Let’s do a little recap, shall we? In part 1 of Waithaka’s story, the former athlete reconnected to his first passion in the States. He started by playing piano in a Pan-African band and later evolved into the music producer we know him as today. From running track to making tracks. In 2010, he came … More How Diaspora Artist Waithaka became part of Kenyan Music Legacy II
The year is 1999. You’ve just landed in the USA. You’re here because you earned a scholarship to college as a star athlete. Like any African family, yours is excited that their kid ‘ameenda majuu’. But what they don’t know is life is not as rosy it seems.
We met on Instagram. 28th September 2017. Since it goes down in the DM, I hit him up asking if he could send me a Kwame song to play on my radio show The Music Junkies. He quickly obliged. Since then we’ve been talking online, him sending me his new songs and me sharing my feedback.
It’s embarrassing to not know your own language. Especially at a family gathering and you’re the only one who can’t join in the lively conversation. Or even get to know your grandmother. I almost did though.