Meet the Mexican Catholic priest turned Kenya Genge reggaeton artist

The Romantico wants to bring a new fusion between African Music and Latin America Music

Self-christened as 'the priest who turned singer' Edgar had his first foray into music at the tender age of 6 years but never in his wildest dreams did he reckon he would at one time be a full time musician.

Staunch Catholic

'The Romantico' had a searing passion to help the less fortunate and to spread the good news and with influence from his staunch Catholic family, he joined the seminary immediately after high school to study Philosophy as a part of the journey for one be ordained as a Priest.

An accomplished scholar by any standard, he studied Philosophy at the ‘Universidad Intercontinental’ (InterContinental University) for 4 years before choosing to come to Africa – Kenya – to pursue a second degree in theology.

Kapuka

In the middle of his second degree, he decided to take a leap and took the decision to venture into music as a career. A friend who had been keenly observing him egged him on and the career of 'The Romantico' was born.

“When I got to Kenya. I was amazed just how the local Genge and Kapuka music were very much like our own Reggaeton back in Mexico, I want to bring this new fusion between Africa Music and Latin America Music,” says The Romantico.

Shake it

He adds: “I want to bring in a new branch of music on the international level; make the fusion of two continents where the music is part of our life, and part of our culture. It will be a musical revolution. We’ll call it African Latin Urban Music.”

His current singles include; Tai Tai (Kiswahili for Eagle); Mkora and Shake It and with his ability to fluently gel Kiswahili and Mexican, he looks seet to be a rising star.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Nick Ndeda surprises Betty Kyallo on set and she is happy about it (Video)

Nick Ndeda surprises Betty Kyallo on set and she is happy about it (Video)

 KBC's Gladys Mungai unveils own foundation to advocate for mental health

KBC's Gladys Mungai unveils own foundation to advocate for mental health

Celebrity Baby: Rugby Star Dennis Ombachi & Wife welcome baby number 2 (Video)

Celebrity Baby: Rugby Star Dennis Ombachi & Wife welcome baby number 2 (Video)

Mixed reactions over Vera's fresh face beat in the delivery room

Mixed reactions over Vera's fresh face beat in the delivery room

'I want to go to jail' - angry Shatta Wale tells critics whilst leaving court (WATCH)

'I want to go to jail' - angry Shatta Wale tells critics whilst leaving court (WATCH)

Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house - Kenyans invited to send money

Help rebuild Boniface Mwangi's house - Kenyans invited to send money

Shatta Wale remanded for one week

Shatta Wale remanded for one week

Xtian Dela & girlfriend Fatma Banj welcome their first child together

Xtian Dela & girlfriend Fatma Banj welcome their first child together

Babu Owino attends burial of DJ Evolve’s Mother in Homa Bay (Photos)

Babu Owino attends burial of DJ Evolve’s Mother in Homa Bay (Photos)