If a child is born today in Malindi town or its suburbs and decides to take the musical path then there’s no doubt that Klean Heart’s footsteps will be the first and last to see.
For starters, Klean Heart born Ogutu Atata is a household name in the entertainment scene born and raised in Malindi Sub-County. He owns Pillar Works Studios.
He discovered his singing muscle while in high school.
Atata went to the same school with Onesmus Ruwa popularly known as Papa Onesy – a gospel artist based in Watamu – Kakuyuni Boys High School (a provincial school then).
Together with two friends, Atata formed a group dubbed Akraba.
The group did well then with songs enjoying airplay from local radio stations. Donde Samora and Captain L U to the I😊😜 (captain Lui) were among radio presenters who played local artists songs hyping them amidst bongo singles that seemed to take charge of the airwaves.
Dully Sykes then had made an icon of himself after his song Nyambizi brought him to limelight in 1999. Thanks to the late president Moi who banned the single on saying that it was erotic.
Professor J, Afande Seli, Mwana FA, AY, Ray C, Abby Skillz, Mr Blue, Dogman, Mr Nice and many others savoured rotation of their songs in Kenyan radio stations.
YouTube among other online audio and visual streaming sites that came after 2005 did not have the best part of Akraba.
On its early years YouTube was not taken serious and perhaps that’s why big name like Usher Raymond who has 7M subscribers is 62 million subscribers shy of his own son in music, Justin Bieber.
If Usher did not take YouTube serious on its introduction in February 2005, do you think Klean Heart would?
Today creators are reaping huge from the platform and other online platforms.
A radio station dubbed Sauti Ya Pwani that came to exist in 2007, enjoying monopoly in Malindi brought to limelight young talents who struggled to earn airplay. The radio station had a great time receiving singles not from Akraba alone but many other artists who sought airplay. Easy J then was in the bandwagon releasing hits after the other.
Artists like Haroon, GBTz and many others made me believe I could sing by singing along to their tunes😊😜
About there whereabouts today is among the reasons am writing. Singing and releasing hits after hits is a talent but remaining afloat on the scene is a trick and hack given to chosen few.
There are artists who shook the world with club bangers, informative and patriotic singles but when you are asked to tell where they are today you just look into space, scratch your head and nothing comes.
Tukiwatetea! We would say they never meant business when it came to music but just a hobby and entertainment as they awaited there life best options👌
But that’s not a Malindi crisis… Where is Mr. Nice? Dudu Baya? Chameleon, who started off his musical journey in Nairobi Kenya, what does he do now?
Klean Heart has kept his music career alive like the way Alikiba has. Pillar Works Studio, his recording label, is one of his musical fruits.
Many youngsters who have jumped into the career as artists or producers both audio and visual have in one way or the other passed through his hands.
He has been accepting artists fanning them with skills without contracts. Some unthankful lots have left without a word of thanksgiving but he has remained calm and collected.
At times, media houses have used his skills and resources without paying a coin. This trait of helping where he can has earned him blessings over blessings.
He has shared tables with revered men and women in the society.
Atata indiscriminately sits and chats with all. Always ready to strike a helping hand anywhere he can.
Recently he joined active politics seeking Malindi town ward seat under ODM outfit but did not secure the ticket on party primaries.
Your guess is as good as mine, he remained loyal to the party and to me the MCA elect Rashid Odhiambo owe Klean Heart respect.
Atata could join PAA, UDA or go independent but in lieu vowed to remain loyal to the party.
I was wondering how humble this man Atata is and why he allowed Akraba to break. But thanks to his Kinaya song it has answered some questions the rest nitamtafuta in person.
The last verse of the song goes…
“Epuka mambo ya group hebu jitenge kivyako, show zikiwa nyingi itakuja mingi mishiko, kula deal na ma presenter mpe chake kifuko, vitu kama vokoda kama hauna sauti inamaliza shida, mziki unapanda ladder, ingiza ndani ya collabo, lazimisha kufanya secular gospel kila kitu changanya ..imba sauti na vina mistari changanya, wadiss masuper star mziki wako uende juu…”
Woman Claims Her Boyfriend Left Her at Maternity Ward to Have His PHONE Fixed
A woman has gone viral after sharing a video online claiming her partner left her to get his phone fixed after she’d just given birth to their daughter.
According to Dailymail.co.uk Social worker Erinjade Rand, 31, from Sydney, is a mother of five to Cobi-jay, nine, Lukah, eight, Talea, six, Kiarna, two, but was left horrified when she underwent a ‘traumatic’ birth with her youngest daughter Reynah, now one.
