Humphrey Muturi, known to his radio followers as the OneMic, was the brain behind the OneMic radioshow. In a 2008 discussion with one of the Afriziki (an East African music site that promotes East African music that is legally acquired) founders, Kyalo Kibu, he pitched the idea of a radio show that would do two things—showcase the musical talent that is abundant in East Africa, and provide a platform for East Africans in the Diaspora to dialog. His first co-host was Kawa who he found while interviewing the godfather of Genge, Nonini, in 2008.
In February of 2010 the show went live on MEXX radio. Kawa was not able to continue with the endeavor but two more co-hosts, Stephen Giteri a.k.a Dombolo, and Atieno Kosura a.k.a Black Sugar joined the team.
Not a stranger to the limelight, OneMic is an avidly creative person. Feeding his insatiable passion for the creative arts, he moonlights as an actor and has been seen on stage in the play ‘Trials of Brother Jero’, with the acting group, Pambazuka, based out of Baltimore. He can be seen more recently on the big screen in his new film, ‘Jelani’, which is set to debut on March 2011.
OneMic can be caught doing a live show, sharing his thoughts passionately with his audience and stimulating lively debate about the issues that move East Africans in the Diaspora. His fans love his ability to weave politics, daily issues, and contemporary love situations into a show that will keep them laughing and learning all the time. Check out his interview with AIM Magazine based in Minnesota.