Rosemary Wahu Kagwi, professionally known by her mononym Wahu, is a Kenyan singer-songwriter, former fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. She released her first single “Niangalie” which received positive reception all over Africa and the world at large. She is the inaugural recipient of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008, for Best Female Artist category. Moreover, she has won the Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Chaguo La Teeniez Awards and Kisima Music Awards In the acting industry.
WAHU BIOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION
Born in 1980, Wahu was all about beauty and brains; She attended Precious blood Riruta where her love for music blossomed. It was while in school that she and a friend wrote their first song “showers of blessing” in celebration of their impressive KCSE performance. So good was the song that it is still used as a “school anthem”
After high school she joined Nairobi University for a degree in Mathematics. While in school, her love for the music and arts introduced her to media personalities and artistes who encouraged her to start a musical career. At the same time her beauty bagged her a modeling gig which helped her to finance her campus education. She is one of the most educated musicians in kenya
Despite pressure to join the corporate world, Wahu’s love for music kept her on the shaky unpredictable path of music back then. She was one of Kenya’s most celebrated singers with hits like Niangalie, Esha, Sitishiki and liar all of which catapulted her career to great heights
She is married to Nameless, another award-winning Kenyan musician. They have 2 daughters, one of who whom she dedicated her biggest hit to date “Sweet Love”
In a recent interview with Radio Jambo, Nameless disclosed that his marriage life to Wahu hasn’t been a bed of roses and that it has taken them a lot of effort to remain together.
Nameless also revealed that the beginning of their marriage was the toughest moment and he almost quit after Wahu got pregnant.
“In the beginning of marriage two or three years after, nilikuwa nashindwa what is not happening. Then ujue just when we got married she got pregnant. Sasa unajua pregnancy inakujanga na vitu zingine huzielewi. I almost left at that time,” Nameless said.
Nameless, who has been publicizing his latest single Megarider, a remix of the song which catapulted him to fame 20 years ago, also revealed how they have been able to overcome marriage challenges.
“Hatuko na siri ati tuliget married tukalearn ati hii ndo plan yetu. Hakuna kitu kama hiyo, mna learn along the way as you try to have an understanding,” Nameless explained.
However, Nameless admitted that he still struggles to understand his wife’s mood swings.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY
She is married to another award-winning Kenyan musician David Mathenge (Nameless) and has two daughters Tumiso Nyakwea and Nyakio.
in August 1st 2006, Wahu, gave birth to her beautiful angel, Tumiso. In 2012, Wahu released the hit song “Sweet Love” which she said was inspired by her first born daughter.
In the video of the song, there are home images of baby Tumiso who is now all grown up and looks exactly like her mother.
“Family always comes first” Wahu posted on Instagram few days ago. She has been married for more than 11 years with the popular singer Nameless and they have two daughters together, Tumiso and the last born Nyakio.
WAHU NET WORTH AND WEALTH
She is one of richest musicians in kenya currently
She was born in 1980
WAHU DUMPS SECULAR MUSIC FOR GOSPEL
Singer confirmed that she is indeed born-again. Actually, she’s been saved SINCE 2017.
“I’d like to say that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour,” she said.
She revealed that she has been saved for a year and that the journey of her Christian faith has been on and off.
After getting born again at an early age, she got discouraged by fellow Christians and eventually ventured to secular music.
Wahu further detailed how four years ago she started rethinking salvation and in 2016 she made her about-turn. “Last year, now it’s about one year, is when I went through some of my own issues and then it’s like that catapulted me to go down on my knees and to begin my search for God. I made a resolution then to say my faith is coming first,” explained Wahu. She added that her decision to transition was based on her own happiness.
“What people think is not as important as what God thinks coz at the end of this journey when we stand before God it won’t be mafanswangu, ama mathangu, ama boss wangu, it will be wewe what did you do,” Wahu added.
She narrated how she has been spending time with God to the point that her daughter, Tumiso, even told the neighbours, “kwetu gospel imeshika.”