Karangu Muraya popularly known as ‘Mr Wonderful ‘ is a well-known and one of the most followed Kikuyu musician. He has established himself as a philanthropist.He rose into limelight in 2020 when he composed a song about the infamous Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Despite his huge success in the music industry, the Akorino singer life has not been without challenges. In this article, public News will take a look at Karangu Muraya Biography; Real names, Music, Wife and Networth.
Karangu Muraya Profile
Names: Karangu Muraya
Born: 11 January
Social Media: @KaranguMuraya
Karangu Muraya was born and raised in Kagio-ini, Murang’a County. While speaking during an Interview at Kiengei live, Karangu revealed that he was born by the roadside after their rich neighbour who owned a vehicle in their village refused to ferry his mother to the hospital.
Being the fifth born in a family of 10, Karangu’s family family had a lot of financial challenges. He was forced to join a charity school because his father could not afford Ksh. 800 school fees.
“I used to pay 800 bob, but even that, my dad could not manage, and so I quit school,” he said.
At one point Karangu was forced to work in a ‘Mjengo’ for two years. He was however determined to join secondary school, to break the notion that non of his family members went beyond class 8. After two years, the singer joined secondary school, where he was promoted to form 3 because of his age.
“Those who were ahead of me had not gone to school and I wanted to break the idea that in my home, we do not go beyond Class 8.”
After completing secondary School studies and scoring a D+, Karangu Muraya embarked on a journey to liberate himself from the pangs of poverty. He immediately went back to Nairobi and began a Mutura business.
Karangu hustled in Nairobi for sometime before relocating to Murang’a where he started a cosmetics shop.
“I started selling mutura in Kayole and after getting my small savings, I went back home and started a cosmetic shop,” Muraya said.
He operated the shop before going bankrupt, forcing him to close down the shop.
The musician has one wife, Mama Es
Music and Philanthropy
Karangu Muraya enjoys huge popularity in the Central region of Kenya. He has successfully made a name for himself in the music industry.
Karangu shot into limelight in 2020, when he composed a song that touched the infamous Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
In the song, the singer praised former President Uhuru Kenyatta for developments and the peace achieved after the handshake between him and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
After the song was released, Karangu received a massive backlash from followers on social media. Many were against the song, saying they are misleading Kenyans by supporting BBI.
Karangu Muraya uses the huge popularity on social media to do charity. According to him, he has helped over 1000 people, through facilitating medical help, building houses and Education.
“I have children in university through my platform, and many others have gotten homes and even received medical assistance,” he said.
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Karangu Muraya Cars
Being one of the most successful Kikuyu musicians in Kenya, Karangu Muraya lifestyle speaks opulence. Despite having a palatial home, the singer also drives a posh cars.
In 2021, Karangu Muraya disclosed that he fulfilled his dream of owning a car in 2015, when he bought Peugeot 205 at a cost of Ksh. 25K.
“My desires and journey to own a car started year 2015, with this Peugeot 205 which I bought at 25k,though some friends laughed at me when I posted it here on Facebook, I didn’t give up…” He wrote.
The singer boasts several high-end cars, including a Lexus, Toyota Harrier and a Range Rover Sport.
In September 2022, Karangu Muraya took love for his wife a notch higher after he gifted her a car. The singer surprised his wife with a new Toyota Vitz during her birthday.
Karangu Muraya House
In one of his social media post, Karangu Muraya flaunted a two-storey mansion he calls home. One image depicted him standing outside the towering black gates.Other images showcased the three-storey home with a brown, modern roof.
The house’s first floor features a veranda on one end and tinted one-way mirrors. The top floor boasts huge windows allowing in light and offering unobstructed views.
The artiste takes his security seriously as the house has flood lights, and the perimeter wall spots an electric fence and barbed wire.
Karangu Muraya Networth
Despite his huge popularity, Karangu Muraya has managed to keep his financial life out of limelight.
The singer however makes huge income from working as Corporate MCee and being a brand ambassador to several companies.