KBC Studio Mashinani in Kisumu City

Studio Mashinani is a project targeting the Youth of Kenya to showcase their talents in Performance Art.

A key component of the Ajira Digital Program that supports Studio Mahinani is under the theme “Talent ni Kazi”, with the aim to develop our creative industry by enabling the youth to tap into their natural creative curiosity and inventiveness.

KBC Studio Mashinani

Through the Studio Mashinani, the Ministry of ICT via the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, has built and is operating FIVE independent audio recording and creative production studios across the country for purposes of recording quality audio music, commercials and jingle pieces.

The Kisumu Studio Mashinani is located at the Kisumu KBC Studio offices along the Owuor Otiende Road.


Studio Mashinani eligibility guidelines are necessary to ensure the greatest access to the studio to as many artists as possible.

In an effort to allow equitable opportunity for facility use, Reservations will be limited to no more than 4 uses per month and no more than 2 hours per use. Usage beyond this requires special approval and will be based on availability and circumstance.

Artists must apply and be approved to be eligible to use the studio;

Use is managed through a reservation system;

Facility reservations are processed on a space available basis to eligible individuals/ groups.

Activities that Studio Mashinani supports

  • The creation of audio productions that include music, spoken work, poetry, jingles, instrumentals etc by a Kenyan creator;
  • Artists who create content that are based on or around music;
  • Equipment/rehearsal space if it is an essential part of the creation of your creative artwork;

Studio Mashinani cannot support:

  • Buying equipment
  • Building a studio
  • Artists and music creators based outside of the Kenya
  • Radio stations/broadcasting costs
  • Companies limited by shares will be considered on a case by case basis.

Recording costs that Studio Mashinani will absorb

  • Studio recording time,
  • Live recordings,
  • Rehearsal time,
  • Mastering,
  • Equipment hire

Eligible applicants:

Kenyan with a valid National ID card;

NOTE: You MUST present your National ID card to gain access to the Studios.

Book a Studio Session at the Kisumu KBC facility today.