A list of Kenyan celebrities who were once street kids

Most people wish to grow up in a family setting with parents or guardians to take care of you.

Although some are born into families that support them until they’re old enough to cater for themselves, there are those who don’t enjoy these benefits. Some are forced into the streets while still young where they grow up not knowing about their origin.

What are the reasons why many end up being street kids?

Peer pressure, poor parenting, and running away, passing on of parents, discrimination or being seen as an outcast, poverty, being chased away and others do it out of their own wish.

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Kids who end up in the streets sometimes resort to robbery, drug abuse and in the end, some of them are killed while others get rescued by good Samaritans.


Well, in the local showbiz  industry we have several celebrities who grew up in the streets and we’re proud of them for transforming into great people in the society.


From multi-talented singer Guardian Angel to Radio Jambo’s Annita Raey, meet the celebrities who tasted the hard and bad street life.

Guardian Angel
The gospel singer whose songs are currently topping the music charts grew up in the streets. In past interviews, Guardian has always narrated his past sad life experience and how he ventured into music to inspire the youth.

“We happened to have gotten to a place where it was a bit hard for us to hold on because my mother had lost her job and life was just hard and me being that kajamaa who doesn’t want to look at his mother go through some stuff so that life goes on and couldn’t just watch so I decided to go my way and let my mum figure her way out. I got arrested when I was in the streets. I was on the streets and I think the President at that time said the streets should be cleared. So I was among those who were cleared from the streets.”

Bahati

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His mother died when he was young, and was forced to the streets where growing up was tough.  He later went to ABC orphanage in Mathare slums and from there, he was nurtured into the man he is today.

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Annitah Raey

The radio Jambo presenter, now a mother of two, is never afraid of sharing details of her past. She’s been through a lot and just like some, her life hasn’t been a smooth path. Annita went to the streets when she was 13-years-old.

“I was so rebellious because I was raised by a very harsh mother. I started running away from home at a very tender age of 13 years and started living in the streets. I lived in the streets of Nairobi with the worst people in the society. Those were my friends. They used to treat me like I am the baby in their crew. You are the one who carried the drugs for them,” she narrated.

Adding:

“Then one day I was coming in with one of them, so we are at Moi Avenue, then someone hit me from the back, nkafikiri ni mwizi and I was like, anataka nini. I fell down and became unconscious. I did not have money but anyway I had drugs with me. They dragged us towards Jevanjee. They were two guys and both were from my tribe, I understood all what they were planning for me. So they raped me and that was the worst thing in my life.”

MCA Tricky

Self-proclaimed Member of Chokora Assembly joined the streets at the tender age of 12 after his peers convinced him to accompany them to Nairobi in search of greener pastures without the knowledge of his parents.

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“For three years, I experienced the vagaries of street life in Nairobi’s Saika estate, during which I worked as a vegetable errand boy to and from Gikomba market to survive,” he said in previous interviews.

MCA Tricky

Paul Clement

The Tanzanian gospel artiste also went through hell while growing up. He stayed in the streets depending on borrowing and searching bins for food as it is a norm by street urchins.

“I was a street kid for 8 years, My father had always wanted me to pursue another career and not music. Nia yake ilikua niwe laywer kama yeye. Issue za familia ndio zilichangia niwe street child. Nmashukuru Mungu kwa sababu malengo yangu yalitimia na bado yanaendelea kutimia. Nilikiwa street niliandika nikiwa kwa situation ngumu wimbo unaitwa ‘Juu ya mataifa yote’ huo wakati nilikua bado naenda kanisani.”

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Ringtone

The controversial gospel singer spent most of his time on the streets. And just like street urchins, he ate from the bins.

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Ringtone in sharp suit

In past interviews, Ringtone has always narrated that his mother dumped him at the doorstep of a bar in Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street and left him at the mercy of the streets of Nairobi.

His uncle later found him and sent him to the village to stay with his grandmother who later passed away, leaving him once again at the mercy of the world.

He was forced to flee to the streets where he did everything urchins do because his family had allegedly rejected him until when he was rescued by a good Samaritan.

Papa Dennis

The flamboyant gospel singer also tasted the rough life of the streets.

In past interviews, Papa Dennis revealed that his parents passed away when he was very young and in Class 8, leaving behind three children. With no one to support or care for them, Denno had to turn to the streets to fend for himself and his siblings.

“I’ve been through a lot, and growing up an orphan really takes a toll on you. It affected me after primary school seeing other kids go to high school while I couldn’t. It hurt a lot. So I started taking on menial jobs to survive.”

He was later rescued by Sadat Muhindi, the CEO of Maliza Umaskini foundation that helps the needy and nurtures talent.  Papa Dennis celebrated his birthday yesterday.

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‘Nandy alitoa mimba ya Willy paul’ Ringtone at it again

Ringtone is on Willy Paul’s neck once again after photos of Willy Paul and Nandy getting cosy emerged.  The two have released some provocative photos.

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Ringtone accused Willy Paul of using God’s name for the wrong reasons and to make money warning him not to play with the name of the lord. He also warned the ‘Njiwa’ hit maker that the gospel industry is not a money making market.

Adding that Willy Paul was incorporating his satanic signs in his so called gospel music.

Willy Paul and Nandy have a new jam dubbed ‘Halelluhjah’ that was released on Friday. But ringtone had something to say;

“Kwani hatutapumua😏😏😏@willy.paul.msafi umezunguka ukisema @officialnandy alitoa mimba yako na utapajika mara ya pili. SO HAPA NINI INAENDELEA?
Wewe @officialnandy umezunguka ukisema @willy.paul.msafi ni maskini anaishi kwa nyumba ya 2 bedroomed kwa gorofa chafu Syokimau. Eti hata haina lift unachokanga kupanda ngazi. Eti Willy amekuaribia jina kua unalala na wazee kenya na kulipwa penda ndogo. Please sort your issues kwanza msitaje jina la YESU ovyo ovyo🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️👨‍💻👨‍💻”

The song that had suggestive photos provoked the angry ringtone.

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Wewe mjinga utajua Yesu si rika yako – Ringtone attacks Willy Paul

Singer Ringtone has been going hard at fellow artiste Willy Paul, without holding anything back at all! The real definition of zero chills.

His mission is to make sure Willy Paul is living ‘the Christian way of life’ well according to him.

It all started when he claimed that he sent Willy money via Mpesa and the name that appeared was Wilson Abubakar.

 

This upset Ringtone because he claims he is not living by the gospel mantra which is why he no longer sings gospel music. All because he is a Muslim trying to lie and fit in the Christian life.

you foolish man, Jesus is not your age mate!

Whatever Willy Paul does, Ringtone is ready to condemn him. Just the other day the Saldido CEO posted a picture where he was showing off his abs shirtless and we could see his boxers, According to Ringtone it is a sin before God.

willy Paul I want to address you. if you want to call yourself you gospel artiste, you must shave your colored hair. take off your earrings. number three when you came into the industry you had no tattoos and now you have demonic signs on your hand. you can’t call your self a gospel artiste

He went futher to state that:

we will not allow you to remove your clothes. only the devil like being naked. he was sent down naked. you are showing people your boobs, your underwear and your bad stomach. which Christian are you? God, forbid! I curse out the devil.

From the video you can clearly tell Ringtone is angered by Willy Paul’s acts but despite all his cursing out, Willy has not responded.

Check out the video below.

Ringtone worried about Rose Muhando and people using her name to get money

Rose Muhando is still making headlines and it all started after she was spotted being prayed for by Pastor Ng’ang’a, a video that went viral.

A few days ago, gospel singer Anastacia Mukabwa was interviewed and she reveled that she flew to Dodoma so as to help Rose get medical treatment, and that she’s in hospital.

Well Ringtone has come out to state that there are people who are forming Whatsapp groups all in the name that they are helping Rose.

Taking to social media, he warned people not to send money to an individual who claims to be helping the Tanzanian singer.

Read what he wrote;

Kuna wasanii Kenya wamefungua group na kuanza kuchangisha pesa eti wanamlipia Rose muhando bill ya hospitali ya around 1 million shillings.
1) Rose ako hospitali ipi??
2)Rose anaugua nini?
3)Mbona pesa zinatumwa kwa mtu binafsi????


