Monday, September 21, 2009

Name: Vincent Omondi O.
Age: 22 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Kenyan
Religion: Christian
Cell: 0728548725 /
P.O.BOX: 17382 Nakuru Kenya

I am a music artist member volunteering with an Organization known as REPACTED-KENYA which is a youth serving organization based at the Nakuru players theater dealing with issues concerning health such as HIV/AIDS awareness and behavior change among the community members in the society. Here I use my music to effect change among the youths and the community at large.

I was born and raised in Nakuru in a family of eleven and started my primary education in class four in the year in the 1998 in the same town. We later moved to Molo where after clearing my primary school in 2004.
In my life, Education and Music is all I ever wanted, but unfortunately due to financial constraints I dropped out of school and since then I have been pursuing music whole heartedly because music is my passion. I have chosen music because through it I can express my self and open mind to reach out to a wide audience. Though my father tried his best I eventually I had to give way to my elder brothers who was in high school at the time.

I had started my music performing in school activities. In 2005 I had to find ways to make ends meet doing odd jobs here and the there and put together some money while helping my parents and later moved to Nairobi to look for a job and I landed myself on a building construction job (Mjengo) in Makadara. later i incurred injuries in the construction and I was forced to move back to Molo.

In 2008 after the post election violence observed in the year 2007 I was evicted from my home and went to Nakuru as an IDP and became apart time volunteer with RED CROSS. It was during this time that I recorded my first single Rejesho (Restoration). Its here that I met with James Karongo (REPACTED member)who was also a Red Cross volunteer at the Nakuru Afraha Stadium IDPs camp in who invited me to REPACTED Kenya’s offices for a performance in a peace concert. Then I was introduced to the group co coordinator who was quit impressed with my zeal to pass educative message through my music prompting him to recruit me as a group member. I have participated in their magnet theater outreaches on reproductive health doing mobilization that involves singing and dancing. Last year I was involved actively counseling and guiding rappers on the OPEN MIC FESTIVAL whose aim was to find a musician who could freestyle on positive messages in the community. We also formed a dance troupe that titled SAWWA DANCERS under the umbrella of REPACTED KENYA and have performed on various stages like the MISS RED RIBBON and RED CROSS PEACE CONCERT, CCK {Communication Commission of Kenya} road shows. I have dedicated my music to educate about peace and reconciliation, health and the things that affects the community in their daily life. I have recorded several tracks where by two talks more about PEACE, LOVE and UNITY while two talks about health (drug abuse, early marriages, HIV/AIDS, and behavior change among the youths) and the remaining are gospel.

In the five years that I have been in the music industry my greatest challenge has been getting my music out to the society and selling my album Rejesho. In getting my music to the community I have always sought a forum to expose my talent. You have organized seminars and shows in the past that have been a great success and have mobilized people who have appreciated the ministry and the good news. I would love to be part of a ministry that is using the same tool as i to reach out to youths and greater audience in which if they like they would in turn buy my music. It’s because of this reason that I reached out to you. I would appreciate any form of feed back in this issue.thank you so much

1 comment:

MCCJEX[maximmum creativity to clymax jive in exorbitant} said...

Raising the banner of Christ for peace

My name is Vincent Omondi also known as MC JEx. I am a gospel artist and a peer educator, a member and a volunteer with a youth based organization known REPACTED Kenya which is a community theatre based organization registered under the ministry of state for national heritage and culture implementing project’s for national and international non/profit organization such as UNDP-/Amkeni wa Kenya, USAID-APHIA2,, MTv staying alive foundation and NACC among others.

REPACTED deals with issues concerning health awareness and behavior change among the community members in the society. It presented me platform to sharpen my skills in song writing performing arts and dance. Here I use my music to effect change among the youths and the community at large. I developed exemplary community mobilization skills leading towards skirt performances with interventions and awareness centered preventions for the youths and informal sector workers including jua kali artisans, hawkers, boda-boda riders mechanics and young men and women in the matatu business.

This led to my quest for music auditions that landed me a chance in the exodus to stardom music challenge season one on KBC channel one 2011 bringing together young Gospel artists around Kenya for mentorship. Here I made it to top ten artists.
It’s was after this that I decided to remain in Nairobi to embark on recording my album, I also attended school ministry with the amply international limited.

In 2007-2008 as result of a bungled, violence broke out in the country and the Rift v alley province was worst hit by the skirmishes. I was among the very affected members of my family and we were forced to relocate from Molo to Nakuru for safety at the height of the fighting, peaceful co-existence and national cohesion is an issue that is of national importance and to me, a personal passion that needs to be addressed before and after thee next election

In my current occupation as an artist and a peer educator, I have demonstrated the ability to organize and plan for activities with fellow volunteers and partners to achieve the projects goal.
To implement this and in getting my music to the community I have always sought a forum to expose my talent through BALOZI MTAANI where by I hold a street peace tour concert within various estates to preach peace and provide platform for those that have talents to showcase their ability in singing raping poetry dancing and public speaking while disseminating massages promoting peace and reconciliation.

The Balozi concert also involves local leaders and government representatives, alongside guest speakers are invited to address various issues affecting the youths and country at large.

My mission is to reach out to the youths and the whole country with informative positive peace massages in a festive of edutainment and public speaking to promote peace and reconciliation. To provide a platform to enhance youth skill while eradicating poverty through self dependence and positive development to reduce rate of idleness, crime and drug usage among the youths.

Its because of this reason that I reach out to you as they say an idle mind is a devil’s workshop, and this is why am coming up with this project involving you in activities that will help us develop and be someone who can be celebrated in the community and a role model to the youths. Let’s promote talents and keep the youths out of street idleness and away from drug and crime.

Your guidance and generous support or any form of feedback in this project is highly appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance for your time and kindness