Ronald Ontiri Onchuru a.k.a. Ontiri Bikundo taught himself to play the obokano, a traditional eight-stringed Kisii harp, at an early age. His parents passed away when he was ten, and despite his education being cut short, he was able to practice and study music. He sings about various contemporary issues such as AIDS, ethnic beliefs, love, and marriage. He has a broad base of fans that are captivated by his witty lyrics and interactive delivery.