Anthony 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 genres 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. Tonny Gist believes that music is a powerful tool in communication and spreading the Christian faith. He has represented artists in various events in Uganda, Burundi, TANZANIA and Rwanda. Because of his charismatic performance with inimitable improve chop, his music is branded as a collection of wonderful gospel tunes done in a relaxing style.
He is the founding president of a non-profitable organization termed HOPE 4 KENYA MISSIONS. The organizer of Touch a Child Heart concert and Hope Ablaze Concert where he natures and empower upcoming gospel talent. He is also a minister of the gospel with the mandate to take the gospel Jesus Christ to Nations.He has helped many orphans through his charity events. He has a vision to set up a center that will give orphans opportunity to access better life and education.He is currently working on his debut album which he plans to release in few months time.Tonny Gist is a musical adventurer dedicated to tearing down the walls between musical genres. God bless you as you become part of what God is doing in His life.