Tarehe 27 November I REPORTED TO THE POLICE kuwa kuna watu wamemuteka Nyara Rose muhando na wanamtumia kwa mafanikio yao wenyewe. Polisi walifanya uchunguzi na wakapata Rose Muhando ako chini ya Evangelist Lumbasi. Ilipofika hapo niliacha kumtafuta nikiamini Evangelist Lumbasi atamsaidia buy mwenyewe ni askari na mhubiri. Jana usiku I spoke to Lumbasi na akasema hajui juu ya hiyo whatsup group ya mchango.

Anerlistancia mukabua amekua akuzungunguka kwa media akitafuta umaarufu kua amemusaidia Rose. Nina list ya waimbaji na waubiri ambao wanataka kulipa bill ya Rose Muhando kama kweli ipo bora tujue ni hospital gani na tuhakikishe bill ni ya ukweli. Sisi wote tunajua Anerlistancia Mukabua ana matatizo ya hela so hatuwezi kumuamini kuchangisha mamilioni ili hali yeye mwenyewe hajawai shika mamilioni. Tunawatahadhalisha watu wote wasitume msaada wa Rose MUHANDO kwa watu binafsi ambao wanaweza kua wakitafuta riziki kutumia matatizo ya Rose Muhando.

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‘I am so lonely miaka ya kuoa imefika!’ Ringtone shouts

Ringtone Apoko is once again attracting headlines before the year ends.

This is after the gospel artist revealed that he is the loneliest man on planet earth. To make things worse, he is in distraught as his search for a wife keeps on hitting rock bottom.

Gospel singer Ringtone tells Zari not take take Diamond Platnumz back

In his post, Ringtone claims that he has been crying himself to sleep as he continues to search for a God fearing lady, wait for this – Who wants him. He notes that his time is running out and yet he is supposed to be married by now.

He goes on to brag that he has been having lonely nights in his million dollar mansion, going on to plead with his fans to pray for him.

Read his instagram post below.

MIMI NI MPWEKE SANA. AM SO LONELY. MIAKA YANGU YA KUOA IMEFIKA BUT SIJUI NTAOA NANI. I CRY ALONE DAILY IN MY 1M DOLLARS MANSION. I ASK GOD WHY ALL THE BEAUTIFUL GOD LOVING GIRLS DONT WANT ME. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

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#Ifikie Zari: Will Zari consider hooking up with Ringtone after he did this? (photo)

This comes just months when he revealed his desire for Ugandan socialite and Diamond Platnumz’ ex wife Zari Hassan.

When the mother of five was in Kenya for a cancer event,Ringtone drove all the way to Classic105.com offices to gift her a Range Rover but unfortunately, he didn’t meet her.

On the other hand, Zari denied knowing the gospel artiste during an interview with us.

Ataambia watu nini!

‘I am blessing Zari with a 2017 Range Rover Sport,’ Ringtone brags

Zari is landing in Kenya today at 3:pm for the color purple concert meant to campaign for the cancer patients.

Well, Ringtone made headlines when he declared he was ready to marry Zari Hassan. He caught us all by surprise with his announcement on social media, that if Diamond Platnumz was done, he was interested in Zari’s love.

To prove he was serious, Ringtone bought cows to pay for dowry. He declared his intention by writing on his social media.

Bride Price Manenos: Gospel singer Ringtone gears up to handover  dowry for Zari’s hand in marriage

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After the long silence, we forgot about that and thought it was all publicity stunt until today when the singer has posted that he has another surprise for the Ugandan socialite.

He wrote:

Dear Zari,
I know you are coming to Kenya anytime from now. I take this opportunity to welcome you to my beloved country.
I checked and I realised that you were in church ⛪ on Sunday am happy because it’s only in Jesus that you won’t be hurt like Diamond did. Pleaaaase stay in church and in God.

Ringtone also said that he has indeed bought a Range Rover for her ‘wife-to-be’

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You recently posted on your IG that you wanted a Range Rover OK I took note and I want to let the world know today that I have bought you a brand new Range Rover sport 2017 model. Am sorry I know you wanted white but I only managed a black one in color. Please arrange how to pick your key🔑 b4 you leave. While you in Kenya if you need anything let me know I will make sure it’s done for you.

We reached on Ringtone and he said;

“Kesho asubuhi nitakwambia mahali itakua imepark kama imeandikwa jina ya Zari.”

However he has not revealed how much he has spent. Question, can Ringtone afford to spend  Ksh 79m on car?

Zari brags about the many men who desire to date her

Zari may be a mother of 5 but there are still men who find her sexy and attractive. Our very own Ringtone heads that veritable bunch, even claiming a few months back that he had bought an engagement ring worth 800,000 shillings for her.

Ringtone

And it seems that the Diamond’s ex still has the looks to get other men drooling. The Ugandan businesswoman dumped the philandering star on Valentine’s Day. Three months later, the mother of five is in no hurry to get into a relationship.

Raphael, Pinto, Zari and Quincy

Raphael, Pinto, Zari and Quincy

In fact, business appears to doing great after Zari recently acquired a brand new sleek Range Rover.

Zari

 

Shortly after flaunting the ride on social media, a section of fans claimed that she was miserable and compensating for her loneliness with lavishness. But Zari came out to defend her honour and virtue. She posted:

“OH SHE BUYING CARS COS SHE MISERABLE..NAH NAH SIS..I’M SINGLE BY CHOICE. THE QUE[SIC] OF MEN WAITING TO DATE ME IS UNBELIEVABLE BUT I’M ENJOYING MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. WHEN I’M READY I’LL OPEN UP TO THE NEXT PERSON BUT RIGHT NOW, IT’S JUST ME AND MY BABIES.”

 

In a subsequent post, the ambitious business lady revealed her goals before the turn of the year; to open a fast food franchise. She wrote one just like KFC.

Zari

Zari

Women finding love in the old age is not impossible but it is rare. American actress Sandra Bullock got married at the ripe old age of 41. The star married bad boy Jesse James.

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

So, yes Zari still has a few more years to get a handful of thirsty ninjas to commit. Diamond did it, didn’t he?

‘I respected Diamond but I have always loved Zari’, Ringtone explains

Ringtone has a history of making big claims. When news broke on social media that Zari had broken up with her husband Diamond, he made it public on his social media that he is planning to marry Zari.

A few days later he posted a picture of him with a herd of cattle and said that he’s planning to deliver them as payment for Zari’s dowry.

Well, during an interview with this writer, Ringtone sought to explain his intentions saying,.

“We are going to Uganda,with my friends, you know there is no problem with trying out something that your heart wants, many times i have been following what people want but this time I am going to follow what my heart want. So my heart want to go to Uganda. I want to go to Uganda to visit Zari’s home. I am going with some of my close friends and one or two elders who are going to seek to know if we can be allowed to pay dowry for Zari.”

‘God Has Bigger Plans For You’ Ringtone Tells Zari

Asked whether he knows Zari, he quickly responded with a ‘yes’ adding that,

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“I would say this Zari is wounded, and she does not want to indulge with other things but that doesn’t meant that if you feel that you love Zari you can not be able to love her, if you have not seen me with her, that  does not mean that I don’t love her.

I have loved her but I have restrained my self knowing that she is somebody’s wife.

I respected Diamond as her husband but now the whole world knows that they are not together, so instead of waiting anymore, and she is beautiful, the whole world wants her, I said why don’t I be the first to register. Adding that  “I am taking care of over a a hundred orphans so, taking care of her children it is not adopting. She only have five children and she is not a beggar, she is not looking for someone to feed her children. After all even if it was someone to feed the children, children are blessing, you do not know what they will become in future.

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Asked what she thinks about her having children he said,

“Zari has not lost anything to have children, she is even more attractive to men who understand what it means to succeed in life.When you look at me, my music she will definitely have to love me, do I look like someone who can be hated by women? I am not bringing her problems, not in a bad way but God has blessed me am successful

I am going for her because she is also successful. She has been going to church and there is nobody who is devils child.

She has been criticized for taking her children to church, I know she will be a minister.

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I can feed Zari, its only that I am a Christian and I do not want to be polygamous, otherwise I can marry over a hundred wives and still feed them.

I am tall and handsome and I am blessed.

I would want to tell Zari that she is a great woman, a great mother and just because she has five children, she is the most beautiful woman that i have seen in the world.she should not think that she is not attractive. She is more attractive to men who knows what they want in Life.

I am humbly asking her to consider my proposal that she needs a man of God. She has been in two marriages which had issues. She didnt experience what God wanted her to experience but in her third marriage, she is going to experience that. Naona akiwa mama mzuri sana wa kanisa. She will help me achieve her dreams and i will also her her.”

