ERIC MUSYOKA

ERIC MUSYOKA

Born in Nairobi Kenya in 1982, Eric Musyoka is a prolific music producer who has worked with a myriad of Kenyan and regional artist for the last 18 years. He started producing music in 1997 at the famous Sync Studio under the tutelage of Muhammud Omar, Ambrose Mandugu and Ted Josiah. He was part of a rap group called Nannoma, that comprised of four high school friends, Mike, Tony and Steve.

The group performed together up to 2001 when Eric decided to pursue a career as a music producer, working with Ukoo Flani Mau Mau. His first artist to record and produce was Juliani, Zakah and Kah. He did hits for Ukoo Flani and Mau Mau such as, Dandora LOVE, DC na Sisi, Angalia Saa, Punchline Kibao among others. He later went on to become the head producer at Homeboyz Entertainment working with artists such as Prezzo, TID, SEMA, Mr Lenny, Bamzigi, Nameless, AY, Wyre, Peter Miles, Nikki and Nonini. His biggest hits at the time included Keroro, Leta Wimbo, Nataka Kudunda, Watasema Sana, Make a Choice, Muwala, Nipe Nikupe, Hii Ngoma, Furahi day among others. He collaborated with East Africa’s heavy weights like Proffesa Jay and Kleptomaniaks to produce Njoo; a runway hit track in both Kenya and Tanzania. After winning Kisima Producer Award for the year 2006, Eric proceeded for further studies at the famed SAE Institute in New York. Upon completing of his studies he came back and set up shop establishing Decimal Media house, which focuses on Music Production and Audio Post Production. He went on to sign P-Unit whom he nurtured and turned into regional mega stars by producing for them hits such as Juu tuu Sana, Kare, Hapa Kule, You Guy, Mobimba and most recently Weka Weka. P-Unit went on to win the coveted Channel O Award in 2013. He also signed Afro-Pop singer Monique.

In 2010, he collaborated with boy band, Just a Band, for the smash hit Ha-He which he wrote and produced for the band’s album titled, 82. The song went on to become the biggest song in East Africa, winning accolades and recognition from CNN, BBC and establishing and cementing the careers of Just A Band. He has also produced albums for Daddy Owen (Son of Man), Juliani (Mtaa Mentality), Monique (Color Black) among others. He is also involved in mixing songs for other Kenyan artists. He has mixed and produced/ co-produced hit singles for Elani (KooKoo, Jana Usiku, Hapo Zamani) and Sauti Sol (Sura Yako, Nerea), Octopizzo (Nani, Black Star, Salute Me), Nonini (LATT, Mbele) Nameless (African Beauty) among others. His work as a Film Sound composer can also be heard on Kenya’s and Africa’s hit film, Nairobi Half-Life and VeVe. He has also composed commercials and thematic music for some of Kenya’s biggest events and corporate companies. Apart from work, Eric loves overland trips in and spend time with his family. He believes that the best thing someone can do, is doing what they love and be vest at it and that; patience is key in achieving success and failure should not deter you from focusing on your vision.

Posted: 23rd Jun 2017