Dr. Ida Odinga, the wife of Azimio Leader Raila Odinga, has offered assistance to Benga musician Atomy Sifa, who recently contacted her for support at a difficult time.
The well-known performer, who won hearts with classics like “Obama,” “Migingo,” and “Adori Big G,” experienced a surprise setback when he misplaced his band’s equipment, forcing him to turn to small-scale farming to support himself and his family.
Ida Odinga generously contributed in response to Atomy’s plight by giving him music equipment that is anticipated to help him get back on his feet.
Ida Odinga’s gift wasn’t only a sweet deed; according to Philip Etale, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party’s Director of Communications, it was also a crucial
Etale said she chose to mark this special occasion by giving back to the community and supporting the struggling artist.
“As part of celebrations to mark her 73rd birthday and in the spirit of giving back to the society, Mama @IdaOdinga today donated musical instruments worth Sh100,000 to popular Benga musician Atommy Sifa,” Etale shared.
Ida described Atomy as an international artist who deserves support to reach even higher levels.
“We should not look at him as just a boy next door, he is of international standard. If it were in other international countries other than Kenya, Atomy would be holding a position such as you remember the Jacksons, so we must help to promote their work,” Ida said.
Atomy Sifa’s journey had taken a downturn after he released a song titled ‘Uhuru Nyale’ in 2017, which was intended to promote former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2017 presidential bid.
Unfortunately, the song’s release marked a turning point in his fortunes, as it was met with controversy and misinterpretation, leading to backlash from his native Luo community.
Atomy found himself in a situation where he was perceived to be opposing Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga.