Willis Abuto


Sound recordist

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

  • English,
  • Swahili


About me

Willis Abuto
Freelance Sound Recordist

Nairobi, Kenya
[email protected]
+254 700 780 287


I am a Sound Recordist based in Kenya.
I have 10 years professional experience working as a freelancer throughout Africa, operating worldwide and across all genres of the broadcasting industry.

Documentary, Drama, Commercial, Corporate, Short Film, Ambisonic, Feature Film, Reality TV, Natural History and Podcast Recording.

Some of the notable figures I’ve had an incredible time working with are;

Anthony Bourdain for CNN
Dermot O’Leary for Comic Relief
Reggie Yates for BBC One
Hugh Dennis for Comic Relief
David Badiel for BBC One
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Mira Nair for Masterclass
Micaela Coel for Comic Relief
Seun Kuti for UN Free & Equal
Gyles Brandreth for Comic Relief

I have also done corporate work for U​nited Parcel Services​ in Rwanda launching their D​ rone Delivery System​ in Africa.
Some of the countries I have travelled to film include;
Uganda, Tanzania, Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

You can view some of my projects via the link below: ​vimeo.com/willisabuto


1x Sound Devices 664 Recorder
1x Sennheiser MKH 416 Boom Microphone
1x Sennheiser MKH 50 Boom Microphone
1x Sound Devices HX3 (on set playback)
3x Wireless Microphones (with lav mics)
3x Client Headphones (on set playback)
2x 5 Pin Lemo – BNC Time Code Cable
1x 5 Pin Lemo - 5 Pin Lemo Time Code Cable
1x 5 Pin Lemo – 4 Pin Lemo Time Code Cable
1x TS-3 Digital Slate with Time Code Cable
3x Ursa Waist Straps (for transmitter pack)
1x Director IFB System (on set playback)
1x Sound Devices HX-3 Headphone Amplifier
1x PSC Boom Pole 7 Metres
2x Sony MDR 7506 Headphones
3x IDX NP L7S Rechargeable Batteries
6x Bubblebee Lav Concealer
1x 500 Roll Rycote Stickies and Overcovers
XLR Assorted Cables and Accessories
1x Rycote WS4 Windshield Kit
1x Orca OR 32 Audio Bag for Sound Devices 664 1x Orca OR 42 Audio Harness
4x Delkins Devices CF & SD Cards
1x Behringer B2 Microphone (voice over mic)
2x Oisphoot Cup Holder Microphone Mount

Website: https://vimeo.com/willisabuto

Outstanding project


  • Sound recordist


  • logic-pro-x


  • Sound Devices 664
  • Sennheiser MKH 8060
  • Sennheiser MKE 2 Lavalier
  • GITZO Boom Pole
  • Rycote 18cm Windshield
  • Versa Flex Body Harness
  • NP - Style Rechargeable Batteries
  • Assorted Cables

More work locations

  • Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni, Tanzania