Waithaka wa Jane stands out as a rapidly emerging figure in the realm of Kikuyu-based music, garnering significant acclaim for his distinctive musical style. His growing popularity poses a formidable challenge even to iconic figures like Samidoh.
Who is Waithaka wa Jane?
Hailing from Mathioya, Murang’a County, Waithaka wa Jane, born John Waithaka Mwangi, is deeply rooted in his origins. Raised in a family of eight, comprising six boys and two girls, the budding music sensation, now in his mid-20s, has carved a niche for himself.
Waithaka Wa Jane embarked on his musical journey initially as a drummer, later mastering the art of playing the guitar. While honing his chord-plucking skills through dedicated practice, Wa Jane credited Pato wa Gathoni for introducing him to the instrument.
Despite having six artistically inclined brothers, Waithaka has risen to prominence as the most celebrated among them, with his songs resonating in major hotels and clubs.
The singer has embraced a traditional singing style known as Ngogoyo in Kikuyu, drawing inspiration from the legendary Salim Junior. His enthralling voice, seamlessly blending with guitar tunes, has earned him the accolade of being the premier Mugithi performer among a vast audience of enthusiasts.
Waithaka Wa Jane’s Net Worth
While details about Wa Jane’s net worth remain elusive, he is undoubtedly a self-sufficient artist. His livelihood is sustained through live performances and earnings from his popular YouTube channel.
With a substantial following on social media, his YouTube channel boasts 82.4K subscribers, and his videos have amassed over 9,877,706 views.
Waithaka wa Jane has created a mark with some of his major songs, including:
- “Wangeci Mwana Ni Ekumosaa”
- “Niki giki waheire”
- “Wandigiire Mwana Ukihika”
- “Mwendwa Ng’endo”
Wa Jane’s Endearing Respect
Despite his meteoric rise to fame, Waithaka wa Jane remains remarkably respectful towards his predecessors. In a previous interview, he expressed that he does not view himself in competition with anyone, attributing his success to commitment and divine grace.
Wa Jane emphasized that his popularity is a result of hard work, stating, “It is God…I do not consider myself better than anyone else. I am not in competition, but I hit the chords and the mic determined to be better by every dawn. The hard work is paying off since I am booked three months in advance.”
He further conveyed his deep respect for Samidoh, acknowledging the international acclaim the latter has achieved. Waithaka wa Jane humbly recognized Samidoh’s broader audience and expressed gratitude for being recognized as a rising star in his home region, while acknowledging the ongoing journey to catch up with the accomplished Samidoh.