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‘God Has Bigger Plans For You’ Ringtone Tells Zari

Ringtone is one guy many people consider a joker and it’s hard most times to take him seriously.

Last week, he made headlines after he confessed that he wants to marry Zari, after she revealed that she has officially dumped Diamond.

Zari Hassan needs a man to lead her to church and to Christ. Diamond can’t offer such. Naomba namba yake Zari. Inbox me ASAP if you have it. MWANAMME NI YULE ANAJUA YESU NA MALI ANAYO NA WAKO WENGI HAPA KENYA. By the way wakisii hawananga shida bibi akija na watoto,” Ringtone posted on Instagram.

Well, Ringtone has taken to social media to tell Zari that God has sent him to tell her that God has big plans for her.

He wrote, “Dear Zari Jesus loves you so much na amenitumia Mimi Leo kukuambia kwamba ana mipango poa na wewe. Mimi alinitoa from the streets Mahala sikua na family, Nyumba hata lishe but now magari, hela na amani ninavyo tele. Don’t waste time you never know tomorrow. I love you the same way God loves you. Yours faithfully, Ringtone.”

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Popular Gospel Singer Claims Bleaching Is A Disgrace To God

Gone are the days when being black was considered beauty, ladies nowadays regard having a lighter skin as the ultimate beauty goals. Video vixen-socialite Vera Sidika has been very vocal about it saying she spent millions on a medical procedure to ‘toa tint’.

While she has money to undergo surgery, others rely on creams found in Nairobi streets, which could be dangerous.

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The results could take days, weeks, if not monthss depending on the quality of  product you use. Socialite sand celebrity have been in the spotlight for doing it, but at the end of the day it is a personal choice.

It’s not just Kenyan women, but men are also doing it. Sometime back rapper Khaligraph Jones was the butt of peoples jokes after he was accused of skin bleaching. He was a guest on a TV station for an interview, and of course sharp Kenyans noticed his lighter complexion.

He dismissed the rumors, saying that his skin only looks lighter because he’s doing well in life including not being exposed to sun hence contributing to his color.

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It turned out to be a stunt and he dropped his hit song by the name (Mask Off).

Controversial gospel artiste Alex Apoko popularly known as ringtone has come out and added his opinion on the bleaching debate. A local daily interviewed the star to get his views on the topic.

The singer says he thinks bleaching is a disgrace against the Most High.

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‘If the bible says you were beautifully and wonderfully made, why should you go on bleaching or doing other forms of body modifications?Are you a car?’

He says it should be done only if there are healthy risks and on doctors advice and bleaching should not be entertained. Ringtone is proving to be a responsible member of the society,he has been speaking his mind and he even went into prayer and fasting for socialite Huddah Monroe to accept Jesus in her life.

 

‘I Am Going Into Prayer And Fasting For Huddah’ – Ringtone Declares Huddah Monroe Needs Jesus

Gospel singer Ringtone is in the mood for prayers. Well, at least this time he is doing good rather than involving himself in scandals and controversies left, right and centre.

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He has come out strongly to declare that Huddah Monroe needs Jesus, saying he is going to fast and pray for her to receive Jesus in her life.

Gospel Singer Ringtone Is Looking For A Wife

For a really long time, Ringtone has been involved in controversies, and it has become really hard for people to take him seriously. Many even think he’s in the industry for money and not to praise God, as he constantly claims.

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Well, he took to social media to reveal that he will be taking upon himself to thoroughly pray for Huddah, even urging his fans to join him in prayers.

After Threatening To Leave Gospel Music, Singer Ringtone Ventures Into This

He said, “MY BRETHREN IN CHRIST I AM GOING INTO PRAYER AND FASTING FOR 21 DAYS FOR THIS MY FRIEND @HUDDAHthebosslady TO RECEIVE JESUS. IF YOU BELIEVE SHE NEEDS HIS LETS AGREE TOGETHER IN PRAYER FOR HER.#HUDDAH4JESUS.”

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Has Huddah heard this news, because we all know she’s the queen of addressing issues. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all unfolds.

Gospel Singer Ringtone Is Looking For A Wife

Ringtone has been looking for a wife for the longest time ever -and the fact that he is rich doesn’t seem to be doing anything for his bid to wed.

