Curse! Tano Tena singer Ben Githae opens up why he doesn’t drink alcohol

Gospel singer Ben Githae has revealed the reason he does not drink alcohol.

Speaking to Ala C on YouTube, Ben says he is afraid that bad things will follow him.

“My grandmother cursed me. Alisema nisiwai kunywa pombe,” he said.

Ben says that the only time he took alcohol was in 2014 but a fellow artiste stopped him and reminded him about the curse.

“In 2014, I tried drinking at a function we attended together with other artistes. I asked a Guarana but after the first sip, Muigai Wa Njoroge took it away and reminded me of what my grandmother warned.”

‘My firstborn daughter is 19 years old,’ Ben Githae opens up about his family

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He, however, says that there could be gospel artistes who take alcohol but people should not judge them.

“If there are artistes who drink, please stop exposing them. That will not stop them from drinking. My advise is that if it is possible for them to quit, it would be fine.”

During the interview, Ben also mentioned that despite being a gospel singer, he has strayed and cheated in his marriage and got other children out of wedlock.

“But God lifted me up again. I take care of all my kids. I have made it official about my kids. I don’t have an illegitimate kid and I now how many they are,” he said adding that he will post a photo with them.”

Ben Githae
Ben Githae

He has since overcome and moved on although he says it was not easy.

“You check the mistake and learn from it. You go back to God and ask for forgiveness. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I went through coz even today, I still feel the effect.”

To any person who may be in the same condition as he was few years ago, the Tano Tena hitmaker says;

“Pick up the broken pieces and start again. To any person who do not take care of their children, all kids irregardless of where you got them from, they deserve the best from you,” he said.

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‘My firstborn daughter is 19 years old,’ Ben Githae opens up about his family

Gospel singer Ben Githae has opened up a bit about his marriage life.

Well, very few know that Ben Githae got married to his wife 20 years ago.

They were then blessed with two kids.

Speaking in a YouTube interview with Ala C, Ben said he first met his wife in church.

“My daughter is 19-years old. She is in second-year Jkuat doing accounting, the other one is in class seven,” he said.

“I got married 20 years ago, and I met my wife in church. She was a singer and I was also singing in church.

She went to college and we separated. Later, we got in touch and she used to call me via the late Benga musician Kamaru’s phone number. We developed a relationship and got married later through a church wedding.”

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Ben Githae
Ben Githae

During the interview, Ben says he strayed and cheated in his marriage.

Ben got other children out of wedlock.

“But God lifted me up again. I take care of all my kids. I have made it official about my kids. I don’t have an illegitimate kid and I know how many they are,” he said adding that he will post a photo with them.

He says some of his fellow gospel singers criticise him yet he is taking care of his children.

“They are all beautiful and bright kids. Take care of your kids, leave mine alone. I love them all and they call me daddy. Most of those who have been criticizing me, they have either aborted or helped someone abort and that is why it is not in public. Others have even killed the girls they asked to abort,” he said.

Ben Githae
Ben Githae

Ben says that the industry is full of hypocrites who hide in the gospel industry.

“Even if I didn’t have the ability to give birth, it would still be a topic to people, so there is not problem. Others admire if I could get a child with them. Others walk around with P2 and condoms.

He has since overcome and moved on although he says it was not easy.

“You check the mistake and learn from it. You go back to God and ask for forgiveness. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I went through coz even today, I still feel the effect.”

To any person who may be in the same condition as he was few years ago, the Tano Tena hitmaker says;

“Pick up the broken pieces and start again. To any person who do not take care of their children, all kids regardless of where you got them from, they deserve the best from you,” he said.

Photos that prove that John D Mathew was a ‘Man of the People’

Mugithi maestro John De Mathew was yesterday laid to rest at his Gatanga home in an event attended by politicians, fellow artistes, among others.

The colourful event was more of a celebration with artistes such as Ruth Wamuyu, Hezeh Ndungu, John Njagi, Peter Kigia, Jimmy Wa Yuni (Eunice), JB Maina and Timona Mburu entertaining mourners with performances.

John was praised by his family for being a supportive husband and father throughout the years.

‘I will mourn the loss of my husband, my best friend, my soul-mate, my everything. But, I will find comfort in the knowledge that he loves me to the very end.’ Sarafina his wife said. 

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John Demathew burial
John Demathew burial

His second wife Caroline also paid tribute praising her late husband for being God’s gift to her.

My husband was such a wonderful man. I’m not sure I can really express just how much I will miss him. Not only was he a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father, musician, best friend, colleague …and so much more.

John’s ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure and loved were his greatest strengths- He was a man of the people. For all the time we have been together, I look back over those joyful moments with so much happiness.

He was my soul mate and my inspiration – my steadfast rock that helped me through thick and thin. John supported and loved us all, and was always there to help navigate through life’s challenges.

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Below are photos of the life and time of the late John that prove he was loved by all.

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John De Mathew with female politicians during a past event.
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De Mathew and wife

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‘Ben Githae sent people to beat me after I refused to abort’, baby mama Rose Wanjiru alleges

Ben Githae’s baby mama Rose Wanjiru  claims she did not wreck the gospel singer’s marriage adding that Githae said he was divorced.

In a past interview Githae had said that he and Wanjiru had sired the twins after a one night stand

“I was married for 18 years, before I strayed out of our marriage with Margaret Wanjiru.

I cannot say when I exactly started straying all I can say is I strayed and I admit that.

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My wife found out long ago that I had strayed and gotten twins and it brought out a lot of issues between us.

We sorted some but some issues were left unsolved.

