Is She The Lost Love? Diamond Platnumz reminisces about the one girl who rejected him four years ago

The story of Diamond’s life before the fame, should truly inspire those of us striving to make it.

He opened up about being a hawker, a fuel attendant and a host of other side jobs as he struggled to break it into the music world. He revealed his journey from grass to grace in an interview with Classic 105’s Maina Kageni, disclosing some major details about an ex girlfriend.

At the time when he was selling used clothes, he had a girlfriend named Sarah, who he described in the most loving way.

He even sang about her in his first songs dubbed ‘Nenda Kamwambie.

He said;

‘ Kamwambie was a real story of my life. Katika hustling zangu nilikuwa na dame mmoja hivi alikuwa anaitwa Sarah. Sarah alikuwa mwanamke mzuri, sana na wakileo, lakini mimi sikuwa na kitu mfukoni. kwa hivyo alikuwa ananipenda tuu anajiweka smart sana. na nilikuwa na ndoto nyingi na ahadi nyingi, ‘you know tomorrow I will be a star, tomorrow I will be this. So alikuwa ana amini naweza kuwa hivyo, lakini ilifika time akachoka so akaabiri azinguwe akaniwacha. akaniwacha akaniambia, ngoja nikuambie kitu, Diamond, at this point there is no way I can be with a person ambaye hawezi kumanage maisha yangu’.

In an emotional voice, he continued to narrate about Sarah, adding

‘Yani misiwezi kuwa na wewe direct, na akaondoka’.

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz joined Maina Kageni on classic 105 for an interview. Pic courtesy Ivy Muthoni

To win her back, he tried sliding in her DM, but the constant calls to her were rejected.

‘Kukata tamaa siku nyingine nilimpigia simu nikampigia mara kwa mara akaniambia ‘you know what’ stop calling me because the more you call me the more you keep chasing my men away, who pay my bills, so I had to stop calling’.

‘So then I wrote the song ‘nenda kamwambie’. Imagine tulikuwa na uhusiano mwaka mmoja, coz she’s been my primary girlfriend’.

Check out the song he wrote for the girl he misses:

‘You beautiful woman’, Listen as Maina Kageni gushes over woman who revealed it’s never too late to fall in love at 52 (AUDIO)

A woman who spoke to Maina Kageni about why it’s not too late to fall in love in your fifties has impressed many.

The woman had a message for women about finding love in your fifties proving that falling head over heels in love is the best thing.

She admitted to being a 52-year-old woman who had for the longest time never found a man worthy of walking down the aisle with. She stunned Maina and shut down Mwalimu Kingangi, with the two being left speechless with her beautiful love story.

‘I am 52 and never been married, and now I want to be married to my 65-year-old boyfriend and move to Malindi’, she beamed.

Yes I’m 52, I will be 53 in July. I never found the right man until a year ago. Actually I’m gorgeous to tell the truth. I’ve been told I sound like a young girl but I’m not.

In fact I found him via a dating site. We met up, liked each other and we are getting married in July. He is 65 years and previousy married twice, he has four kids.

Maina could not hold back his joy telling her,’ I am so happy for you. I wish you all the happiness in the world and if you invite me I would love to come to the wedding.

‘I will tell you my email address and you will be able to save our number ok, my goodness where is your kayamba mwalimu kingangi. You beautiful woman, you you happy women you, oh you blessed woman you…’

‘oh may you have a happy marriage darling, blessed’, the excited Classic105 presenter finished.


Filisika ujuwe tabia ya mke wako: Listen to why Kenyan women would rather marry a ‘monied’ dude


The general consensus on social media is that for one to get married they must have money. But what’s wrong with a woman wanting to hook up with a man with money?

Just the same way a man can’t agree to marry a woman who can’t cook or clean.

If you don’t have money, pole fellas, Kenyan slay queens won’t give you a second look.

Why are Kenyan men complaining that women want a man with money? Mwalimu Kingang’i says woman are missing the bigger picture of looking at a mans potential instead of his wealth. That she should instead grow with him, perhaps staring out at Huruma before going to Runda.

Mwalimu insists that Kenyan women want money NOW. They want a man who is established. She simply won’t give you her time during your hustle and woe unto you if it doesn’t work out. Make the money and then approach her. That’s according to female callers who contributed to the conversation about why women are money minded.

