Liz Ogumbo
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Liz Ogumbo

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | MAJOR

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2014
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"The charming and potent sounds of Liz Ogumbo"

The charming and potent sounds of Liz Ogumbo - Mashariki Radio


"Liz Ogumbo at HIFA"

Liz Ogumbo at HIFA - POVO


"At the forefront of neo-soul"

At the forefront of neo-soul - City Press


"Artists from the Indian Ocean Region – IOMMA Showcases"

Artists from the Indian Ocean Region – IOMMA Showcases - Indieearth


"Music just part of the model with the it factor"

Music just part of the model with the it factor - Mail & Guardian


"Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’"

Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ - RadioWaka.com


"Liz Ogumbo to dazzle on StarGist - DStv"

Liz Ogumbo to dazzle on StarGist - DStv - Star Gist


"Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ to Revolutionize Agriculture"

Africa’s Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ to Revolutionize Agriculture - ONE.org


"Liz Ogumbo Kenyan Singer | Live Music Cape Town"

Liz Ogumbo Kenyan Singer | Live Music Cape Town - Capetown Magazine


"VIDEO: DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa na Chocolate"

VIDEO: DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa na Chocolate - Megamuzic.net


"Mi-Fone Proudly Sponsors Liz Ogumbo At SA Fashion ..."

Mi-Fone Proudly Sponsors Liz Ogumbo At SA Fashion ... - Ideate


"DStv so much more | Design Indaba"

DStv so much more | Design Indaba - DSTV


"She got Ken-Soul - an Interview with Liz Ogumbo"

She got Ken-Soul - an Interview with Liz Ogumbo - Addistunes


"Kenyan star, Liz Ogumbo on The Von Vodcast | Times LIVE"

Kenyan star, Liz Ogumbo on The Von Vodcast | Times LIVE - Times Live


"Liz Ogumbo shares KenSoul with rest of the world."

Liz Ogumbo shares KenSoul with rest of the world. - Yeahbo.net


"DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Liz Ogumbo, Diamond .."

DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Liz Ogumbo, Diamond .. - MP3Naija


"Celebrity - Liz Ogumbo | Presenter - Expresso"

Celebrity - Liz Ogumbo | Presenter - Expresso - Expresso Show


"Liz Ogumbo | Music | ARTISTS | Entertainmentafrica Mobile"

Liz Ogumbo | Music | ARTISTS | Entertainmentafrica Mobile - Entertainment Africa


"liz ogumbo news | Ghafla!Kenya"

liz ogumbo news | Ghafla!Kenya - Ghafla!Kenya


"Jazz and soul at Montecasino"

Jazz and soul at Montecasino - Bizcommunity


"Liz Ogumbo | Bella Naija"

Liz Ogumbo | Bella Naija - Bella Naija


"Quick chat with... Liz Ogumbo | The Voice Online"

Quick chat with... Liz Ogumbo | The Voice Online - The Voice


"Meet the competitors: Liz Ogumbo - culture beats - Music ..."

Meet the competitors: Liz Ogumbo - culture beats - Music ... - Star Africa


"[NEW VIDEO]: DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa na Chocolate"

[NEW VIDEO]: DBanj, Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa na Chocolate - Naija Kings


"LATEST VIDEO: D’Banj ft. Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa Na Chocolate | WATCH & DOWNLOAD."

LATEST VIDEO: D’Banj ft. Femi Kuti, Fally Ipupa, Omawumi, Victoria Kimani, Diamond, Liz Ogumbo – Cocoa Na Chocolate | WATCH & DOWNLOAD. - LogTV


"Liz Ogumbo | Music | ARTISTS | Entertainment Tanzania ..."

Liz Ogumbo | Music | ARTISTS | Entertainment Tanzania ... - Entertainment Tanzania


"LIZ OGUMBO “MARO PA MORE”"

LIZ OGUMBO “MARO PA MORE” - www.megustayoungblood.com


"Liz Ogumbo - Brand2D"

Liz Ogumbo - Brand2D - Brand2D


"Kenyans Feature in 'Cocoa na Chocolate' African Song ..."

Kenyans Feature in 'Cocoa na Chocolate' African Song ... - Up Nairobi


"Liz Ogumbo: Maro Paro More – GetMziki - Ultimate Urban ..."

Liz Ogumbo: Maro Paro More – GetMziki - Ultimate Urban ... - Get Mziki


"Trailblazer, Liz Ogumbo"

Trailblazer, Liz Ogumbo - The Standard


"Liz Ogumbo Archives - Bottom Line Kenya"

Liz Ogumbo Archives - Bottom Line Kenya - Bottom Line Kenya


Discography

KenSoul Album, Liz Ogumbo:

This is not just listening music. Its moving music. This is what youll soon realise about the KenSoul album.

