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Size 8 Reborn and Willy Paul

About

Size 8 is a secular musician turned Gospel artist. At the peak of her career, she made the bold decision to cross over and it's paid off. She is now one of the most well-paid Gospel artists. Her brand has attracted endorsement deals as well as television and radio gigs.

Personal Life

She admits that she is loud but that is how Size 8 whose real name is Linet Munyali Muraya could be heard at home. Size 8 was born on 4 August 1987 in Maringo estate in Eastlands Nairobi. She is the second last born in a family of seven children. Some of Size 8’s siblings are Gladys Munyali, Robert Simiyu Munyali, Mary Munyali and Gladys Munyali. 

Linet Munyali aka Size 8 grew up in a Christian home. Her father was a pastor and her late mother Esther Njeri Munyali who passed away in 2015 after kidney failure, also worked in the church. Thus, religion was not something new when Size 8 got saved.  

In an online interview, Size 8 described her childhood as challenging but fun. She said her house was the loudest and were known by everyone because of that. Her loudness came about as a necessity as it was the only way to get herself heard in a big household and that has stayed with her.

Schooling

Size 8 was a very bright student. She began her education in Dr Lirikson Primary School and later joined State House Girls High School. However, she had difficulty paying school fees but was given a bursary because of her good performance. Size 8 was active in drama and music festivals. Her talent saw her land a full scholarship at Hillcrest Secondary School after a play her school did was the best in the country.   

Career

Size 8 already knew what she wanted to do. After she completed high school, she wasn’t able to fund her university education despite being called to Manchester University thus turned to acting. 

Around that time, the much-acclaimed Tusker Project Fame opened its auditions. Size 8 was not age-appropriate as the competition needed contestants who were above the age of 21. Despite that, Size 8 went for the auditions where she met DJ Clemo. This was the turning point for her. DJ Clemo who at the time worked at Calif Records introduced her to Jua Cali and eventually signed her at Calif Records.

By this time, she went by the name Linet but after she released her first song “Size 8”, she dropped the name Linet and took up Size 8 due to its popularity. Her next song “Shamba Boy” became a big hit and propelled her to fame. Her other songs “Vidonge”, and “Silali” reaffirmed her position at the top of the music industry. 

After the release of “Vidonge”, Size 8’s career peaked as she got an endorsement deal from communications company Safaricom and a dance show on Citizen TV named Sakata. Size 8’s life changed as she moved from her bedsitter in BuruBuru to a two-bedroom house and even bought a car. 

However, even with her new life, she was still dissatisfied. As she explained, she was on a downward spiral which is what inspired her to turn to Christ.  

From secular to Gospel

This is one of the most interesting sections of the biography of Size 8. So how did she transition from secular to Gospel? 

Before the expiry of her contract with Safaricom, Size 8 met Gospel disk jockey DJ Mo with whom she shared her intentions of joining the Gospel industry. Size 8 and DJ Mo then secretly worked on her first Gospel song “Mateke” which was released in 2013 and marked the start of her career as a gospel artist. At the same time, Size 8 announced she was saved again thus her name Size 8 Reborn. 

“Mateke” became a hit and was voted Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the Groove Awards. Size 8 won the Female Artist of the Year award. She has since released “Umetenda”, “Afadhali Yesu”, “Tam Tam” featuring Willy Paul, “Lift My Hands”, “Arise” amongst others.

Television and Radio

More blessings arrived for Size 8 since she transitioned to the Gospel industry. She has hosted several shows like Pambio Live on Maisha Magic East alongside resident deejay DJ Ruff and MinjiMinji Show on Rembo TV. In 2021, Size landed a new radio show on MediaMax’s Milele FM dubbed Tambira Milele. She also hosted KVIBE916 every Friday on Kubamba radio.

In 2020, Size 8 and DJ Mo had their own reality TV show “Dine with the Muraya’s” air on NTV Kenya which was about their marriage life. The show was pulled off the air at a time when SIze 8’s husband DJ Mo was embroiled in a series of scandals.   