I mean even the Sh200million jackpot Abisai’s girlfriend went back to him, after he won loads of cash.

If you don’t believe me, listen to the arguments between Classic’s Mike Mondo, his co-host Mwalimu Kingang’i and angry callers.


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A list of the most memorable guests on Classic 105 in 2017 (Videos and Audio)

2017 was quite a memorable time for the team at classic 105. Many high profile guests joined us in studio, from top US RnB group SWV to Kenya’s A listers Nyashinski, Tanzania’s Harmonize and Willy Paul.

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Our wives give their single friends a ‘through pass’ admit Kenyan husbands (AUDIO)

Girls, you could be unknowingly giving your single pal an opportunity to get intimate with your husband, if the thoughts expressed on Classic 105 are anything to go by.

Several male callers blamed their wives for ‘unknowingly’ hooking them up with their single friends, and said the ‘through pass’ is a blessing they can’t say no to.

One man narrated how his wife gave her pal his phone number so that they can do biashara together. innocent right? I mean so many Kenyans do that. Sadly, the husband claims that his wifes friend seduced him into a relationship and worse he could not say no. He even left his wife for the female friend.

Why do married couples fear single women?

Classic 105’s Maina Kageni wanted to know; how paranoid can one be that their now single friend is not good to hang out with?

Just listen in as callers describe why they avoid their now single female friends, or what happened when they ‘unknowingly’ became friends with single female friends.



“The Best Woman To Marry Now Is A Prostitute,” says Captain Kale

Captain Kale has made a name for himself with classic 105 FM listeners as he calls the Maina on his early morning show frequently. He is always saying things that many women find offensive especially when it is a discussion concerning women. This has caused many women to get gripe when he calls in to air his divisive views.

During an interview with Mpasho he regarded prostitutes as the best wives to marry instead of slay queens and office wear ladies.



Capatain Kale said:

The best woman to marry in this days situation is a prostitute. Someone in Koinange or Sabina-Joy not this ladies who are working in the offices.The reason is these people in Koinange are genuine and 90% of those people who are there is because of problems.So when you take her out of there and marry her she will make a good wife because she has gone through a lot.

I know a number of women from Koinange that got married to my friends and there are perfect wives.Dont go around there looking for virgins or what to marry those are the one in hurry to get in to marriage leave them alone.In fact I was praying to God if I was not married right now I wish to get a woman who has gone even with even 50 men , those people with experience in life.

So which is better? it is better the one I will get from Koinange ‘mwenye nmelipa iyo 1000 nmkatie vizuri’, I get her and she accept my marriage proposal.”


The Captain has spoken. Do the masses agree with him or disagree.


Kenyan women explain why they take back men who disrespect them (Audio)

Women love to talk to Maina Kageni about their lives and issues that affect them. A woman called Maina Kageni and described to him how her baby daddy has been mistreating her, shocking many listeners.

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Maina Kageni. photo credit:courtesy

The woman is currently pregnant with her second child from the same man, inspite of him repeatedly disrespecting her by cheating on her and not paying for the upkeep for their other child. The heavily pregnant woman says that he had a difficult pregnancy and the man would not support her and would disappear from home several times.

After disappearing he returned and she got pregnant for the second time. She said she had suffered and he doesn’t help until he is verbally abused. She explained that she got pregnant for the second time after meeting up with him to iron out their differences, when she found out she was pregnant again.

Here is her story:

“I was married, I got pregnant with the first child, the guy just disappeared. The man was not supporting me until I delivered. He came back and I got pregnant again after four months, the doctors said it’s either I terminate the pregnancy or suffer the whole year.

For  him to support me I have to literally threaten him or abuse him. I don’t believe in termination that is why I kept the baby. I am supposed to be due in January but the doctors said I will deliver tomorrow yet have no idea where he is.”

Ladies, after a man does all that to you, why do you go back to him? Does this make sense girls? Is the fact that women want to give the men one more try make them give take them back?

Well, the man has once again disappeared from her life and left her to struggle with her pregnancy.  Listen to the audio below, as others describe what husbands, baby daddys put them through:

Listen to the whole conversation below;

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Maina’s Easy Sunday

This Sunday morning, Classic 105’s Maina Kageni features legendary footballer David Beckham.

Those of you who know Maina, know he is a football fan whose love for the sport has seen him meet several legends.

