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Ulise Gwiyo Komora a.k.a Turner Bwoy is a Swahili/English Kenyan rapper, Deejay and Producer who hails from Sailoni in Tana River county. He was residing in Malindi in Kilifi County before relocating to Germany. He is an Afro beat, Dancehall, EDM, RnB and Hip hop artist. The face of a 5 years old brand in music has earned him the title “Turner”. His musical ambitions has earned him achievements to became a producer, composer, director and a Deejay. He has been keeping the music scene on toes with his hit songs. He is aspiring to be the next superstar in the music industry. He has performed shows in Malindi, Hola, Tarasaa in Kenya and in Kiel, Germany.
He picked his stage name Tana Boy as a way to show his origin, that he is just a boy from Tana River. Later he changed it to Turner Bwoy since he does international music and his life is always full of turns; here today, somewhere else tomorrow and as he is targeting world market not just Tana River and Kenya.
With two albums already, he has now proven his consistency in majoring in classics and for all those who have had an opportunity to listen to one or both of his albums can assert to this.
Beauty and the Beast was his first track released in 2013 which introduced him into the music industry. His first Testament track album has tracks like Nightlife among others which are doing quite well in Kenya and German.
He is back with Blessings, a 6 track EP Album with features of Mafara of Germany among others giving it a collective world package. He is probably one among the best Hip Hop and EDM artists in Kenyan music arena to watch out for.
With an exclusive interview with us (Pokomo Magazine), Turner Bwoy explains his musical journey that began at his young age as a choir church boy and later grew and fell in love with classical R n B, Hip Hop and EDM during his times at Little Angels Primary and Tarasaa High School.
Turner Bwoy like most music loving teens of his times frequented the infamous Stars and Garters, Club 28, Star Dust, Market Village, Open View and Kienyeji Joint in Malindi which exposed him to various musical genres including Hip Hop music.
Coming up with a not popular rapping style, paying for his own recording fee, lack of support are just some of the challenges Turner Bwoy faces. These are some of the challenges that seem to hinder his road to success, just like many other young talented artists aspiring to be the next superstars in the music industry. He terms his journey to be quite challenging because there are too many upcoming artists in this industy, but he says he is not going to let it go.
As a deejay, he has done countless House Party events, Mixing in Bars and festive events around Germany. He started his DJing adventure in 2016, and he has never looked back again.
He started getting serious with music production when he collaborated with Roger Ferraz, a musician from Brazil and they worked together on a number of hits like Tonight and Call Me Home, where he took part in production.
Exclusively speaking to Pokomo Magazine author via phone, he said his life in Germany is great and has made him develop musically. He stays near Hamburg at a town called Itzehoe. He says he loves it because it names always reminds him of Idsowe, a place he once lived in Tana River.
On his achievement records, one of his song was position 89th worldwide in Electronics and 8th in EDM on Sound Click
His first song “Beauty and the Beast” audio produced by Massey J of Vibes Records in Malindi, Kenya and video by Lakashaus in Rendsburg, Germany toped the Qtv of Kenya playlist in 2014 & 2015.
The former Mass communication student at Technical University of Mombasa is inspired by Jay-Z, Pitbull, Florida of U.S.A and CMB Prezzo of Kenya. His ambitious and dream is to be in the international music scene and he is working towards that.
In Germany he plays football at his town team SC Itzehoe/Oelixdorf, where he plays as a winger or forward. He plays at home Itzehoe Stadium. Back in Tana River, Turner Bwoy has played football with the likes of author Fredy Matiba at Sailoni in several matches during Christmas holiday. Turner Bwoy played for Kale clan and Fredy Matiba playing for Karya clan. Turner Bwoy also played for Sailoni FC when playing against other teams.
When asked what keep him going, he said “I believe if you love what you do and know that you can do better, nothing will stop you from being the best at it”.
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