Latest from Size 8

In December 2021, Size 8 Reborn was ordained as a preacher at the JCC Thika road. Sharing the news on social media, Size 8 recalled how people made fun of her when she got saved in 2013. Her husband DJ Mo was with her and vowed to continue his support in her new role. 

Brand Endorsements

Far from the fears that becoming a Gospel artist would derail her, Size 8 Reborn has become a magnet for brands. She has been associated with brands such as Harpic, Softcare baby products and Softcare sanitary towels.

Relationships

Size 8 and DJ Mo met at a Safaricom concert back when Size 8 was at the peak of her career as a secular artist. She was also planning her move into the Gospel industry when they met. 

The two crossed paths again at Truth FM when Size 8 dropped by to pick her brother Robert Simiyu who worked at the station. He introduced her to the DJ, they forged a friendship which led to courtship and eventually marriage.

Size 8’s and DJ Mo’s wedding was privately done in September 2013 thus contrary to what has become the norm, there were no wedding photos and videos of their ceremony to admire. Size 8 and DJ Mo celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary in 2020.

Family

If you keep up with the Muraya’s, you will have come across her children. Size 8’s daughter is called Ladasha Belle Muraya and her son is Muraya Junior. In 2020, Size 8 announced her third pregnancy but unfortunately, she lost her unborn child. The “Mateke” hitmaker explained that she suffered complications occasioned by high blood pressure. 

This was not the first time that Size 8 lost a baby as she admitted to having pregnancy complications. In 2018, Size 8 lost her second pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital before she gave birth to her second child.

Controversy

Album launch

Size 8 recently launched her album Gospel Anthem but not without controversy. At the beginning of the event, Size 8 sent Ringtone off stage after he “went against protocol”. Ringtone occupied the stage with his pastors before his time and consequently, was asked to leave. As per Size 8, she says he wasn’t kicked out of the event but he chose to dramatically storm out. Afterwards, Size 8 said she forgave him

Size 8’s marriage life

In 2020, Size 8’s marriage to Gospel deejay DJ Mo was rocked by allegations of cheating. While most people anticipated at least a break up of their relationship, Size 8 stood by her husband and even stated that she was glad the cheating happened. From her eyes, she says that the incident brought them even closer and will not allow “the devil” to break them apart. 

Size 8 stance on sexual abuse

Size 8 Reborn did not cover herself in glory when she made her stance on the sexual abuse allegations levelled against Gospel artists DJ Kwenye Beat and HopeKid. The singer got DK Kwenye Beat to record a remorseful video in which he said he was working to become a better person. 

Size 8 then shared the clip on her Instagram age and requested people to forgive the duo. This did not go down well with Kenyans on Twitter. They opined that Size 8 should have used her platform to speak out against sexual harassment and advocate for justice.   

Size 8’s collabo with Masterpiece

It’s not the first time nor will it be the last for a Gospel artist to release a collabo with a secular artist. Bahati has been dragged in the mad over this. Size 8 took her chances with her song “High Bila Ndom” with Gengetone artist Masterpiece but fans were not pleased as they say that such songs do not represent what the Gospel industry is about. Despite religious quotations, critical fans are not pleased with the beats and tone of the music.

Size 8 and DJ Mo divorce

Most celebrity couples hardly admit to having challenges or at least downplay them. Not for Size 8 and DJ Mo. The two came clean about their disputes and at one time, DJ Mo admitted that Size 8 upped and left after an argument. She’d rented a house elsewhere and switched off her phone thus he didn’t know where she was. This fuelled speculation that the two had divorced only for them to reconcile later.

Has Size 8 bleached?

For the longest time, people have questioned whether Size 8 bleached her skin. Whilst she has never addressed the issue, some fans continue to compare Size 8 photos over the years. The singer is naturally light-skinned but that doesn’t stop the speculation so until she clears the air, we guess that these claims will only continue. 

