These are 10 Kenyan celebrities you probably didn’t know were siblings.
1. Victoria Kimani and Bamboo
Although they were raised in a Christian family, Victoria Kimani and Bamboo chose to do secular music, with Bamboo being the first to make a name for himself in the music industry.
Then came Victoria Kimani, who has managed to rise even higher than Bamboo. She has already done collabos with the likes of Redsan, Sarkodie, Tekno and Diamond Platnumz.
2. Lovi and Longomba
The Longombas were known to all and sundry to be siblings, and if you didn’t then I bet you can as well be pardoned. Nonetheless, the Vuta Pumzi hitmakers are said to be enjoying their lives in USA.
I hope Christian Longomba recovered fully after his brain surgery back in 2015.
3. Madraxx and DJ Styles
DJ Styles is the elder brother, and was one of Kenya’s pioneer DJs who might as well have enjoyed the monopoly benefits of being one among the few well-known Kenyan DJs back then.
Madraxx, on the other hand, continues to reign supreme along with the likes of Mejja, proving that choosing music wasn’t by chance but maybe, just maybe, it was his destiny.
4. Polycarp Otieno and Timothy
Although both siblings are guitarists, Polycarp is more famous due to his presence in Sauti Sol band, one of Kenya’s leading bands at the moment.
The siblings have remained loyal to their guitars for as long as anyone of us can remember.
5. McDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama
McDonald Mariga is the elder brother, and played for clubs such as Parma, Inter Milan, Real Sociedad and Real Oviedo among others.
Victor Wanyama, on the other hand, has featured for Nairobi City Stars, AFC Leopards, Celtic, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.
6. Joy Muthegi and Holy Dave Muthegi
Joy is a former TV siren before leaving for Hot 96, while Holy Dave has remained in music ever since. If you didn’t know the pair are siblings then now you know.
7. Ciku Muiruri and Tony Gachoka
Former radio queen Ciru Muiruri was very viral if not controversial, and her brother Tony Gachoka too wasn’t the kind of show host to walk away from the camera easily.
Coincidentally, both are from the same village called Gachoka.
8. Rufftone and Daddy Owen
Rufftone and Daddy Owen are brothers who have made it in the Gospel industry.
Daddy Owen seems to be the bigger brother between the pair if their music careers is anything to go by.
9. Eric Omondi and Fred Omondi
Eric is the elder bro, and introduced his younger brother Fred to comedy. They both featured in Kenya’s leading comedy show; Churchill Show, but now they are off the screens.
However, Eric has mastered the art of mincing YouTube bucks, and it seems he won’t stop anytime soon.
10. Arnold Origi and Divock Origi
Most people think that the two Origis are brothers, but the truth is that they are cousins.
Arnold is the older one, and plays for Lillestrom as a goalkeeper, while Divock Origi is a Liverpool player playing for VfL Wolfsburg on loan.
He’s the son of veteran Kenyan international Mike Origi.
11. DNA and Tina Kaggia
Tina Kaggia made a name for herself at Classic 105 as a mid-morning radio host, while Dennis Kaggia, better known as DNA, released a few hits during his prime, including Fimbo and Banjuka that put him on top of Kenyan music charts but only for a short while.