There were threats and intimidation from my baby mama and that is when she implemented them and let the world know we had children together”

Ben Githae and Rose Wanjiru with their twin daughters

Rose Wanjiru said Githae told her he was divorced and they went on to date for five years,She was responding to Githae’s claims she became pregnant with his twins after a one night stand.

Rose stated she was in a relationship with Githae for five years between 2011 and 2016  adding that trouble started after she found out that she was three months pregnant.

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During an interview with Radio Jambo, Rose said that Githae had advised her to get an abortion something she did not agree with

“We met in Thika, at a club where he was performing and that is where our love journey began.In 2016 after I informed him that I was three months pregnant  he told me to abort.

He even sent people to beat me up leaving me hospitalized for a month.”


Rose and her twins

Rose insisted she and Githae started going for coffee dates after he told her he was divorced.

“What makes me bitter is the fact that Ben has been going around saying I broke his home, yet he told me he had separated from his wife I, however, did not follow up.”

Rose, however, admitted Ben supports his children financially,She went on to say she sees nothing wrong with being a mistress.

“There’s nothing wrong with having a mistress, but if a man starts being stupid, you should expose him.”

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Exclusive: ‘I strayed from my marriage out of lust’ Confesses Ben Githae

Gospel artiste Ben Githae has cleared the air on allegations that were made against him by his baby mama, of not taking care of their twins.

Speaking during an exclusive interview heard by Classic 105, Githae says

“I was married for 18 years, before I strayed out of our marriage with Margaret Wanjiru.

I cannot say when I exactly started straying all I can say is I strayed and I admit that.

My wife found out long ago that I had strayed and gotten twins and it brought out a lot of issues between us.

We sorted some but some issues were left unsolved.

There were threats and intimidation from my baby mama and that is when she implemented them and let the world know we had children together”

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Asked on whether it is true that he had asked his baby mama to carry out an abortion, Githae says

“Those are just allegations, we were together for 5 years , I can’t say that there was nothing that pushed me to stray I was just ‘greedy’.

I do not have any obligation towards her but I have an obligation towards the kids so I take care of them.

To say the truth my relationship with my wife was shaken during that time.

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By law I have responsibilities to bring them up but there is no law that says that by this day I can see them and on this day I can’t see them.

Visiting them is my choice. The kids are very innocent and it will reach a point where I can even call and ask them where they are.

For now they are still young so I do not know if they recognize me as their dad.”

He concludes saying

“If I say that the the affair did not affect my wife I would be lying, we are managing. I am still trying my best but I am still a man under probation.

My wife has kept these issues to herself for long but when it came out to the media it was the last straw for her, however my family has been supportive.

They rebuke me when need be and support me when I need their support.

My kids also knew about me having babies out of wedlock, even when I was at my lowest they were the ones who encouraged me.

The story getting known did not affect me what really affected me was the people who were involved in ensuring that the story gets to the media.

They were people very close to me and so when they did that I felt very betrayed.

I knew that the story would blow up after the baby mama started telling me that if I do not do this or that for her she would tell every one about the kids.

My affair was out of lust, so you saying that we were in a relationship is wrong.”

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Kikuyu Musician Ben Githae Responds To Claims That He Was Not Fit To Be Awarded A Head Of State Commendation

A list of Kenyans who have been awarded top state honors has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

Kenyans on social media have been up in arms expressing shock and disbelief at the names of individuals who have been awarded. Most Kenyans are opposed to some on the list who include; Journalist Jackie Maribe, State House communications Director Dennis Itumbi, Githeriman among others.

Read some of the names in the list below:

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Popular Kikuyu singer Ben Githae is also named as one of those whom many Kenyans don’t agree should be in the list.

Ben Githae got bashed by Kenyans during the campaigns after dedicating a song to Jubilee. The song dubbed ‘UhuruTanoTena’ was received well by his supporters.

We spoke to Ben Githae who insisted he has no regrets for dedicating that sing to Jubilee party and more so President Uhuru.

Upon the release of his song, Githae received a lot of backlash from the public, with many finding fault with the artiste for taking a political stand and other saying that he is no longer doing gospel songs..

The song in praise of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto was focusing on their development record, touching on various projects, among them the Standard Gauge Railway, roads and free maternity. However, a section of Kenyans accused him of selling his soul and prioritizing money over the gospel.

Speaking to the Word is on phone, Ben Githae said his affiliation to Jubilee was his democratic right and the love he has for Jubilee Party.

 

What are his thoughts on being included in the top state honors list and people saying he is not fit to be included?

Read his response below;

“Well tangu nilipokua sijajulikana nilikua naona hizo awards zikipatiwa akina Esther Wahome, Eric Wainanina na Kamaru. Mara yangu ya kwanza niliingia kwa ofisi ya Kamaru nilipata hiyo picha ya award imewekwa kwa ukuta and when I asked mzee hii nayo inaitwa nini he told me its an award that he was given by former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi for his contribution to the country and at that time, no one complained.

So my contribution in this artist world has been recognized by the President. What I would like to tell them is that favor is very unfair. Me kwanza ni msanii wa Gospel sana ata kuliko vile nilifanya hiyo ya ‘Tano Tena’.

Kuna kitu in gospel, unaeza ona msanii amejifunga kuomba ameenda mpaka sijui wapi ndio music yake ihit but favour isipokufuata hutapata kitu yeyote but kuna mwingine anaambiwa anakunywa pombe ako na wasichana but akitoa wimbo watu wanakua kwa foleni wakinunua ngoma yake.

It is called unmerited grace yani ukipata kibali kwa king ata mwingine akuje afanye somersault but God akisema Ni Ben Githae amepata favor that is how it will be.

I got it because I deserve it before the eyes of God, but some people may feel I do not deserve it, its before their own eyes.”He concluded.