Genge singer Mejja is not only known for his tumbler but is an artist who allegedly carried the whole Kenyan music industry on his back in 2020.
Well, looking at how successful his career was in the pandemic year; there is no doubt that Mejja indeed kept the industry alive for a minute.
However despite his fame and money, not many know much about his personal life. This is because for years he has chosen to keep his life private but just recently Mejja went on an interview where he opened up about his life; and why he chose to use his mums surname instead of his dads.
Well, turns out that Mejja and his siblings were raised by single mum; who struggled but sacrificed her life to give her kids the life they deserved.
Mejja opens up his mum
Speaking for the first time about his surname, Mejja went on to reveal that his dad walked on him and his siblings; forcing their poor mum to struggle on her own with no one else to help her. He said,
“I call myself Khadija because my father was a sperm donor. As a child, I didn’t understand the sacrifices she made for us. Sometimes, I would find her crying in the house and she would act like nothing was wrong.”
He went on to add;
“When I grew up and had my family, I realized she went through a lot to raise three boys. After coming to Nairobi, people would always comment about the name saying it’s a woman’s so I started insisting mtoto wa Khadija. She’s my inspiration,”
History repeating itself?
Although history seems to be repeating itself now that he also has children with a baby mama; Mejja says he will not put his children in any position that they will ever look at him as a sperm donor. He went on to add;
I have faced so many challenges that in an ideal situation, my father’s advice would have come in handy- but I had to deal with a lot on my own. There are some things you can’t tell your mother as it would give her more stress.
He went on to add;
People don’t realize that I have children- I promised myself to never be away from them. I didn’t want to raise my kids outside the family unit but circumstances forced me to. It doesn’t matter if we are not together with baby mama- the child did nothing wrong.
May 13, 2021