“I was curious, always questioning why, how and when. I needed tangible facts and Maths would show me how to arrive at conclusions. At the same time, I had a mixture of feelings, but I prayed to God and told him to lead me where he wanted me to be,” she says, recalling how her passion for performing arts nudged.
Her music has won numerous international accolades and is regarded as versatile, considering the different genres.
Her husband is also equally revered for his entertainment skills and a cool laid back stature. A family of talent is what they are and as much as they try to avoid the spotlight, their voices are sharp enough to keep it hovering around.
Wahu met her husband in her first year at the university. He was then a nondescript guy trying on his singing talent and rapping abilities.
“A friend introduced us at an arts function, ‘This is Monski’, and that’s how I knew him,” she says.
“When he was called on stage to perform and did a rap song, I was surprised: ‘So, dude can rap! OK’. Later, our attraction to each other grew and love blossomed,” she warmly recalls.
She knew he liked her and she felt the same. While her hall of residence was at Chiromo Campus and his at the main campus, their love made the distance short.
In 2005, after dating for seven years, their union was solemnised in a highly publicised and romantic ceremony in the lush grounds of Naivasha Country Lodge. Now, seven years after the wedding, their marriage is still intact and strong.
“He is the one and only man I’ve ever truly loved,” she says.
However, she relays that marriages will never be perfect and that all couples experience the usual ups and downs. Their celebrity status makes it even more challenging, she admits, but she underscores the importance of communication and solving any misunderstandings.
“Not that our marriage is perfect, but we make it work for the benefit of all of us,” she says. “At times we have parallel shows, but we agree on how our daughter will be taken care of and all the other dynamics,” she says.