Nixon Omollo & The Survivors

Nixon Omollo & The Survivors

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nixon Omollo & The Survivors is a Chicago-based septet performing a lively mix of classic Reggae covers and originals penned by Kenyan singer/songwriter Nixon Omollo. Their skankin’ riddims will be just the thing for your club, festival, function, or party.


Hailing from the tough Umoja section of Nairobi, Kenya, Nixon Omollo credits his triumph over adversity to his mother, who instilled in him the values necessary for success. He grew up listening to Roots Reggae music and was heavily influenced by masters like Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jacob Miller, and Culture. As a boy he was fascinated by the guitar and would play imaginary guitar for hours on end. However, he was unable to obtain a real guitar until he came to the U.S. for college in 2002. He has been writing songs and performing ever since. Nixon’s debut CD “Be My Guide” was released in July of 2009.

Nixon’s backup band, The Survivors, is a seasoned group of Chicago-area musicians, including several with festival circuit experience as well as performing experience at a wide range of local venues, including the House of Blues, United Center, US Cellular Field, The Elbo Room, The Double Door, Wise Fools Pub, and Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, among many others


"Be My Guide" (2009)

Set List

The Nixon Omollo & The Survivors setlist consists of a roughly 50/50 mix of Nixon Omollo originals and classic Reggae covers, with sufficient material to perform for 3 hours.

All My Love
Be My Guide
For Your Love
Higher Place
How Can Man Be So Unjust
If You Just Hold On Through The Night
Just Want You to Know (Mama’s Song)
Language of Love
Long Time
Music Says
Ona Vile Watu Wanaumia
Peace of Mind
Rebel Music
Speak Out

54-46 That’s My Number (Toots & The Maytals)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Harder The Come (Jimmy Cliff)
Knocking on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Legalize It (Peter Tosh)
Lively Up Yourself (Bob Marley)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
One Drop (Bob Marley)
Pomp & Pride (Toots & The Maytals)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Safiatou (Mama Sissoko)
Shanty Town (Desmond Dekker)
Stir It Up (Bob Marley)
Trenchtown Rock (Bob Marley)
Turn Your Ligh