Kenyan celebrities you didn’t know were siblings

Not many Kenyan celebrities show off their siblings, however for those who do, fans love it.

Here are some Kenyan celebrities you did’t know were siblings.

1. Joey Muthengi and Holy Dave

Joey was an artist specifically rapping. She’s however dropped it to become a great TV Presenter, MC and host while her brother Holy Dave is an artist and presenter in the Kenyan gospel music industry.

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2. Madtraxx and Dj Stylez

 Madtraxx is part of the Kansoul, he was an independent artiste dropping one hit song after another. While his brother DJ Stylez,  has been in showbiz for a long time now as a DJ and has built his entertainment and motorbike empire.

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3. Kid kora and Lenana kariba

Kid Kora is a performing artist who is one of the Kansoul’s members while Lenana Kariba is an actor who is taking the entertainment industry by storm and leaving ladies wanting more.

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4. Victoria Kimani and Bamboo

Both have taken Kenyas music industry by storm. Bamboo started way back paving the way for his sister who has outdone herself.

5. Rufftone and Daddy Owen

Both brothers are big artists in the gospel industry and have massive hit songs

6. Scott the violinist and Dj Protoge

Scott is a diverse violinist who has been received well by Kenyans. He’s work has been seen in many artist music and events. While DJ Protege created his niche as one of the top electronic music DJs in the country.

 

7. Eric Omondi and Fred Omondi

They both are Comedians who both got a breakthrough at Churchill show.

8. Collins Injera and Humphrey Kayange

Both brothers took up Rugby as a passion and are flying Kenya’s flag high

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‘I Will Miss You Forever Dad’! Daddy Owen pens down a touching message to his late dad

Gospel stars Rufftone and Daddy Owen are in mourning after they lost their father early this month. Their late dad after he succumbed to cardiac arrest.

The two brothers broke the sad news of their father’s passing away, and Daddy Owen is now speaking up about his death.

Their 62-year-old father is said to have complained of chest pains.

In a message to family, friends and fans, Rufftone wrote,

“Bwana Asifiwe ….
I pray that this finds you well. It is with great sadness that i wish to inform you of the loss our Dad which occurred on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home in Kakamega.  It is therefore my honor to invite you to a thanks giving service /fund drive this Thursday 12th Oct at NPC Valley rd 5-7pm.keep us in your prayers.”

Well, Mr  Josephat Mwatia will be laid to rest on October 21st at their home in Kakamega after they had a successful fund-raising at Nairobi Pentecostal Church.

Daddy Owen has taken it to social media write this heartbreaking message to his dad, who he says has been an inspiration to his success and promises to do his best to make his dads name great.

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He wrote,

Dad.. I wish I could turn back the hands of time.. I will forever miss u.. I miss your jokes already.. your advice.. many call me “Daddy” because it’s a stage name but to u that’s what u called me when I was a baby and that’s the name u used always..my passion for music and football was influenced by u dad…thrs so much i wanted to achieve in life just to show u that i learnt from the best and just to make u proud as your son..thrs more that i want to say but i am too emotional to write..I promise u i will do my best in life to make the name MWATIA a great name! i miss u “Fathe” .. LALA SALAMA MZEE MWATIA.

Rest In Peace.

 

‘May God Comfort Your Grieving Family,’ President Uhuru Condoles With Rufftone And Daddy Owen

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his condolence message to gospel brothers Rufftone and Daddy Owen following the passing on of their father Mzee Josephat Mwatia.

The gospel stars Rufftone and Daddy Owen lost their father last Saturday after he succumbed to cardiac arrest.

In a message to family, friends and fans, Rufftone wrote,

“Bwana Asifiwe ….
I pray that this finds you well. It is with great sadness that i wish to inform you of the loss our Dad which occurred on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home in Kakamega.  It is therefore my honor to invite you to a thanks giving service /fund drive this Thursday 12th Oct at NPC Valley rd 5-7pm.keep us in your prayers.”

In many occasions, Rufftone has been performing his music during the president rallies including his campaigns.

The family has asked for prayers as they go through this had time with funeral plans underway.

In his Twitter account, President Uhuru Kenyatta wrote;

Deeply saddened by the death of Mzee Josephat Mwatia, father of gospel artists Rufftone and Daddy Owen. May God comfort the grieving family.

Did A Popular Gospel Singer’s Producer Wed? See The Photos Of The ‘Stunning’ Ceremony

Do you remember gospel singer Bahati’s song ‘Lover’? It was amazing wasn’t it? The producer behind the song is a talented guy by the name Patrick Saint P Mbaru. Lover was the first song that the two have done together.

He is known for his work in the gospel industry and has worked with musicians to produce songs such as Lover by Bahati, Sari Sari by DK Kwenye Beat featuring Anto Neo Soul. He is also behind Me and My House by Eko Dydda, I Live For You by BMF, Manyunyu by Jimmy Gait and Rufftone.

Dear mafisilets poleni, it seems that Patrick Mbaru Kazungu may be off the market if the photos on his social media are anything to go by.