Car

In 2021, DJ Mo bought his wife Size 8 a brand new car. He posted three pictures of the white vehicle believed to be a Toyota Celica in which he stated that he wanted Size 8 to enjoy it after she overcame her fear of driving. Earlier on, Size 8 was reported to have bought a red Jaguar XF worth over Ksh 7 million.

House

On a couple of occasions, Size 8 has given fans a look into her posh house located in Lavington estate where she lives with her husband and children. They moved into the house in 2019 from Edenville along Kiambu road. 

Net Worth

Size 8 Reborn is with no doubt one of the best paid Gospel musicians today. Her net worth is estimated at Ksh 30 million.  

Social Media

Size 8 Reborn Instagram: @Size8Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn Twitter: @Size8Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn Facebook: Size 8 Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn YouTube: Size8Reborn 

Awards & Recognition

2014

Song of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at the Groove Awards. 

Q&A

How old is Linet Munyali aka size 8?

Born on 4 August 1987, Linet Munyali’s age is 35

What is Linet Munyali’s tribe? 

Linet Munyali comes from the Agikuyu tribe

When did Size 8 marry?

Size 8 and DJ Mo got married in September 2013 in a private wedding attended by close family and friends. The two made the news public a month after the ceremony happened. 

When did Size 8 get saved?

Size 8 got saved in 2013 after she met her husband Gospel deejay DJ Mo at a concert she attended. She made the announcement when she released her hit song “Mateke”.

Who ordained Size 8?

In December 2021, Size 8 Reborn was ordained as a preacher at the JCC Thika road.

What is the real name of Size 8?

Size 8’s real name is Linet Munyali Muraya.

Is Size 8 still married?

Yes. Despite the cheating allegations against her husband DJ Mo, Size 8 is still married to him. They have two children - Ladasha Belle Muraya and Muraya Junior.

Did Size 8 have a miscarriage?

Size 8 lost her unborn child due to pregnancy due to complications which she said were brought about by high blood pressure. 

Birthday:
4 August 1987
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Leo
Birth place:
Maringo, Eastlands, Nairobi

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Size 8 Reborn and Willy Paul
Birthday:
4 August 1987
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Leo
Birth place:
Maringo, Eastlands, Nairobi

About

Size 8 is a secular musician turned Gospel artist. At the peak of her career, she made the bold decision to cross over and it's paid off. She is now one of the most well-paid Gospel artists. Her brand has attracted endorsement deals as well as television and radio gigs.

Personal Life

She admits that she is loud but that is how Size 8 whose real name is Linet Munyali Muraya could be heard at home. Size 8 was born on 4 August 1987 in Maringo estate in Eastlands Nairobi. She is the second last born in a family of seven children. Some of Size 8’s siblings are Gladys Munyali, Robert Simiyu Munyali, Mary Munyali and Gladys Munyali. 

Linet Munyali aka Size 8 grew up in a Christian home. Her father was a pastor and her late mother Esther Njeri Munyali who passed away in 2015 after kidney failure, also worked in the church. Thus, religion was not something new when Size 8 got saved.  

In an online interview, Size 8 described her childhood as challenging but fun. She said her house was the loudest and were known by everyone because of that. Her loudness came about as a necessity as it was the only way to get herself heard in a big household and that has stayed with her.

Schooling

Size 8 was a very bright student. She began her education in Dr Lirikson Primary School and later joined State House Girls High School. However, she had difficulty paying school fees but was given a bursary because of her good performance. Size 8 was active in drama and music festivals. Her talent saw her land a full scholarship at Hillcrest Secondary School after a play her school did was the best in the country.   

Career

Size 8 already knew what she wanted to do. After she completed high school, she wasn’t able to fund her university education despite being called to Manchester University thus turned to acting. 

Around that time, the much-acclaimed Tusker Project Fame opened its auditions. Size 8 was not age-appropriate as the competition needed contestants who were above the age of 21. Despite that, Size 8 went for the auditions where she met DJ Clemo. This was the turning point for her. DJ Clemo who at the time worked at Calif Records introduced her to Jua Cali and eventually signed her at Calif Records.

