John De Mathew will be remembered for his very deep and interesting songs. A legendary Kikuyu artiste.

A large percentage of his songs focused on love and other than the political song that got him in trouble, he was also a silent prophet.


Music was the means he used to communicate his lessons to the youth. John De Mathew is known for educative songs, controversial songs and love songs.

Here are his top five famous songs:

  1. Njambi

2.  Twambe Turige Thiri

3. Wendo Umaga Kuraya

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4. Ngoro Gitina

5. Pin Number

The musician popular for his Kikuyu music hits was pronounced dead at the Thika Nursing Home following the accident new Blue Post in Thika after attending a Harambee in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

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