Ondivow Stephen Okoth

There is a common joke within Kenyan social circles that national treasures don’t have to be monuments and artifacts; human beings can fall into the same bracket as well.

Stephen Okoth Ochieng alias Ondivow, a photographer and art director, managed to draw national attention with his creative pieces documenting the anti-government protests that rocked the country earlier in the year.

In a past interview, Ochieng remarked that he received the Ondivow nickname due to his philosophy of not adulterating the truth and reporting stories exactly the way they happened.

Ondivow epitomises the grass to grace adage having been born and raised in Kibera Slums, Nairobi County. 

Apart from taking on individual projects, Ondivow has also worked as a cinematographer for media houses in Kenya including Citizen TV and KTN. 

His creativity has seen him land advertising gigs with some of the leading corporates in the country. 

Ondivow has also had a successful run as a documentary producer. 

Some of the documentaries he has worked on include; Walk for Elephants and Our Piece of Land

“I have also worked as a stylist for the Turkana Artist Exchange, Picha Marangi short film, and I have shot and directed a couple of music videos like 'Get It' by Wakuu Music, 'Gwangi' by Wakuu Music, and 'Patee' by Octopizzo,” he describes his career on the field.