Santuri East Africa - Identity | Community | Innovation

Our Team

David Tinning

David co-founded Santuri with Gregg Tendwa in 2013, after a lengthy Skype call about sample culture, East African musical identity and the global electronic music scene. He’s worked for Native Instruments (twice), Tanzania Heritage Project, Sauti za Busara and the Mines Advisory Group in Kosovo and Cambodia. He’s also freelanced for Ableton, managed CDR Berlin, and is on the advisory board at Cashmere Radio, where he also hosts a show.

Gregg Mwendwa

Gregory Mwendwa, commonly known as mwalimu Gregg Tendwa, is a specialist in communications for development and social innovation management. Over the last decade, he designed and delivered impactful strategic campaigns, social innovations and capacity building programs across a variety of social challenges. As co-founder and director of Santuri East Africa, he balances his expertise in strategic thinking with his deep networks and nose for development opportunities.

Sharon Onyango-Obbo

Sharon Onyango-Obbo is a Ugandan, Kenyan-based operations consultant, record producer and mix engineer. A trailblazer of audio production in Nairobi, Kenya, Sharon's sonic palette is an elegant blend of Safari Trap, Nairobi R&B and Afro Pop. Sharon's mission is to shape Africa’s socio-economic landscape using music production, technology and innovation as agents of development. As an economist and classically trained musician, she is in pursuit of a legacy built on sustainability and creative entrepreneurship across the continent.

Felix Mwitah

Felix (a.k.a "Budalagi") is a Nairobi born and bred DJ/Producer and lawyer passionate about artists rights in the scene. He is as eclectic as they come having put out genre blending projects ranging from high octane singeli all through to groovy tech cuts. He's set his sights on shaping a distinct electronic sound for the Kenyan region.

Emma Nzioka

Emma (a.k.a "Coco EM") is a DJ/Producer, Filmmaker and Photojournalist based in Nairobi Kenya with a strong passion for music, activism and creating new experiences with good people all over the world. She has performed on numerous stages such as Boiler room Nairobi, Beat hotel Marrakech, Terra Negra Tunisia, Nyege Nyege fest Uganda among others. Her sound spans afro house, kuduro to lingala and hip-hop.

Justin Doucet

Justin (a.k.a "Huilly Huile") is a DJ/Producer and co-host of the Échantillons podcast on Montréal’s webradio, He is always breaking new sounds and his love for pan-african music is contagious. He moves to Afro-house, afro-pop, afro-trap, kuduro, traditional & tribal music.