Just days after Daddy Owen and his wife welcomed a baby boy, his wife Farida has lost his brother.
In his social media, Owen has requested his fans to pray for them at this hard time of their lives.
It is still not clear what caused the death of his brother-in-law.
“Peter. RIP bro. This is really hard, no one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, we take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Guys pray for us more so for my wife Farida…losing a brother or any family member is not easy!”
Celebrity fans have started sending in condolence messages:
missnjau254: My heartfelt Condolences to you and family, may he rest easy, to Farida God give you peace.
hopekidhk: My condolences bro.
djshiti_trhk: May his soul rest in Eternal peace.
Marriage is ordained by God and whoever finds a good wife /husband finds favor from above. Married local gospel artistes are enjoying that favor completely.
Although most artistes are in the public limelight, most of them have managed to keep their spouses away from the limelight leaving Kenyans guessing whom the artiste is married to or dating. Most of the artistes are married by laid back spouses who do not enjoy being in the limelight .
Such artistes make such decisions to be able to protect their spouse from public scrutiny, public attack and for privacy purposes which is something most of these artistes do not enjoy.
Below are some of the gospel artistes and their spouses.
The soft spoken gospel artiste is married to the love of her life Jackson Mathu who is a church minister. The two have been married for six years and we must say they look good together.
Mercy is known for her uplifting music such as ‘Nikupendeze’ ‘Mwema ‘ and’ shule yako’. Apart from being a musician she is also a mother and a wife to a supportive husband David Mugoro.
Although Mugoro is always away from the limelight, the two have been spotted together on different occasions.
Mama Wambo as she is known is married to DJ Mo who is also in the gospel industry. The two are considered a power couple given the fact that both of them are in the lime light and are brands by their own rights.
They have a daughter Ladasha Wambui.
He who finds a wife finds favour from the Lord so they say and gospel artiste Daddy Owen is a lucky man for being blessed with a beautiful wife Faridah Wambui who chose him to not only be her husband but father to her kids as well.
The ‘Lingala Ya Yesu’ hit maker is not only talented in music but he is also a good husband and father. He is married to his sweetheart Carol Mwai with whom they have two kids.
Joyce Omondi is loved not only for her beauty but for her musical talent which leaves most of us blessed but what most people do not know is that she is married to TV presenter Waihiga Mwaura.
Daddy Owen and his wife are expecting a baby come July and the couple is excited.
The couple held their wedding two years ago, in a colorful wedding ceremony held at KAG Buruburu church.
After the wedding, the wife has been off the public radar.
The singer held an exclusive baby shower this past weekend in Karen, Nairobi. He however did not disclose the exact venue but from the pictures, we can guess it was a posh affair.
In an interview with this writer, the singer revealed he was the one who organized the baby shower for his wife.
“I planned the baby shower myself and invited her workmates and a few of my relatives. That has not happened again, it is always the other way, but I chose to organize it myself because I wanted it to be private.
I did not even call our friends because I knew, atajua ata before the day itself.”
That is odd, Right? he said;
“I am the one who knows her, I know what she likes and what she does not like.”
The singer has also taken it to his instagram page to appreciate his wife.
“Isn’t she lovely!?😙💘 first and foremost I want to say that all is not lost in the hopes of redeeming the qualities of the boy child (wapi makofi ya kilo) .. last Sunday I had to suprise my wife with a baby shower party (so unconventional to be arranged by a man) But honestly I am not conventional plus nakufia team ya boy child that we can do ths! 🤣 (wapi makofi ya kilo khandi) it’s all joy to see my beautiful wife looking all gorgeous with the ka-baby bump😍😍😍 Love u so much.. gift iko njiani usijali.”
Check out the gorgeous pregnant Farida;
It’s not often that spouses of celebrities share their life on social media. Most keep away, perhaps afraid of exposing themselves and landing on blogs. LOL!