The soft spoken music producers partner is Wangari Munyua. The handsome music producer took to his Instagram page to break the news with a loving post.

Love is colourful.

As much as it is in black n white.
And most of all like chemistry, it consists of elements and compounds that when put together, even in not obvious of places, it will still be seen.
I’m glad that I can testify, if truely it is Devine then…
I present to you the connection that has managed to unplug the comfort zone.
If this is the epitome of a love story only told in dreams and fairy tales… Then we live in the reality.

The red roses and candles in the photo below tell he is a romantic guy. So sweet.

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Below are some photos of the couple

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Drama Free! Top 10 Kenyan Gospel Artistes Who Have Managed To Keep Scandals Away

The Kenyan gospel industry has in the last couple of years risen up to greater heights, becoming more popular after receiving positive feedback and response from the fans.

Of course, the style of music had to change especially for the young gospel artistes who started their own sound but at the same time, trying to keep it all the way gospel.

But for some, not all of them have managed to keep it all genuine when it comes to Christian songs that are supposed to inspire fans, and for some, they just let the fame and money get into their heads.

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The gospel scene has had some of the biggest scandals and controversies in the last 2 to 3 years, with most of the artistes involved being the young singers or newcomers in the gospel music.

There are several names in the gospel industry that are known very well for their huge scandals, after a few years in the limelight, and for some reason, most of them are mostly young guys.

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Some of the controversial gospel artistes in Kenya include; Willy Paul, Ringtone Apoko, L Jay Maasai, Bahati, who started out as one of the youngest and most humble singers in Kenya, former gospel group MOG, Jimmy Gait and others.

But this doesn’t mean that all the artistes in the Kenyan gospel industry have been stained with scandals, and it’s time we separated the wheat from the chaff. Here are 10 Kenyan gospel artistes who have maintained a good public image by staying away from controversies.

1. Kelele Takatifu

They are the biggest gospel group in Kenya, known for using humour in their songs to pass Christian messages across better, especially for the young peeps. Didi and Moji have kept low profiles off the camera and keep their private lives off the public radar, and of course staying away from trouble.

2. Benachi

The Mwanake hitmaker is one of the most humble gospel artistes and coming from a poverty stricken background, Benachi has never let fame get into his head. Just once when people speculated he had a love affair with Akothee, allegations he vehemently refuted, saying he had a longtime girlfriend, now wife.

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3. Rufftone

He is one of the most celebrated veteran Kenyan singers, and also the CEO of Lampstand Media, and also Daddy Owen’s brother. Over the years, he has never been involved in any scandals but instead, he’s achieved a lot of success, and now has a beautiful family.

4. Mercy Masika

She made the biggest comeback in 2016 with her hit song Mwema and Nikupendeze after a 5 year music hiatus. Mercy Masika is not only super talented and pretty, she’s also very down to earth despite her celebrity status. Ther’s no negative news about her for the time she’s been in the music industry.

5. Kambua

One of the most stunning and lovable female singers in Kenya, with a beautiful soul and personality. Kambua Manundu has remained humble through the fame and you will never hear any kind of scandals.

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6. Joyce Omondi

Not only is she gorgeous but also very witty and religious. The mellow voiced singer has driven men crazy with her beauty but never will you hear any scandals about her. Joyce got married to Citizen TV’s sports reporter Waihiga Mwaura back in December 2015.

8. Emmy Kosgei

The Kalenjin singer and songwriter rose to popularity for singing in her native language, and coming from a Christian family where the father is a pastor. Through the fame and money, she has managed to stay away from scandals, though some people criticised her when she got married to an older Nigerian man.

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9. Gloria Muliro

She is one of the most loved gospel artistes in Kenya, and over the years, Gloria Muliro has proved to be one of the best in the music scene, with some of the best gospel songs ever. Muliro has managed to keep away controversies from her life, which was one of the reasons she came out to reveal her separation from ex-hubby to clear the air on her relationship to avoid rumours.

9. Alice Kamande

The gospel singer oozes elegance from head to toe, with a soft, mellow voice, not forgetting her dancing skills. But through the years, Alice Kamande has maintained a low profile when it comes to her personal life and always avoids drama and scandals.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Shows Off His Dancing Skills At State House (Video)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has yet again proved why he’s the coolest President Kenya has ever had, and especially his levels of energy when he’s hanging out with young peeps.

Yesterday he was chilling with young celebs at State House, in a bid to mobilize more youth to register as voters in the forthcoming general elections.

What caught everyone’s attention was when he was photographed doing the dab.

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Some of the top entertainers who were invited at State House include; celebrated Radio Jambo host Mbusii, singer and Lampstand Media founder Roy Smith Mwatia aka Rufftone, and Kenya’s top dance group, FBI Dance Crew.

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President Uhuru’s interaction with them was so amazing, it got everyone talking.

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At the state House visit, the FBI Crew decided to teach him a few dance moves, including the popular “dab”.

President Uhuru Kenyatta did not shy away from the challenge, as he showed off his dancing skills, and people could not stop talking about how His Excellency was the coolest leader ever.

