Curtains come down on veteran ‘Omutibo’ musician Shem Tube 

Shem Tube

Veteran musician the late Shem Andayi, who was better known by the stage name Shem Tube.

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What you need to know:

  • Tube of the Abana ba Nasery Band, was renowned for having been among the innovators of the popular Omutibo beat.
  • Some of Tube's popular songs include Maombi ya Mummy, Grace Mpenzi and Hadija Mrembo.

Veteran musician Shem Tube is dead. Born Shem Andayi, he was among the few surviving western Kenya music legends from the ‘50s and ‘60s.


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