NRG Radio is a popular Kenyan radio station that first aired on 1st March 2018. The station has become a benchmark for other media houses in the region as it is the first visual radio station in Kenya and Africa. NRG Radio’s target audience is young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years. The name NRG is derived from the English word ‘energy’, which is evident in their shows. A-list presenters like Mwalimu Rachael call the station home.
Kevin Mulei, a renowned businessman in Nairobi, is the founder and owner of NRG Radio. He is also the founder of the once-popular Groove Awards and Mo Sound Events. Mr Mulei began his career as a DJ before quitting and later founded Groove Awards with the vision of promoting, supporting, and celebrating talented gospel musicians in Kenya. He later opened Mo Sound Events, a creative company that organizes events, provides production services, digital media, and entertainment equipment with operations across East and Central Africa.
Mulei was born on September 5th, 1982, in Kisikeni Village, Machakos County. He spent most of his time with his grandmother on the farm and this introduced him to the world of business. When he was about nine years old, he had his small vegetable garden where he could farm and sell groceries to make a little cash. Just before he could finish high school, his parents relocated to Gigiri in Nairobi, where he joined them and began his career as a DJ. After an unsuccessful business venture in the early 2000s, he quit the DJ industry and entered the business world. He started Groove Awards, which later became very successful in East Africa.
Kevin Mulei is married to Janet Kabugu, and they have three children together. Apart from being the wife of a successful entrepreneur, Janet is also successful in her field. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Nairobi and runs the Janet Muley Foundation, where she helps the orphans and street children. Kevin Mulei’s net worth is approximately USD 2.3 million, with his income mainly coming from his events company (Mo Sound Events) and advertisements in his radio station.
NRG radio frequency in Nairobi is 97.1FM, and the station is accessible through the internet and other online platforms. Initially, the station used to broadcast around Nairobi only, but it has grown, and now people can listen from as far as Kisumu, Eldoret, and Mombasa. NRG Radio also has sister stations, which are Choice Radio – 87.7FM and Fun X Radio – 91.3FM.