Meet Witty Kul the ‘KENDA’ hit song singer
West media had a chance to meet Wasilwa Simiyu Luke aka Witty Kul from Bungoma county.Who is currently trending with his hit song ‘KENDA’. Here is what he had to say.
I am known by the names Wasilwa Simiyu Luke. And my stage is Witty Kul. I was born and raised in Bungoma County at a place known as Nasaka. I am still single at the moment and ready to mingle. I was born in a family of two.
I attended Nasaka primary school from nursery to class four then changed to Chegulo primary where I sat for my KCPE. I later joined Maliki secondary school where I completed my O level education
What influenced you into doing music?
I used to listen to music a lot beside the life around me which also propelled my career of music. I recall my grandpa Francis Wasilwa Saratuki used to cane us to sing in church. And that also could have contributed.
Tell us about your first recording
MADAWA YA KULEVYA was the first song I recorded. I did Madawa ya Kulevya after my youth friends got involved in abusing drugs and I thought by recording the song, I could pass the message that could discourage such a menace.
What are some of the challenges you experience?
My biggest challenge was to convince my immediate family that I want to be a recording artiste. But I managed to convince my family and they have been so supportive up to date. Getting a studio and a good producer to record my music was another challenge. Some producers are after artists’ money and can’t deliver the best.
How has music benefited you?
Music has made me cross even boarders, for example in 2012 I was nominated by Royal African safaris to do them a wildlife song by the name ‘DON’T KILL’ which has been receiving air play and positive reception in England. In 2013 my song KING WA HII GAME was to be nominated in Kilimanjaro awards but the video which I hadn’t produced made me miss that golden chance although the song topped many charts in Nairobi.
What plans do you have for the future?
I plan to start an N.G.O that will be able to support widows and orphans. Secondly, God willing I want to open a recording studio so that I support upcoming artists because I am where I am because of musical talent.
What can you advice upcoming artists and the youth?
As you all know Rome wasn’t built in a day. My advice to all upcoming artistes is that, ‘let them be patient, because for everything to grow it has to pass through stages. Let them work hard and give everything time because God is in control.’