Kevoh Yout

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Kevohyout: “the youts-dem-evangelist” as he popularly defines himself, a very energetic stage performer, the Dancehall Reggae sensation, famous for his unmistakable pidgin flow. Kevin “Kevohyout” Ochanda is definitely one of East Africa’s fastest rising stars. He ventured into the musical world first as a hip hop artist following his brother’s footsteps but later switched to his first love Dancehall. He performed at school events, clubs such as Florida 2000 and neighborhood battles always emerging tops at every challenge. He later gave his life to Christ in the year 2005 and since then, the artist purposed to reach out and lead as many people as possible to his new found faith using Dancehall music. He made his big break into the music industry when PHAT records signed him for a one year recording deal in the year 2006 where he record several tracks, releasing a five track pre-album in the year 2007 titled REACHING OUT. The pre- album contained songs such as “Praise Him” which later became a hit clenching the number 1 spot in the weekly “home grown” show on “Metro FM” for 5 consecutive weeks. Since then, this phenomenal artist has been riding high recording hit after hit. He later recorded his debut album titled ‘DETERMINATION’ in 2010, featuring artist such as Mr. T, Michelle (former member of CHIT CHAT), Kristine Ndela, Mc Dice and Shem (wernono crew). The Album produced a couple of hit songs such as SOULJAH, NO MORE, and DETERMINATION which is the title track of the album. It did so well in the Market and it got and still is getting a lot of air play in most Radio/TV stations all over the country. He now has finished recording his second album titled ‘DANCEHALL CLEAN UP’ which is currently wreaking havoc in the Dancehall circles. Three songs from the album namely NI WEWE, HANDS INNA DE AIR, & NUMBER 1 have already been released and are doing incredibly well in terms of air play. Kevohyout is a consistent image in the entertainment industry and participates in some of the most prestigious events. He has so far opened up for international artists Sherwin Gardner, Damita Haddon, Marvin Winans and Isaac Blackman. He also Performed at the Groove awards 2011. He has been nominated at the prestigious groove awards five times, that is; in the most promising artist category 2008, Ragga/Reggae Song of the year(No More) category 2009,Male Artist of the Year category 2011,Album of the Year(Determination) category 2011,Ragga/Reggae Song of the Year(Determination) category 2011. Kevohyout was nominated for the KISIMA AWARDS 2011, In the Ragga/Reggae Category which he won despite the stiff competition from other nominees who were Redsan, Sauti Sol, Wahu, Wyre and Proff . He defines his mission as “kevohyout is a yout who is totally sold out for Christ and his mission, vision and ambition is to impact the youth with the truth and fill the hearts & the minds of the youth with purpose” Discography: 1) Dancehall Clean Up Album (2012) 2) UtamuwaMaisha album (Daddy Owen’s 4th Album 2011) 3) Determination album ( 2010) 4) Reaching out pre album ( 2006 ) 5) Someday album ( M.O.G debut album 2009) Featured in the song- my story 6) The epistle album ( Mr. T debut album 2009 ) Featured in the songs – finjefinje remix, badonimesimama and ghetto prophecy. 7) Rise album ( JB debut album – rise remix ) Videography: 1) Number One –Dancehall Clean Up Album 2) Ni Wewe – Dancehall Clean Up Album 3) Praise Him – determination album 4) Determination-determination album 5) Ghetto Prophecy-determination album 6) Tunapaa –weshmatique album 7) No more – determination album 8) Souljah – determination album 9) Bado Nimesimama – determination/ epistle album Events: This is a list of concerts that Kevohyout has participated in excluding all the missions and minor concerts that he has done. Kevohyout has been a regular figure at most of K-krew and BadilikaDj’s missions. 1. PAMOJA PEACE CONCERT ELDORET - 2012/2013 2. USAID/PSI KENYA’s Kawangware’s Football Tournament - 2012 3. T.S.O Uganda – 2011/2012 4. UtamuWaMaisha Album Launch ( Daddy Owen’s 4th Album)- 2011 5. World Aids Day Concert - 2011 6. SPA FEST – 2011. 7. Groove Awards Ceremony - 2011 8. Toured with Flame(The Hip-Hop Artist) to schools- 2011 9. The DETERMINATION ALBUM Launch - 2010 10. Recharge concert ( Sherwin Gardner, Marvin Winans and Damita Haddon ) - 2009 11. M.O.G album launch – 2009 12. Spa Fest – 2009 13. Wernono/Danco/Chiefs Album Launch – 2009 14. Isaac Blackman concert – 2009 15. K-Rave -2006,2007,2008 16. Totally Sold Out ( performed before 10000 plus crowd ) – 2006 and 2008 17. Kenya Music Week – 2007/2008 18. Badilikaschool of Dj’s launch - 2007 19. Class of 07 – 2007 20. Zaidiyamziki album launch ( Nairobi and Mombasa ) - 2006

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