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Nameless

About

Nameless is a Kenyan musical legend with a great ear of different instruments. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of the local music industry. He's produced some of the biggest hits like 'Salari' and 'Ninanoki' with record label Ogopa DJs.

Personal Life

Who is Nameless?

Nameless whose real name is David Kamoni Mathenge was born on 1 August 1976. He is the last born in a family of five. His siblings are Anthony Mathenge, Rosemary Mathenge, Bob Mathenge and Judy Mathenge. 

His brother gave him the name Monski because he was good at chess. Nameless’ father Joshua Solomon was a civil servant while his mother Eunice Mathenge worked at ICDC.  

Schooling

Nameless attended Nairobi Primary School before he joined Strathmore Secondary School. He then went to the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a degree in architecture.

Career

Nameless’ began his music exploits in university. He used to perform in events in school and later, he took part in Capital’s FM Star Search competition in 1999 and won. He performed the song Megarider which opened the doors for him to get into the music industry.

Together with producer Tedd Josiah, Nameless recorded the song which went on to become a hit and landed him at Ogopa DJs record label in 2001. While at Ogopa, Nameless worked with some of the biggest artists in the industry and dropped hit songs. He collaborated with the late E-Sir on ‘boomba train’ and with Amani on ‘Ninanoki’, a song that Nameless himself says catapulted him to unprecedented heights. 

Nameless released his first album ‘On Fire’ in 2004. It carries ten tracks including ‘Ninanoki’, ‘boomba train’, ‘why lie’, ‘maisha’, & ‘juju’. Due to his popularity, Nameless was featured in the song ‘Moto ya Kuotea Mbali’.

Nameless without a cap

Most musicians and celebrities have a trademark style. Whether that’s a piercing, clothing, or hairstyle, people identify them with something specific. When durags became fashionable, Kenyan picked up the trend and dropped it after it faded. But not Nameless. You hardly see him without a hat and his glasses. 

But in 2017, Nameless took it upon himself and shared a picture without a hat. Honestly, he doesn’t look any different. One noticeable quality that got people talking, and frankly, he referenced it in his post, was his forehead. The running joke is that he’s got a big one as his hairline is slightly withdrawn from his forehead thus the cap.    

Relationship

Nameless first saw Wahu on television and later met her at the University of Nairobi where both studied. He then chanced upon her after an event he performed at. Nameless was saddened by his performance when Wahu approached him to congratulate him on his show. This sparked Nameless’ interest and he pursued her successfully. The two dated for seven years before they got married on 10 September 2005 in Naivasha. Wahu and Nameless celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in 2021 

Family

Wahu and Nameless have two daughters, Tumiso Nyakweya and Nyakio Mathenge. Her firstborn daughter Tumiso will be celebrating her 16th birthday in August as Nyakio turns eight in the same month. Nameless' daughter Tumiso has been the talk of the town after a picture of her standing next to her dad, almost the same height, was posted on social media by Wahu. 

Nameless in hospital

In 2018, Nameless revealed that he spent Ksh 2.1 million to treat a brain ailment that saw him hospitalised for several weeks. Nameless fell ill unexpectedly whilst in a business meeting and was rushed to hospital by his colleagues Nonini and Daddy Owen. The musician said that he was lucky to be alive and that the experience made him appreciate life more.

Controversy

Contrary to how most celebrities go about scandals, real or manufactured, Nameless is one who always has a cool head. Together with his wife Wahu, he admits that they’ve been dragged into fake scandals but always assessed the worth of engaging in them. He revealed that the most important element during those moments was to find their own peace as well as keep the family together.

According to Nameless, one of the most ridiculous stories that have been published about him is that he allegedly bought his wife a Lamborghini. This after he took a picture of her standing in front of one whilst on a trip in Dubai.

Net Worth

Nameless has made his wealth from his career as a musician. He is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country and his net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million. Nameless and Wahu are a brand and have joint businesses that contribute to their total net worth estimated to be Ksh 100 million.

