10418219_10153355691951071_5876047515255135328_nAnthony Okello A.K.A Tonny Gist is considered a front-runner in the gospel entertainment industry, specifically for his contribution to East Africa local music. His roots in music began long before he could compose his own songs.

He was born into what can be described as an ordinary family in a modest country setting. Coming from a musical family, he spent most of his time listening to worships and praise songs and other genre of music. His greatest influence was of course Don Moen, Makomas and Kirk Franklin, not just because of their musical composition but also for their unique sound.

Season 7 of The Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards takes place on September 18th – 20th in Atlanta, GA.  Finalists are competing for over $15,000 in gospel music prizes/services and Tonny is competing for that prize!

Let us vote for Tonny here and help him become part of what God is doing in His life.  We wish Tonny the very best and hope to see him win this prestigious award!

You can watch Tonny’s video – “Hakuna” here:

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