By this time, she went by the name Linet but after she released her first song “Size 8”, she dropped the name Linet and took up Size 8 due to its popularity. Her next song “Shamba Boy” became a big hit and propelled her to fame. Her other songs “Vidonge”, and “Silali” reaffirmed her position at the top of the music industry. 

After the release of “Vidonge”, Size 8’s career peaked as she got an endorsement deal from communications company Safaricom and a dance show on Citizen TV named Sakata. Size 8’s life changed as she moved from her bedsitter in BuruBuru to a two-bedroom house and even bought a car. 

However, even with her new life, she was still dissatisfied. As she explained, she was on a downward spiral which is what inspired her to turn to Christ.  

From secular to Gospel

This is one of the most interesting sections of the biography of Size 8. So how did she transition from secular to Gospel? 

Before the expiry of her contract with Safaricom, Size 8 met Gospel disk jockey DJ Mo with whom she shared her intentions of joining the Gospel industry. Size 8 and DJ Mo then secretly worked on her first Gospel song “Mateke” which was released in 2013 and marked the start of her career as a gospel artist. At the same time, Size 8 announced she was saved again thus her name Size 8 Reborn. 

“Mateke” became a hit and was voted Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the Groove Awards. Size 8 won the Female Artist of the Year award. She has since released “Umetenda”, “Afadhali Yesu”, “Tam Tam” featuring Willy Paul, “Lift My Hands”, “Arise” amongst others.

Television and Radio

More blessings arrived for Size 8 since she transitioned to the Gospel industry. She has hosted several shows like Pambio Live on Maisha Magic East alongside resident deejay DJ Ruff and MinjiMinji Show on Rembo TV. In 2021, Size landed a new radio show on MediaMax’s Milele FM dubbed Tambira Milele. She also hosted KVIBE916 every Friday on Kubamba radio.

In 2020, Size 8 and DJ Mo had their own reality TV show “Dine with the Muraya’s” air on NTV Kenya which was about their marriage life. The show was pulled off the air at a time when SIze 8’s husband DJ Mo was embroiled in a series of scandals.   

Latest from Size 8

In December 2021, Size 8 Reborn was ordained as a preacher at the JCC Thika road. Sharing the news on social media, Size 8 recalled how people made fun of her when she got saved in 2013. Her husband DJ Mo was with her and vowed to continue his support in her new role. 

Brand Endorsements

Far from the fears that becoming a Gospel artist would derail her, Size 8 Reborn has become a magnet for brands. She has been associated with brands such as Harpic, Softcare baby products and Softcare sanitary towels.

Relationships

Size 8 and DJ Mo met at a Safaricom concert back when Size 8 was at the peak of her career as a secular artist. She was also planning her move into the Gospel industry when they met. 

The two crossed paths again at Truth FM when Size 8 dropped by to pick her brother Robert Simiyu who worked at the station. He introduced her to the DJ, they forged a friendship which led to courtship and eventually marriage.

Size 8’s and DJ Mo’s wedding was privately done in September 2013 thus contrary to what has become the norm, there were no wedding photos and videos of their ceremony to admire. Size 8 and DJ Mo celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary in 2020.

Family

If you keep up with the Muraya’s, you will have come across her children. Size 8’s daughter is called Ladasha Belle Muraya and her son is Muraya Junior. In 2020, Size 8 announced her third pregnancy but unfortunately, she lost her unborn child. The “Mateke” hitmaker explained that she suffered complications occasioned by high blood pressure. 

This was not the first time that Size 8 lost a baby as she admitted to having pregnancy complications. In 2018, Size 8 lost her second pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital before she gave birth to her second child.

