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Daddy Owen Biography

Daddy Owen real name is Owen Mwatia and was born on Friday 1, 1982 .He is a gospel musician and songwriter from Kakamega, Kenya. 

Owen started singing way back when he was still in high school but was not particularly able to hit the limelight because he lacked money to record his songs as he was from a humble background. He however credits his breakthrough to great support both financial, spiritual and emotional from his family, particularly his brother Rufftone and the late gospel artist Kaberere who he has constantly called his mentor.

Early Life

Daddy Owen was born in Kakamega,he is the second born in a family of four brothers, all musicians and a sister. His elder brother Rufftone is a well established gospel musician who Daddy Owen refers to as “my inspiration”. He is an alumnus of Eshihiru Secondary school but was not lucky enough to join a tertiary institution due to financial constraints. He thus had to travel to Nairobi where he worked as a matatu tout. The income he earned from this job was to meagre that it could not sustain his needs and that of his family. Daddy Owen has always confessed that he used to be a pick pocket in Downtown Nairobi and thus was until he was attacked by a mob and almost lynched.

“It all happened in a split second. All I remember was lying down surrounded by a huge crowd who beat me up mercilessly. One poked my eye using a sharp instrument. Meanwhile, I could hear the rest urging someone to bring a car tyre to burn me alive,”

After spending a whole week in an eye hospital in Kikuyu, he decided to turn over a new leaf. He however remains with a scar on his left eye that he conceals with his pair of sunglasses

Musical Career

Owen started singing way back when he was still in high school but was not particularly able to hit the limelight because he lacked money to record his songs as he was from a humble background. He however credits his breakthrough to great support both financial, spiritual and emotional from his family, particularly his brother Rufftone and the late gospel artist Kaberere who he has constantly called his mentor.

Daddy Owen released his first album,Haijalishi in 2004.

Daddy Owen has three albums to his name: System ya Kapungala, Son of Man and Haijaisha. He was the Groove Awards male artist of the year from the year 2009 to 2011. His song ‘Saluti’ earned three groove award nominations and went on win in all three categories. Mwatia popularizes in Lingala music

He received the Best Anglophone award in 2010, during the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) for the song Tobina and was also named artist of the year at the 2012 Kisima Awards ceremony.

Daddy Owen is the founder member of Malaika Awards,a Charitable organization for the disabled. He also launched the Macho Macho campaigned aimed at providing medical attention to needy people with eye problems in Kakamega. The second chance campaign launched by Daddy Owen in 2012 gives moral and financial support to cancer victims in all parts of the country. It also creates Cervical Cancer awareness, encourages women to seek Cervical Cancer screening services

Daddy Owen Songs

Daddy Owen aka King of Kapungala is a very popular gospel singer in Kenya. Together with his producer Dr. Eddie, he developed his own style of music, called Kapungala, which he says is a fusion of Kapuka and Lingala beats. Songs like ‘System ya Kapungala’ and ‘Kiriro’ (a collaboration with Kerah and Allan Aaron) became hit singles, and the song ‘Tobina’ hit the national and international radio playlists.

Here is a list of Daddy Owen Songs

  1. Vanity
  2. Jumapili
  3. Kazi ya Msalaba Ft. Danny
  4. Mungu Yupo
  5. Foundation Ft. Papa Dennis
  6. Wewe ni Mungu Ft. Regan Sarkozy
  7. Okokroko Ft. 24 Elders
  8. Am Blessed
  9. Tazama
  10. Chocolata Ft. Coopy Bly
  11. Umekwama
  12. Mbona which was co-authored by Denno
  13. Tobina
  14. Saluti
  15. System ya Kapungala
  16. kiriro ft Allan aaron
  17. Shillingi ya Kenya
  18. Randa Randa
  19. Fire
  20. I will go
  21. Dakika tatu

Daddy Owen Albums

  1. Vanity
  2. Utamu wa Maisha
  3. Saluti
  4. System ya Kapungala
  5. Son of Man
  6. Haijaisha

Daddy Owen awards

  1. He was the Groove Awards male artist of the year from the year 2009 to 2011
  2. In 2010, He received the Best Anglophone award during the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) for the song Tobina.
  3. He was also named artist of the year at the 2012 Kisima Awards ceremony.
  4. He is the founder member of Malaika Awards, a Charitable organization for the disabled

Daddy Owen Girlfriend – Faridah Wambui

Daddy Owen is set to marry his fiancé Faridah Wambui after he disclosed their wedding plans during his elder brother’s – Rufftone – wedding.

Daddy Owen and Wambui had kept their relationship private until Rufftone’s wedding when photos of the couple emerged.

Daddy Owen Girlfriend - Faridah Wambui

Daddy Owen Girlfriend – Faridah Wambui

Daddy Owen Wedding

Updated 2.4.2016

Celebrated Gospel singer Daddy Owen has finally bid farewell to bachelorhood after he tied the knot on Saturday to his long time girlfriend Farida Wambui.

The glorious wedding ceremony which was an invite only event was held at Kenya Assemblies of God in Buru Buru and the reception taken to the recently opened Radisson Blu hotel.

Owen chose an all white suit for his special day matching his groomsmen who included comedian Eric Omondi and Gospel Singer Rufftone.

Here are some of the Photos courtesy of Samantha Bridal:

Daddy Owen Photos

Daddy Owen and his groomsmen

Daddy Owen and his groomsmen

Daddy Owen's Wife

Daddy Owen’s Wife

Daddy Owen Wedding Video



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