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Background information
Birth nameCollins Irungu
Also known asAyrosh
Born13 December 1991
Embu, Kenya
GenresAfro Fusion
Folk Fusion
Event Organiser
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active2013 - present
Associated actsTha Movement

Ayrosh (born Collins Irungu on December 13, 1991) is a Kenyan Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Event Organiser and Actor.

Early Life

Ayrosh was born in Embu on December 13, 1991[1]. He attended primary school in Maragua and joined Kenyatta University for a degree in Finance and Economics.[2].

During this period, he was a radio presenter on the Kenyatta University radio station's (KUFM) Rise Today show.[3]. While in University, he auditioned for Tusker Project Fame and made it to the second round [4].


Ayrosh was approached by the music school Sauti Academy to enroll in 2013 and was offered a scholarship. He primarily writes and sings his music in Kikuyu, English and Kiswahili languages and draws on a wide range of influences including Mugithi, Reggae, Afrobeat, Rhumba and R&B. He cites Bob Marley, Joseph Kamaru, Oliver Mtukudzi, Fela Kuti among his influences.

When legendary Kenyan DJ, DJ Pinye launched his Dreams 2 Beats project in 2016, he announced Ayrosh as one of his proteges[5]. Ayrosh released his first single Wendo in 2016 and his second single "Shuga Mami" in 2017 [6]. In 2018 he released two singles Maheni and Love, Respect, Repeat. That same year in May 2018, he featured in a song by Dandora Music titled Dangerous Love [7] and he was an opening act for Eric Wainaina as he released his fourth studio album Dreams in Stereo.[8]

On 14th June 2019, he released his 7 track afro-house inspired EP titled Murasta.[9] He is also a featured artist in Mutoriah's album Dive In which was released on June 22, 2019 [10].

To compliment his music, Ayrosh curates an event titled Folk Fusion [11] as an avenue for folk artist, such as himself, to collaborate and showcase their art and to foster pride in African art, language and music. The first edition of the event was held in October 2017 and there have been four editions so far [1].



  • Murasta (2019)


  • Wendo (2016)
  • Shuga Mami (2017)
  • Maheni (2018)
  • Love, Respect, Repeat (2018)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Muchiri, Brian (9 December 2019). "It Gives Me Great Joy To Play Music That Helps Listeners Be Proud Of Their Heritage And Individuality – Ayrosh". Potentash.
  2. "'Murasta' Is Coming And Urban Mugithi Star Ayrosh Is Ready". Tangaza Magazine.
  3. http://www.ku.ac.ke/kuradio/?p=979
  4. "Ayrosh: The Man Behind the Music – KenyaBuzz LifeStyle".
  5. "DJ Pinye launches 'Dreams 2 Beats' project". Daily Nation.
  6. "Shuga Mami by Ayrosh | Modern Fairy-tales Are Fast-paced, Fickle And Fizzle Out Quickly Like A Match". 12 July 2017.
  7. "Dandora Music ft Ayrosh & Kemunto- Dangerous Love | GetMziki".
  8. "Eric Wainaina launches his fourth studio album – PHOTOS". Nairobi News.
  9. "Kenyan Folk Artist Ayrosh Set to Release Debut Album- Murasta". 11 June 2019.
  10. Writer, Staff (19 June 2019). "Musician Mutoriah to launch debut album on 22nd June".
  11. "Exclusive Interview with Kenyan Rising Star - Ayrosh". KenyanVibe. 5 July 2018.

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