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John De Mathew Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Accident, Children, Death, Family, Wealth, Memorial and Songs

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John De Mathew

John De Mathew Biography – John De Mathew Wiki

John De Mathew born John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, was a Kikuyu benga musician popular for his Kikuyu music hits. He began his music career in December 1986 and had over 50 albums under his name. His songs were widely known for having hidden cultural, political and social messages, like “Mene mene Tekeli” which meant “the end is near.”

John De Mathew Death – John De Mathew Accident

John De Mathew died in a road crash at Blue Post on August 18, 2019. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thika Nursing Home. According to Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu, Demathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel. He was alone in the car.

According to Gatanga MP Ngugi Nduati, DeMathew was coming from a harambee held at Metro Bar in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

According to the driver of the lorry, he was on his way to Sagana from Athi river when a speeding vehicle hit him in the back. “When I got here at Blue Post, a car belonging to De Mathew hit me at the back. He was removed from the car by good samaritans who rushed him to hospital as I waited for the traffic police to show up,” the driver told journalists at the scene.

Until De Mathew’s death, he was the chairperson of the newly-launched Tamco Sacco that aims to uplift the welfare of musicians.


“We want to come together and join a Sacco to pool resources together so that when we die, our families do not resort to harambees to give us a decent send-off,” he said early this year at Thika Greens during the launch.

John De Mathew Wife

John De Mathew had two wives, Sarafina and Caroline Waithera.

John De Mathew Family

He was the fourth born in a family of eight.

John De Mathew Songs

  • Njambi
  • Arume Kwina Mbu
  • Nengereria Ka’ne
  • Niwanyumire Thayu
  • Gathoni
  • Muthoniwa
  • Mundurume Utari Thayu
  • Simama Mama
  • Sarafina
  • Mburi Cia Kiama
  • Pin Number
  • Mami Ke Nguinire
  • Property
  • Mwihuguro
  • Emma Waithera
  • Nyoni Ya Njamba
  • Tuuragio Ki
  • Uhiki
  • Mugunda Wa Ngoro
  • Niwaturukirie
  • Amicus Curie
  • Nindahoera Arume
  • Thii Thayu
  • Wega Kwa Wega
  • Kirarina
  • Ngai He Number
  • Uthekagia Na Kanua
  • Twari Kariko
  • Yakuhithio
  • Githii Tu
  • Nigukugitira
  • Kiroto
  • Ndireciritie Ngute

John De’Mathew Wealth

He was among the wealthest musicians in Kenya.

John De Mathew Age


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4 thoughts on “John De Mathew Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife, Accident, Children, Death, Family, Wealth, Memorial and Songs

  1. we are very sorry for jonhs death and his family iloved his songs soo much.only god knows
    may he rest in internal peace.beatrice from muranga kagundu

  2. Me, I’m a Ugandan doctor, I worked at Thika district hospital, 1982 to 1988. One evening in 1987, I heard the best music of de Mathew, Pambara pambara..May he RIP.

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