David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016 when Wayne Rooney surpassed his total. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies.

Watch David Beckham talk about some of the embarrassing haircut he has had in his football career in a video interview courtesy Graham Norton show

Here are some  interesting facts about David Beckham

He is known for being a Game of Thrones superfan. The 42-year-old footballing legend is married to former Spice Girls singer Victoria and the two have four children.

Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham was runner up in the Ballon d’Or, twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder shared his latest culinary adventure with social media followers by uploading a series of images on Instagram.
David Beckham fell madly in love with wife Victoria when he first saw her in a PVC catsuit in the Spice Girls’ 1998 hit video Say You’ll Be There.
The 42-year-old sports star’s image is being used to promote the brand of hair gel – whose slogan is ‘Xxtra hard’ –  which is manufactured in Japan.
David Beckham is very serious about staying in top shape.
Earning a cool £35,000 a day, the father-of-four has enjoyed a number of profitable campaigns throughout the years since hanging up his football boots.
Watch a video courtesy the Jimmy Kimmel show, where the retired footballer discloses how he spends his time.


Here’s a video of Maina Kageni in studio after listening to Nyashinski’s new jam ‘Hayawani’

In case you missed it, Nyashinski joined Classic 105’s Maina Kageni in studio on Friday December 1st, to release his new jam.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Why Maina Kageni thinks Nyashinski will rule 2018

Nyashinski was premiering his new song and told Maina Kageni the inspiration behind it.

He said;

I feel like the way I see music it has different purposes there are songs for different things but I feel like in my songs I want to pass different messages.

It may be harsh but I feel I need to say it for my conscience to be at peace we need to be more humane, the music it ends with a glorious feel and thats intentional and I need people to feel not just hopeless but theres more don’t feel like the world is ending . Thats how the song sis supposed to sound.

I always feel pressure to do better than my song ‘now you know’ and mungu pekee‘, he added.

There’s a video of the interview. Watch it below.


Well, fans had alot to say about the new song. Read comments;
Grace Oluoch… Maina do a collabo with that man!…

Esther Mutio …He’s doing gud,keep it up.

Maureen Odhiambo… Great song bro,keep it up

Anne Lemalon… Awesome

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Why Maina Kageni thinks Nyashinski will rule 2018

Without a doubt it’s going to be the biggest song of 2018.

Singer Nyashinski was in studio where Maina Kageni hosted him as he released his new jam Hayawani.

This song Nyashinski revealed was mastered by Lucas of Ogopa Dj’s.

Nyashinski was premiering his new song and told Maina Kageni the inspiration behind it.

He said;

I feel like the way I see music it has different purposes there are songs for different things but I feel like in my songs I want to pass different messages.

It may be harsh but I feel I need to say it for my conscience to be at peace we need to be more humane, the music it ends with a glorious feel and thats intentional and I need people to feel not just hopeless but theres more don’t feel like the world is ending . Thats how the song sis supposed to sound.

I always feel pressure to do better than my song ‘now you know’ and mungu pekee‘, he added.

Maina: Do you realise how big you’ve become ?

Nyashinski: Man I try not to think about that because its a destruction. Right now I dont think that should be a focus but I’m thankful.

Maina: Tell me abut the new song, and the inspiration behind why you wrote it

Nyash: The inspiration is in the name and message of the song. You know, the humane part of us is slowly dying in us ,our conscience is becoming numb. Everyday we are used to seeing people killed, stealing has become a norm so where is our conscience ,where is that thing where we can differentiate between humane and others?

Maina let it slip that he has had the privilege of watching the two working in studio.

When did you meet Cedo?

Nyash; A year ago, maybe a year I think. When mungu pekee come out, that was the first time .

Maina; Where does Nyash want to be next year?

Nyashinski: Im gonna be an album artiste. Im working hard I’m not depending on my talent, I have a very big team thats hardworking, all I do is the write and the sing, everyone and I mean the whole team they all come together to bring the end product and what you see is not just my effort.

The most interesting thing is to let others do their part after I have done mine.

Listen tot he audio of the exclusive interview below;

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Maina’s Easy Sunday

This Sunday Classic 105’s Maina Kageni takes us down the road with award-winning musician and record producer R Kelly.

Born on the South Side of Chicago to a single mother, Kelly dropped out of high school to earn a living singing on street corners for money.