Awards & Recognition

2009: Best Male & Listener’s Choice & Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 

2009: Best East African Single ‘Salari’ at the Tanzania Music Awards

2008: Best Video ‘Salari’ & Male Artist of the Year at the Kisima Music Awards

2008: Best Kenyan Male Artist at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards

2007: Best Male Single ‘Sinzia’ for the Channel O Music Video Awards

2007: Best East Africa Single ‘Sinzia’ for the Tanzania Music Awards (Kilimanjaro Music Awards)

2006: Best Male for Pearl of Africa Music Awards

2006: Best Male Artist, Best Afro Fusion & Best Music Awards for the Kisima Music Awards

2004: Best Boomba Pop Artist at the Kisima Awards  

Social Media

Nameless’ Instagram: @NamelessKenya 

Nameless’ Twitter: @NamelessKenya 

Nameless’ Facebook: Nameless

Q&A

How old is Wahu and Nameless?

Nameless and Wahu have a four year age gap. Wahu born on 22 March 1980 is 42 while Nameless born on 1 August 1976 is 46.

How did Nameless and Wahu meet?

Nameless first saw Wahu on television and later met her at the University of Nairobi where both studied. He then chanced upon her after an event he performed at. Wahu approached Nameless and told him that his show was amazing despite him being saddened about it. This sparked Nameless’ interest as he pursued her successfully. 

What is Nameless's real name?

Nameless’s real name is David Kamoni Mathenge

How old is Nameless Kenya?

Born on 1 August 1976, David Mathenge aka Nameless' age is 46.

Which tribe is Nameless?

Nameless comes from the Agikuyu community.

How old is Nameless' daughter?

Nameless’ firstborn daughter Tumiso will be celebrating her 16th birthday in August whilst Nyakio turns eight in the same month.

Birthday:
1 August 1976
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Leo
Birth place:
Nairobi

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Nameless
Birthday:
1 August 1976
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Leo
Birth place:
Nairobi

About

Nameless is a Kenyan musical legend with a great ear of different instruments. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of the local music industry. He's produced some of the biggest hits like 'Salari' and 'Ninanoki' with record label Ogopa DJs.

Personal Life

Who is Nameless?

Nameless whose real name is David Kamoni Mathenge was born on 1 August 1976. He is the last born in a family of five. His siblings are Anthony Mathenge, Rosemary Mathenge, Bob Mathenge and Judy Mathenge. 

His brother gave him the name Monski because he was good at chess. Nameless’ father Joshua Solomon was a civil servant while his mother Eunice Mathenge worked at ICDC.  

Schooling

Nameless attended Nairobi Primary School before he joined Strathmore Secondary School. He then went to the University of Nairobi where he graduated with a degree in architecture.

Career

Nameless’ began his music exploits in university. He used to perform in events in school and later, he took part in Capital’s FM Star Search competition in 1999 and won. He performed the song Megarider which opened the doors for him to get into the music industry.

Together with producer Tedd Josiah, Nameless recorded the song which went on to become a hit and landed him at Ogopa DJs record label in 2001. While at Ogopa, Nameless worked with some of the biggest artists in the industry and dropped hit songs. He collaborated with the late E-Sir on ‘boomba train’ and with Amani on ‘Ninanoki’, a song that Nameless himself says catapulted him to unprecedented heights. 

Nameless released his first album ‘On Fire’ in 2004. It carries ten tracks including ‘Ninanoki’, ‘boomba train’, ‘why lie’, ‘maisha’, & ‘juju’. Due to his popularity, Nameless was featured in the song ‘Moto ya Kuotea Mbali’.

Nameless without a cap

Most musicians and celebrities have a trademark style. Whether that’s a piercing, clothing, or hairstyle, people identify them with something specific. When durags became fashionable, Kenyan picked up the trend and dropped it after it faded. But not Nameless. You hardly see him without a hat and his glasses. 

