SOS is a Kenyan gospel reggae and dancehall artiste known for hit song “Gift of Life”. With a music career spanning eleven years, SOS has made a name for himself as a professional singer and songwriter and renowned producer. Away self-producing his own records, SOS also produced “Little Star” – the smash hit single by Kenyan legendary
reggae artiste Ousmane. He is celebrated for the production of Painter Riddim, that he orchestrated while working with Black Supremacy Sounds (Supremacy Sounds) that featured Kenyan and Jamaican artistes.
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SOS began his professional music journey in 2006. Two years later, hereleased his first hit single “Gift of Life”. Released on radio only, the“Gift of Life” is off his reggae – dancehall fused to-be-released eponymous album. In 2012, SOS released another single: “Got mi Father” that was received well by his growing fan base. He is currently
finalizing on his 17-track album that will feature hit single “No mother like you”—a collaboration with his mother Janet Sospeter who is also a recording artiste. In 2016, SOS released a snippet of his muchanticipated upcoming song. It received positive reviews from his fans across all his fan pages. SOS has collaborated with a number of artistes among them Aust-eazy and Bupe on “Raki”, Martin the Psalmist on the remix of “Nasonga Mbele”, “Mokeli” with Congolese artiste Mica and “Nisamehe” with Aust-Eazy and Babra Aston. He also runs his own music label Skika Music established in 2006.
Growing up, SOS was greatly inspired by his mum Janet Sospeter as
well as South African artistes: Rebecca Malope, Itani Madima and
Lucky Dube. Their style of music has constantly shaped his musical
path and journey. As a self-taught music producer, SOS prides himself
in his talent and air in production – why he has produced all his songs
to date. He also cites American producer Scott Storch as one of his
other great inuences.
SOS was born as Moses Sospeter Omondi. Growing up in Nairobi and
partly in Western Kenya, he developed an interest in music at a very
young age. By the time he was in lower primary school in the 90s, SOS
was already honing his music skill. He quickly knew that he would in the
future establish himself as an all-rounded artiste. He then started
practicing and gaining skills in Sound Design and Production – skills
that have been instrumental in his career, elevating him to being one
of Kenya’s top music producers.
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