He got his first real musical break in 1990, when he formed the R&B group Public Announcement. The group released just one album together, 1990’s Born Into the 90s, before Kelly departed to start his solo career.

He was successful almost instantly: in 1993, he released the album 12 Play, which spawned the chart-topping singles “Bump ‘n’ Grind” and “I Like the Crotch on You” and established early his reputation for slow-moving sex jams loaded with innuendo.

Kelly’s next chart success was not his own. In 1994, he was introduced to a young R&B singer named Aaliyah by her uncle, and went on to write and produce her debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. The album was a success, selling over two million copies and spawning a wealth of hit singles.

R. Kelly Reveals His Weirdest Fan Story & Speaks On Today’s State Of R&B

The above interview was conducted on HOT 97

Kelly returned his attention to his music the following year, releasing a self-titled album that went on to sell four million copies on the strength of the hits “You Remind Me of Something” and “Down Low.” The album found Kelly continuing in his chosen milieu of simmering R&B ballads — a form he perfected the following year with the release of his biggest single to that point, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Unlike many of Kelly’s previous singles, the song transcended genre boundaries, becoming just as ubiquitous on pop radio as it was on R&B, eventually climbing to the Number Two slot on the Billboard Top 200. The song also marked a thematic change for Kelly, one that found him moving away from pillow talk and into more inspirational subject matter.

Kelly’s massive success was beginning to earn him the respect of more popular artists; in 1995, he wrote and produced “You Are Not Alone” for Michael Jackson and his 1998 double-album, R., found him singing alongside none other than adult-contemporary queen Celine Dion on the song “I Am Your Angel.” Like his idol Marvin Gaye before him, Kelly was proving an asset not only as a vocalist, but as a songwriter and producer for other artists, and as his stature grew, so did his opportunities for collaboration. R. was another huge hit, selling 8 million copies, and his collaboration with Dion would surpass even “I Believe I Can Fly,” netting him a number one single.

The following year, he released, an album that was more modest in scope than its predecessor but no less accomplished in its songwriting.

It was’t until 2003 that he pulled fully out of his downward spiral with the release of Chocolate Factory, arguably his masterpiece. The album found Kelly moving past the simple stylings of contemporary R&B to incorporate Chicago’s step music as well as elements of 1970s soul. Bolstered by the phenomenal success of “Igniition (Remix),” the album did more to re-establish Kelly in the public’s good graces than any amount of official statements from the artist or his management. Kelly followed that album with another artistic triumph, the double-album Happy People/U Saved Me. It is here that Kelly fully indulges his love of classic soul and gospel, delivering tracks reminiscent of late-period Marvin Gaye, going light on the raunch in favor of simple songs of praise and celebration.

In 2004, he embarked on a tour with Jay-Z in support of a sequel to their Best of Both Worlds album, but the collaboration came to an abrupt end

In 2005, Kelly accomplished his most outlandish — and, by most accounts, spectacular — feat to date, the multi-part “Trapped in the Closet” series. The saga sprung from humble beginnings: a simple three-part soapy song-drama on Kelly’s TP.3 Reloaded album. The song was so giddily outlandish, however, that Kelly soon started adding more chapters, each one more ridiculous than the last.

After an early internet leak of his intended 12 Play: Fourth Quarter, Kelly went back to the studio and soon released an entirely different, untitled album in 2009, which dropped many of the leaked tracks and replaced them with new compositions.

Courtesy Rollingstone magazine

Watcha video below of Jay Z and R Kelly in a press oncference about their collabo, courtesy Genius of R Kelly;

‘Nitarudisha hizo ng’ombe na mpesa’ man shouts at abusive son-in-law (Audio)

Girls, when you hear your father shout that he will return the goats he paid as dowry because you were chased away by your husband, how does that make you feel?

Listen to the audio below, and hear the angry tone that a certain man uses to tell off any man who would be abusive to his daughter.

What’s going through your mind? I bet your saying people need to take a chill pill right?

He said:

‘My daughter remains my daughter forever until I’m dead, when you disagree with my daughter she is welcome home, she cannot be chased like a dog because I have given her to you and then you have mistreated her and you expect me to mistreat her also because of ngombe tatu. Go to hell.’

What prompted all this?

