Dynamq (born Kennedy O Lorya) is a South Sudanese reggae-dancehall artist from Juba.
Dynamq is the third born of seven kids and his love for music came from attending Sunday school.
The creator of Ruka music, a fresh new style of music taking East Africa by storm, Dynamq and his family fled the war in Sudan and moved to Nairobi, Kenya. About this time his mother was hospitalised after a plane crash which happened in Sudan.
Growing up in Kawangware, Nairobi, was not easy for Dynamq’s family. It was one of the worst ghetto areas in Nairobi/Kenya. To stay out of trouble, Dynamq played football and sang at shows hosted locally in the area.
With his strong voice full of vibe, he always left the crowd wanting more. His first big stage show was at the 1996 King Lions Sounds ‘Rasta Festival’ held at the City Hall in Nairobi. This is when Dynamq took music seriously.
Dynamq now lives in the US where he has shared the stage with various artists such as Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Jabali Afrika, Beenie Man, Eek a Mouse, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, The Roots, King Yellowman, The Wailers Band, John Browns Body, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Lymie, Tinga Stewart, Burning Spear, Baha Men, and Third World, among others.