Alvindo Takataka, once a prominent figure in the Kenyan music scene, experienced a meteoric rise about four years ago when he gained widespread attention with his viral hits. However, his abrupt disappearance left fans and the industry puzzled, with little knowledge of his whereabouts.
Originally recognized as a Kenyan artist who gained fame through his song “Takataka,” Alvindo centered his music around themes of heartbreak, often expressing negative sentiments towards women. Beyond his signature track, he collaborated with various artists in Kenya on other successful songs.
In the pinnacle of his career in 2019, Alvindo was a celebrated superstar, gracing popular platforms like Churchill Show, 10 Over 10, The Trend, and performing at numerous clubs and events. His fame reached new heights during this period.
However, Alvindo’s downfall began after he signed with Krg the Don’s Fast Cash record label. The lucrative deal, valued at over Ksh. 2 Million, initially seemed promising. Unfortunately, according to Krg, everything took a turn for the worse as peer pressure started influencing Alvindo’s behavior.
Krg recounted how Alvindo succumbed to the pressures of his peers and background, developing a desire for quick wealth. His newfound demands escalated to the point where he even threatened Krg’s life if he didn’t provide him with substantial sums of money.
The toll on Alvindo’s mental health became evident as he succumbed to the allure of substance abuse, particularly marijuana. The artist spiraled into addiction, undergoing a noticeable transformation and experiencing bouts of depression. In response, Krg, his manager, made the tough decision to grant Alvindo a hiatus from his music career.
Presently, Alvindo is reported to be residing in one of Nairobi’s neighborhoods. Krg, recognizing the severity of Alvindo’s mental health struggles, is diligently working to provide support and facilitate a potential comeback in the music industry. The focus is not only on his musical revival but also on addressing his mental well-being to ensure a more sustainable and healthy future for the once-prominent artist.