To mark this day, we look at a list of siblings that are also celebrities. The siblings range from Kenyan to Ugandan nationalities and from Radio to TV and from Fashion to even business.
Top 15 celebrity siblings in East Africa (Photos)
Today, March 10th 2017 is National Siblings Day where we honour one of the longest relationships in the world, those between siblings.
Check them out below:
1. The Kimani Siblings
Victoria, Bamboo and Kimya are all into music with the brothers rapping and Victoria Kimani singing. But they are not just your everyday musicians; Kimya and Bamboo are both respected rappers while sibling Victoria Kimani is one of the leading female divas in the continet.
2. The Mdee Siblings
We were introduced to the first Mdee sibling Namtero during her days as a host on KTN’s Str8up show, after a while we got to know of her sibling Vanessa who has taken East African music by storm, and now we have Marianne who goes by the name Mimi Mars and she is already making waves with ‘Shuga’.
3. Bamzigi, Kidkora and Lenana Kariba
Bamzigi a hip-hop star who recently made his highly-anticipated comeback in the lyrical video “Form Ni Gani” has some very famous siblings. His brother ‘Kidkora’ is part of the wildly- successful ‘Kansoul group’ while Lenana is a reputable actor known for roles in 'Changing Times' and 'House of Lungula'.
4. Joey Muthengi and Holy Dave
Joey’s brother Holy-Dave is a gospel musician while Joey hosts the trendy '10 over 10' show on Citizen TV.
5. Jamila and Wanjiru Mbugua
This pair of twins were a source of confusion when they first stepped into the media scene, this is because one was at KBC and the other was at NTV, so viewers thought they were seeing their own things when they saw Jamila at NTV and Wanjiru at KBC, but as it turns out they were just twins.
6. Anita and Lisa Gaitho
The twins are both bloggers and daughter to Macharia Gaitho, a former Managing Editor, Special Projects for the Daily Nation. You can catch Lisa Gaitho on lisagaitho.com while Anita blogs on stylesketches.com.
The two run Siri Studio which is a Kenyan clothing brand.
7. The Manyanja brothers
Before their dance-hall artiste brother Emmanuel Mayanja alias AK47 passed away, the Mayanja brothers formed the most famous Quartet in Uganda.
The remaining Mayanja musketeers are very famous with Jose Chameleone being a widely-loved East African artiste, while his younger brother Douglas Mayanja a.k.a Weasel forming half of the award-winning duo of 'Radio and Weasel' .Their other brother Pius Mayanja alias Pallaso is also a popular musician in his own right with hits like Amaaso ft. Radio & Weasel, Twatoba ft. Davido and Bubble (Remix) ft. Vector under his belt.
8. The Kagia Siblings
Dennis Kagia a.k.a. DNA is a popular Kenyan rapper while his sister Tina Kagia is a famous radio presenter who has worked with One FM and Classic 105.
They are not only siblings and peers in the entertainment industry, they are also best friends.
Speaking to People Daily about their friendship Tina said “We consult a lot and share opinions on many issues. We stand by each other, my brother is like my other heartbeat and we cannot ponder dropping the ball on each other.”
9. The Mbugua siblings
Janet Mbugua is a reputable news anchor and an actress in ‘Pendo’ TV show while elder brother Kevin Samuel Mbugua is well known as Richard Mali in hit TV show ‘Mali’.
Janet’s twin Timothy is a Creative Director at Artlantis Design and a TV model who is most famous for his Access Kenya advertisement.
10. Diamond and Esma Platnumz
Diamond is an award winning singer from Tanzania and the C.E.O of Wasafi record label while his sister Esma is a popular businesswoman and she is also big on Instagram with 1.2 Million followers.
11. Iman Ohon and Joy Ohon
Iman and Joy Ohon both got a start as child stars with Iman sizzling everybody with her impressive acting skills in the famous ‘twiiist it, liiick it, diiiip it’ Oreo advert while Joy Ohon got her start at ‘Machachari’.
They both come from a family of talented people with her father Donald Ohon playing the famous ‘Musa Faulu’ in the Faulu advert and the mum Rosy is a famous gospel singer.
12. Rufftone and Daddy Owen
The Gospel industry wouldn’t be the Gospel industry without the contributions of these two brothers Rufftone and Daddy Owen. Rufftone put the ‘cool’ in the Gospel music with ‘Mwikulu’ while Daddy Owen is the biggest male Gospel artiste in the country at the moment.
13. Size 8 and Deejay 7
Size 8 started out as a raunchy secular artiste before finding her way into Gospel music 4 years ago, her sister Mary started out as the youngest female deejay in Kenya and had a promising career away from her famous sister's shadow.
But the soft-spoken Spins Trade Academy-trained DJ dropped the decks for a shot at managing Size 8’s career and she is doing a pretty good job.
14. Madtraxx and DJ Stylez
DJ Stylez career in the entertainment industry spans for close to two decades and in 2002, he formed the famous Code Red Entertainment’ that trained DJs, ran a TV show called ‘Vibe City’, and hosted ‘Throwback Thursdays’ at Changez Club.
Madtraxx on the other hand is part of the famous Kansoul group that he formed with Kidkora and Mejja and together they have feel-good hits like ‘Nyongwa’ and ‘Drum’ under their belt.
It wouldn’t be a sibling list without the famous Moipei Quartet now would it? The Moipei Quartet who have performed for dignitaries like president Uhuru Kenyatta is composed of triplets Mary Moipei, Magdalene Moipei and Marta Moipei and their younger sister, Seraphine Moipei.
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