Daddy Owen has been quiet for sometime musically. The artist who thrilled us with his talents with songs like Wewe ni Mungu and Vanity had a tough time after the passing of his father, the patriarch of their family.
The artist gave us an exclusive and deeply personal interview about last year, what he has been doing, his father, his career plans and his son!
In the interview, we spoke of the man who shaped this brilliant singers life, his father. He was not shy about speaking about his rock, what he meant to him and how what he learnt from him. We asked him what he would tell his dad, were he to speak to him one last time, he explained:
“I WISH I COULD DO MORE. MY DAD WAS STILL VERY HARD ON ME. RIGHT NOW I AM SEEING SOME THINGS THAT HE WAS TELLING ME WHEN HE WAS STILL ALIVE. I WOULD TELL HIM THAT IF HE SHOULD CONTINUE,.. I WISH THAT HE WOULD JUST OPEN UP. I STILL NEED YOUR WISDOM.”
We asked a question about him doing music with secular artists and he let on about the example he would be setting for his son. His son?!!! Who knew that the musician who calls himself Daddy Owen actually had more reason to be using that name. Wink, wink! He said:
“I WILL END UP CONFUSING MY SON, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU ARE GETTING MY POINT.”
So we had to do more digging and although he was resistant about giving us details like his son’s age or name, he enthusiastically confirmed that he was indeed a father. He said;
“I HAVE A SON, I HAVE A SON. HE IS A BIG BOY, DON’T WORRY(ABOUT THE NAME). HE IS MATURE, AKABOY, UTAMWONA TU, USIJALI.”
Sasa mmejua. Daddy Owen ni buda na mpe heshima yake!