There was a guy who called in yesterday on the debate about husbands giving wives permission to see her parents or being consulted before she does anything. One father responded to this in an angry way.

The angry man came to the defense of women saying any man who mistreats his daughter should go to hell and marry the devil. He was mad at the male caller who said he will control where his wife goes and chase his wife away like a dog.

He says any father should stand up for his daughters especially when he sees her husband has beaten or mistreated her. He says fathers should welcome their daughters back with open arms.

The angry man say his house is open to his daughter to come back home and continue her life if she disagrees with her husband. He was upset that the male caller suggested that he would chase away the wife and replace her.

I want guys to know that this is where your beef with your father in law begins.

Mwalimu Kingangi says the angry caller has the wrong attitude.

Ladies, if you were to choose between your man or father when there is conflict, who will you choose?
Classic 105 fans also responded on social media.

Sheillah Bahati‏… @ItsMainaKageni @Classic105Kenya…My dad won’t take anything from a man who mistreats me, I know he would take me back even with a dozen kids #MainaAndKingangi

Douglas Kiplagat.. @ItsMainaKageni Maina that guys daughter is more expensive than my life,, I can’t marry someone like her @Classic105Kenya #MainaAndKingangi

KIPLETING MANUUELA‏ …#MainaAndKingangi @ItsMainaKageni The dowry cannot reciprocate the value of someone Bride is a sign of appreciation, don’t take her for granted.

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Kenyan singer Vivian shares details of the ordinary job she did before the fame (Audio)

Classic 105’s Maina Kageni today hosted Kenyan singer Vivian in studio, where she opened up about her past, her musical journey and future plans.

Vivian was in studio with Maina Kageni who said way before he met her he was impressed by how hardworking she was.

‘She is a go getter’, were the words Maina used to describe Vivian as he heaped praises on her.

‘I started singing four years ago at Maian Switch studios with singer Jaguar. Before that I was a kawaida Nairobi chick, a hustlerress. I used to own a gaming shop in Eastlands where I grew up.’ She narrated her humble beginnings to an impressed Maina.

‘I was a hustler, who used to sell stuff. I was always pursuing things because when I was in college I was doing stuff. Eventually I got my first big break.

What is she working on now? ‘I just started a new movement called the moran, a movement that symbolises the bold and the fearless. Its also an inspiration because of the journey as a musician, for the harassment we suffer along the way. I want to motivate girls who want to start’.


Maina also wanted to know how Vivian ended up doing a collabo with Ugandan singer Jose Chameleone for their hit song.

‘We met at a hotel in Uganda, and our managers who knew each other because of a similar meeting back in Kenya, talked. I gave him (Jose Chameleone) a few songs to listen to, and as it turns out he liked charm and things went well from there.

Maina: Chameleone sent me the song via whatspapp and I absolutely fell in love with it.

What lies ahead for Vivian? We have to get heard in Africa and globally. Try to push the envelope. I’m planning for a stadium event next. If we don’t do it we will always end up being curtain raisers for international celebs. I want to get rid of the stereoptype for Kenyans. We’ve lined up several summits in universities and high school, most likely in January so we can get thousands to the stadium for the concert. I did a double release recently and we are doing well, we are still pushing the limits’.

Listen to the whole clip below;

Kenyan women are like mangoes who can be eaten raw or sweet, shout men to Classic 105’s Maina Kageni (Audio)

This is just crazy. Classic 105’s Maina Kageni was left astounded after several male callers told him that it’s the man who decides when his wife will visit her mother and how long she will stay over.

Wives go where we want, when we want and how long we want, according to the male callers this morning.

The male callers shared their strong views on social media saying women are like mango’s. When you are waiting for them to ripen another man is waiting to eat it with salt.

Maina Kageni had asked if men could ever possibly wait for their wives, if they went abroad to study or work. This is after a female caller revealed she is leaving her boyfriend for the second time to go work in Australia. A shocked Mwalimu Kingangi responded by telling off the woman, and insisting that no man should ever wait for a woman, something

A debate ensued on social media with everyone digging in with their views. Go through below.



Girls, are you losing your guy to a yummy mummy Maina Kageni asks (Audio)

It appears that young girls have a negative attitude towards older women going by the conversation on air on classic 105.

This all has to do with age, and the perception that young girls have that they will never age.

