Tunes and moves – Meet former AFC Leopards striker who is now a great guitarist

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 23:46 | < 1 min read
Majority of Kenyans would recognise talented artiste, songwriter, promoter and music performer Jonas Pako for his football prowess.
Former AFC Leopards and Sofapaka striker Jonas Pako.Photo/courtesy.

Majority of Kenyans would recognise talented artiste, songwriter, promoter and music performer Jonas Pako for his football prowess.

Also known as J Pako in the music industry, he’s adored in the country mostly for bossing the defense lines for a number of Kenyan football clubs including AFC Leopards and Sofapaka in the early 2010s

Afterplaying in the elite Asian football leag ues, the Congo-born Rwandan relocated to the USA in 2017 where he launched his music career.

Motivated by his appreciation and respect for women, his music is full of passion, love, and a desire that makes you fall in love with his hypnotic voice and the world he takes us into as one of his latest song All About U.

Pako told pd.co.ke that he misses his days in Kenya and that he will soon make the awaited return, only this time not to entertain on the pitch but on the stage.

“I definitely miss Kenya; that’s for sure. I miss my playmates, friends, and everything good. I am planning a visit to just come and perform my songs to my adoring Kenyan fans. And it will be soon,” he intimated.

The major shift from football to music didn’t come as a surprise to Pako’s friends and family, as he has always loved music and has a passion for singing.

Even during his football career he always worked on his music and refused to give it up. His days in the field may be professionally finished, but he still plays for fun.

He hopes that his fans love him as an artiste and his music as they loved him as the impeccable defender he was on the football pitch. Some of his other hit singles include Let’s Dance and Corona Must Stop.

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