Recording studio

Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shabal launches fully equipped recording studio to boost local talent


  • Shahbal considers governor seat of Mombasa on ticket from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party
  • KSh 15million facility operates under SS Media, an officially launched all-inclusive creative hub
  • The eminent businessman and politician was accompanied by media personalities Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o and Kamene Goro

Mombasa County’s creative industry has received significant boost following the launch of a new state-of-the-art studio.

Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal (r) at the launch of the fully equipped recording studio. Photo: Yvonne Sasha Mutunga /
Source: Origin

The installation was unveiled by the aspiring governor of Mombasa 2022 on a ticket from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Suleiman Shahbal party.

Total estimated cost of KSh 15 million

The new studio, which cost KSh15million, aims to train talent in the coastal county.

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The facility runs under SS Media, an all-inclusive creative hub officially launched by Shahbal.

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Shahbal was accompanied by media personalities Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o and Kamene Goro at the launch.

In addition, at the event held at the studios located in Mkomani, Nyali were 30 local artists from the six sub-counties of Mombasa.

The studio will help create jobs

During the event, Shahbal said he had partnered with Mombasa youth through his son Samir to launch the fully integrated media company as part of his plan to create jobs for young people. inhabitants of Mombasa.

Mombasa recording studio.  Photo: Yvonne Sasha Mutunga /
The recently unveiled ultra-modern recording studio (photo) courtesy of businessman Suleiman Shahbal. Photo: Yvonne Sasha Mutunga /
Source: Origin

The large-scale media company hosts two fully-equipped recording studios and a photography and design studio.

He said there is a lot of untapped talent in Mombasa that lacks exposure for, among other reasons, the lack of a studio readily available for talented young people.

“These young people who are going to use this studio are looking for a way to make a living, but to my ability, I told them that I would sponsor more artists to come to come and record their songs here,” he said. declared.

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Jalang’o called the launch an opportunity for talented young people in Mombasa and urged them to seize it.

“There is no one who will come out and do something like this for you. This is a huge opportunity for you and you must not waste it,” Jalang’o said after the studio tour.

Kamene said artists recording at the studio would get a platform to showcase their talents at the “This is Africa” ​​event that she is co-hosting with Jalang’o, among other stakeholders.

Soliman Shahbal.  Photo: Yvonne Sasha Mutunga /
Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal (seated) at the launch of the fully equipped recording studio. Photo: Yvonne Sasha Mutunga /
Source: Origin

This is africa

SS media is also one of the sponsors of the fourth edition of “This is Africa”.

SS Media CEO Michael Wachira said opening the studio would allow artists to explore their talents in Mombasa.

He said talented musicians were forced to go to Nairobi due to the lack of a good studio in Mombasa.

“We did it because we know the greatest artists are from Mombasa, but they have to go to Nairobi,” Wachira said.

Additional reporting by Yvonne Sasha Mutunga, TUKO correspondent



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