who are most educated musicians in Kenya currently ? From being popular to leading of the first lane, musicians are one of the most underrated class when it comes to education. While most claim to have succeeded in the Music industry without education, others have defied this notion.
MOST EDUCATED MUSICIANS / CELEBRITIES IN KENYA
Married to Nameless, Wahu graduated with a degree in Mathematics from The University of Nairobi.
Singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur, Wahu Kagwi, or simply Wahu, is best known for her songs Niangalie, Liar and Sitishiki which catapulted her into stardom. She is one of the most educated musicians in kenya
But Wahu would cement her name among the greats of her generation by winning the Best Female Artist category of the inaugural MTV Africa Music Award in 2008.
The inspire hitmaker is one of the few musical geniuses that has not only succeeded in music but also in education. Nameless born David Mathenge is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a Degree in Architectural engineering!. As if that is not enough, the award-winning pop artist was among the engineers that designed the KSh 4 billion Hub shopping mall in Karen. he is married to wahu. He is one of the most educated celebrity in kenya
3. Polycarp Otieno (Sauti Sol’s guitarist)
Polycarp aka Fancy Fingers is Sauti Sol’s lead guitarist and producer. He is not only good with his fingers but he graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) with a degree in Actuarial Science. He is said to be the brain behind Sauti Sol’s hit song Soma Kijana.
4. Frasha ( P – UNIT).
Frasha born Francis Amisi is one of the fancy rappers in the Kenyan Music industry. Not only has Frasha succeeded in music career but also put Kenya on the world map.
What you may not know is that Frasha is a professional medical practitioner. He is a graduate of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) where he majored in physiotherapy. Frasha is one of the most educated musicians in kenya
Frasha worked as a doctor at Aga Khan hospital until 2011 where he resigned to join Boneye and Gabu to form the P-UNIT.
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The Kenyan rapper has a degree in Financial Economics from Strathmore University.
6. Maureen Kunga (Elani band member) – Early this month, Maureen become the second member of the high flying Afro pop band Elani to be admitted to the bar, following in the footsteps her colleague Bryan Chweya.
Ironically, during an earlier interview with Nairobi News, the Law graduate from the University of Nairobi said she gained more from University socially than academically.
7. Bryan Chweya, (Elani band member) – In his own words, music was Bryan’s first love but his parents insisted he finishes his studies first before pursuing his passion.
Like Maureen, Bryan, who is the only male member of the band, is a Law graduate of the University of Nairobi. He is one of the most educated musician in kenya
8. Wambui Ngugi (Elani band member) – The third member of the group Elani, Wambui, holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from University of Nairobi although in her own admission, she has never used her degree in any conventional way
9. Holy Dave
He has masters in business administration from United States International University (USIU)
10. Joyce Omondi
She majored in both Economics and Integrated International Studies. She has a Masters degree in International Development. Joyce studied abroad. she is one of kenyan musicians with masters degree
11. Dela Maranga
She has a degree in Architecture from the University of Nairobi
Francis Amisi popularly known as Frasha is a graduate of Kenya Medical training college (KMTC). He majored in physiotherapy.
13. Amileena Mwenesi
She studied Hospitality and Operation Management at the Hotel School in South Africa. She graduated in 2009.
14. Size 8
She did her undergraduate course at Makerere University though we are not sure what she majored in. She is one of the most educated musicians in kenya
15. Sanaipei Tande
She is a trained pharmacist from the Kenya Medical Training College
The hype master, presenter cum musician graduated with a master in Business Administration from the United States International University. He is one of the most educated celebrities in kenya.
Kennedy Tarriq Ombima is a Kenyan Hip Hop artist, producer, video director and song writer. He went to St John’s primary school before proceeding to Eastleigh high school. Besides being a successful artist and an accomplished entrepreneur, king kaka is also an accountant. The rapper studied accounting at Kenya college of accountancy (KCA)