Controversy

Album launch

Size 8 recently launched her album Gospel Anthem but not without controversy. At the beginning of the event, Size 8 sent Ringtone off stage after he “went against protocol”. Ringtone occupied the stage with his pastors before his time and consequently, was asked to leave. As per Size 8, she says he wasn’t kicked out of the event but he chose to dramatically storm out. Afterwards, Size 8 said she forgave him

Size 8’s marriage life

In 2020, Size 8’s marriage to Gospel deejay DJ Mo was rocked by allegations of cheating. While most people anticipated at least a break up of their relationship, Size 8 stood by her husband and even stated that she was glad the cheating happened. From her eyes, she says that the incident brought them even closer and will not allow “the devil” to break them apart. 

Size 8 stance on sexual abuse

Size 8 Reborn did not cover herself in glory when she made her stance on the sexual abuse allegations levelled against Gospel artists DJ Kwenye Beat and HopeKid. The singer got DK Kwenye Beat to record a remorseful video in which he said he was working to become a better person. 

Size 8 then shared the clip on her Instagram age and requested people to forgive the duo. This did not go down well with Kenyans on Twitter. They opined that Size 8 should have used her platform to speak out against sexual harassment and advocate for justice.   

Size 8’s collabo with Masterpiece

It’s not the first time nor will it be the last for a Gospel artist to release a collabo with a secular artist. Bahati has been dragged in the mad over this. Size 8 took her chances with her song “High Bila Ndom” with Gengetone artist Masterpiece but fans were not pleased as they say that such songs do not represent what the Gospel industry is about. Despite religious quotations, critical fans are not pleased with the beats and tone of the music.

Size 8 and DJ Mo divorce

Most celebrity couples hardly admit to having challenges or at least downplay them. Not for Size 8 and DJ Mo. The two came clean about their disputes and at one time, DJ Mo admitted that Size 8 upped and left after an argument. She’d rented a house elsewhere and switched off her phone thus he didn’t know where she was. This fuelled speculation that the two had divorced only for them to reconcile later.

Has Size 8 bleached?

For the longest time, people have questioned whether Size 8 bleached her skin. Whilst she has never addressed the issue, some fans continue to compare Size 8 photos over the years. The singer is naturally light-skinned but that doesn’t stop the speculation so until she clears the air, we guess that these claims will only continue. 

Car

In 2021, DJ Mo bought his wife Size 8 a brand new car. He posted three pictures of the white vehicle believed to be a Toyota Celica in which he stated that he wanted Size 8 to enjoy it after she overcame her fear of driving. Earlier on, Size 8 was reported to have bought a red Jaguar XF worth over Ksh 7 million.

House

On a couple of occasions, Size 8 has given fans a look into her posh house located in Lavington estate where she lives with her husband and children. They moved into the house in 2019 from Edenville along Kiambu road. 

Net Worth

Size 8 Reborn is with no doubt one of the best paid Gospel musicians today. Her net worth is estimated at Ksh 30 million.  

Social Media

Size 8 Reborn Instagram: @Size8Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn Twitter: @Size8Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn Facebook: Size 8 Reborn 

Size 8 Reborn YouTube: Size8Reborn 

Awards & Recognition

2014

Song of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at the Groove Awards. 

Q&A

How old is Linet Munyali aka size 8?

Born on 4 August 1987, Linet Munyali’s age is 35

What is Linet Munyali’s tribe? 

Linet Munyali comes from the Agikuyu tribe

When did Size 8 marry?

Size 8 and DJ Mo got married in September 2013 in a private wedding attended by close family and friends. The two made the news public a month after the ceremony happened. 

When did Size 8 get saved?

Size 8 got saved in 2013 after she met her husband Gospel deejay DJ Mo at a concert she attended. She made the announcement when she released her hit song “Mateke”.

Who ordained Size 8?

In December 2021, Size 8 Reborn was ordained as a preacher at the JCC Thika road.

What is the real name of Size 8?

Size 8’s real name is Linet Munyali Muraya.

Is Size 8 still married?

Yes. Despite the cheating allegations against her husband DJ Mo, Size 8 is still married to him. They have two children - Ladasha Belle Muraya and Muraya Junior.

Did Size 8 have a miscarriage?

Size 8 lost her unborn child due to pregnancy due to complications which she said were brought about by high blood pressure.