But there are those who disagreed saying he should instead focus on matters such as the doctors and lecturers strike. The photos caused an online frenzy. See them below;

Meanwhile, check out President Uhuru Kenyatta burst a move in the video below.

Daddy Owen Set For An Elegant, Luxurious Honeymoon With Wife, Faridah. Find Out Where

Newly wedded gospel artist Daddy Owen, real name Owen Mwatia, is one happy man after he said ‘I do’ to  his long-time girlfriend and best friend, Faridah Wambui.

Daddy Owen and Faridah exchanged vows on 2nd April at the Kenya Assemblies of God Church, Buru Buru at an exclusive invites-only affair, that saw only a select group of family members and close friends attending the colourful, glitzy wedding.

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Daddy Owen managed to keep his love life private, and it’s only recently that we learnt that he and Faridah had been dating for almost 4 years, with Owen proposing back in 2013, before eventually walking down the aisle.

The two love birds have also managed to keep their honeymoon destination a secret, but it looks like their big plans have been revealed after a source confirmed to Mseto East Africa that the couple will spend two weeks in Belgium, to celebrate their union.

We are certainly happy for them as they start this journey of building their family together. Congratulations Daddy Owen and Faridah Wambui.

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Rufftone Sends A Heart-warming Message To His Newly Wedded Brother Daddy Owen And His Wife

Gospel singer Daddy Owen finally said ‘I do’ to his lovely girlfriend (now wife) of 4 years, Faridah Wambui this past weekend. Click HERE in case you missed this.

The invites only wedding went down at the Buru Buru Kenya Assemblies of God Church followed by a colorful, classy reception at Radisson Blu in Upper Hill, where only the chosen few attended.

Daddy Owen’s best man was his elder brother, singer and producer Rufftone, who also walked down the aisle back in 2014 with his gorgeous singer wife, Krystal. They are now blessed with two lovely children and are one of the best gospel couples in Kenya.

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The two brothers have been very supportive of each other proving that brotherhood is one of the most important aspects of growth.

Rufftone took to his social media to wish the newly weds all the best as they start their new lives together. He sent them this sweet message;

Congratulations are in order to my young super amazing brother Daddy Owen and Farida. You are a blessed couple. Amen.

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Daddy Owen Ties The Knot With The Love Of His Life Faridah Wambui (Photos)

Celebrated gospel singer Daddy Owen and his lovely fiancée, Faridah Wambui walked down the aisle on Saturday, April 2 at a colourful wedding ceremony at the Buru Buru Kenya Assemblies of God Church.

The wedding was an invites-only affair, which saw top celebrities, friends and family gather to support Daddy Owen, as he said ‘I Do’ to the love of his life.

Among the Kenyan celebrities who attended the beautiful ceremony were: Eric Omondi and his girlfriend Chantal Grazioli, Sauti Sol’s Bien and Savara Mudigi, Wahu and husband Nameless, and singer, Rufftone.

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The couple, who have been together for 4 years now, have managed to keep their relationship away from the public eye.

Congratulations to the newly weds. Check out some of the photos from the beautiful wedding ceremony below;

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Rufftone Breaks The Silence About His Absence From The Music Scene

Rufftone has been in the music scene for over a decade now, since the ‘Mwikhulu’ and ‘Tsinyanga Tsiwere’ era. The gospel hotshot is recognized and respected for his energetic performances and as one of the pioneers of modern day Kenyan gospel music.

However, the musician has taken a long hiatus from music, something which has raised concern among his loyal fans. So what exactly is Rufftone up to?

Mr. Igi Igy, as he would like to call himself, is the eldest sibling from the Mwatia family, which also consists of fellow musicians Daddy Owen, Fidel and Sledge.

Rufftone who is the founder of Lamp Stand Records confirmed in an interview that he is on the verge of releasing a new album and urged his fans to be “patient and be ready for a super dynamic project”.

“Actually as we speak, am really tied up and my schedule has been hectic. ” Rufftone said. “I’m on set right now shooting a TV commercial, where am the main character. There are pretty big things in the pipeline that I am very excited about. ”

Interestingly enough, Rufftone was open enough to share what else he does whenever he finds extra minutes on his schedule. “I’m a Sunday school teacher, yeah I love dealing with the kids, I find pleasure whenever I am in front of the room and surrounded by kids who look up to you for advice and mentor-ship”

Rufftone’s Relationship Advice To The Young Couples

Gospel artist Roy Smith Mwatia better known as ‘Rufftone’ has offered some advice to newly wedded couples.

With the rising cases of infidelity and divorce, the award winning singer cum producer, himself newly married, says the institution of marriage should be respected and protected.

“As a true man, at times you have to let go of your pride and let your significant other take the lead in certain aspects of life.” he said in an interview on Friday. “Men should take an example from bullfighting techniques, a matador always holds the bull from it’s nose ring and he’s assured of safety. The same case should apply in our day to day lives in relationships, men as the bulls should humbly let their spouses hold them by the ‘nose ring’ by implementing their suggestions. ”

Rufftone, got married in late July this year to his long term  girlfriend Susan Njoki also known as Crystal.