Father’s day in heaven! Kenyan celebs who won’t be celebrating fathers day with their dads

As the world celebrates fathers day we take a look at celebrities who have lost their dads in the past years.

These celebrities will not have the pleasure of having their dads with them on this great day.

1. Kambua

Gospel singer Kambua Mathu lost her dad, Professor Manundu in 2014.

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Professor Manundu was the owner of Tabibu Cures International and had a weekly Sunday morning show on NTV which he used to give health advice.

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2. Daddy Owen

Owens father passed away after a sudden cardiac arrest in October 2017.

News about Mzee Mwatia’s death was first shared by singer Daddy Owen, through a statement sent to close friends and relatives.

‘I pray this finds you well, it’s with sadness to inform you that we lost our dad on Saturday night due to a sudden cardiac arrest at our rural home.

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It is, therefore, my honor to invite you to a thanksgiving service this Thursday, 12th Oct at the NPC Valley RD 5-7PM.

Keep us in your,’’ read Daddy Owen’s statement. 

3. Timeless Noel

Citizen Television presenter Timeless Noel lost his father months ago at a Kisumu hospital.

Until his death, Mr Noel’s father had been in a coma and admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Timeless Noel and his late dad

4. DJ Kalonje

The celebrated spinmaster lost his father following a long illness .

The Kenyan Mix Masters Entertainment’s DJ eulogised his father as an astute man who taught him valuable lessons in life.

“Dear dad, I just want to thank you for everything, you raised us on one principle, love is the answer.

It’s with disbelief and sorry I say goodbye to you. May you rest well. I will take care of Mum for you. Till we meet again,” his post read.

DK Kalonje and his late dad
DK Kalonje and his late dad

5. Sonko

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko lost his dad in 2015 after a longillness.

Sonko had earlier asked Kenyans to pray for his dad before his untimely death.

GOD heal my Dad and all the patients admitted in different hospitals countrywide in the mighty name of JESUS,” Mike Sonko shared earlier.

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Not long after that he shared news of his father’s death.

“Dear Kenyans and watu wangu nyote in general I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers during my Dad’s sickness.

We all loved him but GOD loved him more than us. Mzee has just left us.”

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‘You used all your strength just to see me,’ Timeless Noel mourns his dad

Timeless Noel revealed that before his father passed away, he was the last person to see him alive and he was the last person his dad saw.

Taking to his instagram, he wrote an emotional message to his late father. He detailed the last memory of him that would stay with him forever.

“Dad, I miss you. You opened your eyes just for me while in a coma. That showed how much you loved me. That memory will NEVER FADE AWAY.

I PROMISE I’ll give you a decent send off because you gave your ALL to me till the last minute. You used all your strength just to see me.

It doesn’t make sense now because of my situation but I believe God will come through for us.

Let me prove to the world that I adored you. I love you Baba. Your soul Is with our Daddy.

Come support our family for the fundraiser.”

Noel’s father passed away in November while receiving treatment in the ICU at a local hospital.

The resultant hospital bill is crippling the family. The Odi Dance hitmaker is calling upon Kenyans to help his family by raising money to foot the bill and give his late dad a befitting send-off.

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Rip!! Timeless Noel in mourning after losing his dad who was in ICU

Gospel hype master Timeless Noel is in mourning after losing his father who had been admitted in ICU.

He has reached out to his fans to help him raise funds.

In one of his posts he says,

‘I need your help. 😔’

In another he wrote,

“Nothing is too hard for you God. You are love , you are faithful, you are our healer.

I believe the story of my Dad will be a great testimony.

I put my trust in you. 1000%

Surely, nothing is too hard for you.

I love you God.”

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A post shared by his friend DJ Mo informed his fans that Noel had sadly lost his dad.

“@timelessnoel – May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences for the loss of your dad. Team DJ MO lets stand with @timelessnoel in this difficult times. Yes, the paybill is still active and we can use it to mobilize funds to help offset the hospital bill and the the upcoming funeral cost.

Paybill 891300 ,Account name TIMELESS”

We at Classic 105 condole with the family. May his dad rest in peace.

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‘I got the fame and the money but I was EMPTY’ Here is why Timeless Noel is not quitting gospel music anytime soon

Gospel artiste-cum dancer Timeless Noel has taken to social media to express his sadness at the high rate artistes are going secular.

Initially Joel was a secular dancer and he says that despite all the money he was making, he was empty inside.

Timeless Noel
Timeless Noel

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On his insta stories he wrote

“Gospel dance ministry will never die”

Further adding that

“I FOUND PASSIONATE GOSPEL DANCERS BEFORE ME, THEY GAVE UP ON THE RACE COZ OF FRUSTRATION AND NOT BEEN PAID WELL. BUT MY SATISFACTION COMES FROM GOD.”

Timeless Noel further expressed his sadness at the fact that a majority of gospel artistes are opting to go secular just because they are not being paid enough.

“IT’S SO ALARMING THAT MOST GOSPEL DANCERS ARE NOW GOING SECULAR. EVEN IF I REMAIN ALONE, I’LL DO GOSPEL. I WAS A SECULAR DANCER AND I GOT THE FAME AND MONEY BUT I WAS SO EMPTY. CHRIST JESUS MADE ME WHOLE. MY REWARD IS IN HEAVEN.”

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He is know for dance styles such as ODI dance and Kanyaga Lami which is common among the youth.

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Radio presenter Jalango slams gospel artistes for songs without content

Radio presenter and Emcee Jalango has come out slamming Kenyan gospel artistes for their songs which he says lacks content.

Jalango says that nowdays gospel songs have no particular message and  people only mention God as a by the way at the end of the video.

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He gives an example of songs such as KDF by Timeless Noel,Malingo by Willy Paul.Gospel artistes have been under scrutiny by the public for what the public terms as shifting from their calling .

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Gospel artiste who have been victims of such scrutiny include Willy Paul who has done different collabos with secular artistes such as Sauti Sol and Harmonize.

The gospel industry has gone a massive transformation due to increased entrances by new artiste in the industry thus the competition to remain relevant without consideration of the message being delivered.

 

 

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