Rosemary Wahu Kagwi, is professionally known by her mononym Wahu. She is a Kenyan vocalist musician, style model, entertainer, and business person. Wahu was born in 1980, making her 42 years old as of 2022.
With her first single “Niangalie” she received wide accolades and became the debut beneficiary of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 under the Best Female Artist category.
She has also won other awards such as the Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Chaguo La Teeniez Awards, and Kisima Music Awards. Wahu has also been successful as an actress in the TV series Tazama.
Wahu was a University of Nairobi student, graduating in Mathematics. She started her musical career in 2000, releasing “Niangalie”, “Esha” and “Liar” and “Sitishiki” which was her first major hit in 2005.
She has worked with successful producers like the Ogopa DJs and artists like Kleptomaniacs, Fally Ipupa, Nonini, Nameless, Wyre, Qqu, and P-Unit.
So what about Wahu’s family and children? The talented singer has been married to Nameless, an equally successful Kenyan award singer. The two are blessed with two daughters, Tumiso Nyakwea and Nyakio.
Below are some of the awards that Wahu has won
- MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Best Female
- 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Female Artist (Kenya)
- 2008 CHAT Awards – Favourite Female Artiste
- 2008 Kisima Awards – Best Song (“Sweet Love”) & Best Reggae Artiste/Group
- 2010 Tanzania music awards – Best Reggae Song (‘Leo (Reggae remix)’ with AY)
Wahu’s other songs include:
- My Everything
- Sweet Love
- Nifanane Nawe
- Yesu Ana
- Still a Liar
- Hadi Lini
- Better Day
- For You