Daddy Owen – Biography, Marriage, Farida Wambui, Songs, Photos, Family, children,
Daddy Owen Background
Daddy Owen’s real name is Owen Mwatia. He was born on born Friday 1, 1982 in Kakamega County, Western Kenya.
He is a Kenyan contemporary Christian music artist and songwriter. He is the second born in a family of four brothers, all musicians and a sister.
Due to financial constraints Owen did not pursue post secondary education so he had to travel to Nairobi where he worked as a matatu tout. The income he earned from this job was so meager that it could not sustain his needs and that of his family.
Owen Mwatia has always confessed that he used to be a pick pocket in Downtown Nairobi and this was until he was attacked by a mob and almost lynched.
He recalls and incident where he was caught red-handed by a lynch mob during his pick-pocketing days, “lt 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.
Daddy Owen Education
Owen Mwatia attended Eshihiru Secondary school in Kakamega County. His Primary School information is not documented yet.
Due to financial constraints he was not lucky enough to join a tertiary education institution.
Daddy Owen Family
Owen is the second born in a family of four brothers, all musicians and a sister. His elder brother is Rufftone who is a well established gospel musician. He refers to his brother Rufftone as “my inspiration”
Now that he is married he has a new family that he will start with his wife Farida Wambui.
Daddy Owen lives in Buruburu estate Nairobi.
Daddy Owen Farida Wambui wedding and marriage
On Saturday 2nd April, 2016, Daddy Owen bid farewell to his longtime sweetheart Farida Wambui in a colourful, invite-only, black tie wedding ceremony held at Kenya Assemblies of God church in BuruBuru. Daddy owen and Farida Wambui got engaged in 2013
Their much awaited wedding reception was held at Radisson Blu hotel in Upper Hill Nairobi where the culmination of the transition from bachelorhood to responsibility was done.
Daddy Owen Children
Since Owen Mwatia has never had a wife before and neither did Farida Wambui have a husband, they dont have children at the moment. But we hope very soon good tidings will be announced.
Daddy Owen songs
Owen has several songs to his name. These are
- Kazi ya Msalaba Ft. Danny
- Mungu Yupo
- Foundation Ft. Papa Dennis
- Wewe ni Mungu Ft. Regan Sarkozy
- Okokroko Ft. 24 Elders
- Am Blessed
- Chocolata Ft. Coopy Bly
- Mbona which was co-authored by Denno
- System ya Kapungala
- kiriro ft Allan aaron
- Shillingi ya Kenya
- Randa Randa
- I will go
- Dakika tatu
Daddy Owen albums
Daddy Owen has produced several albums to his name. These are
- Utamu wa Maisha
- System ya Kapungala
- Son of Man
Daddy Owen awards
These are the awards that Owen has received.
- He was the Groove Awards male artist of the year from the year 2009 to 2011
- In 2010, He received the Best Anglophone award during the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) for the song Tobina.
- He was also named artist of the year at the 2012 Kisima Awards ceremony.
- He is the founder member of Malaika Awards, a Charitable organization for the disabled.
Daddy Owen church
Daddy Owen attends the Kenya Assemblies of God Church in BuruBuru Nairobi. This is the same estate where he lives with his brother Rufftone and wife Farida Wambui.
Daddy Owen Career
Owen’s career is in the music industry. He started singing in 2003 after the ugly ordeal where he escaped a lynch mob in Nairobi downtown for pick-pocketing.
Although he started singing way back when he was still in high school he 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 business
in 2014 Daddy Owen had hinted that he will venture in the gemstone business to supplement his music business. Until now we have not heard on any launch or advertising of the said business.
Now the only business he has is in the music industry.