RIP: Renowned Kikuyu artiste Nebster Muhiko passes on
Popular Kikuyu artiste Nebster Muhiko has breathed his last.
According to his son, Muhiko breathed his last on October 17, 2022, after a short illness.
The news of his passing has left his family and fans in mourning.
Muhiko, a veteran in the Kikuyu music industry, was widely celebrated for his contributions to the genre.
His musical journey touched the hearts of many, and his legacy in the industry remains undeniable.
Gospel singer Muigai Wa Njoroge, who was a close friend of Muhiko, shared a statement about his untimely demise.
He revealed that Muhiko had been battling high blood pressure for an extended period.
On October 17, 2023, the artiste was rushed to the hospital due to a severe spike in his blood pressure.
Tragically, upon his arrival at the medical facility, he suffered a stroke that ultimately claimed his life.
Media personality Muigai Wa Njoroge remembered Muhiko as a talented artiste who had a remarkable sense of humor and contagious laughter.
He recounted how Muhiko had been busy in the studio crafting music and had plans to shoot videos for his songs.
In a past interview with Ala C, Muhiko expressed his desire to be remembered as one of the artists who mentored and inspired younger talents in the music industry.
Tributes from fans and friends have poured in, expressing their sadness and celebrating the impact Muhiko had on the Kikuyu music scene.
Many have extended their condolences to his grieving family during this difficult time.
Karangu Wa Muraya conveyed his condolences, saying, “Sad that our brother Muhiko Nebster has rested. To the family and friends, poleni sana.”
Zack Kinuthia paid tribute to Muhiko’s artistry and influence, stating, “He inspired me in my early 20s throughout to 30s with renditions that almost radicalized me to follow his career as a legendary Gîkùyû artist. His songs were deeply engaging mentally.”
Muchiri Wachira, while expressing his sorrow, also voiced concern about the lack of support for Muhiko during his illness, saying:
“Am saddened by the hypocrisy of Kikuyu Musicians. All along they never spoke about Muhiko Nebster Wa Wanjiru, his sickness nor even requested for him to be supported. Now that he is dead, they are all over showering him with praises and telling us how they knew him. Why dance on someone’s grave.”
Some of his famous songs include: Tinii Wonire, Chuku Chuku, Mulika Mwizi among others.