If anything, it proves that perhaps there are some men whom money does little to help in matter attraction. Think I am kidding? Remember when Ray C was his target?

Well, that ended pretty fast; as would be expected when a lass says she isn’t feeling you.

 A WIFE MISSING ON THIS SEAT ???? KENYAN LADIES OPEN YOUR EYES

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But Ringtone is nothing if not driven. And he is currently kicking his wife search up a notch or two. He recently took to social media to post about it and the requirements he expects prospects to meet. One of them caught my eye -because he wants broke bum bitches.

 

Yep.

And just incase you think I am joking, please allow me to share his full list of requirements with you and yours:

1) Born again

2) Beautiful inside

3)beautiful outside

4) be broke bcoz I don’t need your money

5) prayerful and hardworking

6)Ready to have 8 and above children

7) Good cook and ready for many visitors

8)etc

After Threatening To Leave Gospel Music, Singer Ringtone Ventures Into This

Ringtone is one of the rich kids when it comes to gospel music.

The Pamela hit maker has flossed his expensive mansions and his flashy cars. You would probably ask yourself if the few songs Ringtone has released create this ind of wealth for him.

The Talanta hitmaker has come out to reveal his side hustle…Farming

Ringtone ran to his social media to post;

“God thank you for the rain. Am now harvesting pawpaws’

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‘This Is What Small Boys Like Bahati And Willy Paul Need To Do To Be Rich Like Me!’ Declares Ringtone

He did not stop at that. Ringtone went ahead to reveal the reason as to why he started music, citing that he did not have anything else to do.

“Watu wengine hawa-undertsand kwa nini mi hu-sing. Mi hu-sing kwa sababu sikua na kitu ya kufanya, nikaamua kutumia talanta yangu.”

But then, I thought singing gospel music should be a calling. It will be remembered that Ringtone was once tempted to quit gospel music and went on to reveal the reason why.

“I felt let down by Christians because I have done a lot of outreach ministry in colleges and high schools all over Kenya. That ministration wasn’t easy because I was funding it myself. I suffered a lot of times on the road lacking fuel, food and sometimes my car breaking down. Because of this knowing, I was the most hardworking artist for the kingdom of God; I felt Christians owed support when I got attacked by the devil through scandals that were maliciously designed to slow me and even stop me from ever ministering ever again. It’s during this trying times that I came to realize that the very people who I expected not to judge me but stand with me in prayer during that trying times were the ones who were my harshest critics,” he said

It is after this that Ringtone met Tanzania’s Christina Shusho and made a hit song Tenda Wema. Ringtone’s drama did not end there, he was later accused of impregnating a lass that he vehemently denied of having an affair with.

Gospel Music Pays! Singer Ringtone Shows Off His Gigantic Mansion

Today, Ringtone is a rich lad. The singer went on social media to floss of his wealth.

He wrote;

 “THERE IS NO MILLIONAIRE WHO SAVED TO BECOME ONE. ALL MILLIONAIRES PAID A PRICE THROUGH HARD WORK, PERSISTANCE AND DETERMINATION.”

You heard it right, he calls himself a millionaire.

Top 5 Kenyan Gospel Artistes Who’ve Been Accused Of Not Paying Back Loans

Forget their hot videos that grace our TVs every time you mention the word gospel music.

These Kenyan gospel artists are the real thing, meaning, the real definition of ‘transaction is being processed‘…

Just when you thought all the drama is over after allegations of some artists not producing “real gospel” music, there is much more than their so-called “new generation” music. I must say, they are human just like you and me but if you want to minister to me, you have to pay your bills.

It is written, give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar. Well, let’s unveil the gospel artists who’re alleged by several Kenyans as individuals who’ve not paid back what they’ve borrowed. It’s important to note that it appears the accusations aren’t new some dating back a couple of years.You should also note that some of the celebrities have responded about the allegations to explain what happened while others haven’t.

Didi (Kelele Takatifu)

A friend of Kelele Takatifu’s, Didi, went ham on the Bamba Mbaya hit maker, citing that it has been 4 years now since Didi borrowed a loan from him, of which he has not yet seen payment. The friend identified by the name Kifaru went on to say that whenever he calls Didi, he gives different excuses.

