Yusuf Kombo better known as Susumila was born on April 30, 1983, in Mombasa county. He is a Kenyan musician from the streets of Bombolulu Bankhead Zone.
His original stage name, Kanali It stems from his childhood nickname given by his peer. He later changed it to Susumila. He gradually established himself as one of rap’s greatest and most successful MCs during the early 2000s.
He started music in 1999 entertaining colleagues in school functions and parties before being featured by Nyota Ndogo in her song named Take Care in Nyota Ndogo’s first album named Chereko after that Susumila started recording his own songs he got his musical breakthrough in 2007 after releasing his hit single Siasa Duni.
He has released two albums “Ngangari” and “Haki Iko Wapi!” which proved successful for him Both albums sold well and produced some impressive hit singles, but these singles — “Niko Ngangari” and “nawaka,” were blatantly targeted at the mass market with their pop-rap tendencies and further increased the more loyal fan base. He has been active with community awareness, especially with political/youth empowerment.
Susumila was once married to Ruth Jimmy and has two children. They two later divorced and he married Kibibi Salim.