There was a complaint this week on air, that young girls are losing young ‘jamaa’s to older women. Apparently the young men meet the old mama’s in the gym and the reason they are drifting to older women is that they look good compared to their young girlfriends.

Classic 105’s Maina Kageni tackled this conversation, asking why young girls don’t work out like older Kenyan women.

A 23-year-old female caller shocked Main when she said she does not need to exercise because after all, ‘those old mama’s’ are ageing and need to shed the kilo’s more than young girls, lest they lose their husbands. Then she discloses to Maina that she weighs 70 kilo’s and does not consider that ‘fat’.

Aki yaoo..Classic 105 fans responded:

Listen to the audio:


The things a Kalenjin man will do for a baby boy (AUDIO)

This world is savage, as Classic 105’s Maina Kageni found out from a Bomet man.

The man called in to reveal that he is contemplating dumping his girlfriend who hasn’t given birth to a boy yet.

The man and his woman have three girls, but the Bomet man isn’t satisfied. He went further to defend himself by adding that this simply is how Kalenjin men are and nothing will change those facts.

He said, ‘I have a woman but I haven’t paid bride price yet, and won’t pay even if it takes 20 years until she gives me a son.’

‘Atarudi tuu kwao.’

‘According to our traditional beliefs, wanaume ndio security’.

These details emerged during the morning conversation with Mwalimu Kingangi. Read it by clicking on the link below.

Men, why do you still believe that a boy is more valuable than a girl in 2017?

By now you probably can picture Maina Kageni shaking his head in disbelief, and some form of disgust on his face.

It was worse when Classic 105’s biggest fan Captain Kale, called in to contribute to the conversation. Captain Kale is that proud Kalenjin man who isn’t afraid to step on people’s toes when giving his views.

He kicked off his views by saying that sons unlike daughters are important for the family lineage.

‘A Kalenjin man isn’t allowed to end the lineage. A boy child is the key to a family. a boy must be born even if it’s out of wedlock.

‘You can’t get a Kalenjin woman called arap, girls are secondary because they can’t help their father in future.

If you don’t get a son either leave her (your wife) or get a second wife. Otherwise you will never be recognised by elders. In marriage a boy child is a must, to get the lineage of the family.

The girl will inherit another name, the boy will keep mine.’ He concluded.

Most of the Kalenjin men believe in the continuity of the family and mostly prefer a boy child. they believe that the son will inherit whatever possessions a father has because a girl will only go away and take the wealth elsewhere.

Listen to audio of Kalenjin men as they share their beliefs that upset Maina.





Classic 105 Fans! We will keep counting the money until you chicken out

There is 250,000 shillings to be won at 9am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5 pm only if you can play chicken.

Classic 105 is rewarding listeners if you call  in at these times.

It’s an opportunity for two listeners to play chicken with a twist whereby we reward the person who’s the chicken as they are not willing to take a risk and the one who tries to hold out for more money loses.

When you hear our cue to call in (a cock crow), the first two people to get through will be on conference call and get to play Chicken with each other.

We shall play out different amounts of money incrementally and the first person to say ‘Chicken’ wins the amount.

Try it. Call us on 0711 046105

Maina’s Easy Sunday

Every Sunday from 8am to 10am, Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni takes us down memory lane with the greatest artistes of our time.

Today we have a look at Toni Braxton. The award-winning female star, according to an article published on


  • Toni Braxton made a sizable splash with her 1993 self-titled debut studio album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album has since been certified multiplatinum, selling more than 8 million copies. She had her first Billboard Hot 100 hit with her classic “Un-Break My Heart.”
  • Braxton won her first career GRAMMYs for 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance honors for “Another Sad Love Song.” She made her GRAMMY stage debut that year, performing “Breathe Again” and “Forever In Love” with Kenny G at the 36th GRAMMY Awards in 1994.
  • Did you know? Braxton appeared on Broadway in the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the first and only time a black woman has been cast in that role on Broadway.
  • The R&B singer/songwriter was one of the headlining acts for the inaugural 2016 GRAMMY Park music festival in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Braxton has served as a global ambassador for the charity Autism Speaks.

You can also read about these interesting 45 facts about Toni Braxton courtesy Boomsbeat.

Her voice has been described as sultry, husky, sexy and elegant. Watch a video of a radio interview courtesy SwaysUniverse, about her rise to fame, divorce among other topics.