Raila made me famous – Jaguar

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Dec, 2023 16:47 | < 1 min read
Raila made me famous - Jaguar
Jaguar with Raila Odinga during a past Luo Festival. PHOTO/Jaguar/Facebook

Musician and former Starehe MP Jaguar has hailed Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga as his claim to fame.

Speaking during his appearance for an interview on Kameme FM, the former lawmaker stated that a single mention by Raila Odinga on Churchill Show propelled him to instant fame.

At the time, he was still an upcoming singer and had just released his hit song dubbed 'Kigeugeu'.

"After releasing my song 'Kigeugeu', Raila called me to his office and revealed to me he was a big fan. Later, during his interview on Churchill Show, the host asked him to mention his favourite singer and song. The former Prime Minister said I was his favourite artiste and he endorsed my song 'Kigeugeu' as his top truck at the time.

"After the mention, I sort of went viral. I received dozens of calls with people booking me for shows and Kigeugeu became an instant hit," he noted.

He said his ratings skyrocketed and was able to secure recognition in the highly competitive music industry.

The former MP noted he did not form a bond with Raila and eventually ended up working with his rival Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2013 general election.

Later in 2017, his loyalty earned him a Jubilee ticket to vie for the Starehe MP seat where he won.

In 2022, he opted out of the race and was appointed to the disputed Chief Administrative Secretaries(CAS) positions.

Jaguar is hailed as one of the old-school household names in the industry alongside other artistes including Nonini, Nameless, and Wyre among others.

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