Calling the birth ‘surreal’, she said the little girl had come out with the cord wrapped around her neck before doctors were able to help her breathe for the first time.
However, moments after the birth of her daughter Reynah, Erinjade claims her partner Jason Saavedra left her to go and get his phone fixed because of a cracked screen.
After the mother-of-five shared a video online after the experience, it quickly went viral, with many other TikTok users telling Erinjade she’s ‘better off without him’.
She said: ‘I’d just given birth in the birthing pool. The staff were attending to my daughter and I’d just got back on the bed when he said he was going to get his phone fixed.
‘The birth itself was extremely traumatic and surreal. Reynah had come out with the cord wrapped around her neck, so I had to keep her under the water which was scary.
‘There were alarms going off, she was staring at me completely blue not making any noise.
‘During this time my partner was filming it while I looked scared for my life.
‘He cut the cord. She had no oxygen, so they were trying to get her to breathe.
‘I was still in the bath left unattended without my partner comforting me.
‘He was still filming at this point and I was looking around thinking “am I really here?”
‘It felt so surreal but thankfully they got Reynah breathing. The midwife helped me out of the bath and into bed and I gave birth to the placenta.
‘At this point my partner said he was going to take his phone to be repaired.
‘I think I probably just nodded at the time, in complete shock at everything that had just happened.
‘All my kids were birthed naturally in the water and I’ve never had an experience like I did with Reynah. It was absolutely awful.’
She added: ‘My midwife was absolutely amazing and I really couldn’t have got through it without her. I don’t think she really liked him to be honest.
‘I say that because when I was in labour pushing away prior to Reynah, he was sat playing games on his phone and the midwife made digs at him.
‘She said “Are you going to come over and help her then?”
‘He said “Yeah, I will do when I’ve finished playing this game”.
‘That’s not even the worst bit. He went home and I still needed to shower and get myself ready to leave the hospital.
‘Normally dad looks after the baby while the mother showers but he wasn’t there so I stayed in the unit while the midwife watched her.
‘He was supposed to pick Reynah and I up to go home at 4.30pm but he didn’t turn up until at least 5.45pm. I think that annoyed the midwife even more.’
She added: ‘It was just completely unnecessary. Why would you need to get your phone fixed just after the birth of your daughter?
‘It doesn’t seem surprising to me though, he always loved prioritising pretty much anything he could over me.
‘After the birth and all the chaos of the relationship, we decided to have couples therapy.
‘In the session we were asked to say what was at the top of our priorities and for me I said it was my kids’ happiness that meant the most.
‘My partner said basketball was the top of his, and even when the question was explained to him, he still said basketball!
‘The therapist said he was a narcissist, which he didn’t like whatsoever but thankfully those sessions made me see it all so clearly.’
Although this turbulent relationship was incredibly painful for Erinjade, she said she has come out of the other side so much stronger following their separation.
She said: ‘This relationship has taught me so much. It’s taught me how to be aware and not as trusting.
‘It’s also taught me that if people don’t want to be helped then they can’t be helped.
‘I feel stupid, I thought he could do better.’
Erinjade’s ex-boyfriend Jason Saavedra said: ‘I didn’t leave Erinjade after she gave birth to Reynah.
‘When she went into labour, I asked for her permission to go and get my phone fixed.
‘This is because I wanted to get photos of my daughter when she was born, and I was out for no longer than ten minutes.
‘Then she gave birth to my beautiful daughter Reynah and got heaps of photos too.’
Via Daily Mail
Kenyan Girl Meets Black Panther’s Michael B Jordan
A Kenyan girl had a fantastic experience bumping into the World’s sexiest man, Michael B Jordan.
The girl identified as Sheila Ajjie shared a video on social media, leaving her followers envious.
Sheila had a chance encounter with him. Using her Twitter page, Sheilaajjie cheekily wrote,
“Newest couple in town, you heard it here first.”
She appeared to be in West Hollywood California also sharing a video of their cute moment.
In the video, one could see the two lean in to each other for the video. Whew! Check out the video below;
Newest couple in town, you heard it here first 🤷🏾♀️😁 pic.twitter.com/nwrjl6wW2I
— Akua Sheila Ajjie 🇰🇪 (@sheilaajjie) October 7, 2022
In the comments section, Sheila was inundated with questions with one girl asking what he smelled like?
A man had a totally unrelated question asking, ‘Aende akunjwe kama ngumi??’ Sheila responded by saying, “Kukunjwa is importanter.”
Otherwise, Sheila left other girls envious. Some of those comments are below;
I’m actually very jealous rn he’s gorgeous wow