Karanja David

Once renowned Benga crooner Karanja David when he ventured into boda-boda business in Nakuru town.

| Mwangi Muiruri | Nation Media Group

Renowned crooner’s fall from topping Benga charts to squalid Nakuru slums

What you need to know:

  • Benga musician David Karanja Githendu made his first million just two years after he started out.
  • With the money came the bottle, which gobbled up his cash before it could begin fattening his wallet.

David Karanja Githendu nursed big dreams in 1989, the year he released his first single. He was keen to sing his way into unimaginable riches, then give back to society by building a state-of-the-art music school in Gatanga, Murang’a County – his home village.


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