“On February 6, 2014, Didi alinicall kuomba 60k alipe J Blessing arrears za video Yao ya Didimia alafu he said atalipa 6th march 2014. We were not close of friends so instead of loaning him 60k, I offered to loan 15,000ksh. Nilimjua Didi through his brother.
In Dec 2013 I had asked didi to help me with contacts to a video producer who would do videos for an artist I was helping (off YouTube) from Kibera slums to help start her career in gospel.
So, that is how I met him in Dec 2013 and the reason I offered to loan him this money. I also asked him to pay Up In April instead of March as he suggested ndio apate time enough to at least get his things together. In April I was planning to use this money on the Kibera lady I was helping to start her career,” Kifaru wrote.

Kifaru continues saying;

“2017 February now and Didi has not paid up. He has never bothered to even call at one point in the three years unless I call him. To add, his reasons as to why he hasn’t paid change every time because he is obviously lying.”

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Jimmy Gait

Now, this is where all the drama lies. Soon after bragging of his new endorsement with a popular hotel in town, a service provider came out to say that Jimmy Gait had not paid for a job since 2015. Muhadhara imemshika!

 

“Hello, kindly help me expose a con gospel artist Jimmy Gait. I did an online marketing campaign for him in August 2015 on a local website, he was marketing a project where he was giving out motorcycles to his fans as a way of giving back to the society. The promotion was for one month and to date he hasn’t paid 20K of which we had agreed for the entire month campaign. Till to date he doesn’t pick up my calls or reply to texts with all sorts of excuses.”

Jimmy-Gait

Ringtone

Ringtone was accused of not honouring his promise of paying Ksh 200,000 a month for his house in Karen. News then came out that Ringtone was kicked out of his posh house. Alitenda wema, akaenda zake!

“Numerous requests by our client through his agent have been made for you to honour our obligations under the agreement in the last several weeks in vain and to date. You have not given any concrete proposals on how you intend to pay the said arrears and regularize the default” the letter reads in part.

L Jay Maasai

Forget his beef with fellow singer Bahati, L Jay Maasai is one guy who was accused of failing to keep him promises, and as is their nature, he denied the allegations stating;

“I am aware and with evidence that certain people including bloggers and writers have been paid to do anything to tarnish my name along with Willy Paul’s name. They will rest at no cost and will go to extents of forging information nd paying people to create false evidence against me.
That is why you will receive a new story and allegation each week for the next 2 months.. I even know there plan lay out.It is well… I will not fight back my battles will be fought by God Himself, He will reveal Himself. He that Got me this Far.My god is not worth any currency.”

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Mr Seed

The singer who discovered, gospel powerhouse, Bahati, is being accused of borrowing money from a friend and refusing to pay. According to the guy who’s called Benson, Mr.Seed apparently borrowed Ksh35,000 last year August and promised to pay after 60 days.  It is said that they even had an agreement in front of a lawyer and other witnesses.

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Gospel Music Pays! Singer Ringtone Shows Off His Gigantic Mansion

Singing sensation Ringtone is one of the most popular artists in the Kenyan music scene, who is best known for his hit-songs Pamela, Talanta, Muziki Ni Dawa, Jubilation and many more.

Ringtone, real name Alex Apoko, has been off the music scene for a while now, but has returned with a new track featuring talented Tanzanian singer, Christina Shusho, dubbed ‘Tenda Wema’.

Ringtone has faced alot of controversy on several occasions. He was once accused of  allegedly forcing a woman to abort, after impregnating her.

In another case, an upcoming make-up artist accused the gospel singer of sexual harassment, saying he touched her inappropriately when he offered her a lift in his car and even borrowed Sh.500 from her to fuel the car.

Well, away from all that, it looks like Ringtone has moved on from the drama and is now focusing on his music again, although it was earlier reported that he was quitting music.

Ringtone has now taken to his social media to flaunt his new home, an expensive mansion in Karen. Who thought that gospel music  in Kenya could pay this well for one to even build such a gigantic and costly home?

He put up the photo with this caption;

Another blessing on the many more. Another day to wake up and God bcuz am breathing. Another chance to be a blessing to the undeserving and the unthinkful world. #TENDAWEMA

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Selection_319Check out his new song ‘Tenda Wema’ with Bongo songbird, Christina Shusho.