Dola Kabarry was born in Siaya County in Kenya, in October 1982. At the tender age of 14, he joined his father’s band ‘Bondo Super Stars.’ Two years later, he moved to ‘Victoria International Band,’ led by his elder brother Charlie.
After leaving Victoria international Band in 1999, Dola spent the next two years honing his skills under the tutelage of some of Kenya’s most notable benga maestros. These include Ouma Jerry of ‘Les Victoria Sea’ band, George Ramogi of ‘CK Dumbe Dumbe,’ and Okatch Biggy of ‘Heka Heka Band.’
In 2001, Dola Kabarry ventured out on his own and started his band, ‘Orchestra Supa Haki Haki Stars.’
Wasting no time at all, Dola was quick to release a quick succession of hit songs: ‘Sell,’ ‘Pamela,’ and ‘Atoti,’ which quickly catapulted him to star status among the benga fraternity.
He continued to make waves in the Kenyan music industry by being nominated for the Kisima award for Best Singer of the Year in 2003, which he went on to win in 2007.
After establishing himself as a formidable force in the young generation of benga artistes in Kenya, Dola took his act to the United States of America in 2008. He toured the USA for an extensive 3-month period, and then proceeded to Europe for a month.
Dola Kabarry, has so far released 7 studio albums and is currently recording his 8th album, ‘Soma Soma,’ at Ketebul Music Studios.
Dola is one of the busiest performing musicians in Kenya, maintaining a constant weekly schedule that sees him entertaining his fans at different venues in Kenya.
Bio by Steve 64