Take a step into the intro track, Awete and get deceived by the solo acoustic guitar riff that steps back at the whiff of the welcomed strong voice of Liz Ogumbo. She comes off as serious but soon kicks it up a note lighter with her playful energy and lyrics, accompanied by the drifting drums and break beats.

No sooner you realise what just hit you, youre confronted with the insistent question, How you gonna the rock the jeans when your ass aint swollen? Big A** in the Blue Jeans is quite simply a hit. The lyrics are potent; the melody is charming, uncomplicated and guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

The notable keys of Ubuntu (humanity) carry beautifully the musings of the global traveller, a captivating child of deep-seeded African origin growing up to share the spirit of good brotherhood; something many across the world may have forgotten about. Liz offers this song poetic integrity fused with a jazzy two-step.

That insistent piano continues in the slow-sway sweet sound of Le Couer Que Crie lamour.. A heart that cries love. This beautiful new-soul tune digs deep for the treasure of life embedded in self; told through an easy conversation between queen Liz and the prolific poet-mcee Tumi Molekane, a fellow global soul. 

Another winning combination takes shape in Searching. Liz and Afro-funk-Soul master, MXO hit a high note in the sensual reggae-infused sounds. Unforgettable scatting, alluring drum and bass will have you singing along and gyrating lazily to the soul-stirring jam.

The South-East soulful journey continues and hits an inspirational peak in Only Thing Missin (a charming Aretha Franklin soul classic). You cant miss the crisp feel-good breeze in this one.

Enters the cheeky bass, percussions and electro-infused beats of Maro Pa More; an eclectic tune originally recorded with the outstanding Kenyan entity, Just-A-Band.  On the remixed version of Maro Pa More, Liz teams up with gifted, straight-up lyricist, Zubz (da last letter); whose rhymes add a fitting accompaniment to the Luo tune.

Im already liked; is a fun, rebellious reggae-tronic warning to new-age digital-stalkers. What is there not to like about this piece?

Mambo Jambo is a celebration of Lizs Kenyan roots through the love for the country; a Swahili-influenced Chakacha-inducing percussion-heavy Afro-pop beat. Tlale Makhenes signature shakers take the minimal instrument, thick vocals and truck loads of soul laced in this track, to another level.

You can call Sega Supermodel, a staccato stiletto story; illustrated by a complex keys and percussions tune accompaniment. The sassy story takes you on a walk-about of the limitless vocal, rhythmic spoken word that tells the story in praise of this beautiful African Supermodel in pursuit of her dollar in the game!

The KenSoul musical experience is produced under the skilful set of apt nu-soul producers; RJ Benjamin and Baba Bantu.

To sign-off the wondrous journey, Liz brings back the unmissable Big A** in the Blue Jeans in a smoky-jazz cafe, stand up bass and swing remix. Watch this lady move, shes only just started!


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Bio

Born and named after her great grandmother Elizabeth Loye who was a singer and performer throughout her life, Liz Loye Ogumbo began singing at about the age of four. Her father taught her songs from the Luo tribe in Kenya, her home language and sooner than later, she was singing "Isabella ma nyar Asembo," "I be lady oh Fela Kuti!" and more.

After completing high school in Kenya, Liz left for the United States to study computer science. Sooner than later, she was gracing prestigious runways in NYC,LA, Milano, Paris, and back to Africa where she eventually incorporated a modeling agency; Imani Int Model Management in LA in 2004 and later Kenya in 2006.

Miss Ogumbo possesses a triple threat to the creative industries; a combination of striking African looks with a sharp sense of fashion & style, her humorous writing and story -telling skill and her smoky sultry vocal abilities which puts her in a league of her own as she shares her Ken-soul experience with the world.

Alongside, she is an established fashion designer under her label, Liz Ogumbo and currently runs a showroom boutique & fashion/ styling consultancy.

The Ken-Soul Experience captures me today, my roots and culture, my contribution to music & fashion & my passion for Africa."

Liz has performed in big festivals such as HIFA, Lake of Stars, Indian Ocean Music Festival, Afropicks Redbull Music Academy, Africa Leadership Network, Africa 2.0 awards, SANAA Festival, Design Indaba, Turkel Fair amongst other shows and tours. Her journey exemplifies the birth of a beautiful colorful African butterfly from its Chrysalis and its quest tospread its wings and fly in pursuit to share her story.

Expressed in Luo, Swahili, English & French through her album KenSoul, her Kenyan soul & her life experiences have developed this African girl child into a global soul instrument.


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