Mejja is a trending Genge musician who was born in Nyeri county at Majengo slum by his mother, Nameye Khadija. He started singing while in primary school, this was after participating in Celtel Talent search and emerged among the best three.
The artist decided to take her mother`s second since the father had departed from the family leaving Khadija with all the responsibility of caring for the family.
A brief outline on facts about Mejja
- Full name: Major Nameye Khadija
- Popular name: Okonkwo
- Age: 43
- Year of birth: 23 rd March 1979
- Place of birth: Majengo slums in Nyeri
- Career: Genge artist
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Gender: Male
- Profession: Musician
Okonkwo`s Age and Early life
Mejja aka Okonkwo was born on the 23rd of March in 1979 in Majengo slums located in Nyeri County. He and his siblings were raised by their mother Khadija since their father never took the responsibility of being the breadwinner and walked away from the family.
Mejja education background
Mejja schooled through his primary education at a local school in Majengo where he sat for his KCPE examination. He then joined secondary school still in the same location for completed his fourth form. Details concerning the names of the school and whether he went to college later are not clear.
Mejja music career journey
Okonkwo began composing his song while still undertaking his primary education. Later when he had gone through his secondary education, an opportunity availed itself and Mejja got a chance for live performance during a talent search show and he emerged at the top.
This was when Mejjas interest in gengetone grew strong and stronger. His dreams in music got known when he met with Clemo in 2007. ‘Jana kuliendaje” was released as Mejjas first song that was in 2008 which indeed brought to light by making him win Kenya’s Chaguo la Teeniz award.
Through his efforts, he has done joint songs with artists such as Pizo Dizo, Femi One, Willy Paul, Linda making him gain more fame. Through his coming together with Madtraxx and Kidkora the Kansoul group was born. While together they released hit tracks such as Tumekubali, Nyongwa.
Mejja’s top and latest songs
Among the songs he released that attract people, attention are:
- Jana kuliendaje
- Utawezana ft Femi One
- Over My Ex
- Round hii si mchezo ft Madtraxx
- Kanairo dating
- Tabia za Wakenya
- Siku hizi ni KuBad
- Niko Poa
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Mejja`s daughter and his wife
Mejja was together with his wife for a duration of 5 years before the two parted ways. However,
they parted ways having a blessing of a lovely daughter.
What is more interesting is that the daughter is more alike to Mejja as compared to the wife. Mejja almost committed suicide upon his wife divorcing him due to reasons best known to the two. This is because it was difficult to bear that. Periods after parting ways he has managed to fall in love again. The new lady has blessed Mejja with a son. The new love to Mejja was formerly with Jeff Kimanzi.
Okonkwo is a proud Dad to two children a son and a daughter from different mothers. The children give him a reason to smile each day.
Mejja Net Worth
Being the brand ambassador of Broadway Bakery’s new ‘Mando Bite`, he receives a lot of income both from the bakery and his musical career. However, details about his net worth are not exposed to the public.