At 21 years of age, Job Wanyama known to many as Jommy Jomy’n Ghipuka is an uprising secular musician who has vowed to breathe a new life in the local music scene.
The 3rd Year Marketing and Administration student at Moi University was born and raised up in Matunda, Likuyani constituency of Kakamega County.
Speaking to LubangaSpeaks.com, Jommy said that he started doing music while a form two student at Emmanuel Complex in Elgon View estate Eldoret at the age of 17.
Jommy, talented musician cutting a niche in music
Jommy revealed to this writer that he first entered a music studio when in form four even though he initially had been performing in churches and talent shows.
The outspoken Jommy was fast to tell this writer how he almost dropped out of school in form three when his father who is the sole bread winner in the family of five was arrested.
The budding Ghipuka musician who declined to comment on his father’s arrest said that, he was forced to transfer to another school in efforts to proceed with his education even though the going was not easy according to him.
“My father who was a school head teacher and was arrested while I was in form three. This was a setback reflecting the fact that I am the first born in a family of five. I was sent to my granny’s home to help her take care of her homestead because of her old age. Luckily, i managed to go back to school after a year to continue with my education,” Jommy said.
He scored a B+ (Plus) before joining the Kesses-based Moi University in Uasin Gishu County.
Jommy who does music of all genres solo said he a times embraces collabos adding on that he started doing ‘serious’ music when he joined campus.
Jommy seen in this photo with a female dancer during the Si Umarry video shoot.
He also noted that he was mentored by Tom Watima aka Majirani of the ‘Hivo ndio Kunaendanga’ fame even though he is inspired by Jacaranda.
Jommy is currently riding high on the ‘Si Umarry’ hit produced by Antonia Musiqal. The video was shot shot at Starbucks Hotel in Langas by Crystal early this year.
You can watch the video to the track Si Umarry HERE
He says that he wishes to get to the levels of Nigeria sensational duo, P-Square, American rapper T.I and Kenya’s dancehall hero Wyre.”>
Jommy on the far left, Majirani in the centre and Vinjunia on the far right. The trio is currently riding high on their hit Si Umarry
Jommy during the Si Umarry video Shoot.
The artiste who likes listening to music, travelling, and watching TV documentaries highlighted that his family members are so much in support of his career except his father.
Jommy is set to release his new song called ‘Msupa’ which he hopes will be a big hit.