Genba graduated from Michurinsk State Agrarian University (1964) and Michurinsk State Pedagogical Institute (1966) in Tambov Oblast.
In 1953-1955, Genba was a turner at the Kalinin plant in Voronezh. He taught at Michurinsk Vocational School (1964-1968), medical colleague, Rossosh Vocational School №18 (1969-1989).
Genba was the Director of amateur art activities in educational institutions. He organized various festivals, contests, creative meetings.
In local newspaper “Za Izobiliye” Genba was leading a column “Rozhdeniye Pesni”. He published a lot of information about the works of Voronezh poets and composers.
Quotes from others about the person
Gennady Stavonin characterized Genba as “a composer who is in love with his land”.