On Monday gospel singer Daddy Owen celebrated his birthday. Friends and fans reached out, wishing him the best and not left out was his sweetie, his wife Farida Wambui.The two walked down the aisle back in 2016, in a gorgeous ceremony surrounded by family and friends.
The 2010 MAMA award winner has recently opened up about his career plans..
In an exclusive interview with Mpasho, he spoke about where he wants to go with his career and why he had been very silent last year. We had wanted to know what plans he had for his career. He said:
“THERE IS A TRANSITION THAT IS HAPPENING. PEOPLE ARE MOVING FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL. I HAVE BEEN THRIVING SO MUCH IN SELLING HARD COPY. THE ONE THING ABOUT DIGITAL IS THAT IT IS NOT CONTROLLED. DIGITAL IS EASY FOR OUR FANS TO ACCESS BUT DIFFICULT FOR US TO MONETIZE. “
“THIS YEAR I AM PLANNING TO DO THINGS IN BETWEEN, WHERE IT IS NO MORE OF AN ALBUM OR A SINGLE SO I AM DOING PROJECTS WHEREBY I AM RELEASING LIKE THREE SONGS AT A GO, BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE SAME THEME. YOU KNOW I AM A STORYTELLER, SO I MUST GIVE MY FANS A STORY, WHERE I WANT TO GO AND WHERE I WANT TO TAKE MY FANS.”
On the 29th of January, Daddy Owen took to social media to pen down what his wish is, leaving many of us cracking with laughter. He wrote;
Farida on the other hand, as many loving wives do took to social media to write; to this awesome handsome man of god first then man of mine! I am the wealthiest woman in the whole world because I have the most loving husband ever. I love you more everyday you rock my world. happy birthday sweetie, #husbandofmyyouth. she concluded.
Daddy Owen was pleasantly surprised and responded saying,;
Daddy Owen is among the most celebrated male gospel artistes in the 254. Over the years he has proved that gospel music can be celebrated and embraced just like any music genre.
He came to the music industry a few years back and he can clearly testify that the welcome he received was breathtaking. He was clearly giving other artistes who have been in the industry way before him sleepless night.
About two or so years ago his brother Rufftone, said, ‘I do’ to his long term love Crystal who is also a gospel artiste. Daddy Owen was not going to be left behind and after a while he proposed to his girlfriend Farida. The got married last year in a colourful wedding.
Well, a year down the line Daddy Owen and his wife are now celebrating their one year anniversary and Daddy Owen couldn’t let that moment pass without showering his wife with love.
He took to social media to jot down a beautiful message to his wife.
He wrote, “Its 365 days after.. I don’t know where to start.. all I know is u came to my life and made me a better man. I thank God for you babe, honestly you are the perfect gift from God. I pray that God continues to make us prosperous and strong. I love you babe.”
Owen Mwatia better known as Daddy Owen is known as one of the most celebrated gospel artists in East Africa and his work over the years has indeed spoken for him.
The Vanity hitmaker is also the founder of Beats & Blessings Family and Malaika Awards and won the Groove Awards as Male Artist Of The Year from 2009 to 2011, with his biggest win being at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2010.
Daddy Owen exited the singles club on 2nd April 2016 when he got hitched to the love of his life, Farida Wambui at a colourful wedding ceremony at KAG church Buruburu, as they exchanged their vows in the presence of their family and close friends.
Away from all the limelight and fame, Daddy Owen, 32, is a humble man who likes to keep his private life off the public radar and is also involved with charity work and mentoring young people who would like to pursue music.
But it looks like Owen has another talent that many of his fans don’t know about, a footballer. The Mbona singer revealed that he loves playing football and even shared a photo while on the playing field in a jersey, which is also part of his workout plan.
He also joked about his joining Arsenal football team with this caption: “Wacha niingie zoezi.. naskia Arsenal are looking for a new striker.. can someone please call Arsene Wenger.. anyone?”
Check out Daddy Owen in his football outfits below.