But in 2017, Nameless took it upon himself and shared a picture without a hat. Honestly, he doesn’t look any different. One noticeable quality that got people talking, and frankly, he referenced it in his post, was his forehead. The running joke is that he’s got a big one as his hairline is slightly withdrawn from his forehead thus the cap.    

Relationship

Nameless first saw Wahu on television and later met her at the University of Nairobi where both studied. He then chanced upon her after an event he performed at. Nameless was saddened by his performance when Wahu approached him to congratulate him on his show. This sparked Nameless’ interest and he pursued her successfully. The two dated for seven years before they got married on 10 September 2005 in Naivasha. Wahu and Nameless celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in 2021 

Family

Wahu and Nameless have two daughters, Tumiso Nyakweya and Nyakio Mathenge. Her firstborn daughter Tumiso will be celebrating her 16th birthday in August as Nyakio turns eight in the same month. Nameless' daughter Tumiso has been the talk of the town after a picture of her standing next to her dad, almost the same height, was posted on social media by Wahu. 

Nameless in hospital

In 2018, Nameless revealed that he spent Ksh 2.1 million to treat a brain ailment that saw him hospitalised for several weeks. Nameless fell ill unexpectedly whilst in a business meeting and was rushed to hospital by his colleagues Nonini and Daddy Owen. The musician said that he was lucky to be alive and that the experience made him appreciate life more.

Controversy

Contrary to how most celebrities go about scandals, real or manufactured, Nameless is one who always has a cool head. Together with his wife Wahu, he admits that they’ve been dragged into fake scandals but always assessed the worth of engaging in them. He revealed that the most important element during those moments was to find their own peace as well as keep the family together.

According to Nameless, one of the most ridiculous stories that have been published about him is that he allegedly bought his wife a Lamborghini. This after he took a picture of her standing in front of one whilst on a trip in Dubai.

Net Worth

Nameless has made his wealth from his career as a musician. He is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country and his net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million. Nameless and Wahu are a brand and have joint businesses that contribute to their total net worth estimated to be Ksh 100 million.

Awards & Recognition

2009: Best Male & Listener’s Choice & Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 

2009: Best East African Single ‘Salari’ at the Tanzania Music Awards

2008: Best Video ‘Salari’ & Male Artist of the Year at the Kisima Music Awards

2008: Best Kenyan Male Artist at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards

2007: Best Male Single ‘Sinzia’ for the Channel O Music Video Awards

2007: Best East Africa Single ‘Sinzia’ for the Tanzania Music Awards (Kilimanjaro Music Awards)

2006: Best Male for Pearl of Africa Music Awards

2006: Best Male Artist, Best Afro Fusion & Best Music Awards for the Kisima Music Awards

2004: Best Boomba Pop Artist at the Kisima Awards  

Social Media

Nameless’ Instagram: @NamelessKenya 

Nameless’ Twitter: @NamelessKenya 

Nameless’ Facebook: Nameless

Q&A

How old is Wahu and Nameless?

Nameless and Wahu have a four year age gap. Wahu born on 22 March 1980 is 42 while Nameless born on 1 August 1976 is 46.

How did Nameless and Wahu meet?

Nameless first saw Wahu on television and later met her at the University of Nairobi where both studied. He then chanced upon her after an event he performed at. Wahu approached Nameless and told him that his show was amazing despite him being saddened about it. This sparked Nameless’ interest as he pursued her successfully. 

What is Nameless's real name?

Nameless’s real name is David Kamoni Mathenge

How old is Nameless Kenya?

Born on 1 August 1976, David Mathenge aka Nameless' age is 46.

Which tribe is Nameless?

Nameless comes from the Agikuyu community.

How old is Nameless' daughter?

Nameless’ firstborn daughter Tumiso will be celebrating her 16th birthday in August whilst Nyakio turns eight in the same month.