal grandparents home in Kalambya Village, Kitundu Division of Mbooni District at the age of 12. there he engaged in menial jobs of looking after cattle. He also attended night boogies [locally called ‘tumisonge’] where he was attracted to the guitar. He made several tin imitations of the same which he played much to the chargin of his age mates. In 1974, he met Peter Muambi and Onesmus Musyoki culminating in his first release ‘Mandasi lana Na Ikumi’ [One Hundred And Ten Buns] in 1975 under KAMUKUNJI.
Joseph Mutaiti -Kalambya Boys
The Sisters, and their backing group, the Boys, have been popular performers in the Kamba area east of Nairobi since the mid-’70s. Their music is like Kenyan benga, but incorporates a rhythm guitar accompaniment that is distinctive to the region. The group had a big hit with “Katelina,” which even received airplay in Europe. Many of their songs address issues such as infidelity and single motherhood. Although The Sisters have now disbanded, the Kalambya Boys, led by Onesmus Musyoki, have continued to record and release albums.
Joseph Mutaiti Songs
- Laa nduthelaa
- Munyivu wa mangea
- Muoi muthuku
- Mwendwa losi