Wahu Biography: The Ideal Blend of Beauty And Brains

Switching in between careers to the top of all she does

By  | Nov 18, 2021, 06:09 AM  | Wahu Kagwi   | Top of The

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Wahu is a former University of Nairobi student who has demonstrated that she is the ideal blend of beauty and intelligence.
 
She is a well-known Kenyan singer, actress and model who has performed alongside Kleptomaniacs, Fally Ipupa, Nonini, Nameless, Wyre, Qqu, and P-Unit, among other Kenyan and African artists.
 
She eventually moved on to acting, where she is on top of the business.
 
Wahu is not only a successful actress and singer but also a mother to two lovely children.
 

Wahu Age

 
Wahu was born on 22 March 1980 and is 41-years-old. 
 

Wahu Family

 
Wahu was born Rosemary Wahu Kagwi in Kenya, and both of her parents raised her.
 
She did not grow up in a family that could afford to pay for her university education, so she had to start hustling when she graduated from high school at the age of 19 and became a model.
 

Wahu Education

 
Wahu took a gap year after graduating from high school to save money for her university fees.
 
She then enrolled at the University of Nairobi, where she pursued her Bachelor of Science degree.
 
She earned her bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics. Wahu earned her master's degree in communication from the same university years later.


Wahu Marriage

 
The talented star is married to Nameless, an award-winning musician and a certified architect.

The couple married in 2005 and will mark their 17th wedding anniversary in 2021.
Tumiso, who was born in August 2005, and Nyakio, who was born in August 2013, are their two children.
 

Wahu Career

 
Wahu is a singer-songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur who used to be a model.

She launched her first single, "Niangalie," which was well welcomed throughout Africa and the rest of the world.
 
She dared herself to explore as much as she could in the entertainment sector after that, and everything turned out to be a success.
 

Modeling 

 
Wahu found modeling jobs while at the University of Nairobi, which helped her pay for her study on campus.
 
Wahu was a well-known model in the country before becoming a musician. She was able to make a smoother transition into acting.

Music 

 
Wahu began her musical career in 2000 and debuted with three singles: Niangalie, Esha, and Liar.
 
She would focus on her studies while in university and still have time to compose music, but she told SDE that music was only easy for her when she finished her degree. 

“But because of my passion, I kept my love for music alive. I didn’t have many gigs in campo, so it was never hard balancing a mathematics course with music. Besides, having a lot on my plate in terms of studio sessions, modeling, and of course, classwork helped me develop discipline and manage time well.”

 
Her biggest hit to date, "Sweet Love," was dedicated to her first kid.
In 2017, she released "Sifa," a new gospel tune. This is when she announced in an interview that she was abandoning secular music to concentrate on gospel music.
 
“Last year, now it has been about one year, is when I went through some issues and that catapulted me to go down on my knees and begin my search for God,” stated Wahu.

“What people think is not as important as what God thinks”, stated Wahu, pointing out that on the day of judgment, one faces God alone.
 
Wahu had a leading role in the television series Tazama.
 

Wahu Business

 
Wahu is a Nairobi-based businesswoman who owns Afro Siri, a beauty salon.
She is a principled businesswoman who claims that her company does not give out freebies and that her spouse, Nameless, pays for the services as well.
 

Wahu Controversy

 

Depression 

 
Wahu has opened up about her traumatic background on Facebook, and many of her fans have changed their perspectives on life as a result.
The actress, entrepreneur, and musician was confronted with situations in which she considered ending her own life to alleviate her difficulties. 
 
“When I was 19, I suffered from depression. I thought life was meaningless. I thought I was such a failure and a massive disappointment to my parents. I wanted to do myself (and the world) a favor and just die. I remember walking past my dad's medicine cabinet and just thinking how easy it would be to just end this," Wahu explained.

She added, “Looking back now all I can say is the devil is a liar!! Look at ALL what he didn't want me to enjoy! A career that I love, a family I adore, and an opportunity to encourage so many young people. Don't believe the negative whispers that sink you into depression,”
 
Wahu looks back at that moment in her life and is thankful that she didn't pursue the thought of suicide because she is now a well-known businesswoman, actress, and musician. She is also thankful for her loved ones.
 

Arrest

 
Wahu was detained twice for failing to pay a traffic fine in 2019.
 
She claims that a traffic officer pulled her over to the side during her first encounter. The traffic police was making approaches for a bribe as she sought to explain what had happened and why she was driving too close to the car ahead of her. 

“The traffic cop pulled me over and I didn't have my driving license on me but the other things he was accusing me of I don't agree with. The issue is I refused to take the easy way, which is giving a bribe."
 
Wahu explained the circumstances of her second arrest, which occurred while she was driving and listening to music on her phone with earphones. She was stopped at the same location where she was arrested the first time, and the cop approached her in an attempt to solicit a bribe, but the songwriter declined and decided to take the matter to court.
 
"A day before my arrest another cop stopped me because I was on my earphones talking on the phone. He entered my car and told me to pull aside but I told him it was legal [to talk on the phone]. All they do is try to see if you know your rights or not."
 
Wahu's brand as a musician and a businesswoman continues to grow. She is considered one of the top female vocalists in the country, and her admirers can expect even better performances from her in the future.
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