Lil Maina celebrates late grandpa during Shoke Shoke festival

Maina made his first public appearance in 2 weeks since losing his grandad at the concert

Lil Maina pays tribute to late granddad at shoke shoke festival
Lil Maina pays tribute to late granddad at shoke shoke festival
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20-year-year singer/songwriter Jeremy Maina, popularly known as Lil Maina made his first public appearance since losing his granddad yesterday, and he made sure to celebrate the late comedic sensation who made his skits golden.

Maina who was part of the great Kenyan artists headlining the Shoke Shoke festival gave his fans an electrifying performance and later on remained on stage for a few seconds to pay tribute to his grandpa who passed away 2 weeks ago.

"Long live babu. Babu used to work over there and I thank you all for your support," stated the "Kishash" hit-maker before slowly exiting the stage with the crowd appreciating him.


Babu as we had all come to know him appeared in lots of Maina's videos with the young artist occasionally teasing him and his wife or making them do hilarious skits.

Maina's relationship with his grandparents was one for the books and Kenyans loved seeing the madness that the household brought.

As a matter of fact, Lil Maina blew up in February last yeat all thanks to his late granddad,


The young artist found fame after posting a video of himself in the living room jamming to the Jamaican hit song "Boomaye" in front of his grandfather who was seated on the couch clearly unperturbed by his grandson's antics.

One could clearly tell the two had a beautiful relationship and the aged man was used to his grandson acting crazy every once in a while.

Mourning the loss of such a remarkable figure in his life (his granddad helped raise him) Maina took to his Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute maintaining that life will never be the same again for him.

"I don't know what to say, babu, I will always have you in my heart. It is not the same without you, it will never be. The best grandfather to me and to everyone.

“I will miss you so much." Maina's tribute to his grandpa read.

The rapper went on to thank his grandfather for his unwavering support and for being a positive influence in his life.

"Thank you for making me who I am today. Thank you for the support, thank you for raising me. I love you babu. Till we meet again," the rapper added.

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