Biography

Eric Onyango Otieno is Co-Founder of Fatuma’s Voice.

He is the author of “Touring My Mind”.

A Kenyan poet, born and bred in Nairobi. He began writing poetry at the age of sixteen, while going through a turbulent phase of his teenage.

He has been performing his work in several poetry events including Kwani? Open Mic, A Word & A Mic, Poetry At The Park, Kenya Poetry Slam, Poetry Spot, Upgrade Poetry (Nakuru), Poetry Under The Stars (Naivasha & Embu), Words Galore, Sitawa Ignited, Babishai Poetry Festival (Uganda), among others, since he was twenty, under the pseudonym ‘’Rixpoet’’.

His poetry has been featured in ‘The Power Of Words’ Anthology, published by the Kenyan Poets Lounge in 2013, ‘Breaking Silence: The In-depth Words of a Poet’ Anthology published by James Robert Myers in Ghana, and Badilisha Poetry X-change; an online audio archive and Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format, based in South Africa.

Onyango is also involved in mentoring young poets across East Africa; is a social media executive when not creating poems, makes music beats, and youth leader at Community Presbyterian Church, Madaraka, Kenya.

“I have a feeling the world is dancing a little more than it should be listening to the music.”

 

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  • Kingwa Kamencu

    (May 15, 2014 - 11:42 am)

    “I have a feeling the world is dancing a little more than it should be listening to the music.”

    Eek, sublime!

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