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‘I was a slave to money but I realised it is never enough,’ – King Kaka

King Kaka had a candid chat with Business Daily, revealing how his outlook on life changed dramatically after being hospitalised for four months. Despite having a healthy bank account, he realised that money couldn’t buy his health.

When asked if it’s possible for someone to have it all, King Kaka replied: “Yes, but balance is key. My health scare – over four months of hospitalisation – taught me to value life more, work less, and enjoy time with loved ones.”

He added, “I was a crazy workaholic—now, I don’t work on Mondays and Thursdays. I was a slave to money but I realised it is never enough. Now I hang out, go on road trips, and travel. This year, I am taking two vacations; one in Rwanda and the other in the US. When I was hospitalised, I realised that no matter how much money you have, it is nothing. I could not walk, nor eat, but I had money. And it could not help me. Now I live.”

What does living life look like?
“It is experiencing love and spending time with those who matter. I am intentional with family and friends. I hang out with my wife, and children and do movies with friends,” he explained
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King Kaka’s wife, Nana Owiti, gave a heartfelt account of the hard times she endured while her husband battled a prolonged illness between late 2021 and early 2022.

Nana recalled how the rapper used to wear a hat to avoid questions about his health. She revealed that her husband couldn’t sit for more than three minutes because of his brittle bones.

“We had just left the hospital, so you can imagine how long the days and nights were before this. @thekingkaka could barely sit in that chair for three minutes. His bones were so weak. I don’t know about you, but I know God exists because we felt His love, He touched our hands and we saw His face in His own time. If you’re going through a hard time, hang in there. It will pass. Calm down and the storm will pass. Love you,” she wrote on her Instagram.

In January 2022, King Kaka revealed on social media that doctors had given him 30 days to live after he had been hospitalised for over four months.

“X-rays showed I had cavities in my lungs and they gave me 30 days to live. That was four months ago,” he wrote on Instagram.

He also mentioned that he lost 33kg in three months due to several misdiagnoses. “I had to relearn how to eat. It was so bad that I would take a spoonful of food and chew it for almost 30 minutes because I felt like throwing up,” he shared.

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